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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Battle vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Highlights College Basketball Odds Menu

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs host Western Kentucky on Thursday, looking to build on their 14-8 mark against the 11-11 Hilltoppers in college basketball betting action at Thomas Assembly Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers were listed as 12-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 14-8 so far on the season, and 8-5 ATS vs the number. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, meanwhile, are 11-11 and 6-13-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Louisiana Tech go 5-7-1 and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers go 9-10-1 on betting totals.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at No. 42 and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at No. 148 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Louisiana Tech's No. 104-ranked offense, averaging 76.18 PPG, against a Hilltoppers defense that ranks No. 168 at 73.27 PPG. The Bulldogs field goal percentage has averaged 46.77% so far, more than the Hilltoppers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.06% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Hilltoppers got a 21-point performance from Justin Johnson, who added 21 rebounds, as Western Kentucky ran past UTSA 81-66 on Saturday at E.A. Diddle Arena.

Erik McCree scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 71-61 to Middle Tennessee at Murphy Center on Saturday).

Betting Trends
  • Western Kentucky is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Western Kentucky is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Western Kentucky's last 8 games
  • Western Kentucky is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Louisiana Tech is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Louisiana Tech is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • Louisiana Tech is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games at home
  • Louisiana Tech is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Western Kentucky

Next Betting Matchups

Western Kentucky at Southern Mississippi, Saturday, February 4th
Louisiana Tech at Marshall, Saturday, February 4th