Betting on today’s Red Wolves and Ragin’ Cajuns game? Catch the action at Cajundome in Lafayette, LA, as the Ragin’ Cajuns hosts this showdown at 8:30 ET on ESPN+. The odds for this Sun Belt conference game currently have Louisiana-Lafayette as the -4.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 154.5 points.

ARKANSAS STATE RED WOLVES VS LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE RAGIN’ CAJUNS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns -4.5

This game will be played at Cajundome at 8:30 ET on Thursday, January 25th.

WHY BET THE LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE RAGIN’ CAJUNS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Ragin’ Cajuns.
  • Not only will Louisiana-Lafayette pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 154.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.

Will the Red Wolves Defense Show Up on the Road?

Arkansas State enters play today with a record of 8-11, including a mark of 4-3 in Sun Belt Conference play. They are coming off a 79-72 victory over Texas State and have gone 2-3 in their last five games on the road.

As the underdog, Arkansas State has gone 2-7 this season, and they are 3-9 on the road compared to 5-2 at home. For the year, they have been outscored by an average of 5.8 points per game on the road.

Arkansas State has an ATS record of 10-8-1 this season, including a mark of 6-5-1 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Red Wolves are 5-3-1 vs. the spread this year and have gone 6-3-1 in their last 10 games as the underdog. In their last 5 games as the underdog, Arkansas State has an ATS record of 4-0-1.

Arkansas State’s over/under record this year is 9-10 and the average over/under line in their games is 153.9. This year, 11 of their games have had a lower over/under line than today’s line of 154.5. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 149 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 2-1. So far, their last 10 games have had an average scoring total of 158 points and their over/under record over their last 10 games is 7-3.

In their previous game, the Red Wolves’ offense finished with 79 points, which is right in line with their current average of 78.3 points per contest. Offensively, the Red Wolves have a season long field goal percentage of 43%, which is 265th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 186th in percentage and 16th in three-pointers made.

Looking at the Arkansas State defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 78.5 points per game (281st). On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.6 threes per game vs. Louisiana-Lafayette. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.3%.

Taking a Look at the Ragin’ Cajuns Chances at Home

With a 5-1 record as the favorite, the Ragin’ Cajuns are 11-8 overall and 4-3 in Sun Belt play. They have won three straight games and are 5-1 at home this season. Their average scoring margin at home is +6.7 compared to -1.3 on the road.

Most recently, Louisiana-Lafayette defeated South Alabama, 88-79. Over their last 10 games at home, the Ragin’ Cajuns are 9-1. For the season, they are 5-1 as the favorite.

As the favorite this season, Louisiana-Lafayette has gone 3-3 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Ragin’ Cajuns have a mark of 6-4 and they are 4-4 ATS in their last 10 home games.

On the season, the over/under record for Louisiana-Lafayette games is 10-7. The average scoring total in their games this year is 150.7 points, which is similar to the average over/under line of 150.1. Over their last three games, the OU record is 3-0, and the average scoring total in those contests is 160 points.

Louisiana-Lafayette is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 88 points vs. South Alabama. This figure is more than their season average of 77.8 points per game. The top scorer for the Ragin’ Cajuns was Kobe Julien with 24 points, while Joe Charles also chipped in with 22 points.

Louisiana-Lafayette’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 72.5 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 4.5 threes per game vs. Arkansas State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 25.3%.