Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns vs South Alabama Jaguars Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner
South Alabama Jaguars vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Odds
Louisiana-Lafayette looks to cover the Ragin Cajuns-Jaguars pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 6-11 mark when they host South Alabama in college basketball wagering action.
The Ragin Cajuns currently sports a 6-11 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-6 ATS. The Jaguars are 7-7 and 6-6 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Ragin Cajuns produce a 6-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Jaguars have gone 5-3-1 against the number.
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Ragin Cajuns installed as 1.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 209-rated South Alabama taking on the No. 237-rated Ragin Cajuns in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 72-68 win for the Jaguars on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Louisiana-Lafayette's No. 218-rated squad against South Alabama's No. 87-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Louisiana-Lafayette rates No. 113 in the country with 6.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 117 nationally with 6.6 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, South Alabama owns the country's No. 245-rated mark, allowing 74 points per game on the highway. Louisiana-Lafayette, on the other hand, rates No. 90 in scoring at home.
Last time out for South Alabama, they were a 60-56 loser as they battled Middle Tennessee at home. They covered in the match as a 7-point underdog. South Alabama suffered a 60-56 loss against Middle Tennessee on Saturday, getting 15 points from Mychal Ammons in a losing effort at Mitchell Center.
Last time out for Louisiana-Lafayette, they were a 75-70 loser as they battled Florida International on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. Louisiana-Lafayette suffered a 75-70 loss against Florida International on Saturday, getting 23 points from Bryant Mbamalu in a losing effort at U.S. Century Bank Arena.
South Alabama Jaguars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing North Texas are 5-5
After playing Middle Tennessee are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Arkansas State are 6-4
After playing Florida International are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
A few Jaguars at Ragin Cajuns trends to consider:
South Alabama is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Alabama's last 6 games when playing on the road against Louisiana-Lafayet
South Alabama is 2-2-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Louisiana-Lafayet
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 11 games when playing South Alabama
Louisiana-Lafayette is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 6 games when playing at home against South Alabama
Louisiana-Lafayette is 2-2-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing South Alabama
South Alabama at North Texas, Saturday, January 12
Louisiana-Lafayette home to Arkansas State, Saturday, January 12