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Western Kentucky vs. Louisiana Tech - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (23-7) at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (15-15)

College Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm (EA Diddle Arena)

The Line: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: HSSN

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers meet Saturday at the E. A. Diddle Arena.

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are averaging 79.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 73.6 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Alex Hamilton is averaging 19.5 points and 6.3 assists while Erik McCree is averaging 16.4 points and 7.5 rebounds. Dayon Griffin is dishing 1.7 assists and Jacobi Boykins is grabbing three rebounds. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Bulldogs are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have won four of their last six road games.

Western Kentucky vs. Louisiana Tech - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers need a win in order to get a game above a .500 record. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are averaging 74.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 75.4 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Justin Johnson is averaging 15.1 points and 7.6 rebounds while Aaron Cosby is averaging 12.8 points and two assists. Fredrick Edmond is dishing 2.5 assists and Nigel Snipes is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The Hilltoppers are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have won six of their last 10 home games.

The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Hilltoppers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Conference USA and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. 

We're getting a free point with the far better team here. I get that WKU will be up for its last home game, but the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are a possible NCAA Tournament team. I'll take my chances with the road team.

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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs +1.5

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