New Orleans Privateers vs Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Prediction, 12/15/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Orleans Privateers vs Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Location: Cajundome in Lafayette, LA
Odds/Point Spread: New Orleans (+11.5)
The New Orleans Privateers (1-5) are headed to Cajundome on Tuesday where they'll take on the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (4-1). The line on this game has Louisiana as 11.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 150.5.
New Orleans comes into this matchup with a mark of 1-5 so far this season. The Privateers are shooting 25.0% on 3-point shots (22 of 88) and 70.7% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 65.2 pts per contest (270th in the nation) while shooting 44.4% from the field. They lose possession via turnover 19.5 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 21.8 fouls per contest. As a unit, New Orleans is pulling in 35.7 rebounds per contest and has 86 dimes this season, which is 66th in college hoops in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Privateers are able to force 15.2 turnovers per game while drawing 16.7 fouls. The Privateers are giving up a FG percentage of 44.9% (160 of 356) and they relinquish 35.7 boards per game as a team. They rank 257th in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 80 conceded for the season. They are conceding 32.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 236th in the country in PPG allowed (74.5).
The New Orleans Privateers took the court against the Jacksonville Dolphins and went home with a loss by a final score of 77-70 in their last contest. New Orleans walked away from the contest with a 50.9% field goal percentage (29 of 57) and converted 2 of their 11 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Privateers converted 10 of 15 tries for a rate of 66.7%. In regard to rebounding, they collected a total of 34 with 8 of them being offensive. They also recorded 12 assists for the matchup as well as having 5 steals and 3 rejections. When discussing defending, New Orleans allowed their opponent to shoot 50.9% from the field on 29 out of 57. Jacksonville recorded 11 dimes and 6 steals for this game. In addition, the Dolphins pulled down 27 rebounds (6 offensive, 21 defensive) and earned 3 blocks. Jacksonville shot 72.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 18 of 25 tries. They made 7 out of their 17 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Damion Rosser is a guy who played a lot for this game. He finished with 23 points on 11 out of 16 shooting. He played 38 minutes and also grabbed 5 boards. Rosser ended up going 68.8% from the field and also recorded 2 dimes. One more player that came through in this game for the Privateers was Troy Green. He grabbed 8 rebounds and also earned 3 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 72.7% from the field for the matchup via 8-of-11 (24 points). When all was said and done, Green played for 37 min.
Louisiana has a mark of 4-1 so far this season. Louisiana has totaled 383 points on the year (76.6 per contest) and they collect 45.8 rebounds per game. The Ragin' Cajuns have committed 16.2 fouls per game while shooting 69.6% from the free throw line. When it comes to offensive execution, the Ragin' Cajuns are shooting 43.0% from the field, which is ranked 236th in college basketball. They are getting an assist 13.8 times per game (158th in the country) and they are giving up possession 17.6 times per game. The Ragin' Cajuns on the defensive end are ranked 244th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 75.8. The Louisiana defense concedes 35.0% on 3-pointers (42 of 120) and opponents are making 75.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 13.8 dimes and 36.8 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 211th and 209th in Division 1. They are able to force 12.8 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 40.9% from the field (124th in college hoops).
When they last stepped on the court, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns took home the win by a final score of 61-56 when they faced the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. The Ragin' Cajuns were able to snag 35 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 46 for this game. They blocked 2 tries while recording 6 steals in the matchup. The Bulldogs committed 15 personal fouls for the game which got the Ragin' Cajuns to the charity stripe for 15 shots. They were able to bury 11 of the free throws for a percentage of 73.3%. In relation to shots from beyond the arc, Louisiana knocked down 6 out of 25 tries (24.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Ragin' Cajuns went 22 out of 63 from the floor which had them shooting 34.9%. The Ragin' Cajuns permitted the Bulldogs to bury 19 of their 56 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 33.9% for the matchup. They finished 40.0% from distance via 6 of 15 and finished the game at 12 of 17 from the free throw line (70.6%). In relation to rebounding, Louisiana permitted Louisiana Tech to grab 29 in total (3 offensive).
Cedric Russell played a lot for the Ragin' Cajuns in this matchup. He converted 8 out of 22 in the game for a rate of 36.4%, which got him 25 points. Russell had 5 boards in his 38 minutes and had 2 assists for this game. Someone else who was a determining factor for Louisiana was Mylik Wilson. He notched 11 points in his 28 minutes played by going 5 out of 10 from the floor for the contest. Wilson ended the game having shot 50.0% from the field in addition to contributing 2 assists and 3 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Louisiana (-11.5)
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