The No. 10 seed Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (14-17, 7-13 C-USA) and the No. 7 seed Florida International Panthers (14-17, 8-12 C-USA) will try to advance in C-USA tournament on Wednesday as they square off at 9:00 PM.
Wednesday’s matchup between the Bulldogs and the Panthers features a slim line of Louisiana Tech -1. The matchup has a point total of 141.5.
Louisiana Tech vs. Florida International Odds
Point Spread for Louisiana Tech vs. Florida International
The spread for this matchup is set at 1 point, with bookmakers listing Louisiana Tech as the favorite.
Louisiana Tech vs. Florida International Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Louisiana Tech has -109 odds to pick up the win, while Florida International is listed at -110 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 141.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Frisco, Texas
- Arena: Ford Center at The Star
Louisiana Tech vs. Florida International Betting Trends
Louisiana Tech has played 29 games, with 15 wins against the spread. The Bulldogs have come away with nine wins in the 12 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Louisiana Tech has eclipsed the over/under in 62.1% of its opportunities this year (18 times over 29 games with a set point total).
Florida International is 15-14-0 against the spread this season. The Panthers have won 31.6% of the games this season they were the moneyline underdog (6-13). Florida International’s games this year have gone over the point total 16 times in 29 opportunities (55.2%).
Louisiana Tech vs. Florida International Key Players to Watch
Isaiah Crawford paces his squad in rebounds per contest (5.2), and also puts up 13.6 points and 2.7 assists. Defensively, he puts up 2 steals and 0.7 blocked shots. Keaston Willis averages 12.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest. At the other end, he posts 0.7 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Kenny Hunter puts up 5.9 points, 5 rebounds and 0.2 assists per game, shooting 63.2% from the field.
Denver Jones is putting up a team-high 20 points per contest. And he is delivering 3.8 rebounds and 2 assists, making 48.1% of his shots from the floor and 36.2% from beyond the arc, with 2 triples per contest. Arturo Dean is the Panthers’ top assist man (3.7 per game), and he delivers 11.6 points and 4.1 rebounds. Mohamed Sanogo is putting up 6.8 points, 4 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game, making 66.7% of his shots from the floor. Nick Guadarrama is putting up a team-high 4.2 rebounds per game. And he is delivering 7.3 points and 1.9 assists, making 39.2% of his shots from the floor and 34.8% from 3-point range, with 1.3 treys per contest.
What you need to know about the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Louisiana Tech has put together a 10-10-0 ATS record in conference games so far this year. With 72.8 points per game on offense, the Bulldogs rank 156th in the country. At the other end of the court, they allow 70 points per contest, which ranks 177th in college basketball. With 31 boards per game, Louisiana Tech ranks 231st in college basketball. It allows 28.8 rebounds per contest, which ranks 52nd in college basketball.
Louisiana Tech ranks 52nd in the nation with 8.7 treys per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 156th with a 34.7% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. The Bulldogs rank 324th in the nation by allowing 8.5 threes per contest, but they are allowing a 37.1% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 15th-worst in college basketball.
The Bulldogs have a 4-6 record against the spread while going 3-7 overall in their past 10 games. Six of Louisiana Tech’s past 10 games have gone over the total. In its last 10 games, Louisiana Tech has been putting up 68.6 points per game, an average that’s slightly lower than the 72.8 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Louisiana Tech’s defense has been more porous lately, as the team has allowed 72 points per game during its past 10 compared to the 70 points per game its opponents average on the season.
What you need to know about the Florida International Panthers
Florida International has put together a 13-7-0 ATS record so far this year in conference play. The Panthers are 149th in college basketball in points scored (73 per game) and 311th in points conceded (74.9). On the glass, Florida International is 333rd in the nation in rebounds (28.3 per game). It is 12th-worst in rebounds allowed (34.7 per game).
Florida International makes 6.8 3-pointers per game and shoots 32.6% from beyond the arc, ranking 244th and 270th, respectively, in the country. The Panthers are 332nd in the country in 3-pointers conceded (8.7 per game) and 309th in 3-point percentage defensively (36.1%).
The Panthers are 6-4 against the spread and 4-6 overall over their last 10 games. Florida International has gone over the total in six of its past 10 outings. Florida International has played better offensively over its last 10 games, scoring 75.2 points per contest, 2.2 more than its season average of 73. Over their past 10 games, the Panthers are surrendering 76.2 points per contest, 1.3 more points than their season average (74.9).
Louisiana Tech vs. Florida International Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this contest is Louisiana Tech, and we expect that Louisiana Tech will cover the spread (Louisiana Tech -1). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 141.5 points.
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