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Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns vs. South Alabama Jaguars - 1/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

South Alabama Jaguars (7-10) at Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns (7-8)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 8:15 pm (Cajundome)

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The South Alabama Jaguars will travel to play the Louisiana Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns in a Sun Belt game on Thursday.

The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns are 7-8 (3-3) and are coming off of a win against Georgia State by a score of 87-54. Louisiana Lafayette has won two games in a row and is sitting in 5th place of the Sun Belt standings. Louisiana Lafayette is averaging 80.9 points per game while giving up 75.1 points per game. Louisiana Lafayette is also averaging 42.9 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game. Shawn Long is averaging 19.1 points per game and 13 rebounds per game for Louisiana Lafayette. Kasey Shepherd is averaging 11.4 points per game and 2.2 rebounds per game for the Ragin’ Cajuns. Louisiana Lafayette is shooting 67.8% on free throws, 28.4% on three-pointers, and 44.4% on all field goal attempts.

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns vs. South Alabama Jaguars - 1/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The South Alabama Jaguars are 7-10 (2-4) and are coming off of a win against UT-Arlington by a score of 88-85. This was a big win for South Alabama because UT-Arlington was previously undefeated in conference play. South Alabama is tied for 7th place in the Sun Belt standings. South Alabama is averaging 69.3 points per game while giving up 72.4 points per game. South Alabama is also averaging 38.2 rebounds per game and 10.9 assists per game. Ken Williams is averaging 14.6 points per game and 3 assists per game for South Alabama. Georgi Boyanov is averaging 10.9 points per game and 7.8 rebounds per game for the Jaguars. South Alabama is shooting 63.3% on free throws, 32% on three-pointers, and 40.8% on all field goal attempts.

South Alabama is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. South Alabama is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win. The under is 7-0 in South Alabama’s last 7 road games. Louisiana Lafayette is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. Louisiana Lafayette is 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 conference games. The under is 5-1 in Louisiana Lafayette’s last 6 games. The over is 7-0 in these two teams last 7 meetings.

Louisiana Lafayette has a very strong offense that is averaging over 80 points per game, while South Alabama is averaging less than 70 points per game. Louisiana Lafayette has the rebounding advantage and is the better shooting team in this matchup. South Alabama had a huge win last game and I expect them to keep this game closer than most people think.

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