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Betting line favors Gators over Ragin` Cajuns

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` CajunsFlorida Gators
Nov 10, 12:21 PM | Grass of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns vs Florida Gators Odds


The Florida Gators, trying to make some ground in the BCS standings, step out of conference play to host Louisiana-Lafayette Saturday afternoon at the Swamp (12:20 pm ET, SEC Network/ESPN3).

The 8-1 Gators, this week's BCS No. 5, were early 26-point favorites over the 5-3 Ragin' Cajuns.

View Louisiana-Lafayette vs Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The home team opened as 27-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 4-rated Gators and the No. 70-rated Ragin` Cajuns in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 39-32 win for the Gators on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida's No. 79-ranked offense (26 PPG) against a Ragin` Cajuns defense that ranks No. 70 at 28.2 PPG. The Gators passing attack has averaged 139.4 yards per game, less than the Ragin` Cajuns give up through the air (294.6 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Ragin` Cajuns own the league's No. 69-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 176.5 yards per game when on the road. Florida, on the other hand, rates No. 64 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Louisiana-Lafayette was a 40-24 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Louisiana-Monroe. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (64) made winners of OVER bettors. Terrance Broadway throttled the Warhawks defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 373 yards as Louisiana-Lafayette handed Louisiana-Monroe a 40-24 defeat.

In their last action, Florida was a 14-7 winner at home against Missouri. They failed to cover the 18.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (21) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Gators grabbed a Week 10 victory over the Tigers in their last game, winning 14-7 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing outside the conference are 5-5

Florida Gators Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on grass are 9-1
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 8-2

A few Ragin` Cajuns at Gators trends to consider:
Louisiana-Lafayette is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 6 games
Louisiana-Lafayette is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Florida is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Florida's last 11 games

Next up:
Louisiana-Lafayette home to Western Kentucky, Saturday, November 17
Florida home to Jacksonville State, Saturday, November 17