Louisiana Tech vs. Louisiana-Lafayette - 12/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns (3-3) at Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (7-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Thomas Assembly Center)
The Line: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns and Louisiana Tech Bulldogs play Saturday afternoon at the Thomas Assembly Center.
The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns need a strong road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are averaging 80 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 93 points on 54.3 percent shooting. Shawn Long is averaging 19.8 points and 11.2 rebounds while Jay Wright is averaging 10.7 points and 3.3 assists. Kasey Shepherd is the third double-digit scorer and Devonta Walker is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are shooting 27.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.5 percent from the free throw line. Louisiana Lafayette is allowing 57.1 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 80-plus points in three of its last five games. The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns have won five of their last eight road games.
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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs look to keep the ball rolling after an impressive 7-1 start to the year. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are averaging 80.3 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 73.5 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Erik McCree is averaging 15.8 points and 7.1 rebounds while Alex Hamilton is averaging 15.8 points and 5.3 assists. Qiydar Davis is the third double-digit scorer and Derric Jean is dishing 2.3 assists. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are shooting 29 percent from beyond the arc and 64.3 percent from the free throw line. Louisiana Tech has scored 80 or more points in six of its eight games and is averaging just 12 turnovers. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have not lost a home game since December of 2013.
The Ragin' Cajuns are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bulldogs are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up win. The home team is 9-2-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are one of the more under the radar teams in the country and haven't lost a home game in years. Have to like the Bulldogs here and the reasonable chalk.