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Hilltoppers vs Ragin` Cajuns Betting Matchup Report

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` CajunsWestern Kentucky Hilltoppers
Oct 22, 4:00 PM | Turf of L.T. Smith Stadium

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Odds


L.T. Smith Stadium features a battle between the host Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and the visiting Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns in betting action Saturday.

They battle the Ragin` Cajuns, currently with a 6-1 mark (5-2 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 3-3 for the Hilltoppers and 4-3 for the Ragin` Cajuns.

View Louisiana-Lafayette vs Western Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Sportsbooks have set the Hilltoppers as 3-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hilltoppers rated this week at No. 115 and the Ragin` Cajuns sitting at No. 104. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 32-18 result in favor of the Ragin` Cajuns this week.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Western Kentucky's No. 106-ranked offense (18.5 PPG) against a Ragin` Cajuns defense that ranks No. 64 at 26.6 PPG. The Hilltoppers passing attack has averaged 158.8 yards per game, less than the Ragin` Cajuns give up through the air (230.4 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Ragin` Cajuns feature the league's No. 55-rated road run defense, allowing 156.7 yards per game. Western Kentucky, meanwhile, ranks No. 88 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Louisiana-Lafayette, they were a 30-10 winner as they battled North Texas at home. Louisiana-Lafayette covered in the match as a 8.5-point favorite, while 40 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Western Kentucky was a 20-0 winner in its last match on the road against Florida Atlantic. They covered the 2.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 20 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

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

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 4-6

A few Ragin` Cajuns at Hilltoppers trends to consider:
Louisiana-Lafayette is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Louisiana-Lafayette is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Western Kentucky is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games
Western Kentucky is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Louisiana-Lafayette at Middle Tennessee, Saturday, October 29
Western Kentucky at Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday, October 29