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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Bulldogs over Warhawks

Louisiana Tech BulldogsLouisiana-Monroe Warhawks
9-3December 22, 2013, 06:00 | Fant-Ewing Coliseum3-3

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Fant-Ewing Coliseum Sunday as host Louisiana-Monroe looks to handle the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in NCAA hoops action.

This season, the Warhawks are 3-3 overall and 4-0 ATS, while the Bulldogs are 9-3 and 2-4 ATS. As for the totals, Louisiana-Monroe boasts a 1-3 on the OU, and Louisiana Tech is 4-2.

View Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -6-point favorites 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(.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 309-rated Warhawks and the No. 75-ranked Bulldogs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Louisiana Tech was a 64-50 winner in its last match at home against McNeese State. Louisiana Tech got 23 points from Raheem Appleby en route to a 64-50 victory over McNeese State on Tuesday at Thomas Center.

Louisiana-Monroe was a 75-62 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Mississippi. They covered the 16-point spread as underdogs. Louisiana-Monroe got 17 points from Amos Olatayo but lost anyway, 75-62, to Mississippi on Wednesday at Tad Smith Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 22 in NCAA hoops at 40.83 per game. Contrast that with Louisiana-Monroe’s No. 48 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Louisiana-Monroe is the No. 231-ranked team in the country at 4.5 per game, while Louisiana Tech rates No. 110 at 6.5 per game.

A few Bulldogs at Warhawks trends to consider:
Louisiana Tech is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
Louisiana Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Louisiana Tech is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Louisiana-Monroe
Louisiana-Monroe is 4-18 SU in its last 22 games
Louisiana-Monroe is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games at home
Louisiana-Monroe is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Louisiana Tech

Next up:
Louisiana Tech at Oklahoma, Monday, December 30th
Louisiana-Monroe at Ohio State, Friday, December 27th