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Warhawks face Denver Pioneers: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Louisiana-Monroe WarhawksDenver Pioneers
Feb 18, 6:00 PM | Magness Arena

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs Denver Pioneers Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Denver vs Louisiana-Monroe battle Saturday at Magness Arena as the Pioneers look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Denver battles the Warhawks, currently sitting with a 2-24 mark (10-10-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 16-7-2 for the Pioneers and 12-9 for the Warhawks.

View Louisiana-Monroe vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Pioneers are listed as 20.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 336-rated Louisiana-Monroe taking on the No. 188-rated Pioneers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 72-54 win for the Pioneers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Denver's No. 169-ranked offense, averaging 68.4 PPG, against a Warhawks defense that ranks No. 270 at 71.1 PPG. The Pioneers field goal percentage has averaged 49.3% so far, more than the Warhawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.1% per game.

Defensively, Louisiana-Monroe features the nation's No. 164-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.7 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 197 nationally in scoring at home.

Louisiana-Monroe was an 86-51 loser in their most recent outing on the road against North Texas. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as underdogs. The Warhawks were hammered by North Texas on Thursday, losing by an 86-51 final at The Super Pit in college basketball betting action.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 77-52 winner as they battled Louisiana-Lafayette at home. They covered in the match as a 10.5-point favorite. The battle between the Pioneers and Ragin Cajuns didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Louisiana-Lafayette was handed a 77-52 defeat on Thursday at Magness Arena.

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-3
Before playing Middle Tennessee are 4-3
After playing North Texas are 1-8
After a loss are 1-9

Denver Pioneers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing North Texas are 5-5
After playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Warhawks at Pioneers trends to consider:
Louisiana-Monroe is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Denver
Louisiana-Monroe is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Louisiana-Monroe is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Denver
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Louisiana-Monroe
Denver is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Denver is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Louisiana-Monroe
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games

Next up:
Louisiana-Monroe home to Middle Tennessee, Thursday, February 23
Denver home to North Texas, Sunday, February 26