Southern Utah Thunderbirds (1-2) vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (2-1)
Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 11/21/23 – As the NCAA Men’s Basketball season heats up, Southern Utah Thunderbirds and Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will square off in an engaging contest that highlights college basketball’s unpredictable nature and unpredictable outcomes. South Utah currently holds an unfavorable 1-2 record while Louisiana Tech currently boasts an improved 2-1 mark; both sides appear likely to make strides toward bettering their standings through this matchup, making this contest all the more exciting for fans looking for no-cost NCAAB predictions.
Southern Utah Thunderbirds have displayed mixed performances so far. Averaging 82.8 points per game and boasting an impressive field goal percentage of 46.5% with 35.3% from three-point range, their offensive capabilities stand out. Yet their defensive game may pose some concern as evidenced by their 1-2 record and road performance needs improvement as an average of 13.3 turnovers occur per game against Louisiana Tech’s defense.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have been more reliable. Averaging 72.2 points per game, with 44.2% field goal percentage and 34.5% 3-point success rate from beyond the arc field goals made, Louisiana Tech’s strength lies in their balanced play and ability to maintain control under pressure as evidenced by having 13.7 less turnovers per game than Southern Utah and their home game statistics showing four of their last five home total going over indicates they hold an edge in this matchup.
Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 11/21/23 Game Info
|When:||Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at 4:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Thomas Assembly Center|
Prophet Johnson (Guard) vs. Jaylin Henderson (Guard)
Prophet Johnson has been an invaluable asset for the Thunderbirds, averaging 16.3 points while playing an impressive 31.7 minutes per game. His shooting accuracy (51.5% field goal percentage), contribution (4.7 rebounds and 2 assists per game) and 2-point 3-point shooting (25% of attempts per game), could all prove crucial against Louisiana Tech’s defense. However, 3-point shooting (25% of attempts per game) and turnovers (2.3 per game) remain areas of concern against them.
Jaylin Henderson of the Bulldogs shows slightly superior scoring ability with 17.3 points per game on average, as evidenced by his outstanding 57.1% field goal percentage and 53.8% 3-point percentages – these indicate his efficient shooting style and his efficiency on the court despite playing less minutes than Johnson (92.9% free throw accuracy).
When these two guards collide, it will be an epic contest of offensive proficiency versus defensive strategy. Johnson will play an instrumental role for Southern Utah while Henderson may sway things in Louisiana Tech’s favor with his scoring ability.
NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -1000, Total Odds: 147
The betting odds favor Louisiana Tech heavily, with a -13 point spread reflecting their perceived dominance, particularly at home. The total odds at 147 suggest a high-scoring game, aligning with both teams’ offensive tendencies.
Southern Utah Thunderbirds Betting Trends
Southern Utah’s betting trends reveal their offensive strength, with the total going OVER in 6 of their last 7 games. However, their road game struggles (1-5 SU in their last 6 road games) and a worrying Tuesday record (1-13 SU in their last 14 Tuesday road games) indicate potential vulnerabilities against a strong home team like Louisiana Tech.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Betting Trends
Louisiana Tech’s recent form (4-1 ATS in their last 5 games) and their impressive home game performance (the total going OVER in their last 5 home games) position them favorably in this matchup. Their record against Western Athletic conference opponents (5-0 in the last 5 games) further solidifies their stance as the favorites.
Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 11/21/23 Betting Picks
Based on the analysis and betting trends, Louisiana Tech seems to hold the upper hand in this matchup. Their balanced attack and stronger defense, coupled with home advantage, give them a significant edge. Southern Utah’s offensive firepower cannot be underestimated, but their less consistent defense and poor road record may hinder their chances.
For those seeking handicapper reviews and betting insights, this game presents an interesting dynamic. The Bulldogs’ strong ATS record and the Thunderbirds’ tendency to push games over the point total suggest a potential win for Louisiana Tech, covering the spread.