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Louisiana Tech favored by -12.5 against Charlotte on Thursday

Charlotte 49ersLouisiana Tech Bulldogs
12-5January 23, 2014, 07:30 | Thomas Center15-4

Charlotte travels to Louisiana Tech on Thursday, hoping to boost its 12-5 record with a victory over the Bulldogs.

This season, the Bulldogs are 15-4 overall and 7-5 ATS, while the 49ers are 12-5 and 8-5 ATS. As for the totals, Louisiana Tech boasts a 7-4-1 on the OU, and Charlotte is 7-5.

View Charlotte 49ers vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 12.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

This game puts the Bulldogs, most recently No. 11 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the 49ers, who rate No. 170 in the latest survey.

Charlotte was a 76-74 winner in its last match at home against North Texas. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites. Charlotte earned a 76-74 victory over North Texas on Saturday, getting 16 points from Terrence Williams at Dale F. Halton Arena.

Louisiana Tech was an 80-71 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Southern Miss. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. The Bulldogs got 19 points from Alex Hamilton, but it was Southern Miss that prevailed in an 80-71 final on Sunday at Reed Green Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Louisiana Tech's No. 7-rated squad against Charlotte's No. 31-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Louisiana Tech rates No. 52 in the country with 7.63 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 128 nationally with 6.12 per match.

A few 49ers at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Charlotte is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Charlotte is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Charlotte is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Louisiana Tech is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Louisiana Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Charlotte at Rice, Saturday, January 25th
Louisiana Tech at Marshall, Saturday, January 25th