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Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Favored by -8.5 Point Spread Against the South Alabama Jaguars on Saturday

The South Alabama Jaguars will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns at Mitchell Center on Saturday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, South Alabama sat as 8.5-point underdogs over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns vs South Alabama Jaguars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns have watched them go 15-11 and 10-12 ATS on the college basketball season, while the South Alabama Jaguars are at 12-16 and 13-13 ATS. In totals betting, the South Alabama Jaguars are 11-15, while the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns have a 11-11 mark.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the South Alabama Jaguars rated this week at No. 218 and the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns sitting at No. 16.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Louisiana-Lafayette is ranked No. 4 in NCAA basketball at 42 per game. Contrast that with South Alabama's No. 77 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, South Alabama is the No. 185-ranked team in the country at 6.36 per game, while Louisiana-Lafayette rates No. 178 at 6.42 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Shawn Long scored 29 points and added 29 rebounds for a double-double, leading Louisiana-Lafayette over Troy, 73-63, on Thursday at Trojan Arena.

Ken Williams scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Jaguars to a win (they lost 66-59 to Louisiana-Monroe at Mitchell Center on Thursday).

Betting Trends
  • Louisiana-Lafayette is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
  • Louisiana-Lafayette is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • South Alabama is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Alabama's last 6 games
  • South Alabama is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • South Alabama is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Louisiana-Lafayette home to Georgia State, Thursday, March 3rd
South Alabama at Texas-Arlington, Thursday, March 3rd