Looking to win big? The Bulldogs and Bearkats face off at 5:30 ET on ESPN+. The Bearkats are hosting the game at Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum in Huntsville, TX. The Bulldogs are favored in this Conference USA conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 136 points.
LOUISIANA TECH BULLDOGS VS SAM HOUSTON STATE BEARKATS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Sam Houston State Bearkats +7
This game will be played at Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum at 5:30 ET on Saturday, January 6th.
WHY BET THE SAM HOUSTON STATE BEARKATS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-70 in favor of the Bearkats.
- Not only will Sam Houston State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +7.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 136 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Do the Bulldogs Have What it Takes on the Road?
Heading into today’s matchup, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are favored by 7 points over Sam Houston State. So far this season, the Bulldogs have gone 10-5 and are 6-1 when favored. In their last game, Louisiana Tech fell to Grand Canyon by a score of 73-70.
On the road this season, the Bulldogs are just 2-5 and have lost their last three games away from home. Over their last 10 road games, Louisiana Tech is just 3-7. So far this season, the Bulldogs have an average scoring margin of -1.4 points per game on the road.
On the season, Louisiana Tech has an ATS record of 7-5, including a mark of 4-3 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bulldogs have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.
On the season, the over/under record for Louisiana Tech games is 5-7, and today’s line of 136 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (139.8). Over their last three games, their games have averaged 148 points compared to their season average of 136.8 points per game.
In their latest game, Louisiana Tech offense put up 70 points against Grand Canyon. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 56% and made 6 threes. Leading Louisiana Tech in scoring vs. Grand Canyon was Daniel Batcho with his 16 points. Tahlik Chavez also added 16 points for the Bulldogs.
At this time, the Bulldogs’ defense is positioned 25th in the country, permitting 63.6 points per game. So far, the Louisiana Tech defense is giving up an average of 7.1 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.3 times per game (490th).
Will the Bearkats Win at Home?
Heading into today’s game, Sam Houston State is the underdog and are getting 7 points. So far this season, they have gone 3-2 at home and have an average scoring margin of +8.4 points per game at home.
In their last game, the Bearkats faced off against Dallas and won by a score of 93-53. Over their last ten games at home, Sam Houston State has gone 7-3.
At home this season, Sam Houston State has an ATS record of just 1-4. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bearkats are 4-6 vs. the spread.
Sam Houston State’s over/under record for the season is 9-5 and today’s line of 136 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (139.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 147 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 2-1.
Coming off their recent game, the Sam Houston State offense tallied 93 points in a matchup against Dallas. Their field goal percentage for the game was 47.9%, and they made 13 threes. Offensively, the Bearkats have a season long field goal percentage of 40%, which is 362nd in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 285th in percentage and 202nd in three-pointers made.
At this time, the Bearkats’ defense is positioned 166th in the country, permitting 72.2 points per game. So far, the Sam Houston State defense is giving up an average of 7.9 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13.5 times per game (660th).