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Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns vs Denver Pioneers Betting Preview

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Feb 24, 8:15 PM | Cajundome

Denver Pioneers vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Odds

13-14TEAM RECORD12-14

Louisiana-Lafayette looks to cover the Ragin Cajuns-Pioneers pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 12-14 mark when they host Denver in college basketball action.

The Ragin Cajuns sport records of 12-14 and 11-7-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Pioneers have 13-14 and 8-10 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-10-1 for the Ragin Cajuns and 7-11 for the Pioneers.

View Denver vs Louisiana-Lafayette Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Ragin Cajuns as 2-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Ragin Cajuns - Pioneers odds would favor the Ragin Cajuns if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Louisiana-Lafayette is rated No. 187 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Denver is at No. 286. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 67-66 win for the Pioneers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Louisiana-Lafayette's No. 105-ranked offense, averaging 71.5 PPG, against a Pioneers defense that ranks No. 22 at 60.9 PPG. The Ragin Cajuns field goal percentage has averaged 43.6% so far, less than the Pioneers marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.4% per game.

Defensively, Denver features the nation's No. 37-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.5 points per game. Louisiana-Lafayette, meanwhile, comes in at No. 57 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Denver was a 48-47 loser at home against South Alabama. They failed to cover the 10.5–point spread as favorites. The Pioneers endured a 48-47 loss at the hands of the Jaguars on Sunday, despite a 15-point effort from Chase Hallam at Magness Arena.

Louisiana-Lafayette was a 67-64 winner in their most recent outing at home against Western Kentucky. They covered the 1.5–point spread as favorites. The Ragin Cajuns got a terrific 25-point effort from J.J. Thomas as Louisiana-Lafayette defeated Western Kentucky 67-64 on Saturday at Cajundome.

Denver Pioneers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing North Texas are 5-5
After playing South Alabama are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Louisiana-Monroe are 3-7
After playing Western Kentucky are 3-7
After a win are 8-2

A few Pioneers at Ragin Cajuns trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games when playing on the road against Louisiana-Lafayet
Denver is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Denver is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Louisiana-Lafayet
Louisiana-Lafayette is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 5 games
Louisiana-Lafayette is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Louisiana-Lafayette is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Denver

Next up:
Denver at North Texas, Saturday, February 26
Louisiana-Lafayette at Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday, February 26

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