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Game Preview - Ragin` Cajuns underdogs vs Warhawks at Louisiana-Monroe

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` CajunsLouisiana-Monroe Warhawks
Nov 3, 4:00 PM | Grass of Malone Stadium

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns vs Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Odds

4-3TEAM RECORD6-2

The Warhawks will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Ragin` Cajuns at Malone Stadium in Week 10 action.

This season the Warhawks are 6-2 overall and 6-2 ATS against the number, while the Ragin` Cajuns are 4-3 and 3-4 ATS. As for the totals, Louisiana-Monroe is 6-2 on the OU, and Louisiana-Lafayette is 3-3.

View Louisiana-Lafayette vs Louisiana-Monroe Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Warhawks as 7.5-point favorites in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check the college football odds link for the latest on the over under)..

Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 19 (Warhawks) and the No. 101 (Ragin` Cajuns) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 45-38 result in favor of the Warhawks is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Louisiana-Monroe's No. 18-ranked offense (39.2 PPG) against a Ragin` Cajuns defense that ranks No. 74 at 28.9 PPG. The Warhawks passing attack has averaged 285.9 yards per game, less than the Ragin` Cajuns give up through the air (289.1 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Ragin` Cajuns own the league's No. 88-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 210.7 yards per game when on the road. Louisiana-Monroe, on the other hand, rates No. 30 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Louisiana-Lafayette lost its last outing, a 50-27 result against Arkansas State on October 23. Louisiana-Lafayette failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point favorite, while the 77 combined points took the game OVER the total. In Louisiana-Lafayette's last outing, Terrance Broadway threw for 374 yards in a losing cause against the Red Wolves, 50-27 at Cajun Field.

Last time out for Louisiana-Monroe, they were a 38-24 winner as they battled South Alabama at home. Louisiana-Monroe failed to cover in the match as a 22.5-point favorite, while 62 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Brent Leonard hauled in 9 passes for 126 yards against the South Alabama defense in the team's last game, leading Louisiana-Monroe over the Jaguars 38-24 on Saturday.

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 6-4

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 6-4

A few Ragin` Cajuns at Warhawks trends to consider:
Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Louisiana-Monroe
Louisiana-Lafayette is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 9 games on the road
Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Louisiana-Monroe
Louisiana-Monroe is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Louisiana-Monroe's last 8 games
Louisiana-Monroe is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana-Monroe's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Louisiana-Lafayette at Florida, Saturday, November 10
Louisiana-Monroe at Arkansas State, Thursday, November 8

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