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NCAA Basketball Odds: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns vs Pepperdine Waves

Pepperdine looks to cover the Waves-Ragin Cajuns pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 6-4 mark when they host Louisiana-Lafayette in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns opened as 4-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns vs Pepperdine Waves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pepperdine Waves sit at 6-4 (4-6 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns are currently 3-5 (1-4 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Pepperdine is 3-7 OU, and Louisiana-Lafayette is 5-0 OU.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pepperdine Waves rated this week at No. 142 and the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns sitting at No. 171.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Louisiana-Lafayette is ranked No. 24 in NCAA basketball at 42.5 per game. Contrast that with Pepperdine's No. 161 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Pepperdine is the No. 212-ranked team in the country at 5.6 per game, while Louisiana-Lafayette rates No. 100 at 7.38 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Shawn Long went off for 26 points and added 16 rebounds but it wasn't enough as UCLA handed Louisiana-Lafayette a 89-80 defeat at Pauley Pavilion.

The Waves grabbed a 72-63 win over the Cardinals on Saturday, behind a 18-point effort from Shawn Olden at Worthen Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Louisiana-Lafayette is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Louisiana-Lafayette is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Louisiana-Lafayette is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 5 games on the road
  • Pepperdine is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Pepperdine is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pepperdine's last 8 games
  • Pepperdine is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Louisiana-Lafayette home to New Orleans, Monday, December 21st
Pepperdine at Gonzaga, Monday, December 21st