Western Kentucky vs. Louisiana Tech- 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Louisiana Tech (20-7) at Western Kentucky (18-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 8:00 pm (E.A. Diddle Arena)
The Line: Western Kentucky -1 -- Over/Under: 137.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (20-7, CONF 11-4) and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (18-9, CONF 11-4) face off in a Conference USA showdown at Diddle Arena. Western Kentucky knocked off Louisiana Tech 65-54 earlier this season.
Louisiana Tech comes into this game hot having won three games in a row and they covered the spread in two of those games.
Away from home this season LA Tech has a 7-6 record and when they struggle it’s because of the defense. Overall this season LA Tech is giving 64 points per game but on the road that number jumps down to 69.7 points
The Bulldogs are led by DaQuan Brace, Kalob Ledoux, Amorie Archibald who are all averaging over 11 points per game.
In La Tech’s last game it was DaQun Brace pacing the Bulldogs putting up 26 points in 24 minutes.
Western Kentucky has had a lot of success this season and come into this game having won four of the last five games. The one loss during the stretch was a bad once in their last game against the Charlotte Hornets.
At home this season the HIlltoppers are averaging 77.8 points per game while the defense was giving up 71.3 points. Over the last five games Western Kentucky’s defense is giving up 66.6 points per game.
Western Kentucky is led by Charles Bassey and Taveion Hollingsworth who are both averaging 15.3 points per game and both guys are shooting a high percentage from the floor. Bassey is a matchup nightmare for most teams so it’s going to be ultra important. He has a big game.
The over is 7-2 in LA Tech’s last nine games overall.The over is 7-2 in the Bulldogs last nine games against Conference USA. The under is 18-8 in LA Tech’s last 26 games played on Thursday.
Western Kentucky is 16-7 against the spread in their last 23 games played on Thursday.
Western Kentucky has already knocked off LA Tech once this season and now they return to their home court to try and do it again.
Look for Western Kentucky’s offense to have a big game and that will be the difference in this game.