Check out our free Texas State vs Louisiana-Monroe pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Monroe. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Texas State vs Louisiana-Monroe Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds
Bobcats vs Warhawks Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Texas State Bobcats at Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks
- Where: Monroe at Fant-Ewing Coliseum
- Date: Saturday, January 14th
- Betting Odds: Texas State -3, TXST -165 | LAMON +134 O/U 129.5
Texas State will take the floor against the Warhawks with an overall record of 10-8. So far, the Bobcats have played 10 games on the road, with a record of 7-3. This season, Texas State has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 3-3. For today’s contest, Texas State has a betting line set -3 points in their favor.
Texas State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Mason Harrell who is averaging 15.75 points per game for the Bobcats. Harrell 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 Bobcats’ offensive game plan is the play of Tyrel Morgan who has hit 43.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 8.92 points per game.
Texas State comes into their matchup vs Louisiana-Monroe looking to improve their offensive numbers, as they are just 217th in college basketball at 70.7 points per game. One bright spot for them has been their ability to knock down 3-point shots, as they have connected at a rate of 38.1%. So far, 30.48% of the Bobcats’ shots have been from beyond the arc. When looking at the team’s pace of play, they are currently a below average unit at 64.2 possessions per game.
Coming into today’s matchup, the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks are in the middle of a 2 game losing streak and have an overall record of 7-11. So far this season, Louisiana-Monroe has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-5. For the season, Louisiana-Monroe has been the underdog in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 3-10. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Warhawks being +3 point underdogs.
Louisiana-Monroe will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tyreke Locure who is averaging 14.33 points per game for the Warhawks. Locure 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 Warhawks’ offensive game plan is the play of Jamari Blackmon who has hit 44.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.06 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Louisiana-Monroe this season, as they are currently ranked 164th in college basketball at 72.5 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 Warhawks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.8%, placing them 269th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Texas State Bobcats -3
Leading into this matchup, the Texas State Bobcats are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -3. According to our analysis, we anticipate a strong offensive effort from the Bobcats’ shooters to be enough to pull out the win and cover the spread. For the season, Texas State has a field goal percentage of 46.4, good for 73rd in college basketball. Although Texas State hasn’t been excellent vs the spread on the road of late, 5-5, we see their still being plenty of value in grabbing them at -3.
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