Looking to win big? The Chanticleers and Ragin’ Cajuns face off at 3:00 ET on ESPN+. The Ragin’ Cajuns are hosting the game at Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, FL. This Sun Belt conference matchup has an over/under of 149 points, and Louisiana-Lafayette is favored to win by -12.5 at home vs. Coastal Carolina.

COASTAL CAROLINA CHANTICLEERS VS LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE RAGIN’ CAJUNS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers +12.5

This game will be played at Pensacola Bay Center at 3:00 ET on Thursday, March 7th.

WHY BET THE COASTAL CAROLINA CHANTICLEERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-72 in favor of the Chanticleers.
  • Not only will Coastal Carolina pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +12.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 149 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Are the Chanticleers Ready for a Win at Pensacola?

Coastal Carolina enters today’s game as a 12.5-point underdog, and they have gone 5-18 as the underdog this season. They are coming off a 75-71 win over Louisiana-Monroe, and they have gone 2-8 on the road in their last 10 games.

On the season, the Chanticleers have gone 9-21, including a 6-13 record in Sun Belt play. Their average scoring margin on the road this season is -9.7, and they are 2-10 on the road.

As the underdog this season, Coastal Carolina has gone 14-8-1 against the spread, including a 5-4-1 mark in their last 10 games as the underdog. On the road, the Chanticleers have an ATS record of 7-4-1 this year and are 2-1 in their last three road games vs. the spread.

Coastal Carolina’s over/under record this season is 15-12-1, and today’s line of 149 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (150.9). So far, 13 of their games have finished with less than 149 points, including their last three games (OU record of 1-1-1 in their last three).

In their recent game, the Chanticleers’ offense concluded with 75 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 73.8 points per contest. Jacob Meyer was the leading scorer for the Chanticleers, putting up 32 points. In addition, Ian Granja contributed 9 points.

At present, the Chanticleers’ defense is nationally ranked 312nd, allowing 78.5 points per game. Against Louisiana-Monroe in their most recent game, the Coastal Carolina defense gave up a total of 71 points while allowing Louisiana-Monroe to hit 35% of their shots.

Will Louisiana-Lafayette Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

At home this season, Louisiana-Lafayette has gone 11-3, and they have an average scoring margin of +8.1 points per game. Over their last ten games at home, they are 7-3. This season, the Ragin’ Cajuns have been the favorite in 17 games, going 12-5.

Overall, Louisiana-Lafayette has gone 18-13 this season, and they have a 11-8 record in Sun Belt Conference play. So far, they have gone 7-5 in non-conference games.

As the favorite this season, Louisiana-Lafayette has gone 9-8 against the spread. Their home ATS record is 8-6, while their last 10 games as the favorite have resulted in a 5-5 mark vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Louisiana-Lafayette games is 15-15 and today’s line of 149 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (149.4). In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 149 points. For the year, the average scoring total in their games is 148.1 points.

The Louisiana-Lafayette offense is coming off a game where they scored 77 points against Southern Miss. They posted a field goal percentage of 42.3% and connected on 6 threes. The team’s top scorer is Kobe Julien, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 17.2, while Joe Charles also maintains a PPG average of 11.8 leading up to the game.

Currently, the Ragin’ Cajuns’ defense holds the 149th rank in the nation, allowing 71.3 points per game. Against Southern Miss in their most recent game, the Louisiana-Lafayette defense gave up a total of 61 points while allowing Southern Miss to hit 42% of their shots.