Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns take on Mean Green in NCAA basketball test
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns vs North Texas Mean Green Odds
Louisiana-Lafayette pays a visit to North Texas on Saturday, hoping to send the Mean Green to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at The Super Pit.
North Texas battles the Ragin Cajuns, currently sitting with a 2-5 mark (3-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-2 for the Mean Green and 0-1 for the Ragin Cajuns.
The Ragin Cajuns were listed as 10-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Mean Green at No. 104 and the Ragin Cajuns at No. 217 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 69-65 result in favor of the Mean Green.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and North Texas has the nation's No. 169-rated offensive output, at 68.7 PPG. The visiting Ragin Cajuns defense ranks No. 264 allowing on average 70.9 PPG. The Mean Green FG% has averaged 39.6% so far, less than the Ragin Cajuns marksmen have achieved on the year, 41% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Louisiana-Lafayette owns the country's No. 174-rated mark, allowing 69.8 points per game on the highway. North Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 174 in scoring at home.
Louisiana-Lafayette lost its last outing, a 72-58 result against Middle Tennessee on November 29. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point underdog. Louisiana-Lafayette got 17 points from Shawn Long but lost anyway, 72-58, to Middle Tennessee on Thursday at Cajundome.
North Texas lost its last outing, a 72-59 result against Texas-Arlington on November 28. They failed to cover in that game as an 8-point favorite. Alzee Williams scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Mean Green to a win (they lost 72-59 to Texas-Arlington at The Super Pit on Wednesday).
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-5
Before playing McNeese State are 3-7
After playing Middle Tennessee are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
North Texas Mean Green Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Texas-Arlington are 5-3
After a loss are 8-2
A few Ragin Cajuns at Mean Green trends to consider:
Louisiana-Lafayette is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against North Texas
Louisiana-Lafayette is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Louisiana-Lafayette is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against North Texas
North Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Louisiana-Lafayette
North Texas is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games at home
North Texas is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Louisiana-Lafayette
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Texas's last 6 games when playing Louisiana-Lafayette
Louisiana-Lafayette at McNeese State, Saturday, December 8
North Texas at Saint Louis, Wednesday, December 5