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Ragin Cajuns vs Dukes College Hoops Game Preview

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin CajunsDuquesne Dukes
Nov 26, 7:00 PM | A.J. Palumbo Center

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns vs Duquesne Dukes Odds


The Duquesne Dukes will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns at A.J. Palumbo Center on Saturday in NCAAB play.

The Ragin Cajuns will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 3-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Dukes are 3-1 ATS. Louisiana-Lafayette is 3-3 on the totals; Duquesne is 3-1.

View Louisiana-Lafayette vs Duquesne Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Duquesne in this one will find them as 11-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Dukes at No. 160 and the Ragin Cajuns at No. 130 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 77-76 result in favor of the Ragin Cajuns.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Ragin Cajuns rank No. 148 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.8 per game. That compares with Duquesne’s No. 336 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Duquesne is college basketball's No. 215-ranked team at 5.6 per game, while the Ragin Cajuns rate No. 262 with 4.8 per game.

Defensively, Louisiana-Lafayette features the nation's No. 145-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.5 points per game. Duquesne, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Louisiana-Lafayette, they were an 84-57 winner as they battled Nicholls State at home. They covered in the match as a 14-point favorite. The battle between the Ragin Cajuns and Colonels didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Nicholls State was handed an 84-57 defeat on Sunday at Cajundome.

Last time out for Duquesne, they were an 84-68 loser as they battled Valparaiso on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. Duquesne got 14 points from Kadeem Pantophlet but lost anyway, 84-68, to Valparaiso on Sunday at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-4
After a win are 7-3

Duquesne Dukes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Ragin Cajuns at Dukes trends to consider:
Louisiana-Lafayette is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 6 games on the road
Louisiana-Lafayette is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Duquesne is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Louisiana-Lafayette at Kent State, Monday, November 28
Duquesne home to Pittsburgh, Wednesday, November 30