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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs face Tulane Green Wave: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Louisiana Tech BulldogsTulane Green Wave
14-3January 16, 2014, 09:00 | Devlin Fieldhouse9-8

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Thursday when the Bulldogs of Louisiana Tech hit the hard court against the Green Wave of Tulane.

The Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 6-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Green Wave are 5-6 ATS. Louisiana Tech is 6-3-1 on the totals; Tulane is 3-8.

View Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Tulane Green Wave Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Green Wave installed as 12-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Green Wave sit at No. 338 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulldogs sit at No. 18 on the same chart.

In their last action, Tulane was a 73-62 winner on the road against North Texas. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs. Jonathan Stark scored 20 points leading the Green Wave to a 73-62 victory over North Texas at The Super Pit on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tulane has the nation's No. 208-rated offensive output, at 68.65 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 63 allowing on average 66.35 PPG. The Green Wave FG% has averaged 42.51% so far, less than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.24% per game.

A few Bulldogs at Green Wave trends to consider:
Louisiana Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Louisiana Tech is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Tulane is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Tulane is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Louisiana Tech at Southern Miss, Sunday, January 19th
Tulane at Rice, Saturday, January 18th