Arkansas-Little Rock Louisiana-Lafayette Betting Preview
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns vs Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Odds
Arkansas-Little Rock looks to cover the Trojans-Ragin Cajuns pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 15-14 mark when they host Louisiana-Lafayette in college basketball wagering action.
Supporters of the Ragin Cajuns have watched them go 11-18 and 10-14 ATS on the year, while the Trojans are at 15-14 and 13-14 ATS. In totals betting, the Trojans are 13-7-1, while the Ragin Cajuns have a 14-6 mark.
The Ragin Cajuns were listed as 4.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Trojans at No. 197 and the Ragin Cajuns at No. 236 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 69-67 result in favor of the Trojans.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Arkansas-Little Rock's No. 214-ranked offense, averaging 66.1 PPG, against a Ragin Cajuns defense that ranks No. 317 at 73.7 PPG. The Trojans field goal percentage has averaged 42.2% so far, less than the Ragin Cajuns marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.1% per game.
Defensively, Louisiana-Lafayette features the nation's No. 314-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.2 points per game. Arkansas-Little Rock, meanwhile, comes in at No. 144 nationally in scoring at home.
Louisiana-Lafayette was an 88-77 loser in its last match at home against Western Kentucky. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. The Ragin Cajuns got a huge 31-point effort from Elfrid Payton but still lost 88-77 against Western Kentucky on Saturday at Cajundome.
In their last action, Arkansas-Little Rock was a 73-59 loser on the road against Florida Atlantic. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. Leroy Isler scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Trojans to a win (they lost 73-59 to Florida Atlantic at FAU Arena on Saturday).
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Louisiana-Monroe are 6-4
After playing Western Kentucky are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Arkansas State are 6-4
After playing Florida Atlantic are 4-4
After a loss are 5-5
A few Ragin Cajuns at Trojans trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 6 games when playing on the road against Arkansas-Little R
Louisiana-Lafayette is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Arkansas-Little R
Louisiana-Lafayette is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Louisiana-Lafayette is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Arkansas-Little Rock is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Louisiana-Lafayette
Arkansas-Little Rock is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arkansas-Little Rock's last 6 games when playing at home against Louisiana-Lafayette
Arkansas-Little Rock is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Louisiana-Lafayette
Louisiana-Lafayette at Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday, March 2
Arkansas-Little Rock home to Arkansas State, Saturday, March 2