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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs battle vs Florida Atlantic Owls highlights college basketball odds menu

Florida Atlantic OwlsLouisiana Tech Bulldogs
4-10January 09, 2014, 07:30 | Thomas Center12-3

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs try to run the Florida Atlantic Owls off the court at Thomas Center in college hoops action.

The Bulldogs sport a record of 12-3 and 4-4 ATS heading into this battle, while the Owls have 4-10 and 4-4-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-2 for the Bulldogs and 4-5 for the Owls.

View Florida Atlantic Owls vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Louisiana Tech sat as -19-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 294-rated Florida Atlantic taking on the No. 36-rated Bulldogs in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Louisiana Tech's No. 6-ranked scoring average of 86.13 PPG, against a Owls defense rated No. 141 and allowing 69.93 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 47.95% to date this season, more than the Owls shooters have managed so far (42.64% per game).

A few Owls at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Florida Atlantic is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Florida Atlantic is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Louisiana Tech is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Louisiana Tech is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Florida Atlantic at Rice, Saturday, January 11th
Louisiana Tech at Florida International, Saturday, January 11th