Louisiana Tech vs. Florida International C-USA Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, March 8, 2023
The No. 10 seed Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (14-17, 7-13 C-USA) are 1-point favorites in C-USA Tournament over the No. 7 seed Florida International Panthers (14-17, 8-12 C-USA) on Wednesday at Ford Center at The Star. The contest starts at 9:00 PM and airs on ESPN+, with both teams hoping to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The point total is set at 141.5 for the matchup.
Louisiana Tech vs. Florida International Odds
- Louisiana Tech odds to win: -109
- Florida International odds to win: -110
- Spread: Louisiana Tech (-1)
- Total: 141.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
- Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: Frisco, Texas
- Venue: Ford Center at The Star
Who Will Win Louisiana Tech vs. Florida International?
Louisiana Tech and Florida International Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Louisiana Tech is 7-6 against the spread when favored by 1 point or more this season.
Florida International is 11-8 against the spread when an underdog by 1 point or more this year.
These two teams average a combined 145.8 points per game, 4.3 more points than the over/under of 141.5 set for this matchup.
Opponents of the two teams average a combined 3.4 more points per game (144.9) than this game’s total of 141.5 points.
The average point total in Louisiana Tech’s games this season is 1.3 more points than the total of 141.5 in this matchup.
The average point total for the Panthers this year is 6.4 points higher than this game’s over/under.
So far this season, the Bulldogs have put together a 15-14-0 record against the spread.
The Panthers’ ATS record is 15-14-0 this year.
Louisiana Tech Stats & Insights
Louisiana Tech’s +86 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 2.8 points per game) is a result of scoring 72.8 points per game (155th in college basketball) while giving up 70 per outing (176th in college basketball).
Louisiana Tech wins the rebound battle by 2.2 boards on average. It records 31 rebounds per game, which ranks 232nd in college basketball, while its opponents grab 28.8 per outing.
The Bulldogs knock down 8.7 three-pointers per game (52nd in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 8.5. They shoot 34.7% from deep while their opponents hit 37.1% from long range.
Louisiana Tech ranks 169th in college basketball by averaging 94.2 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 156th in college basketball, allowing 90.7 points per 100 possessions.
The Bulldogs average 75.8 points per game in home games, compared to 68.5 points per game in road games, a difference of 7.3 points per contest.
Florida International Stats & Insights
Florida International has been outscored by 1.9 points per game (posting 73 points per game, 148th in college basketball, while allowing 74.9 per outing, 311th in college basketball) and has a -60 scoring differential.
The 28.3 rebounds per game Florida International accumulates rank 333rd in the nation, 6.4 fewer than the 34.7 its opponents collect.
Florida International connects on 6.8 three-pointers per game (244th in college basketball), 1.9 fewer than its opponents.
Florida International scores 90.5 points per 100 possessions (261st in college basketball), while giving up 92.9 points per 100 possessions (225th in college basketball).
At home, the Panthers average 78.1 points per game. On the road, they score 66.
Louisiana Tech Key Players to Watch
The Bulldogs leader in points and assists is Cobe Williams, who scores 18.8 points per game along with four assists.
Louisiana Tech’s best rebounder is Isaiah Crawford, who averages 5.2 boards per game in addition to his 13.6 PPG average.
The Bulldogs get the most three-point shooting production out of Keaston Willis, who makes 2.5 threes per game.
Williams is Louisiana Tech’s leader in steals, averaging two steals per game, while Kenny Hunter leads them in blocks with one per contest.
Florida International Key Players to Watch
Denver Jones is the top scorer for the Panthers with 20 points per game. He also tacks on 3.8 rebounds and two assists per game to his statistics.
Nick Guadarrama puts up a stat line of 4.2 rebounds, 7.3 points and 1.9 assists per game for Florida International to take the top rebound spot on the team. Arturo Dean has the top spot for assists with 3.7 per game, adding 11.6 points and 4.1 rebounds per outing.
Jones is the top scorer from the three-point line for the Panthers, hitting two threes per game.
Florida International’s leader in steals is Dean with 2.5 per game, and its leader in blocks is Mohamed Sanogo with 1.2 per game.
Louisiana Tech vs. Florida International Prediction
- Pick ATS:
Louisiana Tech (-1)
- Pick OU:
Louisiana Tech 73, Florida International 72
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