March Madness - Creighton Bluejays vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner
|Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns||Creighton Bluejays|
|23-11||March 21, 2014, 03:10 | AT&T Center||26-7|
Creighton is just 3-9 SU in its past dozen games at the NCAA Tournament, but they're big favorites in West Region betting action on Friday as they face No. 14 Louisiana-Lafayette.
The Ragin Cajuns are 0-3 SU in tournament games since 1995, all UNDERs, but they ended the year on a hot 11-2 SU roll. [ $25M bracket contest? Bonuses up to $520? Cehck out 5Dimes ]
Odds Shark computer pick - 81.4-76.0 Bluejays
The Bluejays are 26-7 so far on the season, and 18-13 ATS vs. the number. The Ragin Cajuns, meanwhile, are 23-11 and 14-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Creighton go 13-18 and the Ragin Cajuns go 13-15 on the totals.
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 70-ranked Bluejays and the No. 23-rated Ragin Cajuns in this matchup.
Louisiana-Lafayette was an 82-81 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Georgia State. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. The Panthers were burned for 27 points by Xavian Rimmer on Sunday as the Ragin Cajuns put another game in the win column, 82-81, at Lakefront Arena.
In their last action, Creighton was a 65-58 loser at home against Providence. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites. The Bluejays wasted a 27-point performance from Doug McDermott in losing to Providence 65-58 on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Ragin Cajuns is ranked No. 25 in NCAA hoops at 38.21 per game. Contrast that with Creighton’s No. 158 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Creighton is the No. 1-ranked team in the country at 10.36 per game, while Louisiana-Lafayette rates No. 66 at 7.12 per game.
A few Ragin Cajuns at Bluejays trends to consider:
Louisiana-Lafayette is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Louisiana-Lafayette is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
Creighton is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games