Louisiana vs. Louisiana-Monroe - 11/30/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (5-6) at Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (9-2)
College Football: Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 7:30 pm (Cajun Field)
The Line: Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns -21 -- Over/Under: 69.5
The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks and the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns meet in college football action from Cajun Field on Saturday.
LA-Monroe comes in at 5-6 this year. The Warhawks are 2-1 in their last three games, with a 51-29 loss to Georgia Southern alongside wins over Georgia State and Coastal Carolina.
In the win over the Chanticleers, ULM’s Caleb Evans threw for two TDs and a pick, while Markis McCray had three grabs for 114 yards and a score. Josh Johnson led the rush there with 129 yards and two TDs.
Over on the Louisiana side, they’re 9-2 so far. The Cajuns are on a five-game win streak right now, taking out Arkansas State, Texas State, Coastal Carolina, South Alabama and Troy in that time.
In the win over Troy, Louisiana’s Levi Lewis tossed for 273 yards and a TD, while Chris Smith led the rush on 87 yards and a score. Ja’Marcus Bradley added 96 yards and a TD off five catches.
The Warhawks are 17-5 ATS in their last 22 on turf and 1-4 ATS in their last five conference games. Louisiana-Monroe is 1-4 ATS in their last five overall and 1-5 ATS versus a team with a winning record.
Meanwhile, the Cajuns are 5-1 ATS in their last six home games and 4-1 ATS in their last five conference games. Louisiana is 4-1 ATS in their last five on turf and 4-1 ATS in their last five in November.
When LA-Monroe’s diverse offense gets rolling, they can really put up the points. They’ve hung 45 in each of their last two wins, and put 41 on Arkansas State a few games back as well. The Warhawks can get bogged down defensively however, as they’ve given up at least 31 points in each of their last five outings.
Considering Louisiana’s offensive capability (at least 31 in each of their last five games), I expect the Cajuns to really hit the scoreboard here. I’m going to stick with Louisiana on the cover.