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Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans vs Ragin Cajuns College Hoops Game Preview

Arkansas-Little Rock TrojansLouisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
12-12February 13, 2014, 08:05 | Cajundome15-9



College hoops betting interest focuses on the Louisiana-Lafayette vs Arkansas-Little Rock battle Thursday at Cajundome as the Ragin Cajuns look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Louisiana-Lafayette will face the 12-12 Trojans, who own a 9-9-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Ragin Cajuns are 8-10 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Trojans are 5-12-1 favoring the OVER.

View Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Odds and Stats.

Louisiana-Lafayette opened as -8-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 41 (Ragin Cajuns) and the No. 302 (Trojans) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

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Last time out for Arkansas-Little Rock, they were a 79-78 loser as they battled Western Kentucky at home. They covered in the match as a 2-point underdog. The Trojans got 20 points from Josh Hagins, but it was Western Kentucky that prevailed in a 79-78 final on Saturday at Stephens Center.

In their last action, Louisiana-Lafayette was a 67-66 winner on the road against Texas State. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. Louisiana-Lafayette got 20 points and 13 rebounds from Shawn Long en route to a 67-66 victory over Texas State on Saturday at Strahan Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Louisiana-Lafayette's No. 16 nationally ranked offense (80.79 points per game) against a Trojans defense that sits as the No. 205 at 73.88 PPG. The Ragin Cajuns have been averaging 46.18% from the field, more than the Trojans have managed so far this season (43.15% on average).

A few Trojans at Ragin Cajuns trends to consider:
Arkansas-Little Rock is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Arkansas-Little Rock is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Arkansas-Little Rock is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Arkansas-Little Rock is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Louisiana-Lafayette
Louisiana-Lafayette is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Louisiana-Lafayette is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 5 games at home
Louisiana-Lafayette is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Arkansas-Little Rock


Next up:
Arkansas-Little Rock at Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday, February 15th
Louisiana-Lafayette at Arkansas State, Saturday, February 15th

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