Liberty Flames (11-6) vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (11-6)
Liberty Flames vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 1/14/24 – A compelling encounter awaits NCAA Men’s Basketball fans as the Liberty Flames, with an 11-6 record, face off against the equally matched Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, also at 11-6. This game, scheduled for Sunday at the Thomas Assembly Center and televised on ESP2, promises to be a thrilling showdown. With both teams having identical records, expert NCAAB game tips are in high demand to predict the outcome of this evenly matched contest.
The Liberty Flames have shown steady improvement over recent games, hitting 1H Game Total Over in 19 of 33 contests and 8 out of 14 away contests going OVER on both Game Total and Team Total respectively. Yet their performance against 1H Moneyline and Moneyline indicates some difficulty sustaining an early and overall lead during away contests.
Conversely, Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have shown impressive home game strength. By hitting 1H Moneyline 16 times out of 30 matches over their last 30 contests they have demonstrated a powerful start in most matches while their home game trends suggest high scoring games with Game Total, Team Total, and 1H Game Total all going OVER more often than not over the past 13 home matches.
Liberty Flames vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 1/14/24 Game Info
|Sunday, January 14, 2024, at 3:00 PM ET
|Thomas Assembly Center
Kyle Rode (Forward) vs. Isaiah Crawford (Forward)
Liberty forward Kyle Rode is averaging 13 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game while shooting efficiently from the field and from three (36.7%). He provides valuable floor spacing and offensive production for the Flames. However,, Rode could struggle defensively matching up with Crawford who has a more well-rounded stat line of 14.8 points, 6 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.1 steals.
Isaiah Crawford makes an impact on both ends of the court for Louisiana Tech. He leads the Bulldogs in scoring thanks to his versatile inside-outside offense. Additionally, Crawford is disruptive on the defensive side, able to guard multiple positions. His ability to stuff the stat sheet and make plays on both sides of the ball gives Crawford an edge over Rode in their individual matchup.
Crawford holds the edge statistically with better all-around numbers. He outscores and outrebounds Rode while nearly matching him in assists. Crawford also holds a significant defensive advantage with his ability to rack up steals and blocks. His impressive statistical profile makes him likely to outperform Rode in this individual matchup
NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
The betting odds and point spread, yet to be determined, will be essential in evaluating the expected game dynamics. These odds will provide valuable insights for bettors and fans alike.
Liberty Flames Betting Trends
The Flames have gone over the first half total in 19 of their last 33 games, showing a tendency to start games hot on offense. However, Liberty has gone under the full game total in 6 of their last 14 road matchups. Liberty has failed to cover the first half spread in 14 of 32 contests but they’ve covered the full game spread in 7 of 14 away matchups.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Betting Trends
Louisiana Tech has gone over both the first half and full game totals in 8 of their previous 13 home contests. They’ve also covered the spread in 8 of those 13 games as well. The Bulldogs moneyline has cashed in 16 of their last 30 matchups overall. But drilling down further, Tech is 8-5 straight up in their last 13 games at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Liberty Flames vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 1/14/24 Betting Picks
Based on the analysis and betting trends, this matchup seems poised for a high-scoring game, with both teams demonstrating a tendency to exceed total points expectations. Louisiana Tech’s strong home performance, particularly in the first half, might give them an edge over Liberty.
In terms of betting picks, Louisiana Tech might be the safer choice, especially considering their home record. Potential prop bets could include individual performances, particularly focusing on the contributions of Rode and Crawford. The over/under bet seems to lean towards the OVER, given both teams’ scoring trends. For top handicapper selections, consider the home court advantage and scoring abilities of both teams.
Free Pick and Prediction: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 78, Liberty Flames 74