Betting on today’s Ragin’ Cajuns and Trojans game? Catch the action at Trojan Arena in Troy, AL, as the Trojans hosts this showdown at 8:30 ET on ESPN+. This Sun Belt conference matchup has an over/under of 144.5 points, and the Trojans are favored to win at home vs. the Ragin’ Cajuns.

LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE RAGIN’ CAJUNS VS TROY TROJANS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Troy Trojans -2.5

This game will be played at Trojan Arena at 8:30 ET on Wednesday, January 10th.

WHY BET THE TROY TROJANS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Trojans.
  • Not only will Troy pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.

Do the Ragin’ Cajuns Stand a Chance in Troy?

Through 15 games, the Ragin’ Cajuns are 8-7 overall and 1-2 in the Sun Belt. On the road, they are just 1-6 compared to 5-1 at home. As an underdog, Louisiana-Lafayette is 2-6 compared to 4-1 as the favorite.

Coming off an 85-77 win over Coastal Carolina, the Ragin’ Cajuns are 1-2 in their last three road games, 1-4 in their last five, and 1-9 in their last 10.

As the underdog this season, Louisiana-Lafayette has gone 4-4 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Ragin’ Cajuns have an ATS mark of 5-5. On the road this year, Louisiana-Lafayette is 3-4 vs. the spread and over their last three road games, they are 2-1 ATS. For the season, their ATS record is 6-7.

So far this season, the over/under record in Louisiana-Lafayette games is 6-7. The average scoring in their games is 148.3 points, which is lower than the average over/under line in their games of 151.3. Today’s over/under line is 144.5. This year, 11 of their games have had a higher over/under line than today’s line, and their games have finished with more points than 144.5 in seven of their games.

Louisiana-Lafayette is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 85 points vs. Coastal Carolina. This figure is more than their season average of 76.5 points per game. The top scorer for the Ragin’ Cajuns was Joe Charles with 22 points, while Hosana Kitenge also chipped in with 16 points.

So far, the Ragin’ Cajuns’ defense is ranked 156th in the country at 71.7 points per contest. The Louisiana-Lafayette defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 77 points and allowed Coastal Carolina to connect on 9 threes.

Can the Trojans Deliver Being Favored at Home?

When playing at home this season, Troy has been dominant, going 5-1. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 9-1. They have won four straight games and are 3-0 in Sun Belt conference play.

For the season, Troy has gone 9-6, and they are 5-0 when favored. They are also 1-5 on the road this season compared to 5-1 at home. In their last game, they defeated Appalachian State 66-62.

As the favorite this season, Troy has an ATS mark of 5-0. At home, their ATS record is 5-1 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 7-3 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for Troy is 7-5, and today’s line of 144.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this year (145.2). So far, the average scoring total in their games is 150.7 points, and in their last three games, the average scoring total is 140 points. Over their last 10 games, their OU record is 4-5.

Troy offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 66 points against Appalachian State. In that game, they made 8/25 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 39.1%. In terms of offense, the Trojans have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, putting them 295th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 129th in percentage and 35th in three-pointers made.

So far, the Trojans’ defense is ranked 131st in the country at 70.3 points per contest. Against Appalachian State, the Trojans’ defense gave up 62 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Appalachian State only made 8 free-throws.