NCAA hoops odds preview - Troy vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Troy Trojans vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Louisiana-Lafayette and Troy on Thursday, with the host Ragin Cajuns trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Ragin Cajuns currently sports a 10-17 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-13 ATS. The Trojans are 11-16 and 15-8 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Ragin Cajuns produce a 12-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Trojans have gone 8-11-1 against the number.
Bettors looking to go with the Ragin Cajuns in this one found them listed as 6.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Trojans was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 221-ranked Ragin Cajuns and the No. 306-rated Trojans in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 65-64 win for the Ragin Cajuns on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Trojans rank No. 251 in NCAA Division 1 with 33 per game. That compares with Louisiana-Lafayette’s No. 182 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Louisiana-Lafayette is college basketball's No. 103-ranked team at 6.9 per game, while the Trojans rate No. 118 with 6.7 per game.
Defensively, Troy features the nation's No. 201-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.6 points per game. Louisiana-Lafayette, meanwhile, comes in at No. 43 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Troy, they were a 63-61 loser as they battled North Texas at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite. Troy suffered a 63-61 loss against North Texas on Saturday, getting 21 points from Hunter Williams in a losing effort at Trojan Arena.
Last time out for Louisiana-Lafayette, they were a 58-57 winner as they battled Florida Atlantic at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. The Ragin Cajuns grabbed a 58-57 win over the Owls on Saturday, behind a 16-point effort from Shawn Long at Cajundome.
Troy Trojans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Arkansas State are 5-4
After playing North Texas are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Western Kentucky are 7-3
After playing Florida Atlantic are 4-4
After a win are 0-10
A few Trojans at Ragin Cajuns trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Troy's last 7 games when playing on the road against Louisiana-Lafayet
Troy is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Louisiana-Lafayet
Troy is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 7 games when playing at home against Troy
Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 7 games at home
Troy at Arkansas State, Saturday, February 23
Louisiana-Lafayette home to Western Kentucky, Saturday, February 23