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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs face Utah State Aggies: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Louisiana Tech BulldogsUtah State Aggies
Jan 26, 9:05 PM | Dee Glen Smith Spectrum

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Utah State Aggies Odds


The Utah State Aggies will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.

The Aggies currently sports a 14-4 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-10 ATS. The Bulldogs are 17-3 and 10-6-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Aggies produce a 6-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bulldogs have gone 5-8 against the number.

View Louisiana Tech vs Utah State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Aggies as 1.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 73-rated Louisiana Tech taking on the No. 155-rated Aggies in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 77-74 win for the Bulldogs on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Utah State's No. 132-rated squad against Louisiana Tech's No. 63-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Utah State rates No. 201 in the country with 5.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 76 nationally with 7.2 per match.

Defensively, Louisiana Tech features the nation's No. 113-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.7 points per game. Utah State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 175 nationally in scoring at home.

Louisiana Tech was a 76-54 winner in their most recent outing on the road against San Jose State. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Bulldogs and Spartans didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as San Jose State was handed a 76-54 defeat on Thursday at The Event Center.

In their last action, Utah State was a 74-68 loser at home against Texas-Arlington. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. The Aggies got a 23-point effort from Spencer Butterfield, who added 11 rebounds, but Texas-Arlington still managed to defeat Utah State 74-68 Thursday at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Texas-Arlington are 3-0
After playing San Jose State are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

Utah State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Idaho are 8-2
After playing Texas-Arlington are 1-0
After a loss are 6-4

A few Bulldogs at Aggies trends to consider:
Louisiana Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana Tech's last 5 games when playing on the road against Utah State
Louisiana Tech is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Utah State
Utah State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Louisiana Tech
Utah State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Utah State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Louisiana Tech
Utah State is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games

Next up:
Louisiana Tech home to Texas-Arlington, Saturday, February 2
Utah State at Idaho, Thursday, January 31