Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks at Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns ATS Pick - Odds
The Sun Belt Conference will feature another installment of The Battle on The Bayou, when the University of Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns host their arch rival from across the state the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (0-2) in Lafayette, Louisiana on Saturday, January 13th at 8:00 PM ET. The rivalry series features several streaks. The Cajuns come in off a three-game winning streak against their counterparts dating back to 2016. Previous to this, the Warhawks swept the series in 2015 on a two-game winning streak of their own.
Both parties have not played in a week and come in off matches with fellow members of their conference. The Warhawks fell most recently at home as a 2.5-point favorite when they hosted Appalachian State. On the contrary, the Ragin’ Cajuns raged on to their fourth consecutive win with a 81-64 defeat of Coastal Carolina in Lafayette.
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Straight Up and Against the Point Spread Records
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks, 7-8 SU, 2-5 ATS
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns, 14-3 SU, 6-4 ATS
Louisiana Monroe at Louisiana Lafayette NCAAB Key Betting Trends
- Louisiana-Monroe is 0-6 SU on the road this season.
- Louisiana-Lafayette is 8-0 SU at home this season.
- Louisiana-Monroe is 6-0 ATS in the previous six meetings between both sides.
- Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-0 SU in their previous four contests overall.
Out of the gate, we have seen the market rise by half of a point indicating that action has come in on Lafayette. To confirm this, 100% of the cash and ticket action is shown to be with Ragin’ Cajuns, as well. In Over/Under markets, we have seen a one-point decrease reflecting action on the Under.
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks at Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns Prediction
There has been avid speculation as to whether or not this Ragin’ Cajuns team can win the Sun Belt and punch a ticket to March Madness. Given their play overall this season, there is no reason to doubt that they cannot do so. However, rivalry games produce the unexpected. There are fewer rivalries in the college athletic universe that are more potent than the Battle of the Bayou. This game is not just a football or basketball rivalry but a feud between two institutions. This makes spotting the points in this spot a dubious proposition.
Undoubtedly, the flawless home record of Louisiana-Lafayette can cause a lot of revelry and sell the stock of Louisiana-Monroe who has yet to win a game on the road, this season. However, the question is not whether the Ragin’ Cajuns are the better basketball team or even if they will win this contest. The inquiry is strictly focused on the number presented in this offering. Louisiana-Lafayette has covered successfully in each of their four wins leading up to this affair which means you will have to pay a premium to back them here while their stock is high. When you toss in the aforementioned narrative of a superior team with clear-cut home court advantage, the price is only accelerated higher. Take the points.