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Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Preview

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Dec 29, 8:30 PM | Fant-Ewing Coliseum

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Odds


The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks host Western Kentucky on Thursday, looking to build on their 1-12 mark against the 4-9 Hilltoppers in college hoops action at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

Supporters of the Hilltoppers have watched them go 4-9 and 4-8 ATS on the year, while the Warhawks are at 1-12 and 4-3-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Warhawks are 5-3, while the Hilltoppers have a 3-8-1 mark.

View Western Kentucky vs Louisiana-Monroe Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Warhawks sit at No. 330 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Hilltoppers sit at No. 194 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Hilltoppers will win this game 58-55.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Louisiana-Monroe's No. 316-rated squad against Western Kentucky's No. 168-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Louisiana-Monroe rates No. 152 in the country with 6.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 245 nationally with 5.4 per match.

Defensively, Western Kentucky features the nation's No. 165-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.8 points per game. Louisiana-Monroe, meanwhile, comes in at No. 278 nationally in scoring at home.

Western Kentucky lost its last outing, a 70-60 result against Louisville on December 23. They covered in that game as a 24.5-point underdog. The Hilltoppers got 13 points from Derrick Gordon, but it was Louisville that prevailed in a 70-60 final on Friday at KFC Yum! Center.

Last time out for Louisiana-Monroe, they were a 50-35 loser as they battled Indiana State on the road. They covered in the match as a 17-point underdog. Louisiana-Monroe got 8 points from Steven McClellan but lost anyway, 50-35, to Indiana State on Wednesday at Hulman Center.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Florida International are 8-2
After playing Louisville are 3-3
After a loss are 5-5

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Arkansas State are 2-7
After playing Indiana State are 0-1
After a loss are 1-9

A few Hilltoppers at Warhawks trends to consider:
Western Kentucky is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisiana-Monroe's last 6 games when playing Western Kentucky
Louisiana-Monroe is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Western Kentucky
Louisiana-Monroe is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Western Kentucky
Louisiana-Monroe is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Western Kentucky home to Florida International, Saturday, December 31
Louisiana-Monroe home to Arkansas State, Saturday, December 31