Miami vs. Louisiana Lafayette - 11/16/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns vs. Miami Hurricanes
NCAA Basketball: Monday, November 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm (BankUnited Center)
The Line: Miami -10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
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The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns and Miami Hurricanes play Monday night at the BankUnited Center.
The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns look for a quick 2-0 start after beating Louisiana College on Friday. The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are averaging 108 points on 59.4 percent shooting and allowing 68 points on 36.8 percent shooting. Devonta Walker is averaging 17 points and 11 rebounds while Kasey Shepherd is averaging 16 points and two assists. Shawn Long is grabbing five rebounds and Johnathan Stove is dishing two assists. The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns have five players averaging double-digit points despite shooting just 16 percent from beyond the arc. Yes, the Ragin’ Cajuns didn’t play anyone in their season opener, but they looked sharp nonetheless. Louisiana Lafayette has won four of its last five regular season road games.
The Miami Hurricanes also look for a 2-0 start after beating UT-Rio Grande Valley. The Miami Hurricanes are averaging 86 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 59 points on 40 percent shooting. Sheldon McClellan is averaging 18 points and four rebounds while Ivan Cruz Uceda is averaging 16 points and seven rebounds. James Palmer is dishing three assists and Tonye Jekiri is grabbing 12 rebounds. The Miami Hurricanes had five double-digit scorers in their season opener, made 10 threes and turned the ball over just eight times. Jim Larranaga has a serious team to watch this season in the ACC. The Hurricanes have won six of their last nine regular season home games.
The Ragin' Cajuns are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and -1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Hurricanes are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. the Sun Belt and 4-0 ATS overall.
Miami is a solid, solid basketball team and I'm not sure the Ragin' Cajuns will be able to keep up. I look for the Canes to win by double digits.