Against The Spread Pick
In one of the more evenly matched games, the 20-7 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs take on the 18-9 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. Louisiana Tech has won three games in a row and are 7-3 in their last ten games. On the other side, Western Kentucky is 4-1 in their last five games, and are an impressive 11-4 in conference play this season. The two teams player earlier this month, that game saw Western Kentucky beating Louisiana Tech in a low scoring match, winning 65-54. Since then, the two teams have remained very evenly matched teams, and tonight’s game does not have much separation. It’s a tough pick, and there is an argument to take Louisiana Tech, however, Western Kentucky is an impressive 11-2 at home, and I think that the home crowd and environment will help them. Take Western Kentucky tonight.
Over Under Pick
Western Kentucky and Louisiana Tech have been averaging 71 and 69 points over the last five games respectively. Western Kentucky is 73rd in points per game on the season, and LA Tech is 41st in defensive efficiency, so those numbers counteract each other in a way. In their last meeting Western Kentucky only scored 65 points, but they still won the game however, with an impressive defensive showing, holding LA Tech to only 54 points. Seeing that this game was only a couple weeks ago, I would expect more of the same from the two teams and would think that the score will be UNDER the total.