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Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns vs Arkansas State Red Wolves Betting Preview

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Feb 11, 8:15 PM | Cajundome

Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Odds

10-16TEAM RECORD14-12

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Louisiana-Lafayette vs Arkansas State battle Saturday at Cajundome as the Ragin Cajuns look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Ragin Cajuns are 14-12 so far on the season, and 11-11 ATS vs. the number. The Red Wolves, meanwhile, are 10-16 and 7-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Louisiana-Lafayette go 12-10 and the Red Wolves go 9-11-1 on the totals.

View Arkansas State vs Louisiana-Lafayette Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Red Wolves listed as 7.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Ragin Cajuns at No. 68 and the Red Wolves at No. 250 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 70-63 result in favor of the Ragin Cajuns.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Louisiana-Lafayette's No. 132-ranked scoring average of 70.3 PPG, against a Red Wolves defense rated No. 144 and allowing 65.8 PPG. The Ragin Cajuns FG% has averaged 44% to date this season, more than the Red Wolves shooters have managed so far (42.5% per game).

Defensively, Arkansas State features the nation's No. 108-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.3 points per game. Louisiana-Lafayette, meanwhile, comes in at No. 137 nationally in scoring at home.

Arkansas State was a 74-57 loser in their most recent outing on the road against South Alabama. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. Arkansas State suffered a 74-57 loss against South Alabama on Thursday, getting 17 points from Edward Townsel in a losing effort at Mitchell Center.

In their last action, Louisiana-Lafayette was a 72-70 loser at home against Arkansas-Little Rock. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Kadeem Coleby scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Ragin Cajuns to a win (they lost 72-70 to Arkansas-Little Rock at Cajundome on Thursday).

Arkansas State Red Wolves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Troy are 3-4
After playing South Alabama are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Denver are 7-3
After playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Red Wolves at Ragin Cajuns trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arkansas State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Louisiana-Lafayet
Arkansas State is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Louisiana-Lafayet
Arkansas State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 5 games when playing at home against Arkansas State
Louisiana-Lafayette is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Arkansas State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 5 games at home
Louisiana-Lafayette is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Arkansas State home to Troy, Thursday, February 16
Louisiana-Lafayette at Denver, Thursday, February 16

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