Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Louisiana Tech - 12/10/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (7-1) at Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns (3-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Cajundome)
The Line: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns +4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and UL Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns square off Wednesday at the Cajundome.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have won six straight games and will play their fourth true road game. On the season, Louisiana Tech is averaging 76.6 points on 45.4 percent shooting and is allowing 64.8 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Raheem Appleby leads the Bulldogs with 16 points on 37.6 percent shooting and Alex Hamilton is averaging 13.9 points and 3.8 rebounds. Erik McCree is the third Louisiana Tech player averaging double-digit points and Michale Kyser is grabbing 7.8 rebounds per game. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are an above-average offensive team that’s shooting 68.2 percent from the line and 35 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Louisiana Tech is forcing 14.5 turnovers per game and is holding teams to 28.3 percent shooting from deep.
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The UL Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns have lost four of their last six and play their first home game in a week. On the season, UL Lafayette is averaging 67.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting and is allowing 68.3 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Brian Williams leads the Ragin’ Cajuns with 13 points and 5.9 rebounds while Shawn Long is averaging 11.2 points and 6.4 rebounds. Devonta Walker is the third UL Lafayette averaging double-digit points and Kasey Shepherd is shooting 54.3 percent from the field. Long is expected to play despite an ankle injury and J.J. Davenport is questionable with an ankle injury. The UL Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns are an above-average offensive team that’s also grabbing 37.6 rebounds per game but turning the ball over 19 times.
The Bulldogs are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Ragin' Cajuns are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 2-10-1 ATS in their last 13 vs. Conference USA. The Bulldogs are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Louisiana-Lafayette and the home team is 8-2-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs defense is going to give UL Lafayette'sturnover prone offense fits. The Bulldogs are too battle tested and balanced for the Ragin' Cajuns to compete with. Look for the Bulldogs to win and cover the reasonable number.