The No. 2 seed Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (25-7, 13-5 Sun Belt) square off against the No. 8 South Alabama Jaguars (19-15, 9-9 Sun Belt) in the championship game of the Sun Belt tournament on Monday at 7:00 PM. The winner will claim an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament bracket.
Monday’s matchup between the Ragin’ Cajuns and the Jaguars features a slim line of Louisiana -1.5. The over/under is 138.5 points for the game.
Louisiana vs. South Alabama Odds
Point Spread for Louisiana vs. South Alabama
The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Louisiana as the favorite.
Louisiana vs. South Alabama Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Louisiana has -125 odds to pick up the win, while South Alabama is listed at +105 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 138.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Monday, March 6, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN2
- Location: Pensacola, Florida
- Arena: Pensacola Bay Center
Louisiana vs. South Alabama Betting Trends
Louisiana has played 29 games, with 15 wins against the spread. The Ragin’ Cajuns have been chosen as favorites in 23 games this year and have walked away with the win 21 times (91.3%) in those games. Louisiana’s games this year have hit the over on 17 of 32 set point totals.
In South Alabama’s 32 games this year, it has 21 wins against the spread. The Jaguars have been the moneyline underdog 15 total times this season. They’ve finished 4-11 in those games. South Alabama’s games this year have hit the over on 17 of 32 set point totals (53.1%).
Louisiana vs. South Alabama Key Players to Watch
Jordan Brown averages 19.6 points and 8.4 rebounds per game — both team highs. He is also putting up 1.8 assists, shooting 58% from the field. Terence Lewis II is averaging 10.9 points, 1 assists and 7.6 rebounds per game. Greg Williams Jr. posts 13.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists per contest. Defensively, he posts 1.1 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. Themus Fulks posts a team-high 6 assists per contest. He is also posting 8.9 points and 3 rebounds, shooting 42.6% from the field.
Kevin Samuel is putting up a team-best 9.1 rebounds per game. And he is delivering 10.1 points and 0.5 assists, making 65% of his shots from the floor. Tyrell Jones gets the Jaguars 9.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists per contest. He also puts up 1.2 steals and 0 blocked shots. Owen White is posting 9.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 0.9 assists per contest, making 40.1% of his shots from the floor and 41% from beyond the arc, with 2.2 treys per game.
What you need to know about the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns
Louisiana has put together an 11-9-0 conference record against the spread this season. Offensively, the Ragin’ Cajuns are posting 78.3 points per game (38th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing 69.9 points per contest at the other end (175th-ranked). With 34.1 boards per game, Louisiana is 51st in the country. It surrenders 28.1 rebounds per contest, which ranks 29th in college basketball.
Louisiana is making 7 treys per game (222nd-ranked in college basketball) this season, while sporting a 37.6% three-point percentage (26th-ranked). The Ragin’ Cajuns are surrendering 6 treys per game (35th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing a 34% three-point percentage (195th-ranked).
The Ragin’ Cajuns are 5-5 against the spread and 7-3 overall in their last 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, Louisiana has gone over the total five times. Louisiana has been putting up 73.7 points per contest in its last 10 times on the court, an average that’s a little lower than the 78.3 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Louisiana’s defense has been more stingy lately, as the team has given up 67.8 points per game during its past 10 compared to the 69.9 points per game its opponents are averaging this season.
What you need to know about the South Alabama Jaguars
South Alabama has won 13 games against the spread this year in conference action, while failing to cover eight times. The Jaguars are 190th in college basketball in points scored (71.1 per game) and 43rd in points allowed (65). South Alabama grabs 30.2 rebounds per game and concede 32.9 boards, ranking 267th and 297th, respectively, in college basketball.
At 7.7 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 34.7% from beyond the arc, South Alabama is 139th and 158th in the nation, respectively, in those categories. Defensively, the Jaguars are third-best in the nation in 3-pointers allowed per game at 4.8. They are seventh-best in 3-point percentage conceded at 28.9%.
The Jaguars are 8-2 against the spread and 8-2 overall over their last 10 games. Five of South Alabama’s past 10 outings have hit the over. South Alabama has played better offensively over its last 10 games, tallying 73.5 points per contest, 2.4 more than its season average of 71.1. In their past 10 games, the Jaguars are allowing 59.9 points per game, compared to their season average of 65 points allowed.
Louisiana vs. South Alabama Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this matchup is South Alabama, and we expect that South Alabama will cover the spread (Louisiana -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 138.5 points.
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