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North Texas Mean Green home to Ragin Cajuns in NCAAB betting action

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin CajunsNorth Texas Mean Green
Feb 18, 4:30 PM | The Super Pit

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns vs North Texas Mean Green Odds

15-13TEAM RECORD15-11

Louisiana-Lafayette pays a visit to North Texas on Saturday, hoping to send the Mean Green to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at The Super Pit.

This season, the Mean Green are 15-11 overall and 16-4 ATS ATS, while the Ragin Cajuns are 15-13 and 11-13 ATS against the number. As for the totals, North Texas boasts a 8-11-1 on the OU, and Louisiana-Lafayette is 13-11.

View Louisiana-Lafayette vs North Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, North Texas sat as 6-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 74 (Mean Green) and the No. 69 (Ragin Cajuns) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 75-70 result in favor of the Mean Green has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and North Texas has the nation's No. 96-rated offensive output, at 71.5 PPG. The visiting Ragin Cajuns defense ranks No. 191 allowing on average 67.5 PPG. The Mean Green FG% has averaged 43.5% so far, less than the Ragin Cajuns marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.7% per game.

Defensively, Louisiana-Lafayette features the nation's No. 200-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.9 points per game. North Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 88 nationally in scoring at home.

Louisiana-Lafayette was a 77-52 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Denver. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Louisiana-Lafayette was run off the court by the Pioneers on Thursday as Denver routed them 77-52 at Magness Arena.

North Texas won its last outing, an 86-51 result against Louisiana-Monroe on February 16. They covered in that game as a 14-point favorite. The Mean Green blew out Louisiana-Monroe on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 86-51 win at The Super Pit.

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Louisiana-Monroe are 5-5
After playing Denver are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

North Texas Mean Green Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 8-2
After playing Louisiana-Monroe are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Ragin Cajuns at Mean Green trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 6 games on the road
Louisiana-Lafayette is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Louisiana-Lafayette is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against North Texas
North Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Louisiana-Lafayette
North Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of North Texas's last 7 games at home
North Texas is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games

Next up:
Louisiana-Lafayette home to Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday, February 25
North Texas at Arkansas-Little Rock, Thursday, February 23

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