Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. Florida Atlantic Owls Pick-Odds-Prediction - 1/9/14
Florida Atlantic Owls (4-10) at Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (12-3)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm (Thomas Center)
The Line: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -17 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: not listed
The Thomas Assembly Center and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs host the Florida Atlantic Owls.
At 4-10 I can say Florida Atlantic is at the make or break point in their season as it is spiraling out of hand. The Owls aren't putting upa ton of points which is causing issues for and adequate defense as average production at both ends of the floor isn't enough. FAU still had plenty of firepower versus sub division Warner Southern which were blasted 81-47. The numbers that told the story was Royals 22% accuracy and the Owls nearly 53%. Marquan Botley tossed in 17 points with Pablo Bertone adding 14 followed by Justin Raffington and Javier Lacunza who scored 15 and eleven points.
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Louisiana Tech can really score the basketball at 86 points with a decent defense that allows around 67 points. That clearly explains the Bulldogs 12-3 record and says they are a threat to win whenever they take the floor. La Tech has won five in a row after crushing Longwood by a 126-52 count for the second straight time the offense has broken the century mark. Kenyon McNeail led the offensive explosion with Raheem Appleby next in line with 18 points followed by a 14 point effort from Alex Hamilton. Chris Anderson, Kenneth Smith, Jaron Johnson and Cordarius Johnson all scored 13 points with all eleven players that saw the floor finding the scoring column.
Florida Atlantic has been playing close games as of late and the Louisana Tech is rolling so can the Owls able to stop them? I don't really have a strong advantage here and hate laying the big chalk but...