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Louisiana-Lafayette vs Arkansas State Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 19th Betting Odds

Ragin’ Cajuns vs Red Wolves Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns at Arkansas State Red Wolves
  • Where: Jonesboro at First National Bank Arena
  • Date: Thursday, January 19th
  • Betting Odds: Louisiana-Lafayette -8, LOULAF -381 | ARKST +286 O/U 138.5

Ragin’ Cajuns Preview:

Through 18 games, the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns have an overall record of 14-4. So far, the Ragin’ Cajuns have played 11 games on the road, with a record of 7-4. This season, Louisiana-Lafayette has been favored to win in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 10-1. For today’s contest, Louisiana-Lafayette has a betting line set -8 points in their favor.

Louisiana-Lafayette’s leading scorer this season is Jordan Brown, who is averaging 19.17 points per contest. So far, Brown has accounted for 23.61% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 7.5 rebounds per game and 2.22 assists. Greg Williams Jr. is the second leading scorer for the Ragin’ Cajuns, averaging 13.33 points per game. Between him and Jr., they are accounting for 40.0% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Louisiana-Lafayette this season, as they are currently ranked 195th in college basketball at 71.1 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Ragin’ Cajuns’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.7%, placing them 197th in the NCAA.

Red Wolves Preview:

Coming into today’s matchup, the Arkansas State Red Wolves are in the middle of a 5 game losing streak and have an overall record of 9-10. So far this season, Arkansas State has played 12 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-4. For the season, Arkansas State has been the underdog in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 1-7. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Red Wolves being +8 point underdogs.

Arkansas State’s leading scorer this season is Caleb Fields, who is averaging 11.68 points per contest. So far, Fields has accounted for 17.87% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.42 rebounds per game and 4.63 assists. Omar El-Sheikh is the second leading scorer for the Red Wolves, averaging 11.05 points per game. Between him and El-Sheikh, they are accounting for 34.8% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Arkansas State this season, as they are currently ranked 211th in college basketball at 70.9 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Red Wolves’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.1%, placing them 411th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Arkansas State Red Wolves +8

In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a home underdog. Coming into the game, the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -8. However, we anticipate Arkansas State putting up a strong fight and benefiting from playing at home and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Ragin’ Cajuns as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Red Wolves to cover.

 


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