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Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns vs Duquesne Dukes Betting Matchup Report

Duquesne DukesLouisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
Dec 22, 8:00 PM | Cajundome

Duquesne Dukes vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Odds


The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Duquesne Dukes pay a visit to Cajundome on the college basketball betting menu.

Supporters of the Dukes have watched them go 7-5 and 4-4 ATS on the year, while the Ragin Cajuns are at 4-8 and 4-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Ragin Cajuns are 2-1, while the Dukes have a 0-5 mark.

View Duquesne vs Louisiana-Lafayette Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Louisiana-Lafayette in this one found them as 2.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Ragin Cajuns, most recently No. 258 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Dukes, who rate No. 149 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 69-67 victory for the Dukes.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Louisiana-Lafayette's No. 162-ranked offense, averaging 68.5 PPG, against a Dukes defense that ranks No. 255 at 70.2 PPG. The Ragin Cajuns field goal percentage has averaged 41.4% so far, less than the Dukes marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.9% per game.

Defensively, Duquesne features the nation's No. 198-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.8 points per game. Louisiana-Lafayette, meanwhile, comes in at No. 186 nationally in scoring at home.

Duquesne was a 71-66 winner in its last match at home against Western Michigan. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. Duquesne got 25 points from Derrick Colter en route to a 71-66 victory over Western Michigan on Wednesday at A.J. Palumbo Center.

Louisiana-Lafayette lost its last outing, a 66-61 result against Robert Morris on December 18. Louisiana-Lafayette suffered a 66-61 loss against Robert Morris on Tuesday, getting 21 points from Bryant Mbamalu in a losing effort at Cajundome.

Duquesne Dukes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Penn State are 0-2
After playing Western Michigan are 1-0
After a win are 4-6

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Arkansas State are 6-4
After playing Robert Morris are 1-0
After a loss are 4-6

A few Dukes at Ragin Cajuns trends to consider:
Duquesne is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Louisiana-Lafayette is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Duquesne at Penn State, Saturday, December 29
Louisiana-Lafayette at Arkansas State, Thursday, December 27