Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs New Orleans Privateers Prediction, 12/2/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs New Orleans Privateers
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Location: Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Louisiana (-6.5)
The New Orleans Privateers (0-2) play the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (0-1) at Lakefront Arena on Wednesday. New Orleans opens this matchup as 6.5-point underdogs. The total has been set at 159.5.
Louisiana comes into this one with a mark of 0-1 for the campaign. They have an average of 82 points per outing (74th in the nation) on 52.5% from the floor. The Ragin' Cajuns are shooting 31.6% on 3-point shots (6 of 19) and 75.0% from the charity stripe. As a team, Louisiana is snagging 29 boards per contest and has 12 assists this year, which ranks 236th in college basketball in terms of passing. They turn it over 19 times per game and as a squad they commit 15 personal fouls every game. On defense, the Ragin' Cajuns are able to force 10 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 15.0 personal fouls. They give up 55.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 355th in college hoops in PPG allowed (112). The Ragin' Cajuns defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 56.3% (45 of 80) and they surrender 41 rebounds per game as a group. They are currently ranked 225th in college basketball in giving up assists with 25 conceded so far this season.
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns took the court against the Baylor Bears and took a loss by a final of 112-82 in their last contest. Louisiana wrapped up the game with a 52.5% field goal percentage (32 out of 61) and converted 6 out of their 19 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Ragin' Cajuns converted 12 of their 16 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they earned 27 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 12 assists in this contest while earning 5 steals and 3 blocks. Pertaining to defense, Louisiana allowed their opponent to shoot 52.5% from the floor on 32 out of 61. Baylor distributed 25 assists and 12 steals for this game. Furthurmore, the Bears pulled down 38 rebounds (12 offensive, 26 defensive) and got 3 blocked shots. Baylor finished shooting 53.8% from the charity stripe by making 7 of their 13 shots. They also made 15 of their 27 attempts from long range.
Brayan Au is someone who was important in this matchup. He was able to score 16 points on 5 of 8 shooting. He played for 36 mins and also totaled 3 rebounds. Au finished shooting 62.5% from the field and recorded 3 assists. An additional guy that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Ragin' Cajuns was Mylik Wilson. He grabbed 3 rebounds and also tallied 2 dimes. He shot 33.3% from the floor in the game by connecting on 4-of-12 (8 points). When the final whistle was blown, Wilson was on the court for 34 min.
New Orleans has a mark of 0-2 for the season. New Orleans has scored 114 pts for the year (57.0 per game) and they collect 30.0 rebounds per game. The Privateers are responsible for committing 24.0 fouls per contest and they shoot 66.7% from the charity stripe. In terms of offensive execution, the Privateers are hitting on 37.7% from the floor, which is ranked 314th in college basketball. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 16.5 times per contest (69th in the country) and they turn it over 21.0 times per contest. The Privateers on the defensive side of the court are 322nd in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 84.0. The New Orleans defense gives up 40.7% on shots from behind the 3-point line (22 of 54) and opponents are knocking down 53.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 18.5 assists and 43.5 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks 326th and 325th in college basketball. They are forcing 18.5 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 51.2% from the floor (243rd in college hoops).
The last time they took the court, the New Orleans Privateers took a defeat with a final score of 82-53 when they faced the Texas A&M Aggies. The Privateers recorded 20 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 29 in this contest. They also stuffed 2 attempts while getting 8 steals for the contest. The Aggies had 12 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Privateers to the charity stripe for a total of 4 shots. They were able to bury 2 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 50.0%. When discussing three-point shots, New Orleans made 5 of their 18 attempts (27.8%). Overall, the Privateers finished the game shooting 23 out of 55 from the field which had them sitting at 41.8%. The Privateers permitted the Aggies to knock down 28 of their 55 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 50.9% for the contest. They shot 44.4% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 12 of 27 and walked away from this one shooting 14 of 20 from the free throw line (70.0%). In relation to cleaning up the glass, New Orleans permitted Texas A&M to pull down 29 in all (10 on the offensive side).
Damion Rosser pitched in for the Privateers in the game. He converted 5 of 11 for this contest for a rate of 45.5%, which gave him 10 points. Rosser had 3 rebounds in his 33 mins played and accounted for 3 assists for the game. Someone else that played a role for New Orleans was Troy Green. He ended up with 11 points in 26 minutes on the hardwood by way of 4 out of 10 shooting for the game. Green ended up shooting 40.0% from the floor while collecting 4 assists and 2 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take New Orleans (+6.5) and under 159.5 points
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