Check out our free Marshall vs Louisiana-Lafayette pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Lafayette. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Marshall vs Louisiana-Lafayette Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 4th Betting Odds
Thundering Herd vs Ragin’ Cajuns Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Marshall Thundering Herd at Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns
- Where: Lafayette at Cajundome
- Date: Saturday, February 4th
- Betting Odds: Marshall +1, MARSH -108 | LOULAF -113 O/U 156.5
Thundering Herd Preview:
The Marshall Thundering Herd head into today’s game in what will be their 25th game of the season, posting a record of 19-5. On the road, the Thundering Herd will be playing their 9th game of the season, having gone 6-3. So far, the Thundering Herd have been the underdog 1 time, going 1-0 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1 underdogs on the spread.
Marshall’s leading scorer this season is Taevion Kinsey, who is averaging 21.08 points per contest. So far, Kinsey has accounted for 25.69% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.96 rebounds per game and 5.71 assists. Andrew Taylor is the second leading scorer for the Thundering Herd, averaging 19.29 points per game. Between him and Taylor, they are accounting for 49.2% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, Marshall is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.0 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 24 games, they have only hit 30.1% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 39.39% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Ragin’ Cajuns Preview:
Heading into today’s matchup vs Marshall, the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns will be taking the floor for the 24th time this season and have an overall record of 19-4. Currently, the Ragin’ Cajuns have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 10-0. The Ragin’ Cajuns’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1 points in their favor. For the season, Louisiana-Lafayette has been favored to win in 16 games, sitting with a mark of 15-1.
Louisiana-Lafayette’s leading scorer this season is Jordan Brown, who is averaging 19.59 points per contest. So far, Brown has accounted for 23.31% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 7.68 rebounds per game and 2.05 assists. Greg Williams Jr. is the second leading scorer for the Ragin’ Cajuns, averaging 14.61 points per game. Between him and Jr., they are accounting for 41.5% 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.
Free Spread Prediction: Marshall Thundering Herd +1
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -1. However, we anticipate Marshall putting up a strong fight 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 Thundering Herd to cover.