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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Bobcats over Warhawks

Louisiana-Monroe WarhawksTexas State Bobcats
7-10February 06, 2014, 08:00 | Strahan Coliseum6-15

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Strahan Coliseum Thursday as host Texas State looks to handle the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks in NCAA hoops action.

The Bobcats are 6-15 so far on the season, and 5-10-1 ATS vs. the number. The Warhawks, meanwhile, are 7-10 and 9-5-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Texas State go 6-9-1 and the Warhawks go 5-9-1 on the totals.

View Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs Texas State Bobcats Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Louisiana-Monroe before tip-off in this one found them as 3.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 315-rated Louisiana-Monroe taking on the No. 270-rated Bobcats in this contest.

In their last action, Louisiana-Monroe was a 66-50 loser on the road against Louisiana-Lafayette. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. The Warhawks got 16 points from Tylor Ongwae, but it was Louisiana-Lafayette that prevailed in a 66-50 final on Saturday at Cajundome.

In their last action, Texas State was a 68-64 loser on the road against Western Kentucky. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. The Bobcats endured a 68-64 loss at the hands of the Hilltoppers on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Joel Wright at EA Diddle Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas State's No. 246-ranked scoring average of 63.14 PPG, against a Warhawks defense rated No. 148 and allowing 70.18 PPG. The Bobcats FG% has averaged 44.39% to date this season, more than the Warhawks shooters have managed so far (42.69% per game).

Next up:
Louisiana-Monroe home to Texas-Arlington, Thursday, February 13th
Texas State at Louisiana-Lafayette, Saturday, February 8th