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Owls face Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns: NCAAB odds preview and stats

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Dec 31, 5:15 PM | Cajundome

Florida Atlantic Owls vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Odds


The Ragin Cajuns will try to cover the spread at Cajundome on Saturday when they get a visit from the Florida Atlantic Owls in college basketball action.

The Ragin Cajuns sport records of 6-8 and 6-4 ATS heading into this battle, while the Owls have 4-9 and 7-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-5 for the Ragin Cajuns and 4-7 for the Owls.

View Florida Atlantic vs Louisiana-Lafayette Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Owls are listed as 3.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Ragin Cajuns at No. 98 and the Owls at No. 198 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 73-66 result in favor of the Ragin Cajuns.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Owls rank No. 239 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.9 per game. That compares with Louisiana-Lafayette’s No. 159 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Louisiana-Lafayette is college basketball's No. 226-ranked team at 5.6 per game, while the Owls rate No. 29 with 8.5 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Florida Atlantic owns the country's No. 183-rated mark, allowing 71.7 points per game on the highway. Louisiana-Lafayette, on the other hand, rates No. 144 in scoring at home.

Florida Atlantic was a 67-60 loser in its last match at home against Siena. They failed to cover the 11–point spread as favorites. Florida Atlantic got 16 points from Greg Gantt but lost anyway, 67-60, to Siena on Wednesday at FAU Arena.

Louisiana-Lafayette won its last outing, a 61-60 result against Central Florida on December 21. They covered in that game as a 1-point underdog. Louisiana-Lafayette earned a 61-60 victory over Central Florida on Wednesday, getting 20 points from Kadeem Coleby at Cajundome.

Florida Atlantic Owls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-4
Before playing Louisiana-Monroe are 3-2
After playing Siena are 1-0
After a loss are 4-6

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-4
Before playing Western Kentucky are 7-3
After playing Central Florida are 1-1
After a win are 4-6

A few Owls at Ragin Cajuns trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida Atlantic's last 6 games on the road
Florida Atlantic is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Louisiana-Lafayette is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Florida Atlantic home to Louisiana-Monroe, Thursday, January 5
Louisiana-Lafayette at Western Kentucky, Thursday, January 5