Southern Utah Thunderbirds (1-2) vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (2-1)
As the NCAA men’s basketball season advances, one matchup that is gaining attention among NCAAB betting picks enthusiasts is between the Southern Utah Thunderbirds and Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Tuesday at 4:00 PM ET at Thomas Assembly Center and broadcast on ESP+ – featuring two teams who boast respective records of 1-2 and 2-1 respectively. It promises an interesting contrast in team dynamics and player performances between them both.
Southern Utah Thunderbirds despite an underwhelming start to their season have demonstrated an effective offensive presence, scoring 82.8 points per game with a field goal percentage of 46.5% and averaged 8.5 three-pointers per game and free throw percentage of 72.5%. Unfortunately, their defense and discipline on court could be an area for concern as evidenced by 13.3 turnovers per game and 18.4 fouls committed per contest.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs display a more balanced approach between offense and defense, averaging 72.2 points per game with an effective field goal percentage of 44.2%; they maintain a solid defensive stance by averaging 7.9 steals and 2.6 blocks per game on defense, but may have trouble keeping pace in high scoring games due to lower rebounding and assist averages than their counterparts from Southern Utah Thunderbirds.
Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Game Info
|Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at 4:00 PM ET
|Thomas Assembly Center
Prophet Johnson (Guard) vs. Jaylin Henderson (Guard)
Prophet Johnson of Southern Utah has been an outstanding performer this season, averaging 16.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2 assists per game across three games. His 51.5% field goal percentage and 82.4% free throw rate demonstrate his efficiency while his 25% three point field goal percentage may limit him.
Jaylin Henderson of Louisiana Tech stands out with a 17.3-point average and remarkable 57.1% field goal percentage, making him an invaluable piece for their Bulldogs. Additionally, his 92.9% free throw and 53.8% 3-point field goal percentages present them with an additional threat both inside and beyond the arc.
When Johnson and Henderson compete against each other, their performances could change the game dramatically. Johnson’s ability to drive and score could make an impactful statement about which team wins or loses; both performances could drastically change offensive strategies and game flow.
NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -1000, Total Odds: 147
The current betting odds favor Louisiana Tech Bulldogs with a -1000 moneyline, reflecting their stronger start to the season and balanced team performance. The total odds set at 147 points suggest a high-scoring game, aligning with both teams’ offensive capabilities.
Southern Utah Thunderbirds Betting Trends
Southern Utah’s betting trends indicate a trend for high-scoring games, as evidenced by 6 of their last 7 total OVER games. Unfortunately, their road record (1-5 SU in their last six) and Tuesday performance (1-13 SU in 14 Tuesday road games) might cause cause concern among bettors.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Betting Trends
LLouisiana Tech has shown impressive trends both against the spread (4-1 ATS in their last five games) and in high-scoring home games, going over in 5 of their last 5 at home (total going OVER for 4 of those 5). Their overall SU record over their last 13 matches may show some inconsistency, while their performance during November (6-1 SU in 7 matches) suggests an upswing.
Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 11/21/23 Betting Picks
Analysis and trends indicate this game could turn into an explosive scorer’s fest with Louisiana Tech taking an edge due to their balanced attack and solid defensive record at home, giving them the edge in this matchup. The Bulldogs seem like the safer bet here.
Betting wise, Louisiana Tech may be the more tempting pick due to their recent ATS record and Southern Utah’s struggles away from home. Prop bets on total points could prove interesting given both teams’ tendency towards high-scoring games; best online betting strategy might involve taking Louisiana Tech to cover the spread while betting OVER on total points.