Western Kentucky vs. Louisiana Tech - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Western Kentucky vs. Louisiana Tech - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (20-7) at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (18-9)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 8:00 pm (E.A. Diddle Arena)

The Line: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -1 -- Over/Under: 137.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the E. A. Diddle Arena.

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are averaging 78.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 63.3 points on 38.3 percent shooting. Amorie Archibald is averaging 13.3 points and 3.3 rebounds while Kalob Ledoux is averaging 12 points and 3.9 rebounds. DaQuan Bracey is the third double-digit scorer and JaColby Pemberton is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 64.5 percent from the free throw line. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.9 rebounds per game. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have won four of their last six road games.

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are averaging 76 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 70.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Charles Bassey is averaging 15.3 points and 9.2 rebounds while Taveion Hollingsworth is averaging 14.8 points and 2.8 assists. Carson Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Camron Justice is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers have won five of their last six home games.

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The home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The home team has won all six meetings between Louisiana Tech and WKU, so while the Bulldogs have proven they can win on the road, it's the Hilltoppers that probably have the edge in this game. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers win at home by an average of 9.3 points while shooting 48.2 percent from the field. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are also playing the better basketball over the last week, winning their last five games by an average of 4.2 points. In a near toss up, give me WKU on its home court.

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Randy’s Pick Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -1

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