Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Thunderbirds and Bulldogs. The game is starting at 4:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Bulldogs at Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston, LA. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 149.5 points, with the Bulldogs being the favored team playing at home against the Thunderbirds.
SOUTHERN UTAH THUNDERBIRDS VS LOUISIANA TECH BULLDOGS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Southern Utah Thunderbirds +13
This game will be played at Thomas Assembly Center at 4:00 ET on Tuesday, November 21st.
WHY BET THE SOUTHERN UTAH THUNDERBIRDS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-69 in favor of the Bulldogs.
- Even though we have Louisiana Tech winning straight-up, we like Southern Utah at +13.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 149.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.
Can the Thunderbirds Pull Off a Win at Ruston?
So far, Southern Utah has played two games and has not won any of them. In their last three games as the underdog, Southern Utah has a record of 1-2. As of today’s game, Southern Utah has a 0-2 ATS record. Including games from last season, they are 5-4 ATS over their last ten games.
Southern Utah’s games have, on average, featured 161 points per game leading to an over/under record of 2-0-0. Their average over/under line is currently 140.5 points so far. When looking at the Thunderbirds’ last three games, their over/under record is 2-0, with their games averaging 88 points per game.
Coming off a good offensive performance, Southern Utah’s offense scored 84 points against Utah State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 50.8%, and they went 11/16 from the free-throw line. Prophet Johnson is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 16.3 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Dominick Ford brings a PPG average of 15.7 into the game.
Facing Louisiana Tech, Southern Utah aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 79.7 points allowed per game (169th). Against Utah State in their most recent game, the Southern Utah defense gave up a total of 93 points while allowing Utah State to hit 63% of their shots.
Does Louisiana Tech Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?
In their previous five home games, which includes last year, Louisiana Tech has a home record of 2-3. Southern Utah enters the game with an overall record of 1-1. With a current ATS record of 1-1, Louisiana Tech heads into today’s game. Looking back at their previous three games, the team has a 1-1 ATS record and an average scoring margin of +7.
Looking at their over/under performance through two games, Louisiana Tech has an over/under record of 1-1-0, with their games averaging 145 points per game on average. When looking at the Bulldogs’ last three games, their over/under record is 2-0, with their games averaging 83 points per game.
The Louisiana Tech offense is coming off a game in which they scored 73 points vs. Louisiana-Monroe. Overall their field goal percentage was 43.1% while connecting on 9 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Jaylin Henderson, who holds an average of 17.3 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Isaiah Crawford is averaging 17 points per game this season.
In the current season, the Louisiana Tech defense has excelled, sitting 36th in the nation by allowing 62.3 points per game. Against Louisiana-Monroe in their most recent game, the Louisiana Tech defense gave up a total of 63 points while allowing Louisiana-Monroe to hit 36% of their shots.