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Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns visit Texas-Arlington Mavericks in college basketball clash

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin CajunsTexas-Arlington Mavericks
13-9February 06, 2014, 08:30 | College Park Center9-12

College Park Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Texas-Arlington Mavericks and the visiting Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns in college hoops action on Thursday.

The Ragin Cajuns will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 7-9 ATS against the number this season, while the Mavericks are 8-7-1 ATS. Louisiana-Lafayette is 7-9 on the totals; Texas-Arlington is 7-9.

View Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns vs Texas-Arlington Mavericks Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 0-point in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 53-rated Louisiana-Lafayette taking on the No. 230-rated Mavericks in this contest.

Louisiana-Lafayette was a 66-50 winner in its last match at home against Louisiana-Monroe. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Elfrid Payton went off for 28 points and added 3 rebounds, leading Louisiana-Lafayette over Louisiana-Monroe, 66-50, on Saturday at Cajundome.

Last time out for Texas-Arlington, they were a 101-91 loser as they battled Georgia State on the road. They covered in the match as a 12.5-point underdog. Reger Dowell went off for 26 points and added 1 rebound but it wasn't enough as Georgia State handed Texas-Arlington a 101-91 defeat at GSU Sports Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas-Arlington's No. 39-ranked scoring average of 77.29 PPG, against a Ragin Cajuns defense rated No. 217 and allowing 74.55 PPG. The Mavericks FG% has averaged 43.78% to date this season, less than the Ragin Cajuns shooters have managed so far (46.32% per game).

Next up:
Louisiana-Lafayette at Texas State, Saturday, February 8th
Texas-Arlington at Louisiana-Monroe, Thursday, February 13th