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FIU vs. Louisiana Tech Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/8/23

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (14-17) vs. Florida International Panthers (14-17)
March 8, 2023 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Florida International Panthers +2.5 / Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -2.5; Over/Under: +141.5
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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and the FIU Panthers meet in college basketball action from the Ford Center at the Star on Wednesday as part of the Conference USA Basketball tournament. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Louisiana Tech is listed as a 2.5-point favorite with the total for this game set at 141.5 points.


Louisiana Tech has a clean injury report coming into this game while FIU has Nick Guadarrama listed as out indefinitely with a leg injury.

Matchup History

Louisiana Tech’s 77-76 OT win over FIU back on March 2nd, 2023, made it four wins in the last five head-to-head meetings between these two teams.


Louisiana Tech is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games while the over is 7-2 in their last 9 Wednesday games. FIU is 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games overall and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall.


I’m backing the Panthers in this one. I’m not rushing to the window to bet this thing, but FIU has had the ATS success in the past against LA Tech, including covering in both meetings and earning a split in the two meetings this season as well. Not much else I can go on here, as both are fairly similar statistically, so I’ll take the free bucket with FIU here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: FIU +2.5

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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