Check out our free Samford 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.
Samford vs Louisiana-Lafayette Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 10th Betting Odds
Bulldogs vs Ragin’ Cajuns Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Samford Bulldogs at Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns
- Where: Lafayette at Cajundome
- Date: Saturday, December 10th
- Betting Odds: Samford +2, SAMF +110 | LOULAF -135 O/U 154.5
The Samford Bulldogs head into today’s game in what will be their 11th game of the season, posting a record of 6-4. So far, the Bulldogs have played 3 games on the road, with a record of 1-2. For the season, Samford has been the underdog in 2 games, sitting with a mark of 0-2. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Bulldogs being +2 point underdogs.
Samford’s leading scorer this season is Jaden Campbell who is averaging 11.5 points per contest. So far, Campbell has accounted for 13.48% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.0 rebounds per game and 0.6 assists. Logan Dye is the second leading scorer for the Bulldogs, averaging 11.3 points per game. Between him and Dye, they are accounting for 26.7% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, Samford is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.7 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 10 games, they have only hit 33.5% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 42.61% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Ragin’ Cajuns Preview:
Heading into today’s matchup vs Samford, the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns will be taking the floor for the 9th time this season and have an overall record of 7-1. Currently, the Ragin’ Cajuns have been the home team 3 times, sitting with a record of 3-0. The Ragin’ Cajuns’ are sitting with a betting line that is -2 points in their favor. For the season, Louisiana-Lafayette has been favored to win in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 4-0.
Louisiana-Lafayette’s leading scorer this season is Jordan Brown who is averaging 18.62 points per contest. So far, Brown has accounted for 21.98% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 7.5 rebounds per game and 1.62 assists. Greg Williams Jr. is the second leading scorer for the Ragin’ Cajuns, averaging 13.62 points per game. Between him and Jr., they are accounting for 38.1% 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.
Free Spread Prediction: Samford Bulldogs +2
After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Louisiana-Lafayette as the favorites with a line coming in at -2. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Samford Bulldogs to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Louisiana-Lafayette at 7.35 made 3’s per game compared to Samford at 9.0. Look for Samford to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Ragin’ Cajuns.