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UAB vs Louisiana Tech Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds

Blazers vs Bulldogs Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: UAB Blazers at Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
  • Where: Ruston at Thomas Assembly Center
  • Date: Saturday, January 14th
  • Betting Odds: UAB -3.5, UAB -174 | LOUTCH +140 O/U 155.0

Blazers Preview:

Coming into today’s matchup, the UAB Blazers are in the middle of a 3 game losing streak and have an overall record of 12-5. So far, the Blazers have played 6 games on the road, with a record of 2-4. This season, UAB has been favored to win in 14 games, sitting with a mark of 11-3. For today’s contest, UAB has a betting line set -3.5 points in their favor.

UAB will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jordan Walker who is averaging 23.75 points per game for the Blazers. Walker 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 Blazers’ offensive game plan is the play of Eric Gaines who has hit 42.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.71 points per game.

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Through 17 games, UAB has been playing well on offense, averaging 80.7 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Blazers’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 37.9% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 7.97 made 3’s per contest.

Bulldogs Preview:

Through 17 games, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have an overall record of 10-7. Currently, the Bulldogs have been the home team 8 times, sitting with a record of 7-1. So far, the Bulldogs have been the underdog 7 times, going 2-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3.5 underdogs on the spread.

Louisiana Tech’s leading scorer this season is Cobe Williams, who is averaging 17.87 points per contest. So far, Williams has accounted for 20.6% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.93 rebounds per game and 4.27 assists. Isaiah Crawford is the second leading scorer for the Bulldogs, averaging 13.38 points per game. Between him and Crawford, they are accounting for 37.0% 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 17 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.

Free Spread Prediction: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs +3.5

Heading into this matchup between the UAB Blazers and Louisiana Tech Bulldogs we have a strong lean on taking the points with Louisiana Tech at +3.5. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for Louisiana Tech to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at +3.5. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.

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