Louisiana vs. Arkansas State - 2/26/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Arkansas State Red Wolves (15-14) at Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (11-17)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Cajun Dome)
The Line: Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns -2.5 -- Over/Under: 149.5
The Arkansas State Red Wolves and the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns meet in college basketball action from Cajundome on Wednesday.
Arkansas State enters this game at 15-14 so far. It’s been a seven-game losing streak for AR State; they’ve fallen to App State, Coastal Carolina, Little Rock, TX-Arlington, Texas State, LA Monroe and Little Rock in succession.
In the loss to Little Rock, Arkansas State’s lead scorer was Marquis Eaton with 27 points, five rebonds and three assists. Also in double-figures there for Arkansas State were Caleb Fields with 11 points, five assists and four rebounds, and Malik Brevard with 10 points and eight boards.
Over on the Louisiana side, they’re 11-17 this year. Louisiana is 2-3 in their last five games, beating Troy and Georgia State in that time while otherwise falling to GA Southern, South Alabama and LA-Monroe.
In the loss to LA-Monroe, Louisiana’s lead scorer was Trajan Wesley with 16 points and four assists, and Jalen Johnson put up 15 points, nine rebounds and two assists. Cedric Russell put up 12 points, eight rebounds and two assists there as well.
Louisiana is 1-5 ATS in the last six Wednesday games and 2-6-1 ATS in their last nine after an ATS loss. Louisiana is 6-2 ATS in their last eight overall and the over is 5-0-1 in their last six overall.
Meanwhile, Arkansas State is 3-7 ATS in the last 10 Wednesday games and 12-5 ATS in the last 17 after a straight-up loss. AR State is 2-5 ATS in their last seven overall and the over is 9-3 in their last 12 overall.
Realistically speaking, Arkansas State hasn’t been awful scoring-wise during this losing streak, as they’ve put up 67 or more in four of the seven games. The killer there has been points allowed, and Arkansas State has given up 71 or more in five of those as well.
Considering Louisiana has been scoring really well themselves over the last five games, this one could get pretty crazy. When the dust settles, I like Louisiana on the cover though.