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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-scorerForm
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.
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.
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.
— Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns® Men's Basketball (@RaginCajunsMBB) February 28, 2020
Trojans atop the Sun Belt, two games ahead in the conferenceForm
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.
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.
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.
The double-double machine strikes again.
— Little Rock Basketball (@LittleRockMBB) February 28, 2020
Little Rock Trojans are: To be updated
Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are: To be updated
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
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
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.