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Mean Green vs Ragin Cajuns College Hoops Game Preview

North Texas Mean GreenLouisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
Jan 25, 8:15 PM | Cajundome

North Texas Mean Green vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Odds

12-8TEAM RECORD10-11

North Texas travels to Louisiana-Lafayette on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 12-8 record with a victory over the Ragin Cajuns.

The Ragin Cajuns are 10-11 so far on the season, and 9-8 ATS vs. the number. The Mean Green, meanwhile, are 12-8 and 10-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Louisiana-Lafayette go 9-8 and the Mean Green go 6-8 on the totals.

View North Texas vs Louisiana-Lafayette Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Ragin Cajuns are listed as 6.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Ragin Cajuns rated this week at No. 75 and the Mean Green sitting at No. 113. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 75-71 result in favor of the Mean Green.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Louisiana-Lafayette's No. 139-ranked offense, averaging 70 PPG, against a Mean Green defense that ranks No. 107 at 64.5 PPG. The Ragin Cajuns field goal percentage has averaged 44.5% so far, more than the Mean Green marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.1% per game.

Defensively, North Texas features the nation's No. 240-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.2 points per game. Louisiana-Lafayette, meanwhile, comes in at No. 137 nationally in scoring at home.

North Texas won its last outing, a 75-74 result against Denver on January 21. They covered in that game as a 5-point underdog. The Mean Green used a 30-point performance from Tony Mitchell to help North Texas smack Denver 75-74 on Saturday at The Super Pit.

Louisiana-Lafayette was a 79-74 loser in its last match on the road against Arkansas State. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. Louisiana-Lafayette suffered a 79-74 loss against Arkansas State on Saturday, getting 20 points from J.J. Thomas in a losing effort at ASU Convocation Center.

North Texas Mean Green Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Arkansas State are 7-3
After playing Denver are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-2
Before playing Louisiana-Monroe are 4-6
After playing Arkansas State are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Mean Green at Ragin Cajuns trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of North Texas's last 7 games on the road
North Texas is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
North Texas is 4-5-5 ATS in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Louisiana-Lafayet
North Texas is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Louisiana-Lafayet
Louisiana-Lafayette is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Louisiana-Lafayette is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against North Texas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 6 games when playing North Texas

Next up:
North Texas home to Arkansas State, Saturday, January 28
Louisiana-Lafayette at Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday, January 28