Western Kentucky vs Louisiana Tech: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 8, 2021

Posted By Staff on January 8, 2021

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are  favorites as they attempt to extend a four-game home winning streak when they host the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Friday, January 8 at E. A. Diddle Arena. The contest airs at 8:00 PM ET. The matchup’s point total is .

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of January 8, 2021, 2:14 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Western Kentucky Betting Information

  • The Hilltoppers are under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 3-8
  • When favored by at least 6 points, the Hilltoppers are 0-5 against the spread in 2020-21.
  • Western Kentucky and its opponents have gone over the set total in only 5 of 11 games this season (45.5%).

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Western Kentucky Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Charles Bassey 10 16.3 11.1 0.8 0.3 3.2 0.2
Taveion Hollingsworth 11 15.1 3.3 2.2 1.5 0.1 0.5
Josh Anderson 11 9.7 3.2 1.1 2.0 0.5 0.5
Luke Frampton 11 8.4 2.3 1.5 0.2 0.0 2.3
Jordan Rawls 11 8.1 1.6 1.3 0.5 0.0 0.7

Louisiana Tech Betting Information

  • The Bulldogs have generally come up short ATS this season, with a 4-5 record.
  • The Bulldogs hold an even 3-3 record against the spread this season when they enter a game as at least a 6-point underdog.
  • Six of the Bulldogs nine games (66.7%) this season have covered the over/under.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Louisiana Tech Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kalob Ledoux 11 12.8 4.3 0.9 0.5 0.0 2.0
Isaiah Crawford 11 10.5 4.6 1.1 0.5 0.3 1.0
Kenneth Lofton Jr. 11 10.5 6.6 1.0 0.8 0.4 0.0
Amorie Archibald 11 9.4 3.2 2.2 1.3 0.2 1.4
JaColby Pemberton 11 9.0 7.0 1.6 0.4 0.4 1.0

Total Facts

  • Western Kentucky’s games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Friday’s matchup over/under (143.5 points) in 63.6% of opportunities (seven out of 11 matchups).
  • Four Louisiana Tech games this year (36.4% of its matchups) finished with a final score greater than Friday’s over/under of 143.5 points.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 150.5 points per game, 7.0 points more than the over/under of 143.5 for this matchup.
  • This game’s over/under is 3.3 fewer points than the 140.2 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • This season, the average total for Hilltoppers games is 148.3 points, 4.8 more than the over/under of 143.5 points for this contest.
  • Bulldogs games have an over/under of 142.5 points this season, 1.0 point fewer than the total points bet for this contest.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/27/2020 Western Kentucky Western Kentucky -1 139.5 -119 -103 Regular Season 95-91 W KY
2/6/2020 Louisiana Tech Western Kentucky -1.5 142 -123 +100 Regular Season 65-54 W KY
1/26/2019 N/A Louisiana Tech N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 62-50 LATECH

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