Louisiana Tech vs. Middle Tennessee - 2/11/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (17-6) at Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (17-6)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Thomas Assembly Center)
The Line: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and Louisiana Tech Bulldogs meet Thursday at the Thomas Assembly Center.
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders look to remain red hot after winning nine of their last 10 games. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are averaging 72 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 68.5 points on 42 percent shooting. Giddy Potts is averaging 15.2 points and 5.5 rebounds while Reggie Upshaw is averaging 13 points and two assists. Darnell Harris is dishing 1.3 assists and Perrin Buford is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 60.9 percent from the free throw line. The Blue Raiders are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game. The MTSU Blue Raiders have lost 10 of their last 16 road games.
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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are averaging 78 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 73 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Alex Hamilton is averaging 18.5 points and 5.8 assists while Erik McCree is averaging 15.7 points and 7.4 rebounds. Dayon Griffin is dishing 1.5 assists and Derric Jean is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 66.8 percent from the free throw line. The Bulldogs are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have won 20 of their last 21 home games.
The Blue Raiders are 17-39 ATS in their last 56 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The Bulldogs are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up loss. The Blue Raiders are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Both teams are playing really good basketball right now at the most important time, but you have to side with the Bulldogs here simply because they don't lose at home. Take Louisiana Tech and the small number.