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Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns vs South Alabama Jaguars Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

South Alabama JaguarsLouisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
9-19March 02, 2014, 04:00 | Cajundome18-10

The South Alabama Jaguars will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Ragin Cajuns in Louisiana-Lafayette at Cajundome on Sunday in college basketball action.

The Ragin Cajuns bring a 18-10 record (11-11 ATS) to this tilt against the 9-19 Jaguars, who are 8-17 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Louisiana-Lafayette go 10-12 so far and the Jaguars go 10-15.

View South Alabama Jaguars vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Odds and Stats.

Louisiana-Lafayette opened as -8-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Ragin Cajuns sit at No. 68 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Jaguars sit at No. 214 on the same chart.

South Alabama lost its last outing, a 71-54 result against Louisiana-Monroe on February 27. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog. Augustine Rubit scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Jaguars to a win (they lost 71-54 to Louisiana-Monroe at Fant-Ewing Coliseum on Thursday).

Last time out for Louisiana-Lafayette, they were an 80-77 loser as they battled Georgia State on the road. They covered in the match as an 8.5-point underdog. The Ragin Cajuns got 22 points from Shawn Long, but it was Georgia State that prevailed in an 80-77 final on Saturday at GSU Sports Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Louisiana-Lafayette's No. 11 nationally ranked offense (81.14 points per game) against a Jaguars defense that sits as the No. 129 at 69.79 PPG. The Ragin Cajuns have been averaging 46.63% from the field, more than the Jaguars have managed so far this season (40.68% on average).

Next up:
South Alabama home to Texas State, Thursday, March 6th
Louisiana-Lafayette at Western Kentucky, Thursday, March 6th