Arkansas State at Louisiana College Football Picks and Predictions 10/27/2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
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The Arkansas State Red Wolves travel to Cajun Field to take on the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The opening line for this game has Arkansas State as 5 point favorites. The Red Wolves have an ATS record of 2-5-0 while their over/under record is 3-4-0. The Ragin' Cajuns have an over/under record of 4-2-1 and they are 5-2-0 against the spread.
Valuable Arkansas State Red Wolves Betting Trends
The Arkansas State Red Wolves are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Arkansas State Red Wolves are 2-5-0 against the spread
Important Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Betting Trends
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are 4-2-1 against the over/under
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are 5-2-0 against the spread
Key Arkansas State Red Wolves Injuries
10/14/18 WR Brandon Bowling Leg is out for season
09/04/18 WR Dahu Green Ankle is out for season
08/25/18 DL Tony Adams Pectoral is out indefinitely
Key Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Injuries
10/04/18 DL Sammy Ochoa Back is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Arkansas State Red Wolves are 84th in Division 1 in points scored with 192. They have run 538 plays this season for 3,240 yards, which ranks them 29th in the nation in total offense. The Red Wolves average 6 yards per play, which is 47th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 159 1st downs this year, placing them 56th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Arkansas State has run for 1,283 yards as a team, which ranks 63rd in the country. They've run 263 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Red Wolves have been penalized on offense 67 times for 604 yards so far this season, which has them 3rd in the nation in penalties. Justice Hansen has thrown for 1,795 yards this season. He has completed 160 passes on 250 attempts for a completion percentage of 64%. His quarterback rating this year is 138.8. He averages 7.2 yards per pass attempt and 7.4 adjusted yards per throw.
Arkansas State is 86th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 216. They have surrendered a total of 2,777 yards on D, which is 68th in Division 1. The Red Wolves are ranked 96th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opposing offenses have completed 95 passes on 168 attempts against the Arkansas State Red Wolves defense this season, placing them 5th and 4th in the country. The Arkansas State pass defense has also given up a total of 1,183 yards through the air, which is 13th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 296 attempts for 1,594 yards this year, putting them in 114th place in D-1 against the run. The Red Wolves have committed 44 penalties for 394 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 56th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Arkansas State is ranked 10th in the nation in punt returns with 19. They've accumulated 164 punt return yards and average 8.6 yards per return, which is 66th in college football. They have returned 20 kicks for 470 yards on special teams, ranking 28th in kick return yardage. The Red Wolves average 24 yards per kick return and they are 26th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,874. The Arkansas State Red Wolves have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 8, which is 62nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Arkansas State Red Wolves kickers have made 86% of their extra points, going 18 for 21 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,502 yards on 36 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 62nd in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Ragin' Cajuns have run for 1,632 yards as a team, which ranks 20th in the nation. They've run 283 times, averaging 5.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Ragin' Cajuns have been penalized on offense 36 times for 313 yards so far this year, which has them 105th in the country in penalties. They are 51st in Division 1 in points scored with 226. They have run 464 plays this year for 3,182 yards, which ranks them 79th in the nation in total offense. The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns average 6.9 yards per play, which is 12th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 148 1st downs this season, ranking them 74th overall as an offensive unit. Andre Nunez has completed 98 throws while attempting 146 passes for a completion percentage of 67.1%. He has passed for 1,188 yards this year. He averages 8.4 adjusted yards per throw and 8.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 154.9.
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns rush defense has given up 285 attempts for 1,573 yards this season, putting them in 111th place in the country against the run. They have had 32 penalties for 288 yards on defense this year. That places them 14th in Division 1. Louisiana is 106th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 251. They have given up a total of 3,225 yards on D, which is 106th in the nation. The Ragin' Cajuns are 120th in yards per play allowed with 6.8. Opponent offenses have completed 121 throws on 191 attempts against the Louisiana defense this season, ranking them 42nd and 15th in the country. The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,652 yards in the air, which is 73rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns have tried 4 field goals this year and made 3, which is 123rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Louisiana kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 31 for 31 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,104 yards on 29 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranks them 116th in the NCAA in punting average. Louisiana is 97th in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 29 punt return yards and average 3.6 yards per return, which is 119th in D-1. They have returned 21 kicks for 486 yards on special teams, which puts them 23rd in kick return yardage. The Ragin' Cajuns average 23 yards per kick return and they are 39th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,697.
Who will win tonight's Red Wolves/Ragin' Cajuns college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Ragin' Cajuns +5
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