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Florida Atlantic OwlsLouisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns
Oct 1, 7:00 PM | Turf of Cajun Field

Florida Atlantic Owls vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns Odds


Louisiana-Lafayette will look to improve on its 3-1 record this week when they host Florida Atlantic in Week 5 action at Cajun Field on Saturday.

The Ragin` Cajuns sit at 3-1 (3-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Owls are currently 0-3 (1-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Louisiana-Lafayette is 3-1 OU, and Florida Atlantic is 0-3 OU.

View Florida Atlantic vs Louisiana-Lafayette Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Owls were listed as 9-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 86-rated Ragin` Cajuns and the No. 16-rated Owls in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 28--6 win for the Ragin` Cajuns on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Louisiana-Lafayette's No. 49-ranked offense (32 PPG) against a Owls defense that ranks No. 112 at 38.3 PPG. The Ragin` Cajuns passing attack has averaged 157 yards per game, less than the Owls give up through the air (231.7 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Owls own the league's No. 67-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 174 yards per game when on the road. Louisiana-Lafayette, on the other hand, rates No. 79 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Florida Atlantic lost its last outing, a 30-14 result against Auburn on September 24. Florida Atlantic covered in that game as a 31-point underdog, while the 44 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Louisiana-Lafayette was a 36-31 winner in its last match on the road against Florida International. They covered the 16.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 67 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Florida Atlantic Owls Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 5-5

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 4-6

A few Owls at Ragin` Cajuns trends to consider:
Florida Atlantic is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Louisiana-Lafayette
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida Atlantic's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Florida Atlantic's last 10 games on the road
Florida Atlantic is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 7 games at home
Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
Louisiana-Lafayette is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Florida Atlantic at North Texas, Saturday, October 8
Louisiana-Lafayette home to Troy, Saturday, October 8