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Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns take on Trojans in NCAA basketball test

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin CajunsTroy Trojans
11-6January 18, 2014, 08:30 | Trojan Arena7-10

Trojan Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Troy Trojans and the visiting Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns in college hoops action on Saturday.

Troy will face the 11-6 Ragin Cajuns, who own a 5-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Trojans are 5-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Ragin Cajuns are 6-5 favoring the OVER.

View Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns vs Troy Trojans Odds and Stats.

The Ragin Cajuns were listed as -4-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 170-rated Louisiana-Lafayette taking on the No. 221-rated Trojans in this contest.

Louisiana-Lafayette was an 81-73 loser in its last match on the road against South Alabama. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. Elfrid Payton scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Ragin Cajuns to a win (they lost 81-73 to South Alabama at Mitchell Center on Thursday).

Last time out for Troy, they were a 75-64 loser as they battled Louisiana-Monroe at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. The Trojans got 16 points from Hunter Williams, but it was Louisiana-Monroe that prevailed in a 75-64 final on Thursday at Trojan Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Ragin Cajuns rank No. 66 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.88 per game. That compares with Troy’s No. 149 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Troy is college basketball's No. 112-ranked team at 6.35 per game, while the Ragin Cajuns rate No. 50 with 7.59 per game.

A few Ragin Cajuns at Trojans trends to consider:
Louisiana-Lafayette is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
Louisiana-Lafayette is 3-17 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Troy
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 5 games when playing on the road against Troy
Troy is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Troy's last 5 games
Troy is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Troy is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Louisiana-Lafayette

Next up:
Louisiana-Lafayette home to Georgia State, Thursday, January 23rd
Troy at Texas-Arlington, Thursday, January 23rd