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Louisiana Tech @ Western Kentucky

Current Records: Louisiana Tech 13-14; Western Kentucky 14-13

What to Know

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers haven't won a matchup against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs since Jan. 8 of 2021, but they'll be looking to end the drought Thursday. WKU and Louisiana Tech will face off in a Conference USA battle at 9 p.m. ET at E.A. Diddle Arena. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W.'

The Hilltoppers were within striking distance but couldn't close the gap on Saturday as they fell 83-77 to the Rice Owls.

Meanwhile, the Bulldogs came up short against the Charlotte 49ers on Saturday, falling 74-67.

WKU is the favorite in this one, with an expected 4.5-point margin of victory. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past two games, so buyers beware.

WKU ended up a good deal behind Louisiana Tech when they played in the teams' previous meeting in January, losing 85-74. Maybe the Hilltoppers will have more luck at home instead of on the road? Watch the game and check back on CBS Sports for all the details.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: E.A. Diddle Arena -- Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • TV: CBS Sports Network
  • Live Stream: CBSSports.com or fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Watch on your Phone: CBS Sports App
  • Watch on Connected TV: CBS Sports App on Roku and Fire TV
  • Ticket Cost: $6.00


The Hilltoppers are a 4.5-point favorite against the Bulldogs, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 4.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Louisiana Tech have won seven out of their last 12 games against Western Kentucky.

  • Jan 19, 2023 - Louisiana Tech 85 vs. Western Kentucky 74
  • Mar 10, 2022 - Louisiana Tech 59 vs. Western Kentucky 57
  • Jan 01, 2022 - Louisiana Tech 74 vs. Western Kentucky 73
  • Mar 25, 2021 - Louisiana Tech 72 vs. Western Kentucky 65
  • Jan 09, 2021 - Louisiana Tech 63 vs. Western Kentucky 58
  • Jan 08, 2021 - Western Kentucky 66 vs. Louisiana Tech 64
  • Feb 27, 2020 - Western Kentucky 95 vs. Louisiana Tech 91
  • Feb 06, 2020 - Western Kentucky 65 vs. Louisiana Tech 54
  • Jan 26, 2019 - Louisiana Tech 62 vs. Western Kentucky 50
  • Dec 28, 2017 - Western Kentucky 69 vs. Louisiana Tech 68
  • Feb 02, 2017 - Louisiana Tech 76 vs. Western Kentucky 67
  • Mar 05, 2016 - Western Kentucky 96 vs. Louisiana Tech 90