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NCAA hoops odds preview - Houston vs. Louisiana-Lafayette

Houston CougarsLouisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
7-4December 14, 2013, 08:05 | Cajundome6-3



The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Houston Cougars pay a visit to Cajundome on the college basketball betting menu.

Louisiana-Lafayette battles the Cougars, currently sitting with a 7-4 mark (3-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 4-2 for the Ragin Cajuns and 1-5 for the Cougars.

View Houston Cougars vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Odds and Stats.

The Cougars were listed as 9.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Ragin Cajuns sit at No. 179 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cougars sit at No. 238 on the same chart.

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In their last action, Houston was an 89-58 winner at home against Alcorn State. Houston cruised to victory on Monday, running Alcorn State out of the gym and running up an 89-58 score at Hofheinz Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cougars rank No. 148 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.36 per game. That compares with Louisiana-Lafayette’s No. 40 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Louisiana-Lafayette is college basketball's No. 81-ranked team at 7 per game, while the Cougars rate No. 154 with 5.82 per game.

A few Cougars at Ragin Cajuns trends to consider:
Houston is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Houston is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Louisiana-Lafayette is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Houston home to Rice, Saturday, December 21st
Louisiana-Lafayette at Centenary, Tuesday, December 17th

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