Appalachian State at Louisiana: 10/12/21 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (4-1) vs Appalachian State Mountaineers (4-1)
Game Info: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Cajun Field)
Betting Odds: Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns +3 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Appalachian State Mountaineers and Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns face off on Tuesday in a Sun Belt college football showdown at Cajun Field. When these two teams faced off in December of 2020, Louisiana won 24-21.
The Appalachian State Mountaineers come into this game with a 4-1 record and their only loss was by two points against the Miami Hurricanes. In the last game against Georgia State, the offense had another big game scoring 45 points, and that led to the blowout victory. Appalachian State is averaging 35.2 points while the defense is giving up 20 points per game. Former Clemson and Duke quarterback Chase Brice has had a big season throwing for 1,360 yards, eight touchdowns, and three interceptions. Nate Noel is having a big year on the ground having 80 carries for 511 yards and a touchdown. Camerun Peoples has also rushed for 353 yards and eight touchdowns.
On the other side of this matchup is Louisiana who also sits with a 4-1 record overall, and their only loss came against Texas in the first game of the year. In the last game against South Alabama, Louisiana jumped out to a fast start scoring 14 points in the first quarter, but the offense struggled the next three quarters, and they had to hold on late to win 20-18. Louisiana is averaging 28.4 points while the defense is giving up 22.8 points. Under center is Levi Lewis who has thrown for 1,096 yards, seven touchdowns, and one interception. On the ground, it’s a balanced attack with four different players rushing for at least 100 yards. The top has been Emani Bailey and he has rushed for 249 yards and two touchdowns.
Appalachian State is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight conference games. Louisiana is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven home games. The underdog is 4-1 in the last five games played between the two teams. The under is 4-1 in the last five meetings.
Louisiana has had issues covering spreads this season, but those games have been when they have been the favorite. In this game, the Ragin’ Cajuns are at home and are the underdogs. Levi Lewis has been really good this season and he is going to find enough success against the Mountaineers defense to keep it close, or even pull the upset. Back Louisiana to cover the spread.
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