Betting on today’s Ragin’ Cajuns and Warhawks game? Catch the action at Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe, LA, as the Warhawks hosts this showdown at 8:30 ET on ESPN+. Louisiana-Lafayette is favored by -6.5 in this Sun Belt conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 147 points.

LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE RAGIN’ CAJUNS VS LOUISIANA-MONROE WARHAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks +6.5

This game will be played at Fant-Ewing Coliseum at 8:30 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.

WHY BET THE LOUISIANA-MONROE WARHAWKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Warhawks.
  • Not only will Louisiana-Monroe pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Does Louisiana-Lafayette Have What it Takes to Win as Road Favorites?

Heading into their 28th game of the season, Louisiana-Lafayette holds a 17-10 overall record. The Ragin’ Cajuns are 6-8 on the road and 10-2 at home this season. Louisiana-Lafayette is currently sitting above .500 in terms of their ATS performance, with a 15-11 ATS record. When examining the team’s performance in their last five games, they have a 3-2 record vs. the spread.

In 27 games, Louisiana-Lafayette comes in with an over/under mark of 13-13-0, with their games averaging 148.8 points per game. The Ragin’ Cajuns have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 143 points per game.

The Louisiana-Lafayette offense is coming off a game where they scored 73 points against Appalachian State. They posted a field goal percentage of 44.9% and connected on 6 threes. In terms of three-point shooting, the Ragin’ Cajuns offense has been good from outside, hitting 36% of their three-pointers on an average of 22.9 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 46%.

Currently, the Ragin’ Cajuns’ defense holds the 139th rank in the nation, allowing 70.9 points per game. So far, the Louisiana-Lafayette defense is giving up an average of 9.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11 times per game (512nd).

Can the Warhawks Please their Home Crowd?

Louisiana-Monroe will be playing their 26th game this season, and currently have a record of 10-15. Of those games, Louisiana-Monroe has gone 3-10 on the road and 5-5 at home. As Louisiana-Monroe prepares to face Louisiana-Lafayette, their against-the-spread (ATS) record stands at 10-13. Within that record, they have gone 8-5 vs. the spread on the road and 2-8 at home.

After 25 games, Louisiana-Monroe has an over/under record of 13-10-0, with their games averaging a combined 142.1 points per game so far. Looking at the Warhawks’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 with their games averaging 142 points per game.

Coming off their recent game, the Louisiana-Monroe offense tallied 57 points in a matchup against Troy. Their field goal percentage for the game was 32.3%, and they made 2 threes. On offense, Louisiana-Monroe has been struggling with their efficiency, coming into today’s game with a field goal percentgage of 42%. So far, they are 146th in free-throws made on a free throw shooting percentage of 65%.

Currently, the Warhawks’ defense holds the 237th rank in the nation, allowing 74.5 points per game. Louisiana-Monroe’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Troy offense to knock down 51% of their shots on their way to putting up 85 points.