Georgia Bulldogs vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs NIT Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/22/14
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (28-7) at Georgia Bulldogs (20-13)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 11:00 am (Stegeman Coliseum)
The Line: Georgia Bulldogs -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Georgia Bulldogs and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs face off on Saturday to start the day’s college basketball with a NIT matchup.
The Georgia Bulldogs looked to be in deep trouble on Wednesday against Vermont but they battled back late and pulled away for the win. Georgia has won four of their last five and are 15-2 at home this season. Charles Mann leads the Dawgs averaging 13.9 points per game. Kenny Gaines is averaging 13.1 points, Brandon Morris is averaging 8.6 points, and Nemaja Djurisic is averaging 8.5 points. Georgia is averaging 68.8 points and they are shooting 44 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.4 points and they are shooting 40.1 percent. Georgia is 8-7 in non-conference games.
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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have won 11 of their last 13 games including a one point win over Iona on Wednesday to advance to this game. La. Tech is 14-6 away from home and they have a RPI of 57. Alex Hamilton leads the Bulldogs averaging 14.5 points per game. Chris Anderson is averaging 12 points and 5.7 rebounds, Kenyon McNeail is averaging 10.9 points, and Jaron Johnson is averaging 9.4 points. Louisiana Tech is averaging 81.3 points and they are shooting 45.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 66 points and their opponents are shooting 41.3 percent. La. Tech is 15-4 in non-conference games.
Georgia is 4-0 against the spread in their last four home games, 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, and 0-4 against the spread against CUSA. Louisiana Tech is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, 5-1 against the spread following a win, and 104 against the spread in their last five road games following three or more home games.
My free pick in this one is going to be on the total so please check back after the totals are released. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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