Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs Indiana Hoosiers Prediction, 11/21/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Sunday, November 21, 2021
Location: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN
The Indiana Hoosiers (3-0) will try to beat the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (3-0) at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Sunday.
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns stepped onto the hardwood against Xavier (LA) and notched a win by a score of 84-72 in their last game. Louisiana walked away from the contest having earned a 49.1% field goal percentage (28 out of 57) and knocked down 10 of their 17 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Ragin' Cajuns knocked down 18 of their 28 tries for a percentage of 64.3%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they compiled 38 with 10 of them being offensive. They also recorded 15 dimes in this game while forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and earning 7 steals. When talking about defense, Louisiana allowed the other team to go 43.9% from the field on 29 out of 66 shooting. Xavier (LA) doled out 11 dimes and had 9 steals for the contest. Moreover, Xavier (LA) collected 28 rebounds (7 offensive, 21 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Xavier (LA) finished the game shooting 50.0% at the charity stripe by converting 7 of 14 tries. They also made 7 of their 15 tries from 3-point land. With respect to fouls, the Ragin' Cajuns finished with 13 and Xavier (LA) recorded 19 fouls.
Jordan Brown is one player who was a contributor for this game. He finished with 18 points on 7 of 11 shooting. He played for 24 minutes and grabbed 6 rebounds. He finished 63.6% from the field and distributed 1 assist.
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Louisiana enters this one with a win-loss mark of 3-0 this year. They cough up possession 14.7 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 14.7 fouls per game. As a unit, Louisiana is pulling down 45.3 boards per game and has racked up 40 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 177th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Ragin' Cajuns are hitting 37.2% on shots from beyond the arc (29 of 78) and 60.3% from the free throw line. They average 77.0 pts per contest (133rd in Division 1) while connecting on 43.4% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Ragin' Cajuns are able to force 18.0 turnovers every game while drawing 17.7 fouls. They are 15th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 19 relinquished this season. The Ragin' Cajuns are giving up a field goal percentage of 35.3% (65 of 184) and they concede 37.0 rebounds per game as a unit. They are giving up 24.5% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 20th in the nation in PPG from their opponents (54.7).
In their last game, the Indiana Hoosiers got the win with a final of 76-74 against St. John's. The Hoosiers earned 25 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 for the matchup. They turned it over 15 times, while recording 9 steals in this game. St. John's committed 18 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Hoosiers to the free throw line for a total of 19 shots. They were able to make 10 of those for a percentage of 52.6%. In the matter of shooting from distance, Indiana made 6 of 18 tries (33.3%). Overall, the Hoosiers ended up going 30 for 58 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.7%. The Hoosiers permitted St. John's to make 25 of their 58 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 43.1% for this game. They went 33.3% from beyond the arc by hitting 9 out of 27 and ended up going 15 of 19 from the charity stripe (78.9%). In the matter of rebounding, Indiana permitted St. John's to get 34 in total (12 offensive).
Trayce Jackson-Davis ended up being a major contributor for the Hoosiers in the matchup. He tallied 18 points in his 37 mins on the court and earned 4 dimes for this game. He made 7 out of 12 in this game giving him a rate of 58.3%, and had 10 rebounds.
Indiana has a win-loss record of 3-0 this year. When it comes to offense, the Hoosiers are connecting on 47.2% from the field, which ranks 103rd in the country. Indiana has tallied 229 pts on the campaign (76.3 per contest) and they pull in 38.0 rebounds per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.0 times per contest (207th in college basketball) and they turn it over 13.0 times per contest. The Hoosiers are responsible for committing 19.0 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 65.2% from the charity stripe.
The Hoosiers on defense are ranked 97th in college hoops in PPG given up with 61.7. They are forcing their opponents into 17.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 35.1% from the field (33rd in the nation). The Indiana defense allows 32.8% from downtown (20 of 61) and opponents are making 75.8% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 9.3 assists and 35.7 boards per game, which is 62nd and 204th in those defensive categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Indiana
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