Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (8-3) at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (8-3)
College Basketball: Friday, January 8, 2021 at 8:00 pm (E.A. Diddle Arena)
The Line: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -6 -- Over/Under: 143.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers meet Friday in college basketball action at the E. A. Diddle Arena.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs look for another win to build on their 8-3 record. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are averaging 74.6 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.8 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Kalob Ledoux is averaging 12.8 points and 4.3 rebounds while Kenneth Lofton Jr. is averaging 10.5 points and 6.6 rebounds. Isaiah Crawford is the third double-digit scorer and Amorie Archibald is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 65.4 percent from the free throw line. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game.
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers look for another win to build on their 8-3 record. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are averaging 75.9 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 72.4 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Charles Bassey is averaging 16.3 points and 11.1 rebounds while Taveion Hollingsworth is averaging 15.1 points and 3.3 rebounds. Josh Anderson is grabbing 3.2 rebounds and Luke Frampton is dishing 1.5 assists. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are allowing 40.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game.
The Bulldogs are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hilltoppers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Bulldogs last 8 Friday games. The over is 6-1 in Hilltoppers last 7 home games. The home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are the better team here from top to bottom, but they also have issues getting stops defensively and it's led to them not covering much despite all these victories. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs can slow the pace down defensively and really grind games out, giving themselves a chance to stay within the number. WKU should win this game and is the better team, but I want the points with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.