Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs - 11/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (3-0) at Ohio State Buckeyes (2-1)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Value City Arena)
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will travel to play the Ohio State Buckeyes in a non-conference game on Tuesday.
The Ohio State Bulldogs are 2-1 and are coming off of a loss to UT-Arlington by a score of 73-68. Ohio State winning at halftime but couldn’t get enough defensive stops down the stretch to get the win. Keita Bates-Diop led the way for Ohio State with 16 points, while adding 5 rebounds. The leading rebounder for Ohio State was Daniel Giddens who had 9 rebounds, while scoring 7 points. Ohio State was out rebounded by a total of 46-37 and had 12 assists in their defeat. Ohio State is averaging 75.3 points per game while giving up 60.7 points per game. Ohio State is also averaging 40.7 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per game. Marc Loving is the leader for Ohio State with 13.7 points per game and 6 rebounds per game. Keita Bates-Diop is averaging 13.3 points per game and 7.7 rebounds per game. Ohio State is shooting 57.1% on free throws, 38.1% on three-pointers, and 50% on all field goal attempts.
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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 3-0 and are coming off of a win against Grambling State by a score of 86-67. Louisiana Tech started fast in this game as they were up 43-24 at half time and cruised to the victory. Alex Hamilton led the way for Louisiana Tech with 13 points and 9 assists. Erik McCree scored 13 points and had 8 rebounds for Louisiana Tech in this game. Louisiana Tech was out rebounded by their opponent by a total of 37-34 and had 24 assists in their victory. Louisiana Tech is averaging 87 points per game while giving up 67.5 pointes per game. Louisiana Tech is also averaging 44 rebounds per game and 17.3 assists per game. Erik McCree is leading Louisiana Tech in scoring with 16.7 points per game and also is averaging 6.7 rebounds per game. Alex Hamilton is averaging 14.7 points per game and 8.3 rebounds per game for Louisiana Tech. Louisiana Tech is shooting 63.5% on free throws, 28.4% on three-pointers, and 49.5% on all field goal attempts.
Louisiana Tech is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games. Louisiana Tech is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a win. The over is 10-4 in Louisiana Tech’s last 14 road games. Ohio State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. Ohio State is 11-4 ATS in their last 15 home games. The under is 4-1 in Ohio State’s last 5 home games.
Ohio State did not look good in their last game out, while Louisiana Tech has been playing good basketball. Rebounding is a key for both teams and will be important in seeing who wins this game. Ohio State should win this game, but I think Louisiana Tech will keep it close.