Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs UTSA Roadrunners Prediction, 1/8/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs UTSA Roadrunners
Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022
Location: UTSA Convocation Center in San Antonio, TX
UTSA Convocation Center is where the UTSA Roadrunners (7-7) will try to defeat the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (11-3) on Saturday.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs stepped onto the hardwood against Western Kentucky and notched a win by a score of 74-73 in their last game. Regarding personal fouls, the Bulldogs ended up with 17 while Western Kentucky recorded 20 personal fouls. They knocked down 13 of 22 attempts from 3-point range. Western Kentucky finished 66.7% at the charity stripe by converting 8 of their 12 attempts. On top of that, Western Kentucky collected 32 rebounds (4 offensive, 28 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Western Kentucky dished out 14 assists and had 3 steals in the matchup. In terms of defending, Louisiana Tech allowed the other team to go 46.4% from the floor on 26 out of 56 shooting. They also doled out 18 assists in the game in addition to forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In the matter of grabbing boards, they compiled 34 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. At the free throw line, the Bulldogs knocked down 15 of their 20 tries for a percentage of 75.0%. Louisiana Tech finished the game with a 38.7% field goal percentage (24 of 62) and knocked down 11 of 30 shots from beyond the arc.
Kenneth Lofton is a guy who had an impact for this contest. He went 40.0% from the floor and dished out 3 dimes. He played 36 minutes and also totaled 11 rebounds. He totaled 22 points on 6 out of 15 shooting.
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Louisiana Tech steps onto the court with a mark of 11-3 for the campaign. They have an average of 80.1 points per outing (33rd in college basketball) while hitting 46.6% from the field. The Bulldogs are connecting on 32.3% on shots beyond the perimeter (118 of 365) and 73.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, Louisiana Tech is pulling down 38.1 boards per game and is sitting with 216 dimes on the year, which is 62nd in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 11.3 times per game and as a group are committing 14.7 fouls per contest.
When they are on the defensive end, the Bulldogs are able to force 14.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.9 fouls. They rank 285th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 192 relinquished on the season. The Bulldogs are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.3% (354 of 858) and they surrender 36.1 rebounds per game as a group. They give up 32.8% on 3-pointers while they are 219th in college hoops in PPG allowed (69.6).
When they last stepped on the court, the UTSA Roadrunners got the victory with a final of 101-48 when they faced Dallas Christian. The Roadrunners were able to corral 41 defensive rebounds and 20 offensive rebounds for a total of 61 for the contest. They coughed up the ball 21 times, while getting 7 steals for the matchup. Dallas Christian was called for 16 fouls in this contest which got the Roadrunners to the free throw line for 12 shots. They were able to convert 10 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 83.3%. Regarding shots from beyond the arc, UTSA made 17 of 37 attempts (45.9%). At the conclusion of this game, the Roadrunners finished 37 for 76 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 48.7%. The Roadrunners permitted Dallas Christian to knock down 18 out of their 69 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 26.1% in the matchup. They wrapped up this game 30.8% from distance by hitting 8 of 26 and ended up going 4 out of 6 at the charity stripe (66.7%). Regarding rebounding, UTSA allowed Dallas Christian to pull down 25 in total (7 on the offensive glass).
Darius McNeill was important for the Roadrunners for the matchup. He converted 5 out of 8 for the game for a field goal percentage of 62.5%, and had 9 rebounds. He scored 13 points in his 17 mins on the court and totaled 3 dimes in this game.
UTSA has a win-loss record of 7-7 on the season. As an offense, the Roadrunners are shooting 38.4% from the field, which has them ranked 347th in college basketball. UTSA has totaled 976 pts so far this year (69.7 per contest) and they grab 40.9 boards per contest. They are getting an assist 11.6 times per contest (288th in the country) and they are turning it over 13.1 times per contest. The Roadrunners are responsible for committing 15.1 personal fouls every game and they connect on 71.6% from the charity stripe.
The UTSA defense concedes 34.3% on shots from beyond the arc (112 of 327) and opponents are connecting on 59.2% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 14.7 dimes and 39.6 boards per contest, which is 312th and 340th in D-1. The Roadrunners on defense are ranked 246th in college hoops in points given up per game with 71.0. They have forced 14.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 44.0% from the field (261st in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Louisiana Tech
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