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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs take on Golden Eagles in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles will hit the floor running against the away Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Southern Miss Golden Eagles betting line as 6-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 4-6 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 8-5 ATS. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 7-3 on betting the total; Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 4-9.

This game puts the Southern Miss Golden Eagles, most recently No. 281 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, who rate No. 140 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Southern Miss's No. 253 nationally ranked offense (59.56 points per game) against a Louisiana Tech Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 121 at 69.56 PPG. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have been averaging 39.41% from the field, less than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (44.77% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Alex Hamilton scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 63-61 to Florida Atlantic at FAU Arena on Saturday).

Kourtlin Jackson scored 23 points leading the Golden Eagles to a 66-60 victory over Florida International at FIU Arena on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Louisiana Tech is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Louisiana Tech is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
  • Louisiana Tech is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Louisiana Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Southern Miss
  • Southern Miss is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
  • Southern Miss is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Louisiana Tech
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Miss's last 5 games when playing Louisiana Tech
  • Southern Miss is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Louisiana Tech

Next Betting Matchups

Louisiana Tech home to Texas-San Antonio, Thursday, January 28th
Southern Miss at Texas El Paso, Thursday, January 28th