Planning on watching today’s Warhawks and Ragin’ Cajuns game? Catch the action at Cajundome in Lafayette, LA, as the Ragin’ Cajuns hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 145.5 points, and Louisiana-Lafayette is favored by -12 to win at home against Louisiana-Monroe.

LOUISIANA-MONROE WARHAWKS VS LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE RAGIN’ CAJUNS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks +12

This game will be played at Cajundome at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, January 31st.

WHY BET THE LOUISIANA-MONROE WARHAWKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-70 in favor of the Ragin’ Cajuns.
  • Even though we have Louisiana-Lafayette winning straight-up, we like Louisiana-Monroe at +12.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.

Can the Warhawks Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?

As a 12-point underdog, Louisiana-Monroe has gone 3-10 in games as the underdog this season. They head into this game with a 7-12 record, including a 2-6 mark in Sun Belt Conference play. The Warhawks have won two straight games, including their most recent contest against South Alabama, 80-66.

So far this season, Louisiana-Monroe has gone 2-7 on the road, and their average scoring margin in these games is -12.8 points per game. Over their last 10 games away from home, the Warhawks have gone 2-8, and they are 1-4 in their last five road games.

As the underdog, Louisiana-Monroe has an ATS record of 7-6 this season and they have gone 3-0 vs. the spread in their last 3 games as the underdog. On the road, the Warhawks have an ATS record of 6-3 this season and they are 6-4 vs. the spread in their last 10 road games.

Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Louisiana-Monroe’s games this season (139.4). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 154 points.

Louisiana-Monroe recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 80 points against South Alabama. This output exceeded their season average of 69.4 points per game. Tyreke Locure is leading the team in scoring at 10.3 points per contest. Nika Metskhvarishvili has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 10.5 going into the game.

On defense, Louisiana-Monroe is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 73.3 points per game. So far, the Louisiana-Monroe defense is giving up an average of 8.9 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.3 times per game (602nd).

Will Louisiana-Lafayette Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

After winning their last game against Texas State by a final score of 66-46, Louisiana-Lafayette has now won six games in a row. They have an overall record of 13-8, including a 7-1 mark at home. For the season, they have been favored in eight games, going 7-1.

So far, the Ragin’ Cajuns have gone 9-1 in their last 10 home games and 4-1 in their last five. They are 7-3 in Sun Belt Conference games and 6-5 in non-conference games. On the season, they have an average scoring margin of +8.2 at home.

As the favorite this season, Louisiana-Lafayette has a record of 5-3 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Ragin’ Cajuns have gone 6-4 vs. the spread. At home this season, their ATS mark is 5-3, and over their last 10 home games, they have gone 5-3 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Louisiana-Lafayette’s games this year (150.1). In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 144 points.

In their recent matchup, the Louisiana-Lafayette offense ended with 66 points against Texas State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 42.6% and made 6 threes. Kobe Julien is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 18.2 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Themus Fulks brings a PPG average of 11.6 into the game.

So far, the Ragin’ Cajuns’ defense is ranked 153rd in the country at 71.4 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Louisiana-Lafayette’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 44.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 24.8% this season.