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UL Lafayette vs. TCU Prediction,
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and Odds - 11-12-2019

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#787 UL Lafayette
Ragin Cajuns
#788 TCU
Horned Frogs

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 8:00pm

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Game Stats

UL Lafayette

2 - 0

14-15
ATS
18-12
O/U
80
PPG
80
OPPG

TCU

1 - 0

18-19
ATS
19-17
O/U
73
PPG
69
OPPG

Featured Video from Scott Reichel

The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns face off against the much-superior TCU Horned Frogs from the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena, Fort Worth on Tuesday night. Both teams are coming into this game on the back of a win. Which team will suffer their first loss of the season?

Ragin' Cajuns stave off McNeese

Form

This season has gone on just two games and the Ragin' Cajuns have already made a statement. A strong one. They have won their first two games on stellar offensive performances, beating Loyola New Orleans and then McNeese.

Last game

It was tight, but the Ragin' Cajuns came out on top 85-80. Cedric Russell scored 22 points, while Jalen Johnson had 21 points to add to his seven rebounds and five blocks. Kobe Julien added 15 points to help close out the game late.

Efficiency

So far, it has been all about the offense for the Ragin' Cajuns. They have scored an average of 90 points per game, 41st in the country. Their height has also helped them accumulate 44.5 rebounds per game, 56th nationally.

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TCU romp home in season opener

Season opener

The Horned Frogs made a strong, convincing start to their season as they cruised past the Southwestern Pirates 83-62. The Pirates actually stayed in touch in the first half, keeping TCU's lead to 43-38 at the break, but the second half was completely dominated.

Personnel

Desmond Bane was sensational in the opener, finishing with 26 points, including five made three-pointers. Kevin Samuel had a double-double, 17 points and 12 rebounds. These two are the only returning starters this year. Jaire Grayer scored 13 points, with three three-pointers.

What was said?

"Starting off, of course you've got jitters just being new and everything" Grayer said. "I finally settled in. I wanted to come out and play as hard as I possibly could."

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The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

To cover a spread like 18 points in 40-minute basketball requires a massive mismatch. This is similar, but not quite. TCU are a much better team and they should comfortably win this game outright.

However, the Ragin' Cajuns have already shown their propensity to compete and score repeatedly on the offensive end. They will score more than 65, leaving TCU with plenty of offensive work to cover the spread.

Prediction: Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns +18

Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

Both teams have started confidently on the offensive end. The Ragin' Cajuns even average 90 points a game. That average will come down significantly after this game, but in terms of covering this points total, that should make a big difference. Look for a decent offensive score from the Ragin' Cajuns, and a strong statement from TCU, which will eventually take the points total over.

Prediction: Over 151

Nikhil Kalro

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