Texas State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns (14-10) at Texas State Bobcats (10-13)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 5:30 pm (Strahan Coliseum)
The Line: Texas State Bobcats +7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns and Texas State Bobcats meet Saturday at the Strahan Coliseum.
The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are averaging 79 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 74.5 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Shawn Long is averaging 19.3 points and 13.1 rebounds while Kasey Shepherd is averaging 11.4 points and 1.6 assists. Jay Wright is dishing 3.6 assists and Johnathan Stove is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.3 percent from the free throw line. The Ragin' Cajuns are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.3 rebounds per game. The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns have lost seven of their last 10 road games.
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The Texas State Bobcats need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Texas State Bobcats are averaging 63.3 points on 40.9 percent shooting and allowing 66.1 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Emani Gant is averaging 12.9 points and 7.4 rebounds while Kavin Gilder-Tilbury is averaging 12.2 points and 1.9 assists. Ethan Montalvo is the third double-digit scorer and Cameron Naylor is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Texas State Bobcats are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. The Bobcats are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.3 rebounds per game. The Texas State Bobcats have lost four of their last six home games.
The Ragin' Cajuns are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Bobcats are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 Saturday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Ragin' Cajuns are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Not sure why the Ragin Cajuns are getting so much love, as they're not a good road team and can be shaky on the defensive end. Texas State isn't a good team by any means, but this is a lot of points for a home team. I'll take a stab.