The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (1-0) get their home schedule underway at Thomas Assembly Center against the Sam Houston State Bearkats (2-0). The game begins at 5 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 11, 2018.
Sam Houston State Bearkats vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Betting Odds
Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Bulldogs beat the Wichita State Shockers 71-58, while the Bearkats had no trouble getting past the Southwestern University Pirates 94-56.
Sam Houston State dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 46.5 and a turnover percentage of 13.1. For those same stats, Southwestern University had marks of 15.9 and 23.8, respectively. Louisiana Tech, on the other hand, dominated nearly every facet of their game. They had a free throw rate of 0.460 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 35.7. For those same stats, Wichita State had marks of 0.204 and 22.9, respectively. Louisiana Tech was lifted by Amorie Archibald, who recorded 14 points and nine rebounds. Albert Almanza, meanwhile played well for Sam Houston State, putting up 11 points and nine rebounds.
Second-chance opportunities might be scarce for Louisiana Tech in this contest. The Bulldogs rank 218th in offensive rebounding percentage (27.8 percent), while Sam Houston State ranks 48th in defensive rebounding percentage (74.6 percent) dating back to the 2017-18 season.
Sam Houston State Bearkats vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Odds Pick
Prediction: SU Winner – Sam Houston State, ATS Winner – Sam Houston State, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2017-Present):
- Louisiana Tech ranks 40th in three pointers allowed per game (19.4) while Sam Houston State ranks 269th (24.3).
- The Bearkats average 15.0 assists per game, which ranks 75th in the nation. The Bulldogs rank 147th in assists allowed per game (13.2).
- The Bulldogs rank 84th in blocks per game (3.9) while the Bearkats rank 269th (1.8).
- Sam Houston State ranks 43rd in rebounds per game (38.5) while Louisiana Tech ranks 209th (34.6).