Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Ragin’ Cajuns and Bobcats. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Bobcats at Strahan Arena at the University Events Center in San Marcos, TX. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 136 points, and the Bobcats are the home favorites against the Ragin’ Cajuns in a Sun Belt conference matchup.
LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE RAGIN’ CAJUNS VS TEXAS STATE BOBCATS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Texas State Bobcats -1
This game will be played at Strahan Arena at the University Events Center at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, January 17th.
WHY BET THE TEXAS STATE BOBCATS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Bobcats.
- Not only will Texas State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 136 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.
Will Louisiana-Lafayette Be The Talk of Strahan Arena at the University Events Center?
After their 84-77 win over Arkansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette comes into this game with a 9-8 record. They have gone 2-3 in Sun Belt play compared to their 7-5 non-conference record. On the road, the Ragin’ Cajuns have gone 2-7 compared to their 5-1 mark at home.
As the underdog, Louisiana-Lafayette has gone 3-7 this season. They have been the underdog in 10 of their 17 games, compared to being favored in five games. So far, their average scoring margin on the road is -4.6.
As the underdog this season, Louisiana-Lafayette has gone 5-5 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-5. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Ragin’ Cajuns have an ATS record of 5-5.
So far this season, the over/under record in Louisiana-Lafayette games is 8-7. Today’s over/under line of 136 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (151). In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 157 points.
Louisiana-Lafayette is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 84 points versus Arkansas State. This output is higher than their season-average of 76.8 points per game. The team’s top scorer is Kobe Julien, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 17.6, while Joe Charles also carries a PPG average of 10.6 into the game.
Currently, the Ragin’ Cajuns’ defense holds the 167th rank in the nation, allowing 72.4 points per game. In their previous game vs. Arkansas State, the Red Wolves finished with a field goal percentage of 48% and a total of 77 points vs. Louisiana-Lafayette.
Can the Texas State Offense Score Enough at Home?
After winning their last game against Louisiana-Monroe, Texas State will look to build on their 4-6 record at home this season. Overall, the Bobcats are 7-10, and they have gone 1-4 in Sun Belt Conference games.
As the favorite, Texas State has gone 3-3 this season, and their average scoring margin at home is -4.0 points per game. So far, they have gone 1-4 at home, and they will be looking to snap their four-game losing streak at home.
As the favorite this season, the Bobcats are 3-3 vs. the spread. At home, Texas State is just 1-4 vs. the spread this year and 2-6 in their last 10 home games. Over their last three home games, the Bobcats are 0-2 vs. the spread and 0-3 in their last five.
Today’s over/under line of 136 is slightly lower than the average over/under line in Texas State’s games this season (137.3). So far, 7 of their 15 games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 146 points.
The Bobcats’ offense finished with 67 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 70.1 points per contest. The team’s top scorer is Brandon Love, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 11.5, while Kaden Gumbs also maintains a PPG average of 9.9 leading up to the game.
Coming into today’s game, the Texas State defense is giving up an average of 70.4 points per contest. In today’s game, the Texas State 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 54 points.