Temple vs. Louisiana Tech - 3/25/15 NIT College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (27-8) at Temple Owls (25-10)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Liacouras Center)
The Line: Temple Owls -3.5 -- Over/Under: 152 See the Latest Odds
The Temple Owls and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs face off on Wednesday at the Liacouras Center in a NIT college basketball matchup.
The Temple Owls are 25-10 this season and while they are disappointed not reaching the NCAA Tournament they advanced to this game with an easy win over George Washington. Temple is averaging 65.8 points and they are shooting 38.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.3 points and their opponents are shooting 39.5 percent. Will Cummings leads the Owls averaging 14.9 points per game. Quenton DeCosey is averaging 12.2 points, Jesse Morgan is averaging 11.9 points, and Jaylen Bond is averaging 7.7 points and 8.2 rebounds. Temple is 15-2 at home and 12-7 in out of conference games.
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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 27-8 this season and they are coming off of a 12-point win over Texas A&M to earn their spot in this game. La. Tech is averaging 73.5 points and they are shooting 45 percent while defensively they are allowing 65.3 points and their opponents are shooting 41.9 percent. Raheem Appleby leads the Bulldogs averaging 15.1 points per game. Alex Hamilton is averaging 15 points, Erik McCree is averaging 11.3 points and 5.7 rebounds, and Michale Kyser is averaging 8.6 points and 6.5 rebounds. Louisiana Tech is 9-7 on the road and 12-5 in out of conference games.
Temple is 10-2 against the spread following a win, 7-2 against the spread in their last nine home games, and 11-5 against the spread in their last 16 games. Louisiana Tech is 5-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 1-6 against the spread following a win, and 1-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread.
This is a big total but I still see these teams going over and the over is my free pick. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.