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Bulldogs face Southern Methodist Mustangs: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Louisiana Tech BulldogsSouthern Methodist Mustangs
Dec 31, 2:00 PM | Moody Coliseum

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Odds


Moody Coliseum features an NCAAB clash between the host Southern Methodist Mustangs and the visiting Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in college hoops action on Saturday.

Supporters of the Bulldogs have watched them go 8-6 and 4-4 ATS on the year, while the Mustangs are at 7-5 and 3-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Mustangs are 5-3, while the Bulldogs have a 5-3 mark.

View Louisiana Tech vs Southern Methodist Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Mustangs as 9-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 281-rated Mustangs and the No. 196-ranked Bulldogs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 70-65 result in favor of the Mustangs.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Southern Methodist's No. 303-rated squad against Louisiana Tech's No. 45-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Southern Methodist rates No. 42 in the country with 8.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 70 nationally with 7.5 per match.

Defensively, Louisiana Tech features the nation's No. 194-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.1 points per game. Southern Methodist, meanwhile, comes in at No. 290 nationally in scoring at home.

Louisiana Tech won its last outing, a 69-41 result against Spring Hill on December 29. The battle between the Bulldogs and Badgers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Spring Hill was handed a 69-41 defeat on Thursday at Thomas Center.

Southern Methodist lost its last outing, a 68-58 result against Oklahoma State on December 28. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. The Mustangs got a 20-point effort from Robert Nyakundi, who added 11 rebounds, but Oklahoma State still managed to defeat Southern Methodist 68-58 Wednesday at American Airlines Center.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 0-5
Before playing New Mexico State are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-4
Before playing Mississippi are 1-0
After playing Oklahoma State are 3-2
After a loss are 6-4

A few Bulldogs at Mustangs trends to consider:
Louisiana Tech is 1-16 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Southern Methodist is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Southern Methodist is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Louisiana Tech
Southern Methodist is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Louisiana Tech

Next up:
Louisiana Tech home to New Mexico State, Saturday, January 7
Southern Methodist at Mississippi, Tuesday, January 3