UT Arlington Mavericks at Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Free Prediction 01/16/20

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The UT Arlington Mavericks (6-12, 2-5 SBC) will be at the Cajun Dome to challenge the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (7-11, 2-5 SBC) in a SBC matchup. Action gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 16, 2020.

UT Arlington Mavericks at Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Betting Odds

Both teams fell in their last matchup. The Ragin’ Cajuns lost big to the Georgia Southern Eagles, 71-51, while the Mavericks were beaten by the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, 82-77.

UT Arlington had a better turnover percentage (11.7 vs. 15.9) while Louisiana had a better turnover percentage (17.1 vs. 17.3). Jalen Johnson played well for Louisiana with 15 points and six rebounds. David Azore, meanwhile had a solid performance for UT Arlington, putting up 26 points and six assists.

The Ragin’ Cajuns won the only game between these two teams last year, 76-64. Louisiana had a much better turnover percentage (8.6 vs. 19.4). UT Arlington, on the other hand, did an excellent job of making free throws (11-14; 78.6 percent). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

This game should be a matchup of contrasting styles. Louisiana prefers an up-and-down style of play (72nd in possessions per game), while UT Arlington is slower-paced (213th in possessions per game).

UT Arlington Mavericks vs. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Louisiana, ATS Winner – Louisiana, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • UT Arlington averages 26.2 three pointers per game, which ranks 43rd in the NCAA. Louisiana ranks 225th in three pointers allowed per game (24.5).
  • The Ragin’ Cajuns average 35.3 rebounds per game, which ranks 163rd in the country. The Mavericks rank 242nd in rebounds allowed per game (38.7).
  • The Mavericks rank 24th in steals allowed per game (5.2) while the Ragin’ Cajuns rank 149th (7.2).
  • UT Arlington averages 14.6 assists per game, which ranks 68th in the nation. Louisiana ranks 168th in assists allowed per game (13.6).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Ragin’ Cajuns’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 7.2, up from 4.1 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Mavericks have scored an average of 71.8 points per game (1.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 69.6 points per game (0.2 above their season average).