Louisiana vs Texas State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/1/21

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Texas State Bobcats (6-3) at Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (6-1)

College Basketball: Friday, January 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Cajun Dome)

The Line: Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns -3 -- Over/Under: 138 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Texas State Bobcats and the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns meet in Sun Belt conference college basketball action from the Cajundome on Friday night.

The Texas State Bobcats will try to add to their current three-game winning streak after a 70-65 win over Northern Arizona last time out. Caleb Asberry led the Bobcats with 21 points on 8 of 14 shooting with a pair of threes, 5 rebounds and a team-high 4 assists with a pair of steals while Mason Harrell added 13 points on 5 of 8 shooting with 3 threes. Alonzo Sule and Isiah Small each had 12 points to cap off the scoring in double figures for Texas State in the win with Sule shooting 6 of 10 from the floor while Small shot 5 of 8 with 6 rebounds. Harrell leads Texas State in scoring with 14 points while Small leads the Bobcats on the glass with 7.1 rebounds per game and Marlin Davis leads Texas State with 3.3 assists per game this season. As a team, Texas State is averaging 66.4 points on 45.4% shooting from the field, 32.8% from 3-point range and 66.7% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 63.1 points on 43% shooting from the field and 34.1% from 3-point range this season.

The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns will be out to build off of a 75-65 win over McNeese State in their last outing. Cedric Russell led the Cajuns with 23 points on 8 of 14 shooting with 3 threes while Dou Gueye added 14 points with 13 rebounds and a pair of steals for the double-double. Mylik Wilson added 12 points and Isaiah Richards added 11 points on 5 of 7 shooting with 7 rebounds to cap off the scoring in double figures for Louisiana in the win. Theo Akwuba added 4 points with 7 rebounds and 7 blocks as well in the victory for Louisiana. Russell leads Louisiana in scoring with 19 points per game while Akwuba is the Cajuns’ top rebounder with 11 rebounds per game and Brayan Au is Louisiana’s top assist man with 3.6 assists per game this season. As a team, Louisiana is averaging 75.9 points on 44.2% shooting from the field, 26.6% from 3-point range and 65.9% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 72.4 points on 40.4% shooting from the field and 31% from 3-point range this season.

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Texas State is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall while the under is 7-3 in their last 10 games against a team with a winning record. Louisiana is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win. The road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.

I’ve gone back and forth on this game as these two teams haven’t been anything to write home about against the number this season. With that said, Texas State’s had issues against the number on the road and overall dating back to last season while Louisiana’s at least doing their job of covering the number at home and the line is low enough that I feel comfortable laying the bucket with the Ragin’ Cajuns here.

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Chris’s Pick Louisiana -3

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

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