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Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns 10/09/2019 NCAAF Betting Picks
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Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns – The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns host the Appalachian State Mountaineers in a rematch of last year’s Sun Belt Conference. The hosts boast one of the top rushing attacks are on a roll since dropping its opening game. According to online sportsbooks, the Ragin’ Cajuns are one-point favorites while the over-under is 68. Louisiana-Lafayette is coming off a big 37-24 win over Georgian Southern although the case may be different against the Mountaineers.
Appalachian State will be a tough opponent considering they boast of a balanced offense of their own. They are also coming off a bye week following a 56-37 victory over Coastal Carolina. However, sportsbooks see the Cajuns as the only remaining team in the FBS to cover spread 100 percent of the time. The two teams combined to go 7-2 over the total this season with Appalachian State covering by more than 20 points per game.
Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns 10/09/2019
Appalachian State Mountaineers
With a great rushing offense averaging 224.5 yards per game, the Rajin’ Cajuns may be foolish to take them lightly. They have a good offensive line composed of Darrynton Evans and quarterback Zac Thomas leading the charge. Evans has rushed for 471 yards so far and averages 7.0 per carry. Thomas has done his part as well, throwing for 802 yards and seven touchdowns. Aside from these veteran players, the Mountaineers have also excelled on special teams.
They rank fourth in the nation with a 30.8-yard kick return average and seventh in punts with 17.9. App State is 55th in total yards per game and ranks 22nd with 224.5 yards per game on the ground. They are also doing great on the defensive end. They have so far blocked three kicks, including that all-important field goal on the final pay against North Carolina. The Mountaineers are just 94th in total yards allowed while giving up 29.0 PPG to rank 86th.
Players to watch: Zac Thomas QB 69 CMP 96 ATT 802 YDS 71.9 CMP% 8.4 AVG 73 LNG 7 TD 2 INT; Darrynton Evans RB 67 ATT 471 YDS 7 AVG 87 LNG; Daetrich Harrington RB 28 ATT 160 YDS 5.7 AVG 22 LNG; Thomas Hennigan WR 21 REC 275 YDS 13.1 AVG 55 LNG; Malik Williams WR 19 REC 232 YDS 12.2 AVG 43 LNG
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns
The Rajin’ Cajuns may be a slight favorite over the Mountaineers but will have to work to pull out a win. They are no.1 in the country with 314.0 rushing yards per game and have managed 540.0 in total yards of offense. Credit goes to their duo of Trey Ragas and Elijah Mitchell who leads a seasoned line. Ragas is 16th in the nation with 548 yards, averaging 9.8 carries. Mitchell is nine touchdowns short with 402 yards on 67 carries so far. They are also doing well on the defensive end. The Cajuns are allowing only an average of 214 points and 186.6 yards per game. A big reason for this is Jacques Bordeaux who leads the team with 33 tackles, 12 of which came in their last game. They have also been doing well against the spread in the last five games. Their offense will also be something to watch although anything can happen against Appalachian State
Players to watch: Levi Lewis QB 79 CMP 122 ATT 980 YDS 64.8 CMP% 8 AVG 58 LNG 8 TD 2 INT; Trey Ragas RB 56 ATT 548 YDS 9.8 AVG 75 LNG; Elijah Mitchell RB 67 ATT 402 YDS 6 AVG 23 LNG; Ja’Marcus Bradley WR 22 REC 352 YDS 16 AVG 58 LNG; Jamal Bell WR 21 REC 241 YDS 11.5 AVG 35 LNG
Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns Betting Numbers
Appalachian State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Louisiana-Lafayette is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns Betting Picks
Live sports betting sites have chosen Appalachian State as the winner. The team is predicted to win 44-40 score, covering the spread and total going over.