Check out our free Louisiana-Lafayette vs Drake pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Des Moines. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Louisiana-Lafayette vs Drake Pick & Preview: Saturday, November 26th Betting Odds
Ragin’ Cajuns vs Bulldogs Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns at Drake Bulldogs
- Where: Des Moines at The Knapp Center
- Date: Saturday, November 26th
- Betting Odds: Louisiana-Lafayette +8, LOULAF +295 | DRAKE -380 O/U 145.0
Ragin’ Cajuns Preview:
Heading into the game, Louisiana-Lafayette will be looking to stay undefeated as they currently have a perfect overall record at 5-0. On the road, the Ragin’ Cajuns will be playing their 3rd games of the season, having gone 3-0. So far, the Ragin’ Cajuns have been the underdog 1 time, going 1-0 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +8 underdogs on the spread.
Louisiana-Lafayette’s leading scorer this season is Jordan Brown who is averaging 20.2 points per contest. So far, Brown has accounted for 23.38% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 7.2 rebounds per game and 1.6 assists. Terence Lewis II is the second leading scorer for the Ragin’ Cajuns, averaging 14.0 points per game. Between him and II, they are accounting for 39.6% 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 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.
Through 5 games, the Drake Bulldogs have an overall record of 5-0. Currently, the Bulldogs have been the home team 3 times, sitting with a record of 3-0. The Bulldogs’ are sitting with a betting line that is -8 points in their favor. For the season, Drake has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 5-0.
Drake will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tucker DeVries who is averaging 21.8 points per game for the Bulldogs. DeVries is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Bulldogs’ offensive gameplan is the play of Sardaar Calhoun who has hit 47.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.4 points per game.
On offense, Drake is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.5 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 5 games, they have only hit 33.8% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 34.66% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Free Spread Prediction: Drake Bulldogs -8
Drake Bulldogs will tip off their matchup over Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns as the strong favorites to pick up the win with a point spread sitting at -8. Our analysis like’s Drake’s chances to pull away with an easy win and cover the spread. When looking at how each team likes to play, both Drake and Louisiana-Lafayette are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. We like how this scenario favors Drake, as throughout the game their superior talent should come through in an easy win. Although the Bulldogs don’t have a great track record vs the spread as the betting favorite, going 2-2-1 (last 5), we like their chances to come away with the ATS win.
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