Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs Troy Trojans Odds
Troy looks to cover the Trojans-Warhawks pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 6-10 mark when they host Louisiana-Monroe in college basketball wagering action.
Troy will face the 3-8 Warhawks, who own a 6-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Trojans are 4-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Warhawks are 5-2 favoring the OVER.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Warhawks were listed as 3.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at .
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Trojans at No. 299 and the Warhawks at No. 334 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 60-54 result in favor of the Trojans.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Troy's No. 291-ranked scoring average of 62.1 PPG, against a Warhawks defense rated No. 269 and allowing 70.7 PPG. The Trojans FG% has averaged 38.7% to date this season, less than the Warhawks shooters have managed so far (41.4% per game).
Defensively, Louisiana-Monroe features the nation's No. 243-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.8 points per game. Troy, meanwhile, comes in at No. 321 nationally in scoring at home.
Louisiana-Monroe was an 81-68 winner in their most recent outing on the road against North Texas. They covered the 12.5-point spread as underdogs. The Warhawks got 19 points from Jayon James as Louisiana-Monroe ran past North Texas 81-68 on Saturday at The Super Pit.
Troy won its last outing, a 67-64 result against Arkansas-Little Rock on January 5. They covered in that game as a 1-point underdog. Troy earned a 67-64 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock on Saturday, getting 18 points from Emil Jones at Trojan Arena.
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Middle Tennessee are 4-4
After playing North Texas are 1-9
After a win are 0-10
Troy Trojans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Florida Atlantic are 5-5
After playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 5-4
After a win are 3-7
A few Warhawks at Trojans trends to consider:
Louisiana-Monroe is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Troy is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Louisiana-Monroe
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Troy's last 7 games when playing Louisiana-Monroe
Troy is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Troy is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
Louisiana-Monroe home to Middle Tennessee, Saturday, January 12
Troy at Florida Atlantic, Thursday, January 17