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Louisiana-Lafayette favored by 5.5 against Florida Atlantic on Saturday

Florida Atlantic OwlsLouisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
Feb 16, 8:15 PM | Cajundome

Florida Atlantic Owls vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Odds

12-15TEAM RECORD9-17

The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Florida Atlantic Owls pay a visit to Cajundome on the college basketball betting menu.

The Ragin Cajuns sport records of 9-17 and 9-12 ATS heading into this battle, while the Owls have 12-15 and 9-12 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-5 for the Ragin Cajuns and 11-9 for the Owls.

View Florida Atlantic vs Louisiana-Lafayette Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Ragin Cajuns as 5.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 195-rated Florida Atlantic taking on the No. 220-rated Ragin Cajuns in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 68-66 win for the Ragin Cajuns on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Louisiana-Lafayette's No. 184-rated squad against Florida Atlantic's No. 136-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Louisiana-Lafayette rates No. 92 in the country with 7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 139 nationally with 6.4 per match.

Defensively, Florida Atlantic features the nation's No. 211-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. Louisiana-Lafayette, meanwhile, comes in at No. 30 nationally in scoring at home.

Florida Atlantic was an 84-78 winner in their most recent outing at home against Western Kentucky. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Greg Gantt went off for 31 points and added 5 rebounds for good measure, leading Florida Atlantic to an 84-78 win over Western Kentucky on Thursday at FAU Arena.

Louisiana-Lafayette lost its last outing, an 88-64 result against South Alabama on February 14. They failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point underdog. The Ragin Cajuns were hammered by South Alabama on Thursday, losing by an 88-64 final at Mitchell Center in college basketball betting action.

Florida Atlantic Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing North Texas are 4-5
After playing Western Kentucky are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

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

A few Owls at Ragin Cajuns trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida Atlantic's last 6 games on the road
Florida Atlantic is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 6 games at home
Louisiana-Lafayette is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Louisiana-Lafayette is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Florida Atlantic

Next up:
Florida Atlantic at North Texas, Thursday, February 21
Louisiana-Lafayette home to Troy, Thursday, February 21