Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (1-1) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns (3-0)
November 17, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns -2.5 / Louisiana Tech Bulldogs +2.5; Over/Under: +143.5
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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Cajundome. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs look to get a game above a .500 record. The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns look to remain undefeated.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are averaging 66.5 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 62.5 points on 46 percent shooting. Cobe Williams is averaging 16 points and 3 rebounds, while Keaston Willis is averaging 14.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. Jordan Crawford is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Crawford is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are shooting 28.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 26.5 rebounds per game.
The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns are averaging 87.3 points on 49.7 percent shooting and allowing 64.3 points on 38.8 percent shooting. Jordan Brown is averaging 19.7 points and 1.7 assists, while Terence Lewis II is averaging 13.7 points and 9.7 rebounds. Themus Fulks is the third double-digit scorer and Greg Williams Jr. is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns are shooting 43.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns are allowing 25.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game.
The Bulldogs are 19-9 ATS in their last 28 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Ragin’ Cajuns are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Bulldogs last 5 overall. The over is 6-1 in Ragin’ Cajuns last 7 games following a ATS loss. The underdog is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The home team is 13-4-2 ATS in the last 19 meetings.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have been covering machines dating back to last season, but it’s the Ragin’ Cajuns who have a size advantage here and are shooting the ball better through 3 games. Being at home also doesn’t hurt Louisiana-Lafayette. Fun game between two in-state clubs. I’ll lay the bucket with the Ragin’ Cajuns.
Randy Chambers’s Free Pick:
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns -2.5