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Ragin Cajuns vs Trojans College Hoops Game Preview

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin CajunsTroy Trojans
Feb 4, 8:30 PM | Trojan Arena

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns vs Troy Trojans Odds

13-11TEAM RECORD7-14

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Troy vs Louisiana-Lafayette battle Saturday at Trojan Arena as the Trojans look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Trojans bring a 7-14 record (8-7 ATS) to this tilt against the 13-11 Ragin Cajuns, who are 10-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Troy go 7-8 so far and the Ragin Cajuns go 10-10.

View Louisiana-Lafayette vs Troy Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 2-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Trojans sit at No. 241 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Ragin Cajuns sit at No. 77 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Ragin Cajuns will win this game 73-66.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Troy's No. 132-ranked offense, averaging 70.2 PPG, against a Ragin Cajuns defense that ranks No. 169 at 66.6 PPG. The Trojans field goal percentage has averaged 40.2% so far, less than the Ragin Cajuns marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.1% per game.

Defensively, Louisiana-Lafayette features the nation's No. 164-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.8 points per game. Troy, meanwhile, comes in at No. 120 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Louisiana-Lafayette was a 72-71 winner at home against Denver. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. Louisiana-Lafayette got 21 points and 10 rebounds from Josh Brown en route to a 72-71 victory over Denver on Thursday at Cajundome.

In their last action, Troy was a 63-50 loser at home against Florida International. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Troy suffered a 63-50 loss against Florida International on Thursday, getting 13 points from Alan Jones in a losing effort at Trojan Arena.

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 7-3
After playing Denver are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Troy Trojans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Western Kentucky are 3-7
After playing Florida International are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Ragin Cajuns at Trojans trends to consider:
Louisiana-Lafayette is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Troy's last 8 games
Troy is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Louisiana-Lafayette
Troy is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Troy is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Louisiana-Lafayette home to Arkansas-Little Rock, Thursday, February 9
Troy home to Western Kentucky, Saturday, February 11