Planning on watching 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 matchup the against Louisiana-Monroe. The over/under for the game is set 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.

Will Louisiana-Lafayette Come Through as Road Favorites?

Louisiana-Lafayette enters their 28th game of the season with a 17-10 overall record. On the road, they have a 6-8 record, while at home they are 10-2. As Louisiana-Lafayette prepares to face Louisiana-Monroe, they hold a 15-11 against the spread (ATS) record. When playing away games, the Ragin’ Cajuns are 8-6 vs. the spread, while at home they are 7-5 ATS.

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. In the Ragin’ Cajuns’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 143 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 1-4.

Coming off their recent game, the Louisiana-Lafayette offense tallied 73 points in a matchup against Appalachian State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 44.9%, and they made 6 threes. The team’s top scorer is Kobe Julien, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 17.7, while Hosana Kitenge also carries a PPG average of 11.8 into the game.

In terms of defense, Louisiana-Lafayette is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 70.9 points per game. Louisiana-Lafayette’s three-point defense is currently 8th in the country at 4.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 44.2% of their shots vs. Louisiana-Lafayette.

Will the Louisiana-Monroe Defense Show Up at Home?

So far this season, Louisiana-Monroe has played in 25 games and currently holds a record of 10-15. All of their games this season have been away games. As Louisiana-Monroe enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 10-13. Over their last five games, the team has gone 1-4 vs. the spread.

Louisiana-Monroe’s games have, on average, featured 142.1 points per game leading to an over/under record of 13-10-0. Their average over/under line is currently 140.9 points so far. The Warhawks’ last five games have finished with a combined 151 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

Most recently, the Louisiana-Monroe offense finished with just 57 points vs. Troy. For the game, they hit 2/7 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 32.3%. Currently leading the team in scoring is Nika Metskhvarishvili who comes into today’s matchup averaging 12. Tyreke Locure also heads into the game with a PPG average of 11.

At present, the Warhawks’ defense is nationally ranked 237th, allowing 74.5 points per game. Louisiana-Monroe’s three-point defense is currently 221st in the country at 8.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.0% of their shots vs. Louisiana-Monroe.