Western Kentucky vs Louisiana Tech College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/9/21

Western Kentucky vs Louisiana Tech College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/9/21 Photo by Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (8-4) at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (9-3)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm (E.A. Diddle Arena)

The Line: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers -6 -- Over/Under: 139.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs look for a win after splitting their last four games. 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 to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. 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.

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The Bulldogs are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Hilltoppers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Bulldogs last 4 road games. The over is 9-3 in Hilltoppers last 12 home games. The home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers haven't had much covering success this season, but they're playing the better basketball here and just beat the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs yesterday despite not playing all that well. With another chance here, this is a good spot for WKU to open things up a bit. I'll lay the reasonable chalk. 

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