The New Orleans Privateers (2-6) will attempt to snap the six-game winning streak of Louisiana when they head to Cajun Dome to clash against the Ragin’ Cajuns (6-1). Action begins at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 16, 2017.
New Orleans Privateers vs. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Odds Preview
In the Privateers last matchup, they were beaten by the SMU Mustangs, 79-66. With 16 points on 5-for-7 shooting, Bryson Robinson was New Orleans leading scorer. SMU’s 39.3 offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest advantage over New Orleans, who had a rate of 30.0. The Mustangs mark was above their season average of 36.4.
The Ragin’ Cajuns come in on a high note after beating the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in their last matchup, 75-71. Louisiana’s Bryce Washington played a pivotal role with 14 points, 10 rebounds and five steals. The Ragin’ Cajuns forced 18 turnovers and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 41.9 (above their season average of 38.3).
The offensive glass should be a major advantage for Louisiana in this battle. Since last season, the Ragin’ Cajuns rank 16th in offensive rebounding percentage (37.1 percent), while New Orleans ranks 266th in defensive rebounding percentage (69.0 percent).
The Ragin’ Cajuns won the lone contest against the Privateers last season, 76-71. The Ragin’ Cajuns played a nearly flawless game. They had a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 41.3 and a turnover percentage of 13.9. The Privateers put up marks of 19.4 and 21.6, respectively, for those same stats.
New Orleans Privateers at Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – New Orleans, ATS Winner – New Orleans, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Privateers are 31st in the nation with 31.6 rebounds allowed per game while the Ragin’ Cajuns are 49th with 32.3 rebounds allowed per game.
- Louisiana ranks 56th in steals per game (7.4) while New Orleans ranks 198th in steals allowed per game (8.4).
- The Ragin’ Cajuns rank 157th in three pointers attempted per game (21.3) while the Privateers rank 276th (13.4).
- Louisiana ranks 72nd in assists per game (15.3) while New Orleans ranks 137th in assists allowed per game (13.6).