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#755 UL Lafayette vs.
#756 Arizona State
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 9:30pm EST
Written by Scott Reichel

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This Saturday, there is an NCAAB matchup between UL Lafayette and Arizona State. This matchup will take place at Jadwin Gymnasium at approximately 9:30 P.M.

UL Lafayette Looks For First Road Win

The UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns have looked okay so far this season. The Ragin' Cajuns have won five of their first eight games of the season including a 17-point victory against SE Louisiana in their last game. In that game, UL Lafayette's offense was great as it scored 98 points while shooting 57.1% from the floor. However, UL Lafayette is still winless on the road this season through two games and it will look for its first road win of the season against an underrated Arizona State team on Saturday.

Leading the Ragin' Cajuns offensively is junior forwardJalen Johnsonwho has been solid so far this season. He is averaging a team-high 17.8 points per game along with 6.9 rebounds. In addition, he has also been extremely efficient as he is shooting 51.5% from the floor. Now, Johnson will look to lead his team to another victory in this game.

UL Lafayette's most underrated player is freshman guardMylik Wilson who has been okay this season. He is averaging 8.3 points per game along with 4.4 rebounds. In addition, he has also been amazing defensively as he is currently averaging 1.9 steals per game.

Arizona State Looks For Another Home Win

The Arizona State Sun Devils have been really good so far this season. The Sun Devils have won five of their first seven games with both losses coming against ranked opponents. In addition, Arizona State has looked great at home as it has an undefeated home record through two games. After consecutive wins on the road by less than five points, Arizona State will be looked for a much easier win in front of the home crowd on Saturday. Luckily for the Sun Devils, this game will come against a team that has struggled on the road up to this point.

Leading the Sun Devils offensively is junior guardRemy Martin who has been solid this season. He is averaging a team-high 20.6 points per game along with 4.1 rebounds and 3.9 assists. He has also been efficient as he is shooting 39.4% from the three-point line.

Arizona State's most underrated player is junior forward Romello Whitewho has been pretty good this season. He is averaging 10.5 points per game along with 8.5 rebounds while shooting 66.7% from the floor. Graham has also been an elite rim protector as he is averaging 1.2 blocks.

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UL Lafayette is still winless on the road this season and Arizona State has looked great at home up to this point in the season so I will take the home team to get the job done in this game. UL Lafayette is also giving up over 15 more points per game so I think that it will struggle to get stops on the defensive end against Arizona State's solid offense. Plus, Arizona State just went undefeated through a tough two-game road trip so I think that it will play well in this home game. Give me the home team.

Prediction: Arizona State -17.5

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Both teams like to play an uptempo style of offense so I think that this total is too low for this contest. Both teams rank in the top-105 according to Kenpom's offensive tempo rankings so I expect this game to turn into a track meet as both teams should be able to score at least 75 points in this game. Louisiana Tech has given up at least 81 points in each of its last two games so I have to assume that Arizona State should be able to break 80 points at home on Saturday. Give me the over as a result.

Prediction: Over 151

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Arizona State is the better team in this matchup and I expect it to come out focused on getting a solid 20 minute performance together to start the same. Louisiana Tech has been awful on the road this season and Arizona State is undefeated at home so I think that the Sun Devils will thrive early on in this familiar environment as it will open up a decent lead that will carry over into the break. Give me the home team.

Prediction: Arizona State 1H
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Written By Scott Reichel

Scott Reichel is a University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate with an insane passion for sports. His commitment to endlessly researching statistics helps separate him from other handicappers with regard to MLB, NBA, NCAAB, NCAAF, NHL and NFL coverage. Scott also shares his passion for sports on StatSalt's YouTube page where he does a daily show called Scott's Selections.