Louisiana vs LA-Monroe Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/22/24

Louisiana-Monroe (10-15) vs Louisiana (17-10)

Game Info: Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 8:30 pm (Fant-Ewing Coliseum)

Betting Odds: Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks +6 -- Over/Under: 147.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns and the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks meet Thursday in college basketball action from Fant-Ewing Coliseum. Louisiana is currently 17-10 on the year and coming off a loss to Appalachian State. As for LA-Monroe, they’re 10-15 following a loss to Troy in their last game. Let’s get into our Louisiana vs. LA-Monroe prediction. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Pick Dawgz.

Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns

The Cajuns were .500 through their first 16 games this year, then hit a win streak over Arkansas State (twice), Texas State (twice), South Alabama (twice) and LA-Monroe over the next seven. Louisiana is 2-2 since then with wins over Bowling Green and Old Dominion.

In the matchup versus Appalachian State on Saturday, the Cajuns were up by two points going into the second half. Louisiana faded from there however, getting outscored 48-34 on the way to an 85-73 result. Hosana Kitenge was the team’s lead scorer with 23 points and 13 rebounds.

LA-Monroe Warhawks

Over on the LA-Monroe side, they were in rough shape at 4-12 through 16 games this year. The Warhawks are 6-3 in their last nine games though, beating Old Dominion, South Alabama, Arkansas State, Coastal Carolina, Eastern Michigan and Southern Miss in that time.

LA-Monroe fell back into the loss column in their last outing versus Troy. The Warhawks fell behind 39-23 by the break and limped to an 85-57 blowout result with a 46-34 deficit from there. Makai Willis (bench) was the only player in double-figures with 10 points and four boards.

ANDREW’S FREE LOUISIANA VS LA-MONROE PREDICTION

I’ll stick with Louisiana, but you could make a case either way. The Cajuns need a good bounce-back effort after a loss to App State as well. In that one Louisiana shot well from the field (44.9 percent) but made just six of their 22 attempts from outside (27.3 percent). That makes 68 or more points in six straight games, though.

In their last meeting, Louisiana took an 80-72 home win over the Warhawks. The Cajuns gave up a whopping 55.1 percent shooting in that one but rebounded well (30) in a sloppy game (26 total turnovers). This one should be another competitive affair; I think the Cajuns have a decent shot at a cover if all goes well.

Andrew’s Pick Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns -6

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