Louisiana-Monroe vs. Troy - 1/15/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Troy Trojans (6-7) at Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (9-6)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Fant-Ewing Coliseum)
The Line: Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Troy Trojans and Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks play Thursday at the Fant-Ewing Coliseum.
The Troy Trojans have lost four of their last six games and play their seventh true road game. On the season, Troy is averaging 67.2 points on 43.7 percent shooting and is allowing 70.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Musa Abdul-Aleem is averaging 16.9 points and 4.1 rebounds while Wesley Person Jr. is averaging 15.8 points and 2.7 rebounds. Kevin Thomas is grabbing 7.2 rebounds and Chris Bilbo is dishing 2.8 assists. The Troy Trojans has six players averaging at least 7.2 points while they’re shooting 67.7 percent from the line and 33.1 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Troy is allowing teams to shoot 32.1 percent from deep and has given up 66 or less points in four of its last seven games. Troy is 1-5 SU on the road.
The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks have won five of their last seven games and play their fourth true road game. On the season, Louisiana-Monroe is averaging 60.3 points on 40.3 percent shooting and is allowing 64.4 points on 38.9 percent shooting. Tylor Ongwae is averaging 13.9 points and 6.3 rebounds while Marvin Williams is averaging 9.1 points and 4.6 rebounds. Nick Coppola is dishing 4.6 assists and Majok Deng is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks are a defensive team that’s allowing 28.4 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 65 or less points in six of their last eight games. Offensively, Louisiana-Monroe is shooting 70.3 percent from the line and 29.3 percent from beyond the arc. Louisiana-Monroe is 6-0 SU on its home court.
The Trojans are 14-6-1 ATS in their last 21 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games. The Warhawks are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Sun Belt and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Trojans are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Troy has been bad on the road while the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks have yet to lose on their home court. With the way the Warhawks play defense, expect them to win by double digits.