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Sun Belt Tournament - Texas-Arlington Mavericks take on Ragin Cajuns in NCAA basketball test

Texas-Arlington MavericksLouisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
15-16March 14, 2014, 09:30 | Lakefront Arena20-11

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Friday when the Mavericks of Texas-Arlington hit the hard court against the Ragin Cajuns of Louisiana-Lafayette.

Louisiana-Lafayette battles the Mavericks, currently sitting with a 15-16 mark (13-11-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 11-14 for the Ragin Cajuns and 12-14 for the Mavericks. View Texas-Arlington Mavericks vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Odds and Stats.

The Ragin Cajuns - Mavericks odds would favor the Ragin Cajuns if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Louisiana-Lafayette is rated No. 34 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Texas-Arlington is at No. 268.

Texas-Arlington won its last outing, a 68-65 result against Louisiana-Monroe on March 13. They earned a push in that game as a 3-point favorite. Reger Dowell scored 18 points leading the Mavericks to a 68-65 victory over Louisiana-Monroe at Lakefront Arena on Thursday.

Louisiana-Lafayette was a 77-76 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Arkansas State. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Shawn Long scored 25 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, leading Louisiana-Lafayette over Arkansas State, 77-76, on Saturday at ASU Convocation Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Louisiana-Lafayette's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 81.39 PPG, against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 244 at 77.32 PPG. The Ragin Cajuns field goal percentage has averaged 46.71% so far, more than the Mavericks marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.63% per game.