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Trojans visit Ragin` Cajuns in Week 6 NCAAF clash

Troy TrojansLouisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns
Oct 8, 7:00 PM | Turf of Cajun Field

Troy Trojans vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns Odds

2-2TEAM RECORD4-1

Troy travels to Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday, hoping to boost its 2-2 mark in Week 6 action with a victory over the Ragin` Cajuns.

The Trojans will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 1-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Ragin` Cajuns are 3-2 ATS. Troy is 3-1 on the totals; Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-1.

View Troy vs Louisiana-Lafayette Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup the Ragin` Cajuns sat as 3-point underdogs . The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Ragin` Cajuns sit at No. 112 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Trojans are at No. 91 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Ragin` Cajuns will win this game 33-24.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Louisiana-Lafayette's No. 42-ranked offense (33 PPG) against a Trojans defense that ranks No. 106 at 34.8 PPG. The Ragin` Cajuns passing attack has averaged 191.4 yards per game, less than the Trojans give up through the air (296.2 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Trojans own the league's No. 69-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 174 yards per game when on the road. Louisiana-Lafayette, on the other hand, rates No. 89 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

In their last action, Troy was a 24-23 winner at home against UAB. They failed to cover the 16–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (47) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Louisiana-Lafayette won its last outing, a 37-34 result against Florida Atlantic on October 1. Louisiana-Lafayette failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite, while the 71 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Troy Trojans Trends:
When playing in October are 9-1
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 8-2

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 5-5

A few Trojans at Ragin` Cajuns trends to consider:
Troy is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Louisiana-Lafayette
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Troy's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Troy's last 5 games on the road
Troy is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Louisiana-Lafayette is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 6 games when playing Troy

Next up:
Troy home to Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday, October 15
Louisiana-Lafayette home to North Texas, Saturday, October 15

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