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Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in NCAAF odds tilt

Western Kentucky HilltoppersLouisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns
Nov 17, 7:00 PM | Turf of Cajun Field

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns Odds


The visiting Hilltoppers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Cajun Field against the Ragin` Cajuns.

The Ragin` Cajuns sit at 5-4 (5-4 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Hilltoppers are currently 6-4 (7-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-4 OU, and Western Kentucky is 6-3 OU.

View Western Kentucky vs Louisiana-Lafayette Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Hilltoppers were listed as 3.5-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week.

Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 84-rated Ragin` Cajuns and the No. 29-ranked Hilltoppers, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 34-33 result in favor of the Ragin` Cajuns.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Louisiana-Lafayette's No. 39-ranked offense (33.3 PPG) against a Hilltoppers defense that ranks No. 53 at 25.2 PPG. The Ragin` Cajuns passing attack has averaged 254.1 yards per game, more than the Hilltoppers give up through the air (207 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Hilltoppers own the league's No. 12-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 95.4 yards per game when on the road. Louisiana-Lafayette, on the other hand, rates No. 58 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Last time out for Western Kentucky, they were a 37-28 loser as they battled Florida Atlantic at home. Western Kentucky failed to cover in the match as a 16-point favorite, while 65 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Hilltoppers suffered a Week 11 loss against Florida Atlantic in their last game, falling 37-28 at L.T. Smith Stadium.

Last time out for Louisiana-Lafayette, they were a 27-20 loser as they battled Florida on the road. Louisiana-Lafayette covered in the match as a 27-point underdog, while 47 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, the Ragin` Cajuns were Week 11 losers coming out on the wrong end of 27-20 score against Florida.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 7-3

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 6-4

A few Hilltoppers at Ragin` Cajuns trends to consider:
Western Kentucky is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Kentucky's last 5 games
Western Kentucky is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
Louisiana-Lafayette is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Louisiana-Lafayette is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games
Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Western Kentucky home to North Texas, Saturday, November 24
Louisiana-Lafayette home to South Alabama, Saturday, November 24