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New Mexico State Louisiana-Lafayette Betting Preview

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin CajunsNew Mexico State Aggies
Nov 23, 9:30 PM | Pan American Center

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns vs New Mexico State Aggies Odds


New Mexico State looks to cover the Aggies-Ragin Cajuns pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 2-3 mark when they host Louisiana-Lafayette in college basketball wagering action.

The Aggies bring a 2-3 record (0-0-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 2-2 Ragin Cajuns, who are 2-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed New Mexico State go 0-1 so far and the Ragin Cajuns go 0-0.

View Louisiana-Lafayette vs New Mexico State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Aggies installed as 10.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Aggies sit at No. 31 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Ragin Cajuns sit at No. 96 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Aggies will win this game 75-72.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Ragin Cajuns rank No. 120 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.5 per game. That compares with New Mexico State’s No. 65 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New Mexico State is college basketball's No. 306-ranked team at 4 per game, while the Ragin Cajuns rate No. 201 with 5.8 per game.

Defensively, Louisiana-Lafayette features the nation's No. 170-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.5 points per game. New Mexico State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 260 nationally in scoring at home.

Louisiana-Lafayette was a 76-66 winner in its last match at home against Southern New Orleans. Shawn Long scored 22 points and helped out with 12 rebounds for Louisiana-Lafayette on Wednesday, leading the Ragin Cajuns to a 76-66 victory over Southern New Orleans at Cajundome.

New Mexico State was a 67-37 winner in its last match at home against Northern New Mexico. New Mexico State cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Northern New Mexico out of the gym and running up a 67-37 score at Pan American Center.

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

New Mexico State Aggies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Texas El Paso are 5-5
After playing Northern New Mexico are 1-0
After a win are 7-3

A few Ragin Cajuns at Aggies trends to consider:
Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against New Mexico State
Louisiana-Lafayette is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
New Mexico State is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
New Mexico State is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
New Mexico State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
New Mexico State is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing Louisiana-Lafayette

Next up:
Louisiana-Lafayette at Michigan State, Sunday, November 25
New Mexico State at Texas El Paso, Wednesday, November 28