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Sun Belt Tournament - NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - South Alabama Jaguars Underdogs vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns

College hoops betting interest focuses on the South Alabama Jaguars vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns battle Friday at Lakefront Arena as the Ragin Cajuns look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns as -9-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

South Alabama Jaguars vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns sit at 16-13 (10-15 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the South Alabama Jaguars are currently 13-18 (15-14 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Louisiana-Lafayette is 14-11 OU, and South Alabama is 13-16 OU.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 65-ranked Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns and the No. 209-rated South Alabama Jaguars in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Louisiana-Lafayette has the nation's No. 30-rated offensive output, at 79.62 PPG. The visiting South Alabama Jaguars defense ranks No. 169 allowing on average 73 PPG. The Ragin Cajuns FG% has averaged 44.39% so far, more than the Louisiana-Lafayette Jaguars marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.73% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

South Alabama got 15 points from Shaq Calhoun en route to a 67-61 victory over Georgia Southern on Thursday at Lakefront Arena.

Kasey Shepherd scored 20 points leading the Ragin Cajuns to a 87-78 victory over Georgia Southern at Cajundome on Saturday.