Looking to win big? The Bulldogs and Golden Panthers face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Golden Panthers are hosting the game at Ocean Bank Convocation Center in Miami, FL. Louisiana Tech is favored by -7.5 in this Conference USA conference contest against FIU. The game’s over/under currently sits at 142.5 points.
LOUISIANA TECH BULLDOGS VS FIU GOLDEN PANTHERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: FIU Golden Panthers +7.5
This game will be played at Ocean Bank Convocation Center at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 1st.
WHY BET THE FIU GOLDEN PANTHERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Golden Panthers.
- Not only will FIU pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +7.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Can the Bulldogs Grab a Win on the Road?
After winning their last game against New Mexico State, 73-53, Louisiana Tech comes into this game with a 15-6 record. They have won five straight games and have gone 5-1 in Conference USA play. On the road, they have gone 4-6 this season, and their average scoring margin is +1.1 points per game.
So far, Louisiana Tech has been favored in 13 of their 21 games, going 11-2 in those matchups. They are currently favored by 7.5 points against FIU. For the year, they have gone 10-5 in non-conference games, and they have a 2-game road winning streak.
When looking at Louisiana Tech’s ATS record this season, they are 12-6 overall. As the favorite, they have gone 9-4 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 6-4, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 6-4.
Today’s over/under line of 142.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Louisiana Tech’s games this season (137.4). In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 125 points.
The Bulldogs’ offense finished with 73 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 75.4 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring was Isaiah Crawford with 25 points. Daniel Batcho also added 12 points for the Bulldogs.
This season, the Louisiana Tech defense has been impressive, holding the 12th position in the country while permitting an average of 63.2 points per contest. In their previous game vs. New Mexico State, the Aggies finished with a field goal percentage of 37% and a total of 53 points vs. Louisiana Tech.
Will the Golden Panthers Pull Through as the Home Underdog?
FIU will be looking to snap their three-game losing streak when they take on Louisiana Tech as 7.5-point underdogs. So far this season, the Golden Panthers have gone 6-5 at home compared to 0-9 on the road.
Over their last 10 games at home, FIU has gone 6-4. In their most recent game, they lost to Middle Tennessee by a score of 79-61.
Overall, FIU’s ATS record this season is 9-11. At home, the Panthers are 6-5 vs. the spread. In their last three home games, FIU is 3-0 ATS and their last 10 home ATS mark is 6-3. As the underdog, the Panthers are 4-6 vs. the spread this year and their last three underdog ATS record is 1-2.
FIU’s over/under record for the season sits at 10-9-1, and today’s over/under line of 142.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games of 148.4. So far, 15 of their games have had a higher over/under line than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 160 points, and their over/under record in their last three games is 2-0-1.
The FIU offense is coming off a game in which they scored 61 points vs. Middle Tennessee. Overall their field goal percentage was 41.4% while connecting on 7 threes. Arturo Dean led the team in scoring, putting up 16 points. Additionally, Dashon Gittens contributed 11 points for the Golden Panthers.
So far, the Golden Panthers’ defense is ranked 273rd in the country at 77.2 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Middle Tennessee, the Blue Raiders finished with a field goal percentage of 47% and a total of 79 points vs. FIU.