Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Golden Panthers versus the Bulldogs? Tip off is at at 3:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston, LA. The over/under for this game is set at 140.5 points, and Louisiana Tech is favored by -14.5 vs. FIU in a Conference USA conference matchup.

FIU GOLDEN PANTHERS VS LOUISIANA TECH BULLDOGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: FIU Golden Panthers +14.5

This game will be played at Thomas Assembly Center at 3:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE FIU GOLDEN PANTHERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Bulldogs.
  • Even though we have Louisiana Tech winning straight-up, we like FIU at +14.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 140.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will the Golden Panthers Win on the Road?

FIU will look to snap their 10-game road losing streak today when they take on Louisiana Tech. So far this season, the Golden Panthers have gone 0-10 on the road, and their average margin of defeat is -13.0 points per game. Overall, they are 8-17 and have lost two straight.

As the underdog, FIU has gone 1-12, and they are 3-7 in Conference USA games. Their average scoring margin on the road is -13.0 points per game.

FIU has an overall ATS record of 10-14 this season, including a 3-7 mark vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Golden Panthers are 5-8 vs. the spread this year and 3-7 in their last 10 games as the road team.

FIU’s over/under record this season sits at 11-12-1, and today’s over/under line of 140.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (147.8). In their last three games, the average scoring total is 129 points, which is lower than the OU line for today’s game.

The FIU offense is coming off a game where they scored 56 points against Sam Houston State. They posted a field goal percentage of 35.5% and connected on 7 threes. Jayden Brewer led the scoring for the Golden Panthers, contributing 15 points. Additionally, Jaidon Lipscomb chipped in with 10 points.

Coming into the game, FIU will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 76.6 points per game (276th). In terms of field goal percentage allowed, FIU’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 47.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 38.2% this season.

Will the Bulldogs Win at Home?

Through 25 games, Louisiana Tech has a record of 17-8, including a 7-3 mark in Conference USA. At home, the Bulldogs have been nearly unbeatable, going 9-1 this season.

So far this year, Louisiana Tech has been favored in 16 of their 25 games, going 13-3 in those contests. The Bulldogs’ average scoring margin at home is +10.8 points per game.

As the favorite this season, Louisiana Tech has an ATS record of 10-6. At home, their ATS mark is 6-4. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bulldogs are 6-4 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Louisiana Tech games is 10-12 and today’s over/under line of 140.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (137.8). In their last three games, the average scoring total is 135 points and this season, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line of 140.5.

The Louisiana Tech offense is coming off a game in which they scored 63 points vs. Jacksonville State. Overall their field goal percentage was 40.4% while connecting on 4 threes. One area that the Louisiana Tech offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 26th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 45%.

Louisiana Tech’s defense has been playing well, ranking 13th nationally, with 63.4 points allowed per game. The Louisiana Tech defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 58 points and allowed Jacksonville State to connect on 4 threes.