Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Texas-Arlington - 1/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Texas-Arlington - 1/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Texas-Arlington Mavericks (6-12) at Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (7-11)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Cajun Dome)

The Line: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns +5 -- Over/Under: 142

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The UT-Arlington Mavericks and UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Cajundome.

The UT-Arlington Mavericks need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The UT-Arlington Mavericks are averaging 70.5 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 69.4 points on 41 percent shooting. David Azore is averaging 16.1 points and 3.7 assists while Brian Warren is averaging 13.3 points and 2.7 rebounds. Jordan Phillips is dishing 1.3 assists and Jabari Narcis is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The UT-Arlington Mavericks are shooting 30.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The UT-Arlington Mavericks are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game. The UT-Arlington Mavericks have lost seven of their last nine road games.

The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are averaging 71.1 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 75.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Jalen Johnson is averaging 14.2 points and 6.6 rebounds while Cedric Russell is averaging 13.1 points and 1.8 assists. Kobe Julien is the third double-digit scorer and Dou Gueye is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns have won five of their last eight home games.

Will update with trends once they're released.  

The UT-Arlington Mavericks are playing the better basketball as of late, but neither of these teams have been the most consistent and they're both losers when it comes to covering numbers. These are spots where I usually side with the home underdog and hope for the best. Either way, we're getting free points with a UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns squad that wins at home by an average of 8.1 points and shoots 46.2 percent from the field. I'll take my chances with the free buckets.

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Randy’s Pick Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns +5

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