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Ragin` Cajuns battle Bobcats in Week 6 odds

Texas State BobcatsLouisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns
3-1October 05, 2013, 07:00 | Cajun Field2-2


The visiting Bobcats 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.

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

View Texas State Bobcats vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns Odds and Stats.

Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the Bobcats listed as 10-point underdogs earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line was unavaiilable earlier in the week.

The Ragin` Cajuns - Bobcats odds would favor the Bobcats if the lines were set according to power ranks. Louisiana-Lafayette is rated No. 61 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Bobcats sit at No. 59. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 33-31 win for the Ragin` Cajuns.

In their last action, Texas State was a 42-21 winner at home against Wyoming. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (63) was profitable news for OVER bettors. In their last game, Louisiana-Lafayette's aerial attack generated 305 yards and the Ragin` Cajuns came away with a 35-30 victory over Akron at InfoCision Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Louisiana-Lafayette's No. 38-ranked offense (36.5 PPG) against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 29 at 18 PPG. The Ragin` Cajuns passing attack has averaged 212.5 yards per game, less than the Bobcats give up through the air (323.75 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 71-rated road run defense, allowing 191.67 yards per game. Louisiana-Lafayette, meanwhile, ranks No. 1 in rushing offense at home.

A few Bobcats at Ragin` Cajuns trends to consider:
Texas State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Texas State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Texas State is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Texas State's last 13 games
Louisiana-Lafayette is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 5 games
Louisiana-Lafayette is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Texas State at Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday, October 12th
Louisiana-Lafayette at Western Kentucky, Tuesday, October 15th