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Texas State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette - 1/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns (11-10) at Texas State Bobcats (10-9)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 5:30 pm (Strahan Coliseum)

The Line: Texas State Bobcats -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns and Texas State Bobcats meet Saturday at the Strahan Coliseum.

The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns hope to get back in the win column after losing five of their last six. On the season, UL Lafayette is averaging 76.4 points on 44.9 percent shooting and is allowing 73.3 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Shawn Long is averaging 17.5 points and 10 rebounds while Brian Williams is averaging 11.4 points and four rebounds. Devonta Walker is grabbing 6.2 rebounds and Jay Wright is dishing 3.1 assists. The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 70.2 percent from the line and 36.3 percent from downtown. Defensively, Louisiana Lafayette is allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 75 or more points in five of its last seven games.

Texas State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette - 1/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Texas State Bobcats could also use a victory after losing their last four games. On the season, Texas State is averaging 61.2 points on 40 percent shooting and is allowing 62.4 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Emani Gant is averaging 13.9 points and 6.7 rebounds while Cameron Naylor is averaging 8.3 points and 4.7 rebounds. D.J. Brown is dishing 2.7 assists and Kavin Gilder-Tilbury is grabbing four rebounds. The Texas State Bobcats have seven players averaging at least 5.9 points, and they’re shooting 68.8 percent from the line and 32.3 percent from deep. Defensively, Texas State is allowing 30 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 66 or less points in four of its last six games.

The Ragin' Cajuns are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Sun Belt. The Bobcats are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games following a S.U. loss and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. 

In a toss up game, I'm taking Texas State at home. Louisiana Lafayette is in a major funk and a road game in a tough enviroment isn't going to help. 

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Texas State Bobcats -1.5

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