Betting on today’s Ragin’ Cajuns and Golden Eagles game? Catch the action at Reed Green Coliseum in Hattiesburg, MS, as the Golden Eagles hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. Louisiana-Lafayette is favored by -2.5 in this Sun Belt conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 145.5 points.

LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE RAGIN’ CAJUNS VS SOUTHERN MISS GOLDEN EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Southern Miss Golden Eagles +2.5

This game will be played at Reed Green Coliseum at 7:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE SOUTHERN MISS GOLDEN EAGLES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-67 in favor of the Golden Eagles.
  • Not only will Southern Miss pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Is A Road Victory Likely for the Favored Ragin’ Cajuns?

Despite losing their last two games, the Ragin’ Cajuns are still 17-11 overall and 10-6 in the Sun Belt Conference. On the road, Louisiana-Lafayette has gone 6-9, compared to 10-2 at home.

Over their last 10 road games, the Ragin’ Cajuns have gone 5-5, and they are 3-2 over their last five games away from home.

When looking at Louisiana-Lafayette’s ATS record this season, they are 15-12. On the road, their ATS mark is 8-7. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Ragin’ Cajuns are 6-4 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record in Louisiana-Lafayette games is 13-14 and the average over/under line in their games is 149.5. So far, 17 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 145.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 136 points and their OU record in their last 10 games is 3-7.

In their recent matchup, the Louisiana-Lafayette offense ended with 59 points against Louisiana-Monroe. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 36.9% and made 4 threes. In terms of three-point shooting, the Ragin’ Cajuns offense has been good from outside, hitting 35% of their three-pointers on an average of 22.8 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 45%.

Louisiana-Lafayette’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 70.7 points per game. In their previous game vs. Louisiana-Monroe, the Warhawks finished with a field goal percentage of 42% and a total of 66 points vs. Louisiana-Lafayette.

Can the Golden Eagles Offense Score Enough at Home?

After losing to South Alabama by a score of 83-64, Southern Miss will look to bounce back as they are 8-6 at home this season. For the year, Southern Miss has gone 15-13, and they are 8-7 in Sun Belt play.

On the season, Southern Miss has an average scoring margin of +.4 at home, and their record over their last 10 games at home is 7-3. Over their last five games at home, they have gone 3-2.

As the underdog, Southern Miss has gone 5-8 against the spread this season and they are just 10-15-1 overall vs. the spread. At home, the Golden Eagles have gone 6-7-1 vs. the spread this year and they are 6-3-1 in their last 10 home games vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Southern Miss games sits at 13-12-1. Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (142.5). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 142 points and their OU record during this stretch is 2-1.

Most recently, the Southern Miss offense finished with just 64 points vs. South Alabama. For the game, they hit 2/14 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 34.9%. One area that the Southern Miss offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 59th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 42%.

So far, the Golden Eagles’ defense is ranked 133rd in the country at 70.6 points per contest. Southern Miss’ three-point defense is currently 124th in the country at 7.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.1% of their shots vs. Southern Miss.