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Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns take on Pioneers in college basketball test

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin CajunsDenver Pioneers
Feb 16, 7:00 PM | Magness Arena

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns vs Denver Pioneers Odds

15-12TEAM RECORD18-8

A key college battle sees the visiting Ragin Cajuns travelling to Denver Thursday to take on the Pioneers on Thursday.

Supporters of the Ragin Cajuns have watched them go 15-12 and 11-12 ATS on the year, while the Pioneers are at 18-8 and 14-10 ATS. In totals betting, the Pioneers are 16-6-2, while the Ragin Cajuns have a 13-10 mark.

View Louisiana-Lafayette vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Ragin Cajuns are listed as 9-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 69-rated Louisiana-Lafayette taking on the No. 188-rated Pioneers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 73-70 win for the Pioneers on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Denver's No. 177 nationally ranked offense (68.1 points per game) against a Ragin Cajuns defense that sits as the No. 183 at 67.2 PPG. The Pioneers have been averaging 48.9% from the field, more than the Ragin Cajuns have managed so far this season (44% on average).

Defensively, Louisiana-Lafayette features the nation's No. 184-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.5 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 206 nationally in scoring at home.

Louisiana-Lafayette was a 68-65 winner in their most recent outing at home against Arkansas State. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Bryant Mbamalu scored 16 points leading the Ragin Cajuns to a 68-65 victory over Arkansas State at Cajundome on Saturday.

Last time out for Denver, they were a 77-63 winner as they battled Florida International on the road. They covered in the match as a 6-point favorite. Denver got 19 points from Brett Olson en route to a 77-63 victory over Florida International on Saturday at U.S. Century Bank Arena.

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing North Texas are 4-6
After playing Arkansas State are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Denver Pioneers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Louisiana-Monroe are 5-5
After playing Florida International are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Ragin Cajuns at Pioneers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 5 games when playing on the road against Denver
Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Louisiana-Lafayette is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver's last 5 games when playing at home against Louisiana-Lafayette
Denver is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games at home
Denver is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Louisiana-Lafayette

Next up:
Louisiana-Lafayette at North Texas, Saturday, February 18
Denver home to Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday, February 18

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