Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (11-0) vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (9-1)
Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 3:30 pm
*4 Star Play on Louisiana* The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers have had an amazing season. Chadwell has done a great job coaching this team and turning things around in a huge way. Still, Coastal Carolina is now getting too much respect in the betting market.
Louisiana is +1.54 yards per play margin (14th in the nation) on the season. Coastal Carolina is 19th at +1.28 yards per play. Louisiana played the 93rd toughest schedule in the country according to Sagarin and Coastal Carolina played the 107th toughest schedule in the country.
Louisiana has come up just short in the Sun Belt Title game the last two years. They have to be extremely motivated to try to get over the top here. Billy Napier has been a really good coach for this team, and he has recruited far better than Coastal Carolina has. There is no doubt that the more talented team on paper is Louisiana.
Louisiana had a bye week last week to get ready for this game. Coastal Carolina was busy coming from behind in a huge effort to defeat Troy in the final seconds of that game. That's an extra edge here for the Ragin' Cajuns.
I think Louisiana has a very real chance of winning this game. I'll take the 3.5 points, but I'm also going to be sprinkling some on the moneyline.