Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Ragin’ Cajuns and Jaguars. The game is starting at 4:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Jaguars at Mitchell Center in Mobile, AL. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Sun Belt conference game currently have the Jaguars as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 150.5 points.
LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE RAGIN’ CAJUNS VS SOUTH ALABAMA JAGUARS BETTING PICK
The Pick: South Alabama Jaguars -1
This game will be played at Mitchell Center at 4:00 ET on Saturday, January 20th.
WHY BET THE SOUTH ALABAMA JAGUARS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Jaguars.
- Not only will South Alabama pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 150.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.
Can the Ragin’ Cajuns Grab a Win on the Road?
After winning their last game against Texas State by a score of 86-68, the Ragin’ Cajuns have a 10-8 record this season. Over their last ten games on the road, they have gone 3-7.
So far this season, Louisiana-Lafayette has been the underdog in 10 of their 18 games and has gone 3-7 in those matchups. As the underdog, their average scoring margin is -2.3.
As the underdog, Louisiana-Lafayette has gone 5-5 vs. the spread this season and they have an overall ATS mark of 8-8. On the road, the Ragin’ Cajuns are 5-5 vs. the spread and they have gone 2-1 vs. the spread in their last 3 road games.
So far this season, the over/under record in Louisiana-Lafayette games is 9-7 and today’s over/under line of 150.5 is very similar to the average over/under line in their games this year (150.1). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 155 points and the over/under record in their games over their last 10 games is 6-4.
Coming off their recent game, the Louisiana-Lafayette offense tallied 86 points in a matchup against Texas State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 54.8%, and they made 10 threes. In terms of offense, the Ragin’ Cajuns have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, putting them 100th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 116th in percentage and 89th in three-pointers made.
On defense, Louisiana-Lafayette is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 72.2 points per game. In today’s game, the Louisiana-Lafayette defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 1 three-pointers while giving up 68 points.
Is A Home Victory Likely for Favored South Alabama?
South Alabama is 10-8 overall and 3-3 in the Sun Belt. They have won two straight games, including their most recent win over Troy by a score of 74-71.
At home, the Jaguars are 4-3 this season and 6-4 in their last 10 games. They have gone 4-2 as the favorite, and the average scoring margin for their home games is +1.7 points per game.
South Alabama has an ATS record of 9-6 this season and they are 4-3 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Jaguars have gone 8-2 ATS.
South Alabama’s over/under record for the season is 8-7 and the average scoring total in their games is 150.4. So far, 12 of their games have had a lower over/under line than today’s line of 150.5. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 154 points.
Coming off their recent game, the South Alabama offense tallied 74 points in a matchup against Troy. Their field goal percentage for the game was 47.2%, and they made 9 threes. The top scorer for the Jaguars was Samuel Tabe with 19 points, while Tyrell Jones also added 17 to the scoreboard.
Facing Louisiana-Lafayette, South Alabama aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 76.7 points allowed per game (259th). Against Troy in their most recent game, the South Alabama defense gave up a total of 71 points while allowing Troy to hit 47% of their shots.