Troy vs. Louisiana-Lafayette - 2/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns (14-11) at Troy Trojans (9-18)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Trojan Arena)
The Line: Troy Trojans +9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns and Troy Trojans meet Thursday at the Trojan Arena.
The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns need a win to snap a three-game losing streak. The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are averaging 78.1 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 73.9 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Shawn Long is averaging 18.8 points and 13 rebounds while Kasey Shepherd is averaging 11.2 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 68.7 percent from the free throw line. The Ragin' Cajuns are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.5 rebounds per game. The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns have lost 10 of their last 18 road games.
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The Troy Trojans need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Troy Trojans are averaging 69.5 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 74.5 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Wesley Person is averaging 17.6 points and 1.5 assists while Jordon Varnado is averaging 13.6 points and 6.9 rebounds. John Walton III is grabbing 7.9 rebounds and Daniel Peace is dishing 3.4 assists. The Troy Trojans are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 65.3 percent from the free throw line. The Trojans are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game. The Troy Trojans have lost six of their last eight home games.
The Ragin' Cajuns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Trojans are 6-18-2 ATS in their last 26 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Ragin' Cajuns are 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Troy and 5-0-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
It doesn't matter where Troy plays, it struggles to compete and keep games within the number. It's not like the Ragin Cajuns are playing great ball in their own right, but they do have more talent and have proven they can win on the road.