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Louisiana-Lafayette vs Coastal Carolina Pick & Preview: Thursday, December 29th Betting Odds

Ragin’ Cajuns vs Chanticleers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns at Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
  • Where: Conway at The HTC Center
  • Date: Thursday, December 29th
  • Betting Odds: Louisiana-Lafayette -2.5, LOULAF -149 | COAST +121 O/U 147.0

Ragin’ Cajuns Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Coastal Carolina, the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns will be taking the floor for the 13th time this season and have an overall record of 10-2. So far, the Ragin’ Cajuns have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 5-2. This season, Louisiana-Lafayette has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 6-0. For today’s contest, Louisiana-Lafayette have a betting line set -2.5 points in their favor.

Louisiana-Lafayette’s leading scorer this season is Jordan Brown who is averaging 19.67 points per contest. So far, Brown has accounted for 23.58% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 6.83 rebounds per game and 1.67 assists. Greg Williams Jr. is the second leading scorer for the Ragin’ Cajuns, averaging 13.17 points per game. Between him and Jr., they are accounting for 39.4% of the team’s scoring.

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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 that 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.

Chanticleers Preview:

The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers head into today’s game in what will be their 12th game of the season, posting a record of 6-5. So far this season, Coastal Carolina has played 6 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-2. For the season, Coastal Carolina has been the underdog in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 2-3. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Chanticleers being +2.5 point underdogs.

Coastal Carolina’s leading scorer this season is Jomaru Brown who is averaging 15.27 points per contest. So far, Brown has accounted for 19.42% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.36 rebounds per game and 2.82 assists. Essam Mostafa is the second leading scorer for the Chanticleers, averaging 14.27 points per game. Between him and Mostafa, they are accounting for 37.6% of the team’s scoring.

Coming into today’s game, Coastal Carolina will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Chanticleers are ranked 153rd at 72.8 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 535th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Coastal Carolina is close to the NCAA average at 36.1%.

Free Spread Prediction: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns -2.5

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns to pick up the win and cover the spread as -2.5 point betting favorites. Although Louisiana-Lafayette as a team is just 302nd in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Chanticleers’ defense. At -2.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Ragin’ Cajuns to come out on top and cover.

 


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