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Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns host Denver Pioneers in college basketball action

Denver PioneersLouisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
Feb 2, 8:05 PM | Cajundome

Denver Pioneers vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Odds

16-6TEAM RECORD12-11

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Denver when they take on the Ragin Cajuns on Thursday in college hoops betting action.

The Pioneers will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 11-9 ATS against the number this season, while the Ragin Cajuns are 9-10 ATS. Denver is 12-6-2 on the totals; Louisiana-Lafayette is 9-10.

View Denver vs Louisiana-Lafayette Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 77 (Ragin Cajuns) and the No. 201 (Pioneers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 73-69 result in favor of the Pioneers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Louisiana-Lafayette's No. 141 nationally ranked offense (69.7 points per game) against a Pioneers defense that sits as the No. 37 at 60.5 PPG. The Ragin Cajuns have been averaging 44.1% from the field, less than the Pioneers have managed so far this season (48.8% on average).

Defensively, Denver features the nation's No. 26-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.3 points per game. Louisiana-Lafayette, meanwhile, comes in at No. 141 nationally in scoring at home.

Denver was a 64-57 loser in its last match on the road against Arkansas-Little Rock. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. Brian Stafford scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Pioneers to a win (they lost 64-57 to Arkansas-Little Rock at Stephens Center on Saturday).

Louisiana-Lafayette was a 67-60 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Louisiana-Monroe. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites. Josh Brown scored 14 points leading the Ragin Cajuns to a 67-60 victory over Louisiana-Monroe at Fant-Ewing Coliseum on Saturday.

Denver Pioneers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Middle Tennessee are 4-6
After playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-2
Before playing Troy are 5-5
After playing Louisiana-Monroe are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Pioneers at Ragin Cajuns trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games when playing on the road against Louisiana-Lafayet
Denver is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Denver is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Denver is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Louisiana-Lafayet
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 5 games when playing Denver
Louisiana-Lafayette is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Denver
Louisiana-Lafayette is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 6 games when playing at home against Denver

Next up:
Denver home to Middle Tennessee, Saturday, February 4
Louisiana-Lafayette at Troy, Saturday, February 4

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