Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns ATS Prediction


Expect a high-scoring game when the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (8-3) challenge the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (7-3) at Cajun Dome. The game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns ATS Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Ragin’ Cajuns dismantled the Univ. of the Virgin Islands Buccaneers 121-80, while the Bulldogs were victorious over the Wichita State Shockers 71-58.

Louisiana Tech played a nearly flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.460 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 35.7. For those same stats, Wichita State put up marks of 0.204 and 22.9, respectively. The Ragin’ Cajuns, meanwhile, had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.771 vs. 0.471) and had a much better turnover percentage (17.0 vs. 22.2). Louisiana received a boost from Jakeenan Gant, who contributed 19 points. Meanwhile, Amorie Archibald played well for Louisiana Tech, contributing 14 points and nine rebounds.

The Ragin’ Cajuns won the lone contest between these two teams last season, 75-71. Louisiana had a much better turnover percentage (17.9 vs. 23.7). Louisiana Tech, meanwhile, did an excellent job of converting from the free throw line (14-18; 77.8 percent). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Gant has been playing at a high level recently for Louisiana, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

The productive offense of Louisiana (68th in the nation with an offensive efficiency of 112.2) will clash against the mid-tier defense of Louisiana Tech (234th in the NCAA with a defensive efficiency of 104.0). The Ragin’ Cajuns should have the edge on that side of the ball. Furthermore, the Bulldogs, who rank 27th in offensive rebounding percentage (36.1 percent), will try to take advantage of the Ragin’ Cajuns, who rank 326th in defensive rebounding percentage (66.0 percent).

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns ATS Pick

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

Betting Notes:

  • Louisiana Tech ranks 30th in rebounds allowed per game (31.5) while Louisiana ranks 269th (39.8).
  • The Ragin’ Cajuns rank 38th in three pointers attempted per game (26.3) while the Bulldogs rank 123rd (22.8).
  • Louisiana Tech ranks 42nd in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while Louisiana ranks 113th (3.4).
  • The Ragin’ Cajuns average 16.6 assists per game, which ranks 26th in the nation. The Bulldogs rank 189th in assists allowed per game (14.3).
  • Louisiana ranks 29th in steals per game (8.2) while Louisiana Tech ranks 147th (5.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Ragin’ Cajuns\u2019 average margin of victory in their last five games has been 2.2, down from 7.7 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Bulldogs have scored an average of 78.0 points per game (3.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 65.4 points per game (7.4 below their season average).