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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Red Wolves underdogs vs Ragin Cajuns at Louisiana-Lafayette

Arkansas State Red WolvesLouisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
14-8February 15, 2014, 08:15 | Cajundome16-9

Louisiana-Lafayette looks to cover the Ragin Cajuns-Red Wolves pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 16-9 mark when they host Arkansas State in college basketball wagering action.

The Ragin Cajuns sport a record of 16-9 and 8-11 ATS heading into this battle, while the Red Wolves have 14-8 and 10-7-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-10 for the Ragin Cajuns and 9-8-1 for the Red Wolves.

View Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Ragin Cajuns in this one found them listed as -3.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Saturday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Red Wolves was expected to move the line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Ragin Cajuns rated this week at No. 41 and the Red Wolves sitting at No. 62.

In their last action, Arkansas State was an 85-61 winner on the road against South Alabama. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. The Red Wolves blew out South Alabama on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 85-61 win at Mitchell Center.

Louisiana-Lafayette was a 93-87 winner in its last match at home against Arkansas-Little Rock. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites. Elfrid Payton scored 23 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading Louisiana-Lafayette over Arkansas-Little Rock, 93-87, on Thursday at Cajundome.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Red Wolves rank No. 149 in NCAA Division 1 with 35 per game. That compares with Louisiana-Lafayette’s No. 60 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Louisiana-Lafayette is college basketball's No. 89-ranked team at 6.8 per game, while the Red Wolves rate No. 8 with 8.82 per game.

A few Red Wolves at Ragin Cajuns trends to consider:
Arkansas State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Arkansas State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Arkansas State is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arkansas State's last 6 games on the road
Louisiana-Lafayette is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Louisiana-Lafayette is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Arkansas State home to Texas-Arlington, Thursday, February 20th
Louisiana-Lafayette at Troy, Thursday, February 20th