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Louisiana-Lafayette vs Louisiana-Monroe Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 12th Betting Odds
Ragin’ Cajuns vs Warhawks Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns at Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks
- Where: Monroe at Fant-Ewing Coliseum
- Date: Thursday, January 12th
- Betting Odds: Louisiana-Lafayette -7.5, LOULAF -346 | LAMON +268 O/U 142.5
Ragin’ Cajuns Preview:
The Louisiana-Lafayette will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 2 game win streak and have an overall record of 12-4. So far, the Ragin’ Cajuns have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 5-4. This season, Louisiana-Lafayette has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 8-1. For today’s contest, Louisiana-Lafayette has a betting line set -7.5 points in their favor.
Louisiana-Lafayette’s leading scorer this season is Jordan Brown, who is averaging 18.81 points per contest. So far, Brown has accounted for 23.23% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 7.5 rebounds per game and 1.81 assists. Greg Williams Jr. is the second leading scorer for the Ragin’ Cajuns, averaging 12.69 points per game. Between him and Jr., they are accounting for 38.9% 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.
Louisiana-Monroe heads into this matchup having played 17 games and have an overall record sitting at 7-10. So far this season, Louisiana-Monroe has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-4. For the season, Louisiana-Monroe has been the underdog in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 3-9. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Warhawks being +7.5 point underdogs.
Louisiana-Monroe will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Tyreke Locure who is averaging 14.47 points per game for the Warhawks. Locure 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 Warhawks’ offensive game plan is the play of Jamari Blackmon who has hit 44.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.44 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Louisiana-Monroe this season, as they are currently ranked 164th in college basketball at 72.5 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 Warhawks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.8%, placing them 269th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks +7.5
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 -7.5. However, we anticipate Louisiana-Monroe 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 Warhawks to cover.
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