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Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs Denver Pioneers Betting Preview

Denver PioneersLouisiana-Monroe Warhawks
Jan 19, 8:30 PM | Fant-Ewing Coliseum

Denver Pioneers vs Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Odds


Denver pays a visit to Louisiana-Monroe on Thursday, hoping to send the Warhawks to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

The Pioneers will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 9-7 ATS against the number this season, while the Warhawks are 6-7-1 ATS. Denver is 11-5 on the totals; Louisiana-Monroe is 8-6.

View Denver vs Louisiana-Monroe Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Warhawks are listed as 12-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Warhawks at No. 333 and the Pioneers at No. 188 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 71-54 result in favor of the Pioneers.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Pioneers is ranked No. 344 in NCAA hoops at 24.8 per game. Contrast that with Louisiana-Monroe’s No. 304 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Louisiana-Monroe is the No. 175-ranked team in the country at 6.2 per game, while Denver rates No. 18 at 8.6 per game.

Defensively, Denver features the nation's No. 30-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.3 points per game. Louisiana-Monroe, meanwhile, comes in at No. 313 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 78-65 winner as they battled Western Kentucky at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 15-point favorite. Denver got 20 points and 11 rebounds from Chris Udofia en route to a 78-65 victory over Western Kentucky on Sunday at Magness Arena.

Last time out for Louisiana-Monroe, they were a 68-55 loser as they battled North Texas at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. Charles Winborne scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Warhawks to a win (they lost 68-55 to North Texas at Fant-Ewing Coliseum on Saturday).

Denver Pioneers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing North Texas are 4-6
After playing Western Kentucky are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Troy are 3-3
After playing North Texas are 1-7
After a loss are 1-9

A few Pioneers at Warhawks trends to consider:
Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 6 games on the road
Denver is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Denver is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Louisiana-Monroe
Louisiana-Monroe is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Denver
Louisiana-Monroe is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Louisiana-Monroe is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Denver
Louisiana-Monroe is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Denver

Next up:
Denver at North Texas, Saturday, January 21
Louisiana-Monroe at Troy, Saturday, January 21