Planning on watching today’s Ragin’ Cajuns and Monarchs game? Catch the action at Chartway Arena in Norfolk, VA, as the Monarchs hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. In this Sun Belt matchup, Louisiana-Lafayette is favored by -4 vs. Old Dominion. The over/under for the game is 148.5 points.

LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE RAGIN’ CAJUNS VS OLD DOMINION MONARCHS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Old Dominion Monarchs +4

This game will be played at Chartway Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 15th.

WHY BET THE OLD DOMINION MONARCHS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-67 in favor of the Monarchs.
  • Not only will Old Dominion pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +4.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will Louisiana-Lafayette Make it Happen on the Road?

On the road this season, Louisiana-Lafayette has gone 5-7, and they have won their last four games away from home. Over their last ten road games, the Ragin’ Cajuns have gone 4-6. So far this season, they are 10-2 when favored.

Overall, Louisiana-Lafayette has a record of 16-9. They have gone 9-4 in Sun Belt games and 7-5 in non-conference matchups. In their most recent game, the Ragin’ Cajuns beat Bowling Green by a score of 86-60.

When looking at Louisiana-Lafayette’s ATS record this season, they are currently 14-10. On the road, their ATS mark sits at 7-5. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Ragin’ Cajuns have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 148.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Louisiana-Lafayette’s games this season (150). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 and the average scoring total is 144 points.

Louisiana-Lafayette’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 86 points against Bowling Green. They had an overall field goal percentage of 56.9% and made 11/15 free throws. The top scorer for the Ragin’ Cajuns was Themus Fulks with 17 points, while Hosana Kitenge also added 16 to the scoreboard.

Coming into today’s game, the Louisiana-Lafayette defense is giving up an average of 70.8 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Louisiana-Lafayette’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 44.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 24.3% this season.

Can the Monarchs Pull Out the Win as Home Underdogs?

Old Dominion has struggled mightily this season, going just 6-19 overall and 2-11 in Sun Belt play. They have lost three straight games and come into this one as a four-point underdog. So far, they have gone 2-12 as the underdog this season.

At home, the Monarchs have gone just 4-8 this season, including a current four-game losing streak. Over their last 10 games at home, they are just 3-7. In their most recent game, they lost to Central Michigan by a score of 58-57.

Old Dominion has struggled against the spread this season with a record of 6-17-1. Their ATS mark at home is just 3-9 and they have gone 0-3 vs. the spread in their last three home games. However, the Monarchs have been better vs. the spread as the underdog, going 4-9-1 this season and 2-0-1 in their last three games as the underdog.

Old Dominion’s over/under record this season sits at 12-10-2 and today’s over/under line of 148.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this season (145.9). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 135 points compared to their season average of 148.5 points per game.

In their latest game, Old Dominion offense put up 57 points against Central Michigan. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 35% and made 11 threes. Chaunce Jenkins led the team in scoring, putting up 16 points. Additionally, R.J. Blakney contributed 12 points for the Monarchs.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Old Dominion is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 76.6 points per game (264th). In their most recent game, the Old Dominion defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Central Michigan knocked down 11 three-pointers on their way to 58 points.