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FAU Owls at Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 2/15/20 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Game Details

Game Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Florida Atlantic Owls
Date & Time Saturday February 15, 2020, 3:00 PM (EST)
Location
Thomas Assembly Center Ruston, LA
Latest odds
LT -11.5 Total 133.5
TV Channel
ESPN+

The Florida Atlantic Owls are on the road for a matchup with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.  The Owls are (14-12), coming off a 68-66 road loss to Southern Miss.  The Bulldogs are (18-7), after getting past FIU, 60-57. 

In the Owls loss to Southern Miss, Florida Atlantic was guided throughout the game by Jailyn Ingram.  Ingram collected 21 points, 8 rebounds, and 1 assist.  The Owls shot 42% from the floor and 18% from distance.  The difference in the game came from the foul line, as the Owls were out scored 15 to 7.  Florida Atlantic led 33-31 at the half.

Cornelius Taylor leads the Owls this season, with 12.1 points per game and 2 assists.  Ingram is totaling just below 11 points and 5 rebounds per contest. Michael Forrest is adding 9.7 points and 1,1 steals per contest.

In the Bulldogs win over FIU, Louisiana Tech was led on offense by Amorie Archibald.  Archibald recorded 17 points, 3 rebounds, and 1 assist.  The Bulldogs connected on just 38% from the floor and 16% from deep.  The Bulldogs were able to collect 16 offensive rebounds, while forcing 16 turnovers, which led to Louisiana Tech attempting 5 more shots from the floor.  The Bulldogs had just 8 assists on 24 made baskets. 

The Bulldogs have 3 players averaging double figures, led by DaQuan Bracey.  Bracey is recording 12.4 points, 2 rebounds, and 3 assists per contest. Archibald and Kalob Ledoux are both averaging more than 11 points and 3 rebounds per game.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Owls are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games.
  • Owls are 0-5 SU in their last 5 road games.
  • The under is 5-1 in Owls last 6 games.
  • Bulldogs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
  • Bulldogs are 12-4 SU in their last 16 games.
  • The over is 5-2 in Bulldogs last 7 games.
Free Pick:
LA TECH BULLDOGS -11.5

The Owls are towards the bottom in C-USA, while the Bulldogs are sitting at 3rd place.  Florida Atlantic has struggled on the road, having gone 2-9 on the road.  Louisiana Tech has done well protecting their home court, posting a 12-1 record thus far.  The Owls have been poor on offense, averaging less than 63 points when on the road, that ranks 287th in offensive production.  This does not bode well for the Owls, when facing a Bulldogs team that is 5th in scoring defense at home, allowing less than 56 per game.  I'll side with Bulldogs to cover against a below average road team.  Final score prediction, Louisiana Tech will win and cover, 72-56. 

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