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Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns Open as Week 8 Betting Underdogs vs Red Wolves

The visiting Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns hope to send their betting fans to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at Centennial Bank Stadium against the Red Wolves.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Arkansas State Red Wolves as -12.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. Watch for over-under updates and superior underdogs lines at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pointed to a potential 38-23 result in favor of the Red Wolves early in the week. That outcome may change during the week, if injuries alter the models, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns vs Arkansas State Red Wolves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 3-3 ATS against the spread this season, while the Arkansas State Red Wolves are 3-2 ATS. Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-2 on the over under betting totals; Arkansas State is 3-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arkansas State vs Louisiana-Lafayette injuries news.

The game pits the Arkansas State Red Wolves, currently No. 18 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns, who rate No. 71 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Arkansas State Red Wolves No. 14-ranked offense (39.8 PPG) against a Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns defense that ranks No. 120 at 39.67 PPG. The Arkansas State Red Wolves passing attack has averaged 331.4 yards per game, more than the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns give up through the air (237.67 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns own the league's No. 108-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 244.33 yards per game when on the road. Arkansas State, on the other hand, rates No. 73 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Ragin' Cajuns grabbed a Week 7 victory over the Bobcats in their last game, winning 24-7 at Cajun Field.

Coastal Carolina didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Red Wolves as Arkansas State blasted them 51-17 in Week 7 action.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 6 games
  • Louisiana-Lafayette is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Louisiana-Lafayette is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 6 games on the road
  • Arkansas State is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Arkansas State is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
  • Arkansas State is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Arkansas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Louisiana-Lafayette at South Alabama, Saturday, November 4th
Arkansas State at New Mexico State, Saturday, October 28th