Looking to win big? The Bulldogs and Flames face off at 8:00 ET on ESPNU. The Flames are hosting the game at Liberty Arena in Lynchburg, VA. The over/under for this game is set at 134.5 points, and Liberty is favored by -2 vs. Louisiana Tech in a Conference USA conference matchup.

LOUISIANA TECH BULLDOGS VS LIBERTY FLAMES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Liberty Flames -2

This game will be played at Liberty Arena at 8:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.

WHY BET THE LIBERTY FLAMES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Flames.
  • Not only will Liberty pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 134.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will the Louisiana Tech Defense Show Up on the Road?

Heading into tonight's game against Liberty, Louisiana Tech is 16-7 overall and 6-2 in Conference USA action. The Bulldogs are 5-6 on the road this season, and they have won three straight games away from home.

On the year, Louisiana Tech has been the underdog in five games, going 1-4 in those matchups. As the underdog, the Bulldogs are averaging a scoring margin of +4.6 points per game.

As the underdog, Louisiana Tech has an ATS record of 3-2 this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 7-4 and they have gone 3-0 vs. the spread in their last three road games. Overall, the Bulldogs are 13-7 vs. the spread this year.

Today's over/under line of 134.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Louisiana Tech's games this year (138.3). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today's OU line. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 142 points.

The Louisiana Tech offense is coming off a game where they scored 76 points against Western Kentucky. They posted a field goal percentage of 41.3% and connected on 7 threes. The team's top scorer is Isaiah Crawford, who comes into today's matchup with an average of 15.7, while Daniel Batcho also maintains a PPG average of 14.5 leading up to the game.

At present, the Bulldogs' defense is nationally ranked 15th, allowing 63.5 points per game. In their previous game vs. Western Kentucky, the Hilltoppers finished with a field goal percentage of 41% and a total of 81 points vs. Louisiana Tech.

Will the Flames Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

Liberty comes into this game as the favorite, as they have been in 18 of their 24 games this season. They have gone 12-6 in those games, and they have been even better at home, where they are 10-4 this season.

The Flames have won two games in a row and are 15-9 overall. They have gone 4-5 in Conference USA games, and they have gone 11-4 against non-conference opponents.

As the favorite this season, Liberty has gone 10-8 against the spread. Their home ATS record is 9-5, and they have gone 4-4 ATS in their last 10 home games. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Flames are just 4-6 vs. the spread.

Today's over/under line of 134.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Liberty's games this season (137.4). So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

Liberty is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 88 points versus Middle Tennessee. This output is higher than their season-average of 75.8 points per game. On the offensive front, the Flames have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, ranking 97th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 63rd in terms of percentage and 11th in three-pointers made.

At present, the Flames' defense is nationally ranked 17th, allowing 64.0 points per game. Liberty's defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Middle Tennessee offense to knock down 56% of their shots on their way to putting up 53 points.