Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns vs. Little Rock Trojans Betting Prediction 02/29/20

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The Little Rock Trojans (20-9, 14-4 SBC) wrap up their home schedule at Jack Stephens Center against the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (12-17, 7-11 SBC). The game gets underway at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns at Little Rock Trojans Betting Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Trojans defeated the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks 79-63, while the Ragin’ Cajuns won a close one over the Arkansas State Red Wolves 77-74.

Louisiana’s turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over Arkansas State. The Ragin’ Cajuns had a rate of 13.2 (better than their season average of 17.3), while the Red Wolves posted a mark of 23.4 (above their season average of 16.5). The Trojans, meanwhile, had an extraordinarily low turnover percentage of 7.9 (better than their season average of 19.4), while the Warhawks had a free throw rate of 0.197 (below the 0.229 mark opponents have averaged against Little Rock this season). Markquis Nowell played well for Little Rock, recording 32 points. Meanwhile, Cedric Russell played a pivotal role for Louisiana with 22 points and five assists.

In their first matchup this season, Ruot Monyyong led the Trojans to a 69-66 win. He notched a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Little Rock had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (39.3 vs. 26.7). Louisiana, on the other hand, did a fantastic job of converting from the charity stripe (18-23; 78.3 percent).

The upper-echelon offense of Little Rock (65th in the country with an effective field goal percentage 0.525) will battle against the mid-tier defense of Louisiana (260th in effective field goal percentage allowed 0.508). The Trojans should have the advantage on that side of the ball.

Louisiana at Little Rock Betting Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Little Rock, ATS Winner – Little Rock, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Louisiana ranks 83rd in three pointers attempted per game (24.2) while Little Rock ranks 280th (17.6).
  • The Trojans rank 114th in steals per game (6.7) while the Ragin’ Cajuns rank 164th in steals allowed per game (6.8).
  • The Trojans rank 58th in assists per game (14.4) while the Ragin’ Cajuns rank 238th (11.1).
  • Little Rock ranks 28th in rebounds allowed per game (31.5) while Louisiana ranks 192nd (36.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Ragin’ Cajuns have scored an average of 77.8 points per game (5.9 above their season average) and allowed an average of 79.6 points per game (4.6 above their season average).
  • The Trojans’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 0.6, down from 4.0 for the season.