Louisiana at Marshall - 10/12/22 College Football Picks and Prediction
Marshall Thundering Herd (3-2) vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (2-3)
Game Info: Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 7:30 pm (Joan C. Edwards Stadium)
Betting Odds: Marshall Thundering Herd -10.5 -- Over/Under: 47.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Louisiana Ragin Cajuns and Marshall Thundering Herd face off on Wednesday night in a college football showdown at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. When these two teams faced off in 2021, it was Louisiana that secured the 36-21 victory.
Louisiana is having a down season, and they come into this game with a 2-3 record overall. In the last game against South Alabama, Louisiana only scored 17 points, and that led to the three-point loss. In the last game, Ben Woodridge completed 18 of his 29 passes for 90 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Louisiana on the season averaging 25.6 points while their defense is giving up 20.4 points per game. The defense has been strong this season, but the offense hasn’t been good enough, and if they want to get the job done in this game, the offense needs to get going.
On the other side of this matchup is Marshall, who sits with a 3-2 record overall, and they are coming off a big win in the last game. Against Gardner-Webb, Marshall scored 28 points while the defense gave up only seven points on the way to the victory. Under center for Marshall is Henry Colombi, and he completed 13 of his 20 passes for 138 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Khalen Laborn is having a big season on the ground, and in the last game, he completed 35 of his passes for 191 yards and two touchdowns. Marshall is averaging 29.4 points, while their defense is giving up 16.2 points per game.
Louisiana is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games overall. Marshall is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games against a team with a losing record. The over is 4-1 in Lousiana’s last five road games.
Louisiana is a strong defensive team and even though the offense isn’t good, they are going to play enough defense to keep this game close. In this game, look for a lower-scoring game and Louisiana is going to keep it within a score. I’m not sure if they are going to pull the upset, but the Ragin Cajuns will cover the spread.