FIU vs LA Tech Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/9/23
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (13-10) vs. Florida International Panthers (12-12)
February 9, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Florida International Panthers -1 / Louisiana Tech Bulldogs +1; Over/Under: +145
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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and FIU Golden Panthers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Ocean Bank Convocation Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Betting Preview
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are averaging 74.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 68.8 points on 43 percent shooting. Cobe Williams is averaging 18.9 points and 3.4 rebounds, while Isaiah Crawford is averaging 12.6 points and 5 rebounds. Keaston Willis is the third double-digit scorer and Dravon Mangum is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game.
The FIU Golden Panthers Betting Preview
The FIU Golden Panthers are averaging 71.8 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 73.5 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Denver Jones is averaging 19.5 points and 3.9 rebounds, while Arturo Dean is averaging 11.8 points and 4.2 rebounds. Dashon Gittens is dishing 1.5 assists and Mohamed Sanogo is grabbing 4 rebounds. The FIU Golden Panthers are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The FIU Golden Panthers are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.6 rebounds per game.
LA Tech vs FIU Trends
The Bulldogs are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Panthers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Bulldogs last 6 Thursday games. The over is 4-1 in Panthers last 5 home games. The underdog is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are a competitive bunch that will put up a fight, but I’d need an extra point or two to consider them here. FIU has been a covering machine over the last couple of weeks, and they’re at home, where they win by an average of 5.6 points. Near pick em game, give me FIU.