Louisiana at Texas State: 3/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Louisiana at Texas State: 3/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Texas State Bobcats (21-6) vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (14-14)

Game Info: Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 12:30 pm (Pensacola Bay Center)

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The Louisiana Ragin Cajuns and Texas State Bobcats face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown in the Sun Belt Tournament at the Pensacola Bay Center. When these two teams faced off on February 10th it was Texas State that won 82-73. 

Mason Harrell was the top player for Texas State scoring 20 points. Kobe Julien was the top player for Louisiana scoring 22 points. 

Louisiana comes into this game with a 14-14 record overall and they have gone 11-14-1 against the spread. In the last game against Texas Arlington, Louisiana was up by nine points at halftime, and held on in the second half to win by three points. Louisiana is averaging 71 points while their defense is giving up 69.4 points per game. Forward Jordan Brown has been the top player this season for Louisiana averaging 14.6 points while shooting 50.7 percent from the field and 44 percent from deep. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Texas State Bobcats who sit with a 21-6 record overall and they have gone 13-11 against the spread. Texas State has won nine games in a row including the last game against South Alabama 55-52. At halftime  Texas State was tied, but in the second half they outscored them 30-27. Texas State is averaging 70.7 points while their defense is giving up 62.5 points per game. Caleb Asberry has been the top player for Texas State averaging 13.7 points while shooting 43.7 percent from the field.

Texas State is 7-0 against the spread in their last seven games following a straight up win. Louisiana is 0-4 against the spread in their last four games played on Saturday. The over is 4-0 in Texas State’s last four neutral site games. 

Texas State has been winning games, but they have been playing down to the competition, and that is going to let them down in this game. Louisiana is going to find offensive success against the Bobcats defense and finish right around 65 points. It might not be enough for Louisiana to win the game, but they will cover the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Louisiana +4

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