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Ragin` Cajuns battle Golden Panthers in Week 5 odds

Florida International Golden PanthersLouisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns
Sep 29, 7:00 PM | Turf of Cajun Field

Florida International Golden Panthers vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns Odds

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The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns host Florida International on Saturday, looking to build on their 2-1 ATS mark against the 1-3 Golden Panthers in NCAAF action at Cajun Field.

This season the Ragin` Cajuns are 2-1 overall and 2-1 ATS against the number, while the Golden Panthers are 1-3 and 2-2 ATS. As for the totals, Louisiana-Lafayette is 1-1 on the OU, and Florida International is 3-1.

View Florida International vs Louisiana-Lafayette Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 84-rated Ragin` Cajuns and the No. 109-ranked Golden Panthers, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 36-22 result in favor of the Ragin` Cajuns.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Louisiana-Lafayette's No. 46-ranked offense (33.7 PPG) against a Golden Panthers defense that ranks No. 110 at 36.2 PPG. The Ragin` Cajuns passing attack has averaged 213.3 yards per game, less than the Golden Panthers give up through the air (267.2 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Golden Panthers own the league's No. 48-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 144.5 yards per game when on the road. Louisiana-Lafayette, on the other hand, rates No. 93 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Florida International lost its last outing, a 28-21 result against Louisville on September 22. Florida International covered in that game as a 10.5-point underdog, while the 49 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Jeremiah Harden ran through the Louisville defense for 102 yards in Florida International's last game, but the Golden Panthers still lost a 28-21 decision at FIU Stadium.

Last time out for Louisiana-Lafayette, they were a 65-24 loser as they battled Oklahoma State on the road. Louisiana-Lafayette failed to cover in the match as a 23.5-point underdog, while 89 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Louisiana-Lafayette was hammered in its last outing, as Oklahoma State ran up a 65-24 score against them at Boone Pickens Stadium.

Florida International Golden Panthers Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 6-4

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 8-2

A few Golden Panthers at Ragin` Cajuns trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Florida International's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Florida International's last 13 games
Florida International is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Florida International is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Louisiana-Lafayette
Louisiana-Lafayette is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Louisiana-Lafayette is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Florida International
Louisiana-Lafayette is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
Louisiana-Lafayette is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Florida International home to Arkansas State, Thursday, October 4
Louisiana-Lafayette home to Tulane, Saturday, October 6

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