Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns vs. Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans - 3/12/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans (27-4) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Rajin' Cajuns (17-13)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Lakefront Arena)
The Line: Arkansas-Little Rock -- See the Latest Odds
The Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans will play the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns in the semi-finals of the Sun Belt Tournament.
The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns are 17-13 (12-8) and are the #4 seed in the Sun Belt tournament. Louisiana-Lafayette is coming off of a win against South Alabama by a score of 90-68 in their first game of the tournament. Louisiana-Lafayette is averaging 79.6 points per game while giving up 73.3 points per game. Louisiana-Lafayette is also averaging 41.9 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game. Shawn Long is averaging 18.8 points per game and 12.9 rebounds per game for Louisiana-Lafayette. Kasey Shepherd is averaging 10.5 points per game and 2 rebounds per game for the Ragin’ Cajuns. Louisiana-Lafayette is shooting 69.3% on free throws, 30.2% on three-pointers, and 44.4% on all field goal attempts.
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The Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans are 27-4 (17-3) and are the #1 seed in the Sun Belt tournament. Arkansas-Little Rock finished the regular season by winning 6 of their last 7 games and is coming off of a loss to Appalachian State by a score of 69-63. Arkansas-Little Rock swept the season series with Louisiana-Lafayette by scores of 68-64 and 77-57. Arkansas-Little Rock is averaging 70.9 points per game while giving up 59.8 points per game. Arkansas-Little Rock is also averaging 34 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per game. Josh Hagins is averaging 13 points per game and 4.7 assists per game for Arkansas-Little Rock. Marcus Johnson Jr. is averaging 12.6 points per game and 2.8 rebounds per game for the Trojans. Arkansas-Little Rock is shooting 73.9% on free throws, 38.7% on three-pointers, and 45.4% on all field goal attempts.
Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games. Louisiana-Lafayette is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. The over is 4-0 in Louisiana-Lafayette’s last 4 games. Arkansas-Little Rock is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. Arkansas-Little Rock is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a loss. The under is 4-1 in Louisiana Lafayette’s last 5 neutral site games.
Arkansas-Little Rock has been impressive this season and will be fully rested, while Louisiana-Lafayette had to play yesterday. Arkansas-Little Rock plays very good defense, while Louisiana-Lafayette has the rebounding advantage in this game. I like Arkansas-Little Rock to win this game.