Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns visit Michigan State Spartans in college basketball clash
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns vs Michigan State Spartans Odds
The Michigan State Spartans host Louisiana-Lafayette on Sunday, looking to build on their 4-1 mark against the 2-3 Ragin Cajuns in college hoops action at Breslin Center.
The Spartans bring a 4-1 record (2-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 2-3 Ragin Cajuns, who are 2-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Michigan State go 2-2 so far and the Ragin Cajuns go 0-0.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Ragin Cajuns were listed as 23.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 1 (Spartans) and the No. 96 (Ragin Cajuns) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 77-65 result in favor of the Spartans has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Ragin Cajuns is ranked No. 157 in NCAA hoops at 36 per game. Contrast that with Michigan State’s No. 97 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Michigan State is the No. 317-ranked team in the country at 3.8 per game, while Louisiana-Lafayette rates No. 151 at 6.4 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Louisiana-Lafayette owns the country's No. 204-rated mark, allowing 72 points per game on the highway. Michigan State, on the other hand, rates No. 202 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Louisiana-Lafayette, they were a 79-57 loser as they battled New Mexico State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 10.5-point underdog. Louisiana-Lafayette was crushed on Friday, getting blown out by New Mexico State and falling by a 79-57 score at Pan American Center.
In their last action, Michigan State was a 70-52 winner at home against Oakland. They covered the 17.5-point spread as favorites. Michigan State earned a 70-52 victory over Oakland on Friday, getting 20 points from Keith Appling at Breslin Center.
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-3
Before playing Middle Tennessee are 6-4
After playing New Mexico State are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4
Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a win are 8-2
A few Ragin Cajuns at Spartans trends to consider:
Louisiana-Lafayette is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Michigan State is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home
Michigan State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
Louisiana-Lafayette home to Middle Tennessee, Thursday, November 29
Michigan State at Miami, Wednesday, November 28