Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs UL Monroe Warhawks Prediction, 12/22/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs UL Monroe Warhawks
Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Location: Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Louisiana Tech (-9)
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (6-2) travel to Fant-Ewing Coliseum on Tuesday where they'll meet the UL Monroe Warhawks (2-4). Louisiana Tech opens this matchup as 9-point favorites. The over/under opens at 134.
Louisiana Tech steps onto the court with a record of 6-2 this year. They are turning it over 12.5 times per contest and as a unit they commit 16.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Louisiana Tech is grabbing 39.0 boards per contest and has accounted for 101 dimes for the year, which ranks 88th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Bulldogs are connecting on 36.5% on 3-pointers (65 of 178) and 66.3% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 75.6 points per game (134th in D-1) while hitting 43.5% from the floor. On the defensive end of the court, the Bulldogs are forcing their opponents into 14.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.3 fouls. They concede 32.7% on three-point shots while they are 133rd in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (67.6). The Bulldogs defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 41.4% (198 of 478) and they concede 37.8 boards per game as a basketball team. They rank 187th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 79 relinquished for the campaign.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs faced off with the Lamar Cardinals and took home the win by a score of 86-57 in their last game. Louisiana Tech walked away from the game with a 47.1% field goal percentage (33 out of 70) and made 7 of 21 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Bulldogs buried 13 of their 20 shots for a percentage of 65.0%. With regard to getting rebounds, they compiled 40 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 18 assists for this game as well as getting 6 steals and 6 blocked shots. Pertaining to defense, Louisiana Tech allowed the other team to go 47.1% from the floor on 33 out of 70. Lamar totaled 7 dimes and 5 steals in this matchup. In addition, the Cardinals collected 31 boards (5 offensive, 26 defensive) and had 6 blocked shots. Lamar ended up going 78.9% at the free throw line by burying 15 of 19 tries. They converted 2 of their 21 attempts from beyond the arc.
Kalob Ledoux is one guy who had an impact in the game. He accumulated 10 points on 3 of 12 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 30 minutes and also pulled down 4 rebounds. Ledoux walked away from this one shooting 25.0% from the floor and also totaled 2 assists. An additional guy that played a role in this game for the Bulldogs was Amorie Archibald. He snagged 3 boards and also tallied 6 assists. He finished 50.0% from the floor in this matchup via 6-of-12 (14 points). Overall, Archibald played 26 min.
UL Monroe has a mark of 2-4 on the campaign. The Warhawks commit 16.7 personal fouls per contest and they go 66.7% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 11.5 times per contest (276th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 13.7 times per game. UL Monroe has tallied 388 points on the year (64.7 per contest) and they average 34.3 boards per contest. As an offensive team, the Warhawks are hitting on 39.8% from the field, which ranks them 309th in Division 1. The Warhawks on the defensive side of the court are 163rd in the country in PPG surrendered with 69.5. The UL Monroe defense concedes 37.7% on shots from distance (49 of 130) and their opposition knocks down 64.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 11.7 dimes and 39.3 boards per game, which has them ranked 109th and 284th in college basketball. They are able to force 14.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.0% from the floor (164th in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the UL Monroe Warhawks took a defeat with a final score of 60-47 against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. The Warhawks were able to snag 23 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 31 for this game. They turned away 4 tries while earning 2 steals for the matchup. The Golden Eagles had 15 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Warhawks to the charity stripe for 7 attempts. They were able to bury 5 of the free throws for a percentage of 71.4%. When talking about shots from beyond the perimeter, UL Monroe made 6 out of their 21 attempts (28.6%). Overall, the Warhawks shot 18 out of 51 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 35.3%. The Warhawks allowed the Golden Eagles to knock down 20 of their 58 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 34.5% in this matchup. They shot 30.4% from 3-point land by going 7 out of 23 and ended up shooting 13 out of 18 from the free throw line (72.2%). Regarding rebounds, UL Monroe permitted Southern Miss to grab 36 in total (11 offensive).
Erie Olonade played a lot for the Warhawks in the game. He converted 3 out of 6 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, which gave him 8 points. Olonade grabbed 2 rebounds in his 21 mins and totaled 2 dimes for the matchup. An additional guy who was a determining factor for UL Monroe was Russell Harrison. He left the arena with 9 points in his 29 minutes on the hardwood via 2 of 12 shooting for the game. Harrison finished going 16.7% from the floor while also totaling 2 assists and 4 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Louisiana Tech (-9)
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