NCAAB: Buffalo vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Prediction 11/21/2023

The Buffalo Bulls (0-3) travel to face off against the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns (1-2) on Tuesday, November 21st. This game will be played at Hertz Arena in Estero and televised on FloH. Both Buffalo and Louisiana-Lafayette will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:30 ET.

Buffalo Bulls vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns

The Buffalo Bulls Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Heading into their 4th game of the season, Buffalo is winless at 0-3. In their last three road games, which includes games from last season, Buffalo has a 1-2 record. Buffalo enters their game against Louisiana-Lafayette with an ATS record of 0-3. Taking into account their previous three games, including the previous season, the team has a 0-2 ATS record and an average scoring margin of -14.

Through three games, Buffalo has an over/under record of 2-1-0 with their games averaging a combined 158 points per game so far. When analyzing the Bulls’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 75 points per game and an over/under record of 3-1.

The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After three games, Louisiana-Lafayette has a 1-2 record. The Ragin’ Cajuns have played two games on the road and lost both, but they won their only home game. As of now, Louisiana-Lafayette has a 1-2 record against the spread heading into today’s game. Looking back to last season, the team has gone 2-0 ATS in their last three games, with an average scoring margin of +18.

Louisiana-Lafayette comes in with an over/under record of 2-1-0 through three games, with their games averaging a combined 158.3 points per game so far. The Ragin’ Cajuns’ last five games have finished with a combined 76 points per game and an over/under record of 0-4.

Buffalo Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Buffalo offense tallied 68 points in a matchup against Hofstra. Their field goal percentage for the game was 36.2%, and they made 6 threes. The team’s top scorer is Sy Chatman, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 15, while Isaiah Adams also carries a PPG average of 14.7 into the game.

Sy Chatman (F) 15.0 8.0 1.7
Isaiah Adams (F) 14.7 4.7 3.3
Jonnivius Smith (F) 12.3 12.3 0.7

Louisiana-Lafayette Offense Breakdown

Louisiana-Lafayette’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 85 points against Wright State. They had an overall field goal percentage of 51.7% and made 13/15 free throws. In terms of offense, the Ragin’ Cajuns have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, putting them 105th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 141st in percentage and 21st in three-pointers made.

Themus Fulks (G) 18.0 3.7 6.3
Kobe Julien (F) 14.7 3.3 2.3
Joe Charles (F) 12.3 10.0 2.0

Buffalo Team Defense

Looking at the Buffalo defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 86.8 points per game (199th). Buffalo’s three-point defense is currently 47th in the country at 6.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.9% of their shots vs. Buffalo.

Louisiana-Lafayette Team Defense

At this time, the Ragin’ Cajuns’ defense is positioned 124th in the country, permitting 74.0 points per game. In today’s game, the Louisiana-Lafayette defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 2 three-pointers while giving up 91 points.

Bulls vs Ragin’ Cajuns Trends

  • In their last three games away from home, the Bulls have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 77 points per game in these contests.
  • Through their last three home contests, the Ragin’ Cajuns offense has averaged 72 points per game while allowing an average of 78. Louisiana-Lafayette posted an overall record of 0-3 while going 1-2 ATS.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Buffalo has an ATS mark of 0-3 while going 0-3 straight up.
  • Louisiana-Lafayette has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 ATS in their last three games.

Bulls vs Ragin’ Cajuns Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Ragin’ Cajuns vs. Ragin’ Cajuns matchup, we’re leaning towards the Ragin’ Cajuns at -9. Although our projections show the Ragin’ Cajuns winning 73-71, we suggest placing your bet on the Bulls for the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 153 and our model has the Bulls and Ragin’ Cajuns finishing with a combined 144 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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