Louisiana-Lafayette favored by 9 against Louisiana-Monroe on Sunday
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Odds
Louisiana-Monroe pays a visit to Louisiana-Lafayette on Sunday, hoping to send the Ragin Cajuns to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Cajundome.
The Ragin Cajuns are 8-16 so far on the season, and 8-11 ATS vs. the number. The Warhawks, meanwhile, are 3-16 and 9-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Louisiana-Lafayette go 10-5 and the Warhawks go 10-5 on the totals.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Ragin Cajuns as 9-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 217-rated Ragin Cajuns and the No. 318-ranked Warhawks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 65-58 result in favor of the Ragin Cajuns.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Warhawks rank No. 328 in NCAA Division 1 with 30.2 per game. That compares with Louisiana-Lafayette’s No. 170 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Louisiana-Lafayette is college basketball's No. 94-ranked team at 7 per game, while the Warhawks rate No. 203 with 5.9 per game.
Defensively, Louisiana-Monroe features the nation's No. 232-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.1 points per game. Louisiana-Lafayette, meanwhile, comes in at No. 42 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Louisiana-Monroe was a 70-60 loser at home against Arkansas-Little Rock. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. Trey Lindsey scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Warhawks to a win (they lost 70-60 to Arkansas-Little Rock at Fant-Ewing Coliseum on Thursday).
In their last action, Louisiana-Lafayette was a 71-52 loser on the road against Troy. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. The Ragin Cajuns endured a 71-52 loss at the hands of the Trojans on Saturday, despite a 16-point effort from Bryant Mbamalu at Trojan Arena.
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing North Texas are 3-7
After playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing South Alabama are 2-8
After playing Troy are 1-9
After a loss are 5-5
A few Warhawks at Ragin Cajuns trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisiana-Monroe's last 5 games when playing on the road against Louisiana-Lafayet
Louisiana-Monroe is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Louisiana-Lafayet
Louisiana-Monroe is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 5 games when playing at home against Louisiana-Monroe
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 9 games when playing Louisiana-Monroe
Louisiana-Lafayette is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Louisiana-Monroe
Louisiana-Monroe home to North Texas, Thursday, February 14
Louisiana-Lafayette at South Alabama, Thursday, February 14