Check out our free Louisiana Tech vs FIU pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Miami. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Louisiana Tech vs FIU Pick & Preview: Thursday, February 9th Betting Odds
Bulldogs vs Golden Panthers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at FIU Golden Panthers
- Where: Miami at Ocean Bank Convocation Center
- Date: Thursday, February 9th
- Betting Odds: Louisiana Tech +1, LOUTCH -110 | FLINT -111 O/U 142.0
Louisiana Tech will take their 2 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 13-10. So far, the Bulldogs have played 11 games on the road, with a record of 4-7. For the season, Louisiana Tech has been the underdog in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 2-6. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Bulldogs being +1 point underdogs.
Louisiana Tech’s leading scorer this season is Cobe Williams, who is averaging 18.86 points per contest. So far, Williams has accounted for 23.08% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.43 rebounds per game and 4.14 assists. Isaiah Crawford is the second leading scorer for the Bulldogs, averaging 12.59 points per game. Between him and Crawford, they are accounting for 39.2% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, Louisiana Tech is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 75.2 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 23 games, they have only hit 34.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 41.28% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Golden Panthers Preview:
Heading into today’s matchup vs Louisiana Tech, the FIU Golden Panthers will be taking the floor for the 25th time this season and have an overall record of 12-12. So far this season, FIU has played 14 games at home, sitting with a record of 10-4. The Golden Panthers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1 points in their favor. For the season, FIU has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 5-2.
FIU will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Denver Jones who is averaging 19.55 points per game for the Golden Panthers. Jones is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Golden Panthers’ offensive game plan is the play of Arturo Dean who has hit 46.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.79 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for FIU this season, as they are currently ranked 213th in college basketball at 70.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Golden Panthers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 35.0%, placing them 180th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: FIU Golden Panthers -1
If you are eying this matchup between Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and FIU Golden Panthers as a candidate to place a bet, we have done the work for you and our model recommends taking FIU to cover the spread as -1 favorites on the road. Although both team’s are going to look to get up shots from outside, we see FIU shooting well enough to keep the Bulldogs at bay. Before tip-off, lock in a bet on the Golden Panthers’ to win the game and cover the spread.