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Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns Visit the Kentucky Wildcats in Week 1 College Football – Betting Odds and Pick

Commonwealth Stadium will feature the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns vs Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for betting fans in Week 1 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Kentucky Wildcats were sitting as -14-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 32-20 win for the Wildcats. 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 Kentucky Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 7-5-1 ATS against the spread this season, while the Kentucky Wildcats are 7-5 ATS. Louisiana-Lafayette is 6-7 on the over under betting totals; Kentucky is 8-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kentucky vs Louisiana-Lafayette injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Kentucky Wildcats rated this week at No. 97 and the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns sitting at No. 62.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Kentucky's No. 63-ranked offense, averaging 29.17 PPG, against a Louisiana-Lafayette defense that ranks No. 57 this week at 26 PPG. The Kentucky aerial game is averaging 231.17 yards per game, less than the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns secondary allows through the air, 263.62 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns own the league's No. 49-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 158 yards per game when on the road. Kentucky, on the other hand, rates No. 84 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Ragin` Cajuns grabbed a New Orleans Bowl victory over the Wolf Pack in their last game, winning 16-3 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Stanley Boom Williams went over the 100-yard mark (126) in his team's latest effort, but Louisville still defeated Kentucky by a score of 44-40.

Betting Trends
  • Louisiana-Lafayette is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Louisiana-Lafayette is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 6 games
  • Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Kentucky is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Kentucky is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kentucky's last 5 games
  • Kentucky is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Louisiana-Lafayette home to Northwestern State, Saturday, September 12th
Kentucky at South Carolina, Saturday, September 12th

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