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Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin CajunsMcNeese State Cowboys
Dec 8, 8:00 PM | Burton Coliseum

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns vs McNeese State Cowboys Odds

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College hoops betting interest focuses on the McNeese State vs Louisiana-Lafayette battle Saturday at Burton Coliseum as the Cowboys look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Cowboys sport records of 3-3 and 0-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Ragin Cajuns have 3-5 and 4-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-0 for the Cowboys and 1-1 for the Ragin Cajuns.

View Louisiana-Lafayette vs McNeese State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cowboys - Ragin Cajuns odds would favor the Cowboys if the lines were set according to our power ranks. McNeese State is rated No. 28 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Louisiana-Lafayette is at No. 247. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 69-64 win for the Cowboys.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and McNeese State has the nation's No. 227-rated offensive output, at 64.8 PPG. The visiting Ragin Cajuns defense ranks No. 272 allowing on average 71.5 PPG. The Cowboys FG% has averaged 42.3% so far, more than the Ragin Cajuns marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.9% per game.

Defensively, Louisiana-Lafayette features the nation's No. 187-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. McNeese State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 75 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Louisiana-Lafayette was an 80-76 winner on the road against North Texas. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Shawn Long scored 27 points for Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday, leading the Ragin Cajuns to an 80-76 win over North Texas at The Super Pit.

McNeese State was a 73-47 winner in their most recent outing at home against Texas Tyler. McNeese State cruised to victory on Monday, running Texas Tyler out of the gym and running up a 73-47 score at Burton Coliseum.

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Lamar are 1-4
After playing North Texas are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Ragin Cajuns at Cowboys trends to consider:
Louisiana-Lafayette is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Louisiana-Lafayette is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against McNeese State

Next up:
Louisiana-Lafayette home to Lamar, Tuesday, December 11
McNeese State home to Louisiana Tech, Wednesday, December 12

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