Arkansas-Little Rock vs. Louisiana-Lafayette - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Arkansas-Little Rock vs. Louisiana-Lafayette - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (12-17) at Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans (20-9)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 3:00 pm (Jack Stephens Center)

The Line: Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans -9.5 -- Over/Under: 147.5

TV: ESPN+

The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns and Little Rock Trojans meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Jack Stephens Center.

The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are averaging 71.2 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 74.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Jalen Johnson is averaging 16.7 points and 6.7 rebounds while Cedric Russell is averaging 14 points and 1.4 assists. Kobe Julien is the third double-digit scorer and Dou Gueye is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game. The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns have lost five of their last seven road games.

The Little Rock Trojans look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Little Rock Trojans are averaging 72.7 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 68.1 points on 42 percent shooting. Markquis Nowell is averaging 17.5 points and three rebounds while Ruot Monyyong is averaging 12 points and 10.2 rebounds. Ben Coupet Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Kris Bankston is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Little Rock Trojans are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Little Rock Trojans are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game. The Little Rock Trojans have won five straight home games.

The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Little Rock Trojans are not only the clear better team in this spot, but they're also 9-3-1 against the spread at home and 18-9-1 against the spread on the season. You usually don't bet against teams that constantly reward you with cashed tickets. The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are 12-15-1 against the spread on the season and lose on the road by an average of 10.9 points while shooting 38.6 percent from the field. Give me the Little Rock Trojans in a comfortable home victory.

Randy’s Pick Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans -9.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.