Louisiana Tech vs. Old Dominion - 1/7/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Old Dominion Monarchs (8-6) at Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (12-2)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Thomas Assembly Center)
The Line: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -3 -- Over/Under: 136 See the Latest Odds
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and the Old Dominion Monarchs face off on Thursday in a Conference USA college basketball match up.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 12-2- this season and and they have won seven of their last eight games including their last four in a row. La. Tech is averaging 80.5 points per game and they are shooting 44 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72.8 points and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. Alex Hamilton leads the Bulldogs averaging 18 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 6.1 assists per game. Erik McCree is averaging 17.3 points and 7.1 rebounds, Qiyday Davis is averaging 10.6 points and 6.7 rebounds, and Jacobi Boykins is averaging 9.0 points. Louisiana Tech is 9-0 at home this season.
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The Old Dominion Monarchs are 8-6 this season but they have won their last four games in a row. ODU is averaging 67 points per game and they are shooting 43.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 59.4 points and their opponents are shooting 38.3 percent. Trey Freeman leads the Monarchs averaging 16.7 points per game. Aaron Bacote is averaging 15.4 points, Zoran Talley is averaging 8.7 points, and Brandan Stith is averaging 8.5 points and 8.0 rebounds. Old Dominion plays a slower tempo game and they are 0-4 on the road this season.
Louisiana Tech is 4-0 against the spread in their last four home games, 1-4 against the spread against Conference USA, and 1-6 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Old Dominion is 1-7 against the spread in their last eight games, 0-6 against the spread in their last six road games, and 1-6 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
The total is set at 136 but I see more points than that so my free pick is over the total.