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Bulldogs vs Aggies College Hoops Game Preview

Louisiana Tech BulldogsUtah State Aggies
Feb 9, 9:05 PM | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Utah State Aggies Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Utah State and Louisiana Tech on Thursday, with the host Aggies trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Utah State battles the Bulldogs, currently sitting with a 11-12 mark (10-6-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-9 for the Aggies and 9-8 for the Bulldogs.

View Louisiana Tech vs Utah State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 9.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Aggies, most recently No. 92 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 154 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 70-66 victory for the Aggies.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 73 in NCAA hoops at 36.8 per game. Contrast that with Utah State’s No. 241 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Utah State is the No. 269-ranked team in the country at 5.1 per game, while Louisiana Tech rates No. 48 at 7.8 per game.

Defensively, Louisiana Tech features the nation's No. 236-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.5 points per game. Utah State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 164 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Louisiana Tech was an 83-72 loser on the road against New Mexico State. They covered the 13-point spread as underdogs. Raheem Appleby chucked in a team-high 30 points for Louisiana Tech on Saturday, but they still came up short in losing 83-72 at Pan American Center.

Utah State was a 60-54 loser in its last match on the road against Fresno State. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Utah State suffered a 60-54 loss against Fresno State on Saturday, getting 13 points from Preston Medlin in a losing effort at Save Mart Center.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Idaho are 2-8
After playing New Mexico State are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Utah State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing New Mexico State are 9-1
After playing Fresno State are 9-1
After a loss are 6-4

A few Bulldogs at Aggies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisiana Tech's last 7 games on the road
Louisiana Tech is 3-18 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Louisiana Tech is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Utah State
Utah State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Louisiana Tech
Utah State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Louisiana Tech
Utah State is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Utah State's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Louisiana Tech at Idaho, Saturday, February 11
Utah State home to New Mexico State, Saturday, February 11