The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (13-16, 6-12 C-USA) will try to end a six-game losing streak when they host the Florida International Panthers (13-16, 7-11 C-USA) at 7:00 PM ET on Thursday, March 2, 2023 as 5-point favorites. The Panthers have lost four games in a row. The matchup has an over/under of 143.5 points.
Louisiana Tech vs. Florida International Odds
- Louisiana Tech odds to win: -226
- Florida International odds to win: +185
- Spread: Louisiana Tech (-5)
- Total: 143.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023
- Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: Ruston, Louisiana
- Venue: Thomas Assembly Center
Who Will Win Louisiana Tech vs. Florida International?
Louisiana Tech and Florida International Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
In games it has played as at least 5-point favorites this season, Louisiana Tech is 6-2 against the spread.
Florida International is 6-6 against the spread when an underdog by 5 points or more this year.
Between them, these two teams average 1.5 more points per game (145) than this matchup’s total (143.5).
Louisiana Tech and Florida International have seen its opponents average a combined 0.7 more points per game than the point total of 143.5 set in this game.
Louisiana Tech’s average point total in outings this year is 142.2, 1.3 points below the over/under in this game.
The average point total for the Panthers this season is 3.4 points higher than this game’s over/under.
The Bulldogs have a 14-13-0 record against the spread this season.
So far this season, the Panthers have compiled a 13-14-0 record against the spread.
Louisiana Tech Stats & Insights
Louisiana Tech outscores opponents by 3.1 points per game (scoring 72.7 per game to rank 155th in college basketball while allowing 69.6 per outing to rank 166th in college basketball) and has a +89 scoring differential overall.
Louisiana Tech wins the rebound battle by 1.8 boards on average. It collects 30.9 rebounds per game, which ranks 240th in college basketball, while its opponents pull down 29.1 per outing.
The Bulldogs hit 8.9 three-pointers per game (41st in college basketball), while their opponents have made 8.4 on average.
Louisiana Tech puts up 94.2 points per 100 possessions (170th in college basketball), while giving up 90.2 points per 100 possessions (143rd in college basketball).
The Bulldogs post 76 points per game at home, compared to 68.5 points per game in away games, a difference of 7.5 points per contest.
Florida International Stats & Insights
Florida International’s -66 scoring differential (being outscored by 2.3 points per game) is a result of putting up 72.3 points per game (169th in college basketball) while allowing 74.6 per outing (306th in college basketball).
Florida International falls short in the rebound battle by an average of 6.5 boards. It records 28.3 rebounds per game (336th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 34.8.
Florida International connects on 2.0 fewer threes per contest than the opposition, 6.7 (259th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 8.7.
Florida International ranks 278th in college basketball with 89.7 points scored per 100 possessions, and 213th defensively with 92.5 points conceded per 100 possessions.
The Panthers average 78.1 points per game at home, and 62.9 on the road.
Louisiana Tech Key Players to Watch
The Bulldogs leader in points and assists is Cobe Williams, who puts up 18.8 points per game along with four assists.
Louisiana Tech’s best rebounder is Isaiah Crawford, who averages 5.3 boards per game in addition to his 13.3 PPG average.
Keaston Willis leads the Bulldogs in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.5 shots per game from beyond the arc.
Crawford and Kenny Hunter lead Louisiana Tech on the defensive end, with Crawford leading the team in steals averaging 2.1 per game and Hunter in blocks averaging 0.9 per contest.
Florida International Key Players to Watch
Arturo Dean leads the Panthers in rebounds and assists with 4.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.
Denver Jones scores 19.6 points per game, putting him at the top of the Florida International scoring leaderboard. He also grabs 3.6 rebounds and averages two assists per game.
Jones is dependable from three-point range and leads the Panthers with two made threes per game.
Dean (2.4 steals per game) is the steal leader for Florida International while Mohamed Sanogo (1.2 blocks per game) is the block leader.
Louisiana Tech vs. Florida International Prediction
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- Pick OU:
Louisiana Tech 75, Florida International 70
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