Appalachian State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette - 1/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns (8-5) at Appalachian State Mountaineers (4-6)
College Basketball: Monday, January 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Holmes Convocation Center)
The Line: Appalachian State Mountaineers +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Appalachian State Mountaineers and the Louisiana Lafayette Ragin Cajuns face off on Monday at the Holmes Center in college basketball action.
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 4-6 this season but they are coming off of a win in their last game at Arkansas State. Appalachian State is averaging 63.2 points and they are shooting 40.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 69.6 points and their opponents are shooting 44 percent. Frank Eaves leads the Mountaineers averaging 16 points per game. Tommy Spagnolo is averaging 11 points and 7.7 rebounds, Chris Burgess is averaging 9.4 points, and Dustin Clarke is averaging 8.2 points. Appalachian State is 1-1 at home this season.
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The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns are 8-5 this season and they have won five of heir last six games. ULL is averaging 76 points and they are shooting 46.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72.8 points and their opponents are shooting 42.3 percent. Shawn Long is averaging 15.6 points and 8.9 rebounds per game to lead the Ragin Cajuns. Devonta Walker is averaging 12 points and 7.3 rebounds, Brian Williams is averaging 11.7 points, and Kasey Shepherd is averaging 10.7 points. ULL is 1-4 on the road this season.
Appalachian State is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games, 1-5 against the spread in their last six home games, and 1-4 against the spread following a win. Louisiana Lafayette is 8-3 against the spread against the Sun Belt, 13-6 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 0-4 against the spread following a win by 20 or more points.
ULL is a solid favorite here but the number seems to be way too small and they cover easy.