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Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns face Arkansas State Red Wolves: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

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Dec 27, 8:05 PM | ASU Convocation Center

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns vs Arkansas State Red Wolves Odds

5-8TEAM RECORD6-5

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Arkansas State and Louisiana-Lafayette on Thursday, with the host Red Wolves trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Red Wolves bring a 6-5 record (2-6 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-8 Ragin Cajuns, who are 5-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Arkansas State go 3-3 so far and the Ragin Cajuns go 3-1.

View Louisiana-Lafayette vs Arkansas State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Red Wolves were listed as 5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 247-rated Louisiana-Lafayette taking on the No. 206-rated Red Wolves in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 73-68 win for the Red Wolves on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Arkansas State has the nation's No. 128-rated offensive output, at 70.1 PPG. The visiting Ragin Cajuns defense ranks No. 284 allowing on average 72.2 PPG. The Red Wolves FG% has averaged 41.6% so far, less than the Ragin Cajuns marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.6% per game.

Defensively, Louisiana-Lafayette features the nation's No. 239-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.9 points per game. Arkansas State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 162 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Louisiana-Lafayette, they were a 91-79 winner as they battled Duquesne at home. They covered in the match as a 3-point favorite. Shawn Long scored 23 points and helped out with 14 rebounds for Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday, leading the Ragin Cajuns to a 91-79 victory over Duquesne at Cajundome.

Last time out for Arkansas State, they were a 73-69 loser as they battled Kent State on the road. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point underdog. Arkansas State suffered a 73-69 loss against Kent State on Saturday, getting 24 points from Ed Townsel in a losing effort at Memorial Athletic Center.

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 8-2
After playing Duquesne are 0-1
After a win are 3-7

Arkansas State Red Wolves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing South Alabama are 7-3
After playing Kent State are 1-0
After a loss are 5-5

A few Ragin Cajuns at Red Wolves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 6 games when playing on the road against Arkansas State
Louisiana-Lafayette is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Arkansas State
Louisiana-Lafayette is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Arkansas State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Arkansas State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Louisiana-Lafayette
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arkansas State's last 9 games when playing Louisiana-Lafayette
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arkansas State's last 6 games when playing at home against Louisiana-Lafayette

Next up:
Louisiana-Lafayette home to Arkansas-Little Rock, Saturday, December 29
Arkansas State at South Alabama, Saturday, December 29

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