Texas State Bobcats at Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns NCAAB Pick - Odds Analysis

February 15, 8:15 PM EST

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Louisiana-Lafayette -14

The Sun Belt Conference will feature a bout between two of its constituents when the University of Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns host conference foe, the Texas State Bobcats in Lafayette, Louisiana on Thursday, February 15th, 2018 at 8:15 PM ET. The Cajuns come in off a three-game winning streak against their counterparts. Overall, Louisiana-Lafayette has won nine of the previous ten meetings between the two sides. The two clubs last met on January 20th where the Cajuns whacked the Bobcats 80-55 in San Marcos.

Both parties have not played in five days but come in on far contrasting terms. The Ragin' Cajuns are the talk of the Sun Belt this season as they own the best record in the conference overall. Lafayette has been in exceptional form as of late as they have won nine of their last ten contests. For Texas State, the Cats have lost their last four matches overall, but it is worth noting that two of them required overtime.

Straight Up and Against the Point Spread Records

Texas State Bobcats, 14-12 SU, 8-10-1 ATS
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns, 21-4 SU, 13-5 ATS

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Texas State at Louisiana Lafayette NCAAB Key Betting Trends

  • Texas State is 6-7 SU on the road this season.
  • Louisiana-Lafayette is 11-0 SU at home this season.
  • Texas State is 1-7 ATS in the previous eight meetings between both sides.
  • Louisiana-Lafayette is 9-1 ATS in their previous ten contests overall.

Public Money

Out of the gate, we have seen the market remain idle despite a general public propensity to back the Cajuns in this market. 100% of the cash and ticket action is shown to be with Ragin’ Cajuns. In Over/Under markets, we have seen a 3.5-point increase to reflect wagering action coming in on the Over.

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Texas State at Louisiana-Lafayette Game Prediction 02/15/2018

There has been a ton of optimism as to whether or not this Ragin’ Cajuns team can win the Sun Belt Conference outright and punch their ticket to March Madness. When you take into account their play overall this season, there is plenty of reason to believe they can. The Ragin' Cajuns have merely steamrolled their way through the conference and have outclassed pretty much every opponent they have come across. As a result of this, UL-Lafayette has been on the positive end of a lot of lop-sided victories. At home, in particular, ULL has clipped the offensive operations of opponents which have resulted in many Under plays being a profitable option.

The Bobcats do have a few aces in the hole here to make this game more competitive than the line forecasts. Texas State owns the better scoring defense and commits fewer turnovers than the Ragin' Cajuns. If the game has a flow like anything we saw in January, then the current Total number is too steep to climb as a result of a steam move. Chances are even if UL-Lafayette wins big again here it will be hard for them to help the number eclipse this figure unless Texas State's defense indeed lays an egg. The chances are that will not be the case as Texas State will respond to the last meeting between the two sides. Play the Under.

Free Pick: 
Take Under 139.5 (KF)

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