Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Colorado State Rams Prediction, 3/28/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Colorado State Rams
Date: Sunday, March 28, 2021
Location: Comerica Center in Frisco, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Louisiana Tech (+1)
The Colorado State Rams (20-7) play the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (23-8) at Comerica Center on Sunday in the NIT Consolation. Colorado State opens this contest as 1-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 141.
Louisiana Tech comes into this one with a mark of 23-8 on the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.7 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 15.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Louisiana Tech is pulling down 38.3 boards per contest and is sitting with 399 dimes this year, which is 49th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Bulldogs are shooting 34.3% on shots from beyond the arc (231 of 673) and 68.7% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 73.0 pts per game (122nd in college basketball) while hitting 44.3% from the field. Defensively, the Bulldogs are forcing 13.5 turnovers every game and they draw 18.1 fouls. They currently rank 286th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 367 conceded this season. The Bulldogs defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 40.2% (732 of 1,822) and they surrender 35.2 boards per contest as a team. They give up 30.0% on 3-pointers while they are 48th in D-1 in PPG from their opponents (65.2).
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs played the Mississippi State Bulldogs and took a loss by a final of 84-62 in their last game. Louisiana Tech wrapped up the contest with a 37.7% FG percentage (23 out of 61) and made 7 of their 26 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Bulldogs converted 9 of 15 tries for a rate of 60.0%. With regard to getting rebounds, they compiled 19 with 5 of them being offensive. They also dished out 19 assists for the matchup as well as creating 14 turnovers and having 7 steals. In terms of defending, Louisiana Tech allowed 55.8% from the floor on 29 out of 52 shooting. Mississippi State earned 14 assists and had 6 steals in this game. Furthurmore, Mississippi State grabbed 37 boards (10 offensive, 27 defensive) and got 5 rejections. Mississippi State finished the contest at 66.7% at the free throw line by making 16 of 24 attempts. They knocked down 10 of 20 tries from three-point range.
Kenneth Lofton is someone who was a factor in the game. He recorded 20 points on 7 out of 14 shooting. He played 30 minutes and also snagged 10 rebounds. Lofton finished 50.0% from the floor and also distributed 3 dimes. One more player that was a factor in this contest for the Bulldogs was Kalob Ledoux. He snagged 1 rebound in his 27 minutes on the court. He finished 50.0% from the floor in the game via 4-of-8 (11 points). When all was said and done, Ledoux accounted for 1 assist.
Colorado State has a mark of 20-7 on the year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Rams are hitting on 46.6% from the field, which ranks 63rd in Division 1. Colorado State has accounted for 1,998 pts for the year (74.0 per game) and they average 34.6 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.5 times per game (87th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.4 times per game. The Rams are responsible for committing 16.6 fouls per contest and they connect on 79.4% from the charity stripe. The Rams on the defensive end are ranked 64th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 66.5. They have allowed 13.1 assists and 33.5 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 198th and 103rd in those defensive categories. The Colorado State defense concedes 30.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (212 of 685) and their opponents are converting on 64.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing 13.7 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.9% from the field (96th in the nation).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Colorado State Rams took a defeat with a final score of 90-67 against the Memphis Tigers. The Rams were able to pull down 16 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 21 for the contest. They also turned the ball over 13 times, while recording 5 steals in the game. The Tigers had 17 personal fouls in this contest which took the Rams to the charity stripe for 23 tries. They were able to knock down 18 of them for a clip of 78.3%. When it comes to shooting from 3-point land, Colorado State converted 9 out of 27 attempts (33.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Rams went 20 out of 52 from the field which gave them a rate of 38.5%. The Rams permitted the Tigers to convert 34 of 61 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 55.7% for this contest. They went 51.9% from three-point range by shooting 14 of 27 and finished the game at 8 of 9 from the free throw line (88.9%). Regarding attacking the glass, Colorado State permitted Memphis to get 36 in all (10 on the offensive side).
David Roddy ended up being a factor for the Rams for the matchup. He made 5 out of 14 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 35.7%, and added 7 rebounds. Roddy had 18 points in his 35 mins on the court and had 3 assists for the game. One more player that was pivotal for Colorado State was Isaiah Stevens. He accumulated 4 dimes in 39 mins on the court, and he knocked down 7 of 12 from the floor. Stevens ended the game having shot 58.3% from the floor while also contributing 17 points but didn't pull down a board.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Colorado State (-1)
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