Against the Spread Pick
There is no good reason why the Florida International Golden Panthers are getting nine points against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. Sure the Bulldogs have home-court advantage, but these two teams are neck-and-neck in Conference USA with 8-4 league records and basically the same overall records (17-7 for LT to 17-8 for FIU). Florida International is riding a three-game winning streak, while Louisiana Tech has lost two in a row. The Golden Panthers are 6-2 ATS in their last eight overall, 4-1 ATS in their last five against opponents with winning records, and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 against opponents with winning percentages over .600. Louisiana Tech is 2-5 ATS in its last seven overall. It is also worth noting that the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings between the two teams. Roll with FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL.
Over Under Pick
FIU has held two consecutive foes in the 50s. Louisiana Tech managed only 54 points against Western Kentucky last Thursday. Nobody on the Bulldogs is averaging more than 12.6 ppg (DaQuan Bracey). The under is 4-1 in the Golden Panthers’ last five overall, 5-2 in their last seven against opponents with winning records, and 5-1 in their last six following a win. It is also 15-5 in the Bulldogs’ last 20 at home and 10-4 in their last 14 at home against opponents with losing road records. Take the UNDER.