Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns vs Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Louisiana-Monroe vs Louisiana-Lafayette battle Saturday at Fant-Ewing Coliseum as the Warhawks look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Warhawks are 4-21 so far on the season, and 10-13 ATS vs. the number. The Ragin Cajuns, meanwhile, are 11-19 and 10-15 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Louisiana-Monroe go 14-7 and the Ragin Cajuns go 15-6 on the totals.
The visitors opened as 3.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 236-rated Louisiana-Lafayette taking on the No. 346-rated Warhawks in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 66-57 win for the Ragin Cajuns on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Ragin Cajuns rank No. 205 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.1 per game. That compares with Louisiana-Monroe’s No. 335 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Louisiana-Monroe is college basketball's No. 185-ranked team at 6 per game, while the Ragin Cajuns rate No. 110 with 6.8 per game.
Defensively, Louisiana-Lafayette features the nation's No. 315-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.3 points per game. Louisiana-Monroe, meanwhile, comes in at No. 323 nationally in scoring at home.
Louisiana-Lafayette was a 77-68 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Arkansas-Little Rock. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. Louisiana-Lafayette suffered a 77-68 loss against Arkansas-Little Rock on Thursday, getting 19 points from Shawn Long in a losing effort at Stephens Center.
Last time out for Louisiana-Monroe, they were a 67-58 loser as they battled Florida International at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6-point underdog. The Warhawks got 17 points from Trent Mackey, but it was Florida International that prevailed in a 67-58 final on Thursday at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
After playing Florida International are 2-5
After a loss are 1-9
A few Ragin Cajuns at Warhawks trends to consider:
Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Louisiana-Monroe
Louisiana-Lafayette is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Louisiana-Lafayette is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Louisiana-Monroe's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Louisiana-Monroe's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Louisiana-Monroe's last 10 games when playing Louisiana-Lafayette
Louisiana-Monroe is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home