Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns at South Alabama Jaguars ATS Odds

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The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (24-4, 14-1 SBC) will travel to Mitchell Center to go head-to-head with the South Alabama Jaguars (14-14, 7-8 SBC) in their home finale. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 24, 2018.

Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns vs. South Alabama Jaguars Betting Preview

In the Ragin’ Cajuns last game, they were victorious over the Troy Trojans, 81-76. With 19 points and nine rebounds, Jakeenan Gant played well for Louisiana. Louisiana played a nearly perfect game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 31.4 (below their season average of 36.4) and a free throw rate of 0.258 (matching their season average). For those same stats, Troy had marks of 14.6 and 0.141, respectively.

The Jaguars are hoping for a better outcome after their 66-62 loss to the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks in their last outing. Rodrick Sikes was the top scorer from either team with 19 points on 6-for-13 shooting. Louisiana-Monroe had a free throw rate of 0.321 (above their season average of 0.177). South Alabama, on the other hand, held the Warhawks to an offensive rebounding percentage of 12.2 (below their season average of 28.9).

The ineffective offense of South Alabama will face off against the stingy defense of Louisiana. The Jaguars currently rank 315th in offensive efficiency, while the Ragin’ Cajuns are 36th in defensive efficiency. The Ragin’ Cajuns figure to have the advantage on that end of the court. ,

Josh Ajayi has really been playing well over the last five games for South Alabama, averaging 18.6 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.

These teams have already met once this season. The Ragin’ Cajuns won 76-57. The Ragin’ Cajuns dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 37.9 and a solid effective field goal percentage of 0.596. For those same stats, the Jaguars were 18.9 and 0.393, respectively. Gant was a standout player in the game, putting up 16 points and eight rebounds.

Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns vs. South Alabama Jaguars Free Prediction

Free Pick: SU Winner – South Alabama, ATS Winner – South Alabama, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • The Ragin’ Cajuns rank 27th in three pointers allowed per game (19.0) while the Jaguars rank 148th (21.9).
  • Louisiana ranks 50th in blocks per game (4.3) while South Alabama ranks 112th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
  • Louisiana averages 39.5 rebounds per game, which ranks 20th in the NCAA. South Alabama ranks 225th in rebounds allowed per game (36.6).
  • The Ragin’ Cajuns rank seventh in assists per game (17.9) while the Jaguars rank 195th (12.7).
  • Louisiana ranks 29th in steals per game (7.7) while South Alabama ranks 179th (5.6).

Betting Trends:

  • The Jaguars average margin of victory in their last five games has been 8.4, up from 2.0 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Ragin’ Cajuns have scored an average of 89.6 points per game (4.9 above their season average) and allowed an average of 83.0 points per game (12.2 above their season average).