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Louisiana Tech vs Middle Tennessee Prediction Basketball Picks 3-13-24

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (13-18) vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (22-9)
March 13, 2024 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -10.5; Over/Under: 132.5
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The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs meet Wednesday in Conference USA Tournament college basketball action from Von Braun Center. Let’s get into our Middle Tennessee vs. Louisiana Tech prediction. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

The Raiders were sitting at 8-15 through their first 23 games this year. Middle Tennessee would then beat FIU, New Mexico State and UTEP in the next three games. Since then it’s been a 2-3 run with losses to Jacksonville State, Sam Houston and Louisiana Tech in that stretch.

Back on Saturday versus Louisiana Tech, the Blue Raiders scored 37 points in the first half and 33 more after the break in an 84-70 defeat. Leading the team in scoring was Elias King with 19 points and 11 boards. Tre Green added 11 points with two boards off the bench.

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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

Over on the Louisiana Tech side, they posted a 16-8 run over their first 24 outings of the year. The Bulldogs would beat Jacksonville State, FIU, UTEP, New Mexico State and Western Kentucky before another loss to Sam Houston. Next came the win over Middle Tennessee.

In that weekend win over the Blue Raiders, the Bulldogs didn’t have too much trouble on offense. Louisiana Tech scored 40 points before halftime and finished with 44 more. Isaiah Crawford doubled up on 19 points and 13 rebounds, while Daniel Batcho put up 19 points with seven boards.


I’ll lean toward the Bulldogs here. We’ve got a very recent matchup between these teams to draw from: LA Tech’s 84-70 win on Saturday. The Bulldogs shot 48.5 percent from the field in that one along with 43.8 percent from 3-point range. The 42-31 rebounding edge and six turnovers helped as well. That makes 84 or more points in two of the last three games for Louisiana Tech. The Bulldogs have won six of the last seven, and they’ve also won both meetings with the Blue Raiders this year (a 60-52 road win on January 11 was the other). LA Tech should be fine here if they play to their capabilities.

Andrew's Free Pick: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -10.5

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Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

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