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Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks host Texas State Bobcats in college basketball action

Texas State BobcatsLouisiana-Monroe Warhawks
4-11January 11, 2014, 05:00 | Fant-Ewing Coliseum4-6

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Texas State when they take on the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Warhawks are 4-6 so far on the season, and 5-2-1 ATS vs. the number. The Bobcats, meanwhile, are 4-11 and 2-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Louisiana-Monroe go 4-4 and the Bobcats go 4-6 on the totals.

View Texas State Bobcats vs Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Louisiana-Monroe in this one found them as -6.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 259-rated Warhawks and the No. 251-ranked Bobcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Texas State was a 74-69 loser in its last match at home against Arkansas State. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Joel Wright scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Bobcats to a win (they lost 74-69 to Arkansas State at Strahan Coliseum on Saturday).

Louisiana-Monroe was an 83-79 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Texas-Arlington. They earned a push of the 4-point spread as underdogs. Louisiana-Monroe got 25 points from Tylor Ongwae on the way to an 83-79 loss against Texas-Arlington on Thursday at College Park Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Louisiana-Monroe's No. 179-ranked scoring average of 70.7 PPG, against a Bobcats defense rated No. 101 and allowing 68 PPG. The Warhawks FG% has averaged 43.65% to date this season, more than the Bobcats shooters have managed so far (43.37% per game).

A few Bobcats at Warhawks trends to consider:
Texas State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Texas State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Texas State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Louisiana-Monroe
Texas State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Louisiana-Monroe
Louisiana-Monroe is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Louisiana-Monroe is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games at home
Louisiana-Monroe is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Texas State
Louisiana-Monroe is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Texas State

Next up:
Texas State at Louisiana-Lafayette, Monday, January 13th
Louisiana-Monroe at Troy, Thursday, January 16th