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Louisiana-Monroe vs Louisiana-Lafayette 1/12/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (12-4) vs. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (7-10)
January 12, 2023 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks +7.5 / Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns -7.5; Over/Under: +142.5
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The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns and UL Monroe Warhawks meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Fant-Ewing Coliseum. The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns look for their 13 win. The UL Monroe Warhawks look for their eighth win.

The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns are averaging 81 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 71.6 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Jordan Brown is averaging 18.8 points and 1.8 assists, while Greg Williams Jr. is averaging 12.7 points and 3.9 rebounds. Terence Lewis II is the third double-digit scorer and Kentrell Garnett is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game.

The UL Monroe Warhawks are averaging 70.6 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 68.7 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Tyreke Locure is averaging 14.5 points and 4.2 rebounds, while Jamari Blackmon is averaging 11.4 points and 2.5 rebounds. Nika Metskhvarishvili is grabbing 5.8 rebounds and Thomas Howell is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The UL Monroe Warhawks are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 69.3 percent from the free throw line. The UL Monroe Warhawks are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game.

The Ragin’ Cajuns are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Warhawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Ragin’ Cajuns last 6 overall. The under is 4-1 in Warhawks last 5 overall. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

You can make a case for the UL Monroe Warhawks given how the Ragin’ Cajuns have been shaky over the last week. Still, Louisiana-Lafayette is easily the better team here and has taken care of business in the majority of the games they should this season. The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks lose in the underdog role by an average of 11.8 points while shooting 38.5 percent from the field. I’ll lay the chalk.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns -7.5

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