Ragin Cajuns vs Red Wolves Betting Report
Sun Belt Conference contenders clash when the Ragin' Cajuns of Louisiana-Lafayette host the Arkansas State Red Wolves Tuesday night (8 pm ET, ESPN2).
The Cajuns were early four-point favorites over the Wolves as of Monday in this battle of two teams who are both 2-1 in Sun Belt play.
Betting Line: Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook.ag had set the Ragin' Cajuns as 4.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. No total had been set by Monday morning, but check out the over-under at BetOnline for the latest lines.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Ragin` Cajuns, currently No. 94 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Red Wolves, who rate No. 68 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 40-33 victory for the Ragin Cajuns.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Louisiana-Lafayette's No. 31-ranked offense (35.5 PPG) against a Red Wolves defense that ranks No. 81 at 28.9 PPG. The Ragin` Cajuns passing attack has averaged 228.2 yards per game, more than the Red Wolves give up through the air (170 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Red Wolves own the league's No. 120-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 277.3 yards per game when on the road. Louisiana-Lafayette, on the other hand, rates No. 36 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Last time out for Arkansas State, they were a 36-29 winner as they battled South Alabama at home. Arkansas State failed to cover in the match as a 20.5-point favorite, while 65 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Red Wolves grabbed a Week 7 victory over the Jaguars in their last game, winning 36-29 at ASU Stadium.
Louisiana-Lafayette was a 30-23 loser in their most recent outing on the road against North Texas. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (53) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Ragin` Cajuns suffered a Week 8 loss against North Texas in their last game, falling 30-23 at Apogee Stadium.
Arkansas State Red Wolves Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 9-1
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 7-3
A few Red Wolves at Ragin` Cajuns trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arkansas State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Louisiana-Lafayet
Arkansas State is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Arkansas State's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arkansas State's last 6 games when playing Louisiana-Lafayette
Louisiana-Lafayette is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Louisiana-Lafayette is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Arkansas State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 5 games when playing at home against Arkansas State
Louisiana-Lafayette is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
Arkansas State at North Texas, Saturday, November 3
Louisiana-Lafayette at Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday, November 3