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NCAA hoops odds preview - South Alabama vs. Louisiana-Lafayette

South Alabama JaguarsLouisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
Jan 12, 8:05 PM | Cajundome

South Alabama Jaguars vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Cajundome Thursday as host Louisiana-Lafayette looks to handle the South Alabama Jaguars in NCAAB action.

Louisiana-Lafayette will face the 8-6 Jaguars, who own a 4-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Ragin Cajuns are 6-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Jaguars are 3-7 favoring the OVER.

View South Alabama vs Louisiana-Lafayette Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Jaguars listed as 8-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 65-rated Ragin Cajuns and the No. 120-ranked Jaguars, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 69-67 result in favor of the Ragin Cajuns.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Jaguars is ranked No. 11 in NCAA hoops at 40.4 per game. Contrast that with Louisiana-Lafayette’s No. 81 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Louisiana-Lafayette is the No. 231-ranked team in the country at 5.6 per game, while South Alabama rates No. 331 at 4.2 per game.

Defensively, South Alabama features the nation's No. 189-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.5 points per game. Louisiana-Lafayette, meanwhile, comes in at No. 144 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for South Alabama, they were a 67-50 loser as they battled Denver at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog. South Alabama suffered a 67-50 loss against Denver on Saturday, getting 17 points from Augustine Rubit in a losing effort at Mitchell Center.

In their last action, Louisiana-Lafayette was a 65-53 loser on the road against Middle Tennessee. They failed to cover the 11.5–point spread as underdogs. Josh Brown scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Ragin Cajuns to a win (they lost 65-53 to Middle Tennessee at Murphy Center on Saturday).

South Alabama Jaguars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Troy are 7-3
After playing Denver are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Florida International are 6-4
After playing Middle Tennessee are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

A few Jaguars at Ragin Cajuns trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Alabama's last 5 games when playing on the road against Louisiana-Lafayet
South Alabama is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games on the road
South Alabama is 1-2-2 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Louisiana-Lafayet
Louisiana-Lafayette is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 10 games when playing South Alabama
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 5 games when playing at home against South Alabama
Louisiana-Lafayette is 3-6-2 ATS in its last 11 games when playing at home against South Alabama

Next up:
South Alabama at Troy, Saturday, January 14
Louisiana-Lafayette home to Florida International, Saturday, January 14