Louisiana @ Coastal Carolina
Current Records: Louisiana 10-2; Coastal Carolina 6-5
What to Know
The Louisiana Ragin Cajuns are 5-1 against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers since February of 2017, and they'll have a chance to extend that success Thursday. Louisiana and Coastal Carolina will face off in a Sun Belt battle at 7 p.m. ET at HTC Center. Given that both teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this game.
A victory for the Ragin Cajuns just wasn't in the stars last week as the team never even grasped a temporary lead. They got maybe a little too into the holiday spirit, gifting the Texas Longhorns an easy 100-72 win. Louisiana was surely aware of their 17.5-point disadvantage in the point spread, but the foreknowledge did nothing to prevent the result. Forward Jordan Brown (20 points) was the top scorer for Louisiana.
Meanwhile, Coastal Carolina ended up a good deal behind the College of Charleston Cougars when they played last Monday, losing 83-69. The losing side was boosted by guard Josh Uduje, who had 19 points in addition to five steals.
Barring any buzzer beaters, the Ragin Cajuns are expected to win a tight contest. The smart bettors have been the ones to keep their money on Louisiana's opponents whenever they hit the road.
The losses put Louisiana at 10-2 and the Chanticleers at 6-5. Louisiana doesn't typically stay down for long -- they're 1-0 after losses this year -- so Coastal Carolina (3-1 after losses) won't have an easy go of it.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: HTC Center -- Conway, South Carolina
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Ragin Cajuns are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Chanticleers, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 2.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Louisiana have won five out of their last six games against Coastal Carolina.
- Jan 01, 2022 - Louisiana 65 vs. Coastal Carolina 64
- Mar 03, 2020 - Louisiana 108 vs. Coastal Carolina 101
- Feb 28, 2019 - Louisiana 83 vs. Coastal Carolina 70
- Feb 02, 2019 - Coastal Carolina 96 vs. Louisiana 79
- Jan 06, 2018 - Louisiana 81 vs. Coastal Carolina 64
- Feb 25, 2017 - Louisiana 79 vs. Coastal Carolina 77