Check out our free Troy 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.
Troy vs Louisiana-Lafayette Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 26th Betting Odds
Trojans vs Ragin’ Cajuns Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Troy Trojans at Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns
- Where: Lafayette at Cajundome
- Date: Thursday, January 26th
- Betting Odds: Troy +5, TROY +180 | LOULAF -225 O/U 143.5
Heading into today’s matchup vs Louisiana-Lafayette, the Troy Trojans will be taking the floor for the 22nd time this season and have an overall record of 13-8. On the road, the Trojans will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 5-5. So far, the Trojans have been the underdog 5 times, going 2-3 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5 underdogs on the spread.
Xavier Williams comes into today’s game as the Trojans’ leading scorer at 11.52 points per contest. Not only has Williams been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Troy’s top rebounder at 6.24 boards per contest. Behind Williams, the team has benefited from the strong play of Christyon Eugene, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.1 points per game. Overall, he has hit 50.0% of his shots and is adding 3.25 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Troy this season, as they are currently ranked 259th in college basketball at 69.2 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 Trojans’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.1%, placing them 321st in the NCAA.
Ragin’ Cajuns Preview:
Heading into today’s matchup vs Troy, the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns will be taking the floor for the 21st time this season and have an overall record of 16-4. Currently, the Ragin’ Cajuns have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 7-0. The Ragin’ Cajuns’ are sitting with a betting line that is -5 points in their favor. For the season, Louisiana-Lafayette has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 12-1.
Louisiana-Lafayette’s leading scorer this season is Jordan Brown, who is averaging 19.75 points per contest. So far, Brown has accounted for 24.67% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 7.85 rebounds per game and 2.05 assists. Greg Williams Jr. is the second leading scorer for the Ragin’ Cajuns, averaging 13.55 points per game. Between him and Jr., they are accounting for 41.6% 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 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: Troy Trojans +5
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 -5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Troy Trojans 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 Troy at 8.0. Look for Troy to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Ragin’ Cajuns.