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Golden Panthers visit Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns in college basketball clash

Florida International Golden PanthersLouisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
Jan 14, 8:15 PM | Cajundome

Florida International Golden Panthers vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Odds

4-12TEAM RECORD8-10

The Ragin Cajuns will try to cover the spread at Cajundome on Saturday when they get a visit from the Florida International Golden Panthers in college basketball action.

The Ragin Cajuns are 8-10 so far on the season, and 8-6 ATS vs. the number. The Golden Panthers, meanwhile, are 4-12 and 6-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Louisiana-Lafayette go 7-7 and the Golden Panthers go 5-7 on the totals.

View Florida International vs Louisiana-Lafayette Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Ragin Cajuns in this one, they're listed as 9.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 65-ranked Ragin Cajuns and the No. 243-rated Golden Panthers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 68-60 win for the Ragin Cajuns on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Louisiana-Lafayette's No. 167 nationally ranked offense (69 points per game) against a Golden Panthers defense that sits as the No. 153 at 65.8 PPG. The Ragin Cajuns have been averaging 44.1% from the field, more than the Golden Panthers have managed so far this season (41.5% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Florida International owns the country's No. 127-rated mark, allowing 68.4 points per game on the highway. Louisiana-Lafayette, on the other hand, rates No. 162 in scoring at home.

Florida International lost its last outing, a 70-59 result against Middle Tennessee on January 12. They failed to cover in that game as a 10.5-point underdog. Dominique Ferguson scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Golden Panthers to a win (they lost 70-59 to Middle Tennessee at U.S. Century Bank Arena on Thursday).

In their last action, Louisiana-Lafayette was a 70-65 loser at home against South Alabama. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. Josh Brown scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Ragin Cajuns to a win (they lost 70-65 to South Alabama at Cajundome on Thursday).

Florida International Golden Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing South Alabama are 3-7
After playing Middle Tennessee are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 7-3
After playing South Alabama are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Golden Panthers at Ragin Cajuns trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida International's last 5 games when playing on the road against Louisiana-Lafayet
Florida International is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Louisiana-Lafayet
Florida International is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Florida International is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Louisiana-Lafayet
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 5 games when playing at home against Florida International
Louisiana-Lafayette is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Florida International
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 7 games when playing Florida International
Louisiana-Lafayette is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Florida International at South Alabama, Thursday, January 19
Louisiana-Lafayette at Arkansas-Little Rock, Thursday, January 19

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