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UL Lafayette vs. Arkansas - Little Rock Prediction,
Preview,
and Odds - 2-29-2020

Game Snapshot with Current Line

#649 UL Lafayette
Ragin Cajuns 9.5
#650 Arkansas - Little Rock
Trojans -9.5

Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 3:00pm

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Game Stats

UL Lafayette

12 - 17

12-13
ATS
13-13
O/U
71
PPG
74
OPPG

Arkansas - Little Rock

20 - 9

19-9
ATS
17-11
O/U
72
PPG
68
OPPG

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The Little Rock Trojans host the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns in a Sun Belt conference match-up on Saturday afternoon. The Trojans comfortably covered in their previous game after being 11-point favorites.

Ragin' Cajuns win thrilling high-scorer

Form

The Ragin' Cajuns have lost three of their last five games. Extrapolate that over the duration of the season, and you're left with their season record, which currently stands at 12-17 for the season.

Last game

The Ragin' Cajuns beat the Arkansas State Red Wolves 77-74 in their previous game. Cedric Russell scored 22 points, while PJ Hardy had 19 points, and Jalen Johnson scored 12 points. The line was -3.5 to the home team, so the Ragin' Cajuns didn't quite cover.

Efficiency

The Ragin' Cajuns have a negative points differential in their games. They score an average of 71.9 points per game, while also allowing 75 points per game, which puts them outside the top 300 in the country.

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Trojans atop the Sun Belt, two games ahead in the conference

Form

The Trojans have been one of the best teams in their conference. They have won nine of their last 11 games to improve to 20-9 for the season. It's no surprise, therefore, that they are atop the Sun Belt.

Last game

The Trojans beat the UL Monroe Warhawks 79-63 in their previous game. The Trojans were 11-point favorites, so they covered comfortably. Makquis Nowell scored 32 points, while Ruot Monyyong scored 16 points and 10 boards.

Efficiency

The Trojans scored 72.7 points per game, 141st nationally. They allow 68.8 points per game, which is 164th in the country. These aren't too bad, on either end of the court.

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The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

The Trojans have been sensational this season. They are coming off a terrific victory in their previous game, covering the spread by four points despite being 11-point favorites. They will be hard to stop considering their depth, efficiency and quality in their roster. They shouldn't have a hard time putting away the struggling Ragin' Cajuns in this game either.

Prediction: Little Rock Trojans

Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

Both these teams average in excess of 70 points per game. That's quite solid, by any standards. They should have a strong backing in this game as well from an offensive standpoint. There should be plenty of extra possessions to help take this total over the handicap.

Prediction: Over

Nikhil Kalro

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