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College Basketball Matchup - Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns McNeese State Cowboys Odds Preview

McNeese State CowboysLouisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
Dec 1, 8:05 PM | Cajundome

McNeese State Cowboys vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Odds


The Ragin Cajuns will try to cover the spread at Cajundome on Thursday when they get a visit from the McNeese State Cowboys in college basketball action.

Louisiana-Lafayette will face the 3-3 Cowboys, who own a 0-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Ragin Cajuns are 5-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cowboys are 0-0 favoring the OVER.

View McNeese State vs Louisiana-Lafayette Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Ragin Cajuns, most recently No. 175 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cowboys, who rate No. 29 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 68-67 victory for the Cowboys.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Louisiana-Lafayette has the nation's No. 145-rated offensive output, at 70.4 PPG. The visiting Cowboys defense ranks No. 116 allowing on average 64 PPG. The Ragin Cajuns FG% has averaged 44.5% so far, more than the Cowboys marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.4% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, McNeese State owns the country's No. 205-rated mark, allowing 72.2 points per game on the highway. Louisiana-Lafayette, on the other hand, rates No. 223 in scoring at home.

McNeese State was a 73-57 loser in its last match on the road against California. Patrick Richard scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Cowboys to a win (they lost 73-57 to California at Haas Pavilion on Monday).

Louisiana-Lafayette lost its last outing, a 76-67 result against Kent State on November 28. They covered in that game as a 13-point underdog. Louisiana-Lafayette suffered a 76-67 loss against Kent State on Monday, getting 19 points from Kadeem Coleby in a losing effort at Memorial Athletic Center.

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-5
Before playing Lamar are 0-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Cowboys at Ragin Cajuns trends to consider:
Louisiana-Lafayette is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against McNeese State
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 9 games at home
Louisiana-Lafayette is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
Louisiana-Lafayette is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games

Next up:
McNeese State home to Bacone, Saturday, December 10
Louisiana-Lafayette at Lamar, Saturday, December 3