Check out our free Louisiana-Lafayette vs Texas State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in San Marcos. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Louisiana-Lafayette vs Texas State Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds

Ragin’ Cajuns vs Bobcats Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns at Texas State Bobcats
  • Where: San Marcos at Strahan Coliseum
  • Date: Saturday, January 21st
  • Betting Odds: Louisiana-Lafayette -3.5, LOULAF -171 | TXST +139 O/U 137.0

Ragin’ Cajuns Preview:

The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns head into today’s game in what will be their 20th game of the season, posting a record of 15-4. On the road, the Ragin’ Cajuns will be playing their 12th game of the season, having gone 8-4. This season, Louisiana-Lafayette has been favored to win in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 11-1. For today’s contest, Louisiana-Lafayette has a betting line set -3.5 points in their favor.

Louisiana-Lafayette’s leading scorer this season is Jordan Brown, who is averaging 19.79 points per contest. So far, Brown has accounted for 24.4% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 7.79 rebounds per game and 2.16 assists. Greg Williams Jr. is the second leading scorer for the Ragin’ Cajuns, averaging 13.11 points per game. Between him and Jr., they are accounting for 40.6% 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 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.

Bobcats Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Louisiana-Lafayette, the Texas State Bobcats will be taking the floor for the 21st time this season and have an overall record of 10-10. So far this season, Texas State has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 3-6. For the season, Texas State has been the underdog in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 5-5. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Bobcats being +3.5 point underdogs.

Texas State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Mason Harrell who is averaging 16.2 points per game for the Bobcats. Harrell 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 Bobcats’ offensive game plan is the play of Tyrel Morgan who has hit 43.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 8.56 points per game.

Texas State comes into their matchup vs Louisiana-Lafayette looking to improve their offensive numbers, as they are just 217th in college basketball at 70.7 points per game. One bright spot for them has been their ability to knock down 3-point shots, as they have connected at a rate of 38.1%. So far, 30.48% of the Bobcats’ shots have been from beyond the arc. When looking at the team’s pace of play, they are currently a below average unit at 64.2 possessions per game.

Free Spread Prediction: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns -3.5

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 -3.5 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 Bobcats’ defense. At -3.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Ragin’ Cajuns to come out on top and cover.

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