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UL Lafayette vs W. Kentucky Preview

Louisiana-Lafayette is 17-6 ATS in its last 23 games on the road and they look to add to the profits in a Tuesday battle at Western Kentucky.

The Hilltoppers will try to pay off for their supporters when they play host to the Ragin` Cajuns at L.T. Smith Stadium in Week 8 Sun Belt betting action. They are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.

Of note for totals bettors, the past four meetings between these Sun Belt rivals all played OVER the total.

They battle the Ragin` Cajuns, currently with a 3-2 mark (2-3 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 3-3 for the Hilltoppers and 4-1 for the Ragin` Cajuns.

View Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The home team was favored by four points at BetOnline late Monday while the total was around 63 at 5Dimes.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 67-rated Hilltoppers and the No. 42-ranked Ragin` Cajuns, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 38-35 result in favor of the Ragin` Cajuns.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Western Kentucky's No. 60-ranked offense, averaging 31.17 PPG, against a Ragin` Cajuns defense that ranks No. 79 this week at 28.6 PPG. The Hilltoppers aerial game is averaging 259.33 yards per game, more than the Ragin` Cajuns secondary allows through the air, 219.2 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Ragin` Cajuns own the league's No. 55-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 166.67 yards per game when on the road. Western Kentucky, on the other hand, rates No. 23 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Ragin` Cajuns at Hilltoppers trends to consider:
Louisiana-Lafayette is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 6 games
Western Kentucky is 18-7 ATS in its last 25 games
Western Kentucky is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Louisiana-Lafayette at Arkansas State, Wednesday, October 23rd
Western Kentucky at Troy, Saturday, October 26th

 

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