Troy vs. UL-Monroe - College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (12-8) at Troy Trojans (7-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Trojan Arena)
The Line: Troy Trojans +2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Troy Trojans and the UL-Monroe Warhawks face off on Thursday at Trojan Arena is Sun Belt college basketball action.
The Troy Trojans are 7-11 this season and they have lost five of their last six games. Troy is averaging 67.5 points and they are shooting 42.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 69.6 points and their opponents are shooting 44 percent. Musa Abdul-Aleem leads the Trojans averaging 15.4 points. Wesley Perso Jr. is averaging 14.7 points, Kevin Thomas is averaging 10 points and 7.4 rebounds, and Chris Bilbo is averaging 9.0 points. Troy is 5-4 at home and 2-7 in the Sun Belt this season.
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The UL-Monroe Warhawks are 12-8 this season and they have lost their last two games. UL-Monroe is averaging 65 points per game and they are shooting 43.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 60.3 points and their opponents are shooting 37.6 percent. Tyler Ongwae leads the Warhawks averaging 23.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Marvin Williams is averaging 9.0 points, Majok Deng is averaging 9.0 points and 6.9 rebounds, and Nick Coppola is averaging 8.8 points. ULM is 4-4 on the road and 6-3 in Sun Belt conference play.
Troy is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, 1-4 against the spread against the Sun Belt, and 14-6 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. Louisiana-Monroe is 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 road games, 6-2 against the spread against the Sun Belt, and 1-4 against the spread following a loss. Louisiana-Monroe is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games against Troy.
We have two bad teams and in this one I will take the one with the better defense and that is ULM.