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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 2/23/2023 Picks, Predictions and Tips

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 2/23/2023 Picks, Predictions and Tips

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are set to face the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in an upcoming NCAAB game at E.A. Diddle Arena in KY on Thursday, February 23, 2023, at 9:00 PM ET. In their most recent match, the Bulldogs suffered a 74-67 loss to the Charlotte 49ers in a home game. During the game, the Bulldogs scored 67 points, making 25 of their 58 shots from the field (43.1%) and 6 of 22 shots from beyond the arc (27.3%). Despite the loss, Keaston Willis, a junior guard, showed impressive performance with 17 points, three rebounds, one assist, four steals, and 2 turnovers before fouling out after playing for 35 minutes.

However, their defense was quite disappointing throughout the game, allowing Charlotte to score 62.2% of their shots from the field, 50% from beyond the arc, and take 12 trips to the foul line. In contrast, the 49ers finished with 20 assists on 28 made field goals. Despite this, the Bulldogs managed to finish with six steals, three blocks, and 11 forced turnovers.

  • Louisiana Tech is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 matches with Western Kentucky.
  • The Bulldogs are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games against the Hilltoppers.
  • The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games on the road.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 2/23/2023 Picks, Predictions and Tips

In an impressive performance on the road, the Rice Owls defeated the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 83-77. The Owls showcased their offensive prowess, shooting 43.9 percent from the field and 34.5 percent from beyond the arc. Junior guard Dayvion McKnight was the standout player for Rice, tallying 21 points, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal, and four turnovers in 32 minutes of play.

However, the Owls struggled on defense as they allowed Western Kentucky to score at least 40 points in each half. Despite shooting 44.3 percent from the field and 37 percent from beyond the arc, Rice’s defense had difficulty containing the Hilltoppers. Western Kentucky utilized their size advantage to record six blocks, while also managing to keep their turnovers low with only 3 steals.

  • The total went OVER in 4 of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers’ last 5 games at home.
  • Western Kentucky is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home against Louisiana Tech.
  • The total went OVER in 8 of Western Kentucky’s last 9 games against an opponent in the Conference USA.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. The NCAAB pick for this game is the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. In the college basketball world, KenPom’s modified efficiency margin ranks Louisiana Tech 150th with a +1.47 rating, while Western Kentucky has a -0.08 rating and sits at 170th place. In terms of defensive performance, Louisiana Tech has allowed an average of 75.5 points per game in their last four matches, while Western Kentucky has surrendered 80 points per game over their last three games. Despite being on the road, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are favored to win this game and cover the spread. Our predicted score is 73-69 for the Bulldogs.

NCAAB Starting Time: 9:00 PM (EDT)

Location: E.A. Diddle Arena, KY

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023


NCAAB Odds: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs +4.5

NCAAB Totals: 143.5

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