Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns vs. Georgia Southern Eagles Free Prediction 01/12/19

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It will be a clash between two great offenses when the Georgia Southern Eagles (10-6, 2-1 SBC) meet the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (10-6, 1-2 SBC) at W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse. Action gets underway at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns vs. Georgia Southern Eagles Betting Odds

In their last outing, the Eagles barely escaped the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks, 79-78, while the Ragin’ Cajuns were beaten by the Georgia State Panthers, 89-76.

Georgia Southern played a nearly flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 17.0 (worse than their season average of 16.0) and a free throw rate of 0.217 (below their season average of 0.251). For those same stats, Louisiana-Monroe had marks of 19.1 and 0.194, respectively. Louisiana, meanwhile, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 40.0 (above their season average of 30.7). Isaiah Crawley played a pivotal role for Georgia Southern with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Meanwhile, Jakeenan Gant had a good game for Louisiana, recording 36 points and 11 rebounds.

The Ragin’ Cajuns won the sole game between these two teams last season, 102-91. Louisiana had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (48.7 vs. 19.5). Georgia Southern, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (11.5 vs. 15.5). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

There could be a fair amount of transition offense in this meeting that features a pair of the NCAA’s more fast-breaking teams. Georgia Southern currently ranks eighth in possessions per game (77.4) and Louisiana is 15th (76.4).

Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns vs. Georgia Southern Eagles Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Georgia Southern, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Louisiana averages 26.2 three pointers per game, which ranks 51st in the nation. Georgia Southern ranks 198th in three pointers allowed per game (24.8).
  • The Eagles rank 22nd in steals allowed per game (4.9) while the Ragin’ Cajuns rank 110th (6.6).
  • Georgia Southern ranks 70th in blocks per game (3.9) while Louisiana ranks 111th in blocks allowed per game (3.8).
  • The Ragin’ Cajuns average 15.1 assists per game, which ranks 70th in the NCAA. The Eagles rank 199th in assists allowed per game (15.2).
  • Georgia Southern ranks 143rd in rebounds per game (35.8) while Louisiana ranks 243rd in rebounds allowed per game (39.3).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Ragin’ Cajuns’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 0.8, down from 3.8 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Eagles have scored an average of 76.8 points per game (8.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 77.8 points per game (0.9 above their season average).