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Point spread favors Ragin Cajuns in battle with Huskies

Houston Baptist HuskiesLouisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
Nov 18, 8:30 PM | Cajundome

Houston Baptist Huskies vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Louisiana-Lafayette vs Houston Baptist battle Friday at Cajundome as the Ragin Cajuns look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Louisiana-Lafayette battles the Huskies, currently sitting with a 1-1 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-1 for the Ragin Cajuns and 0-0 for the Huskies.

View Houston Baptist vs Louisiana-Lafayette Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Ragin Cajuns as 18-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 183-ranked Ragin Cajuns and the No. 308-rated Huskies in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 72-67 win for the Ragin Cajuns on Friday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Huskies rank No. 255 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.5 per game. That compares with Louisiana-Lafayette’s No. 180 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 per game, while the Huskies rate No. 104 with 7 per game.

Defensively, Houston Baptist features the nation's No. 302-rated defense on the road, allowing 82 points per game. Louisiana-Lafayette, meanwhile, comes in at No. 267 nationally in scoring at home.

Houston Baptist won its last outing, a 76-74 result against Bethune-Cookman on November 14. Joe Latas scored 19 points leading the Huskies to a 76-74 victory over Bethune-Cookman at Sharp Gym on Monday.

Louisiana-Lafayette was a 71-70 loser in their most recent outing on the road against San Francisco. They covered the 9–point spread as underdogs. The Ragin Cajuns got 15 points from J.J. Thomas, but it was San Francisco that prevailed in a 71-70 final on Sunday at War Memorial Gymnasium.

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing CS Fullerton are 0-2
After a loss are 3-7

A few Huskies at Ragin Cajuns trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 6 games at home
Louisiana-Lafayette is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
Louisiana-Lafayette is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 12 games

Next up:
Houston Baptist home to Nicholls State, Saturday, November 19
Louisiana-Lafayette home to CS Fullerton, Saturday, November 19