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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers visit Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Western Kentucky HilltoppersLouisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
Feb 23, 8:30 PM | Cajundome

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Odds

14-14TEAM RECORD11-17

Louisiana-Lafayette will look to improve on its 11-17 record on Saturday when they host Western Kentucky in NCAA basketball odds action at Cajundome.

Louisiana-Lafayette battles the Hilltoppers, currently sitting with a 14-14 mark (12-15 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 13-6 for the Ragin Cajuns and 7-15-1 for the Hilltoppers.

View Western Kentucky vs Louisiana-Lafayette Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Hilltoppers were listed as 1-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Ragin Cajuns sit at No. 221 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Hilltoppers sit at No. 146 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Hilltoppers will win this game 70-67.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Louisiana-Lafayette's No. 191-rated squad against Western Kentucky's No. 86-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Louisiana-Lafayette rates No. 102 in the country with 6.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 159 nationally with 6.2 per match.

Defensively, Western Kentucky features the nation's No. 237-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.2 points per game. Louisiana-Lafayette, meanwhile, comes in at No. 46 nationally in scoring at home.

Western Kentucky was a 75-57 winner in their most recent outing at home against Louisiana-Monroe. They covered the 12.5-point spread as favorites. The Hilltoppers got 15 points from T.J. Price as Western Kentucky ran past Louisiana-Monroe 75-57 on Thursday at EA Diddle Arena.

Louisiana-Lafayette won its last outing, a 76-66 result against Troy on February 21. They covered in that game as a 5-point favorite. Elfrid Payton scored 23 points leading the Ragin Cajuns to a 76-66 victory over Troy at Cajundome on Thursday.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing South Alabama are 7-3
After playing Louisiana-Monroe are 6-3
After a win are 6-4

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 7-3
After playing Troy are 2-8
After a win are 1-9

A few Hilltoppers at Ragin Cajuns trends to consider:
Western Kentucky is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Western Kentucky is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Louisiana-Lafayette is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 11 games when playing Western Kentucky

Next up:
Western Kentucky home to South Alabama, Thursday, February 28
Louisiana-Lafayette at Arkansas-Little Rock, Thursday, February 28