Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Pick-Odds-Prediction - 2/22/14
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (8-13) at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (17-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 8:00 pm (EA Diddle Arena)
The Line: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Full Court
The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks take the hardwood at the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Saturday.
Louisiana-Monroe has played more competitive basketball then we've seen from this team in recent years although you wouldn't know it unless you keep an eye on them. I do have a bit of a rant with this team so I'll get it off my chest. I bet them as 14.5 point dogs at Georgia State on Thursday and they had the cover by three points with around a minute to go and continued to foul with no chance of anything and end up losing the cover by 1/2 point. Not complaining but a shout out to teams everywhere: when you are hitting 37% from the floor and you trail by eleven with a minute to play, call it a day. There...feel better.
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Western Kentucky controls their fate; win and second place in the Sun Belt is all yours because there is no real chance of catching top dog Georgia State but there is a real chance of dropping in the standings. The Hilltoppers are living on the edge after a 69-62 loss to visiting South Alabama saddled the team with defeats in two of three. WKY fell behind 26-14 heading to the locker room and they never recovered with 32.8% marksmanship spelling their doom with an 8-28 mark on threes sealing their fate. George Fant was the offensive star with 17 points and ten rebounds with TJ Price and Brandon Harris adding 15 and 12 points with four pulls each.
Louisiana-Monroe has struggled on the road and Western Kentucky hasn't covered in their last eight home games. Very un appealing game in my view but the Hilltoppers have covered in seven straight versus the Warhawks so this is a tough one...