Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Arkansas State - 1/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arkansas State Red Wolves (8-9) at Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns (10-8)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 8:15 pm (Cajundome)
The Line: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Arkansas State Red Wolves and Louisiana Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns play Thursday at the Cajundome.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves have split their last 10 games and play their 10th true road game. On the season, Arkansas State is averaging 63.6 points on 40.5 percent shooting and is allowing 66.6 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Anthony Livingston is averaging 15.8 points and 9.4 rebounds while Cameron Golden is averaging 15.5 points and 3.4 assists. Sean Gardner is the third player averaging double-digit points and Nouhoum Bocoum is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Arkansas State Red Wolves rely on their defense that’s allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in five of their last seven games. Offensively, Arkansas State is shooting 71.9 percent from the line and 33.4 percent from beyond the arc.
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The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns have split their last eight games and look for their fifth Sun Belt win. On the season, Louisiana Lafayette is averaging 75.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting and is allowing 73.1 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Shawn Long is averaging 16.2 points and 9.8 rebounds while Brian Williams is averaging 12.3 points and 4.2 rebounds. Devonta Walker is grabbing seven rebounds and Jay Wright is dishing 3.3 assists. The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns have four players averaging double-digit points, and they’re shooting 69.7 percent from the line and 34.7 percent from downtown. Defensively, Louisiana Lafayette is allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 70 or more points in six of its last nine games.
The Red Wolves are 3-13-1 ATS in their last 17 vs. Sun Belt and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Ragin' Cajuns are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 Thursday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. Red Wolves are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Louisiana-Lafayette and 4-9-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings overall.
You see Arkansas State's ATS record in Sun Belt play? No thanks. Take the Ragin' Cajuns simply as a fade from the Red Wolves.