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+. In this Sun Belt matchup, Louisiana-Lafayette is favored bt -6.5 vs. Louisiana-Monroe. The over/under for the game is 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.

Can the Louisiana-Lafayette Offense Score Enough on the Road?

Louisiana-Lafayette has played 27 games and currently holds a 17-10 overall record. When playing away from home, the Ragin’ Cajuns have a 6-8 record, while they have gone 10-2 at home. Looking at Louisiana-Lafayette’s ATS performance, they currently have a 15-11 record. In their last five games, the team has gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

Through 27 games, Louisiana-Lafayette has an over/under record of 13-13-0 with their games averaging a combined 148.8 points per game so far. 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.

In their recent game, the Ragin’ Cajuns’ offense concluded with 73 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 77.1 points per contest. 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.

Currently, the Ragin’ Cajuns’ defense holds the 139th rank in the nation, allowing 70.9 points per game. Louisiana-Lafayette’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Appalachian State offense to knock down 48% of their shots on their way to putting up 85 points.

Taking a Look at the Warhawks Chances at Home

Louisiana-Monroe comes into today’s game against Louisiana-Lafayette with a season record of 10-15. The Warhawks will be playing on the road, where they have a record of 3-10, while they are 5-5 overall. As of today, Louisiana-Monroe has a 10-13 ATS record. In their last five games, they are 1-4 ATS.

Through 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. When analyzing the Warhawks’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 151 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

The Louisiana-Monroe offense is coming off a game where they scored 57 points against Troy. They posted a field goal percentage of 32.3% and connected on 2 threes. The team’s top scorer is Nika Metskhvarishvili, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 12, while Tyreke Locure also carries a PPG average of 11 into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Louisiana-Monroe defense is giving up an average of 74.5 points per contest. Against Troy, the Warhawks’ defense gave up 85 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Troy only made 8 free-throws.