Louisiana vs South Alabama Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 24 (Expect Sun Belt Fireworks at Cajundome)
Louisiana vs South Alabama Game Info
- 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
- Louisiana (22-7, 12-5 Sun Belt) vs. South Alabama (16-14, 9-8 Sun Belt)
- Date: Friday, February 24, 2023
- Time: 9:00 PM ET
- Venue: Cajundome -- Lafayette, Louisiana
- Coverage: ESPN2
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are set to host the Sun Belt rival South Alabama Jaguars for some NCAA college basketball action at 9 p.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 24.
Louisiana is currently a perfect 13-0 at home this season, most recently picking up an 85-74 win over Arkansas State on Wednesday. The Ragin' Cajuns will have their hands full with the Jaguars, though. South Alabama extended its winning streak to five games with a 76-67 win against Texas State two nights ago.
Can Louisiana remain perfect at home when all is said and done? Or will surging South Alabama be too difficult to stop?
Louisiana vs South Alabama Odds & Spread
- All college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: ULL: (-178) | S ALA: (+146)
- Spread: ULL: -3.5 (-120) | S ALA: +3.5 (-102)
- Total: 146.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Louisiana enters this contest as the clear home favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 146.5 points with both sides sitting at -110 odds.
Louisiana vs South Alabama Betting Trends
- Against the spread, Louisiana is 14-12-0 this season.
- Against the spread as 4.5-point favorites or more, the Ragin' Cajuns are 8-5.
- There have been 18 Louisiana's games (out of 26) that hit the over this season.
- South Alabama has covered the spread 18 times in 28 games.
- The Jaguars' ATS record as 4.5-point underdogs or more is 5-1.
- There have been 14 South Alabama games (out of 28) that hit the over this season.
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Louisiana vs South Alabama Prediction & Pick
It's going to be tough for South Alabama to hand Louisiana its first home loss of the season. After all, the Ragin' Cajuns score 81.6 PPG while shooting 49.4% from the floor and 40.8% from the three-point line at Cajundome. That isn't great news for the Jaguars, who are just 4-9 on the road, where they surrender 70.1 PPG.
Louisiana also has the rebounding advantage, tallying an average of 35.6 total boards (T-No. 105) compared to South Alabama's 32.5 RPG (No. 278). This difference played a role in the Jaguars' loss to their Sun Belt rivals back on Jan. 14 as the Ragin' Cajuns won the rebounding battle 30-22.
Despite that South Alabama has a ton of momentum, it doesn't have what it takes to leave Lafayette, LA with the victory. Louisiana is just too dominant at home and will walk out the winner due to it having both the scoring and rebounding advantages.
Final Score Prediction: Louisiana: 77 | South Alabama: 74
Louisiana vs South Alabama Best Bet
As far as the best bet goes, I recommend going with the over on the 146.5-point total. Hitting the cover has been a common theme for both sides lately. Louisiana has experienced the over in four of its last five games overall, as well as in six of its last eight Sun Belt matchups. Meanwhile, the over is 5-1 in South Alabama's last five road games.
After the over has also been hit in 15 of the last 20 Louisiana-South Alabama matchups, it's hard not to expect a high-scoring affair. They've gone over 146.5 points in each of their last five meetings, too, which only adds to my belief that they'll surpass tonight's projected total again.
Bet: Over 146.5 Points (-110)
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