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Arkansas-Little Rock vs. Louisiana - 3/7/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Louisiana at Arkansas-Little Rock
Date & Time Thursday March 7, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
Location
Jack Stephens Center
Little Rock, Arkansas
The Line
The Line: Arkansas-Little Rock PK -- Over/Under: 156.5
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns and Little Rock Trojans meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Jack Stephens Center.

The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are averaging 79.9 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 80.8 points on 46.9 percent shooting. JaKeenan Gant is averaging 20.8 points and 8.7 rebounds while Malik Marquetti is averaging 15.1 points and 1.8 assists. Marcus Stroman is the third double-digit scorer and Jerekius Davis is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game. The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns have lost four of their last five road games.

The Little Rock Trojans also need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Little Rock Trojans are averaging 74 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 76.2 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Rayjon Tucker is averaging 20.5 points and 6.8 rebounds while Markquis Nowell is averaging 11.1 points and 4.2 assists. Nikola Maric is the third double-digit scorer and Deondre Burns is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Little Rock Trojans are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 65.7 percent from the free throw line. The Little Rock Trojans are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game. The Little Rock Trojans have lost four of their last five home games.

The Ragin' Cajuns are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Sun Belt and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Trojans are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Sun Belt, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 35-17 ATS in their last 52 Thursday games. The favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the under is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Trojans last 6 overall. The under is 5-1 in Ragin' Cajuns last 6 overall.

The Little Rock Trojans enter this game playing subpar basketball, as they've lost four straight and are losing their last five games by an average of 7.6 points. The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns continue to be hit or miss due to an up-and-down style that's not sustainable. On the road this season, the Ragin' Cajuns are allowing 47.1 percent shooting and are losing by an average of 5.5 points. Despite the four straight losses, the Little Rock Trojans are the more balanced team and a little easier to trust, especially at home. I'll side with Little Rock in this pick em game.

Pick:
Arkansas-Little Rock PK

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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