UNC Greensboro Spartans vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Pick-Odds-Prediction - 11/25/13
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (1-1) at UNC Greensboro Spartans (1-1)
College Basketball: Monday, November 25, 2013 at 12:00 pm (Germain Arena)
The Line: UNC Greensboro Spartans -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: not listed
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs face the North Carolina Greensboro Spartans in a Gulf Coast Showcase opener.
North Carolina-Greensboro only won nine games a season ago and already 3-1 with the lone loss coming at the hands of East Carolina by a single point. The flip side is two victories came against sub division competition including a 92-62 rout of Greensboro last time out. The Spartans connected at 58.6% from the floor with the Pride held to 28% which was enough to win easily because UNCG totaled 13 more field goals. Kyle Cain led the scoring parade with a game high 23 points and 14 rebounds with Jordan Potts tossing in 17. Tevon Saddler came through with a 15 point, five pull, six assist performance while Tyrone Law scored 13 points.
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After dropping their opener top Saint Mary's, Louisiana Tech has been the winner in back to back contests. The Bulldogs return four starters from a squad that won 27 games a year ago so the expectations are sky high. La Tech had zero problem in a 94-57 pounding of Central Arkansas as they took a 28 point lead in to the locker room and were never challenged. The Bulldogs out shot the Bears 45%-35% and held advantages throughout the boxscore. With 24 turnovers and 17 offensive rebounds the hotter shooting team also posted 14 more shots with the results showing on the scoreboard. Raheem Appleby paced the offense with 21 points followed by Kenyon McNeail with 18 points and six yanks with Michale Kyser with an eleven point, five pull and five block effort.
No line out on this one yet but I think La Tech should win over what appears to be an improved North Carolina-Greensboro. We shall see how much better they are in this one but I need to see a spread. (Big spread for an unknown like UNCG but the early season is a feeling out process)