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Trojans visit Ragin` Cajuns in Week 11 battle

Troy TrojansLouisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns
5-4November 07, 2013, 07:30 | Cajun Field6-2

A key Week 11 battle has the visiting Trojans travelling to Louisiana-Lafayette on Thursday to face the Ragin` Cajuns.

The Ragin` Cajuns sit at 6-2 (4-4 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Trojans are currently 5-4 (3-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Louisiana-Lafayette is 5-3 OU, and Troy is 8-1 OU.

View Troy Trojans vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns Odds and Stats.

The home team opened as -13-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.

The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 86-rated Trojans taking on the No. 36-rated Ragin` Cajuns in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 42-31 win for the Ragin` Cajuns on Thursday.

In their last action, Troy was a 49-37 loser at home against Louisiana-Monroe. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (86) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Alonzo Harris ran through the New Mexico State defense for 106 yards in Louisiana-Lafayette's last game, handing the Aggies a 49-35 setback on Saturday at Cajun Field.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Louisiana-Lafayette's No. 23-ranked offense (37.88 PPG) against a Trojans defense that ranks No. 105 at 34.56 PPG. The Ragin` Cajuns passing attack has averaged 217 yards per game, less than the Trojans give up through the air (335.22 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Trojans feature the league's No. 59-rated road run defense, allowing 167.6 yards per game. Louisiana-Lafayette, meanwhile, ranks No. 10 in rushing offense at home.

A few Trojans at Ragin` Cajuns trends to consider:
Troy is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Troy's last 9 games
Troy is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Troy is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Louisiana-Lafayette is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 7 games
Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Troy at Mississippi, Saturday, November 16th
Louisiana-Lafayette at Georgia State, Saturday, November 16th