Western Kentucky at Louisiana Tech: 1/1/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Western Kentucky at Louisiana Tech: 1/1/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (10-3) vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (8-5)

Game Info: Saturday, January 1, 2022 at 2:00 pm (Thomas Assembly Center)

Betting Odds: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -6.5 -- Over/Under: 146.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will visit the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in this college basketball matchup scheduled for afternoon on New Year's Day. 

Western Kentucky lost by 35 points to Kentucky in their last game. Josh Anderson led the team with 18 points off the bench in the loss. 

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are led in scoring by Jairus Hamilton who averages 15.7 points and 5.9 rebounds for this team. Dayvion McKnight averages 13.5 points and 6.7 rebounds a night. Cameron Justice is the third leading scorer for the Hilltoppers as he averages 13.2 points a game for this team.

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The Hilltoppers are averaging 77.2 points per game on 47% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 67.9 points per game. They are shooting 70.9% from the free throw line. 

Cobe Williams scored a career-high 22 points as Louisiana Tech easily beat Marshall 79-56 on Thursday night. Keaston Willis added 20 points for the Bulldogs while Amorie Archibald had 12 points in the win.

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are led in scoring by Kenneth Lofton who averages 17.2 points and 9.8 rebounds for this team. Amorie Archibald averages 13.5 points and 3.2 rebounds a game for this team. Keaston Willis is the third leading scorer for the Bulldogs as he averages 11.4 points a game for this team. 

The Bulldogs are averaging 80.5 points per game on 47.3% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 69.4 points per game. They are shooting 73.3% from the free throw line. 

The over is 10-3-1 in Bulldogs last 14 overall and is 5-2 in Hilltoppers last 7 overall as both of these teams can fill it up. 

The Bulldogs are 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and are 25-9-1 ATS in their last 35 games overall. The Bulldogs should be able to cover this spread as this is not enough points for Western Kentucky to keep it close. The Hilltoppers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600 but that should end against the Bulldogs who have a strong offense. 

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Clayton’s Pick Louisiana Tech -6.5

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