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North Texas Mean GreenLouisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
March 4, 7:15 PM | Hot Springs Convention Center

North Texas Mean Green vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Odds

16-13TEAM RECORD16-14

The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns host North Texas on Sunday, looking to build on their 16-14 mark against the 16-13 Mean Green in college hoops action at Hot Springs Convention Center.

This is a conference playoff game in the Sun Belt Tournament. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Hot Springs Convention Center).

Supporters of the Mean Green have watched them go 16-13 and 17-6 ATS on the year, while the Ragin Cajuns are at 16-14 and 12-14 ATS. In totals betting, the Ragin Cajuns are 14-12, while the Mean Green have a 9-13-1 mark.

View North Texas vs Louisiana-Lafayette Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Ragin Cajuns installed as 3-point underdogs in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Ragin Cajuns rated this week at No. 72 and the Mean Green sitting at No. 59. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 74-69 result in favor of the Mean Green.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Louisiana-Lafayette has the nation's No. 156-rated offensive output, at 68.8 PPG. The visiting Mean Green defense ranks No. 106 allowing on average 64.6 PPG. The Ragin Cajuns FG% has averaged 43.1% so far, more than the Mean Green marksmen have achieved on the year, 43% per game.

Defensively, North Texas features the nation's No. 220-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.5 points per game. Louisiana-Lafayette, meanwhile, comes in at No. 148 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, North Texas was a 64-52 loser on the road against Denver. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Brandan Walton scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Mean Green to a win (they lost 64-52 to Denver at Magness Arena on Sunday).

Louisiana-Lafayette lost its last outing, a 78-60 result against Louisiana-Monroe on February 25. They failed to cover in that game as a 12.5-point favorite. Darshawn McClellan scored 11 points in a futile effort to lead the Ragin Cajuns to a win (they lost 78-60 to Louisiana-Monroe at Cajundome on Saturday).

North Texas Mean Green Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
After playing Denver are 8-2
After a loss are 9-1

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
After playing Louisiana-Monroe are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Mean Green at Ragin Cajuns trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 7 games
Louisiana-Lafayette is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing North Texas
Louisiana-Lafayette is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing North Texas

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