Louisiana Lafayette at Appalachian State Sun Belt Championship Picks and Predictions 12/1/2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Kidd Brewer Stadium
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Kidd Brewer Stadium is the venue for the Sun Belt Championship game between the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns and the Appalachian State Mountaineers on Saturday. The opening line for this matchup has Appalachian State as 19 point favorites. The Mountaineers are 7-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-5-0. The Ragin' Cajuns are 8-4-0 ATS and their over/under record is 6-5-1.
Valuable Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Betting Trends
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are 6-5-1 against the over/under
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are 8-4-0 against the spread
Important Appalachian State Mountaineers Betting Trends
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 7-3-0 against the spread
Key Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Injuries
11/25/18 RB Lenard Calloway Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Appalachian St
11/25/18 DB Terik Miller Knee is questionable Saturday vs Appalachian St
11/25/18 LB Tommy Whitted Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Appalachian St
11/16/18 WR Keenan Barnes Knee is out for season
11/12/18 LB Lorenzo McCaskill Dismissed has been dismissed
10/04/18 DL Sammy Ochoa Back is out for season
Key Appalachian State Mountaineers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns have run for 2,764 yards as a unit, which ranks 17th in the nation. They've run 478 times, averaging 5.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Ragin' Cajuns have been penalized on offense 64 times for 556 yards so far this year, which has them 85th in the country in penalties. They are 35th in Division 1 in points scored with 404. They have run 779 plays this year for 5,382 yards, which ranks them 75th in the nation in total offense. The Ragin' Cajuns average 6.9 yards per play, which is 10th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 250 1st downs this season, ranking them 64th overall as an offensive unit. Andre Nunez has completed 164 throws while attempting 249 passes for a completion percentage of 65.9%. He has passed for 2,051 yards this year. He averages 8 adjusted yards per throw and 8.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 152.2.
The Ragin' Cajuns rush defense has given up 506 attempts for 2,506 yards this season, putting them in 110th place in the country against the run. They have had 62 penalties for 572 yards on defense this year. That places them 33rd in Division 1. Louisiana Lafayette is 106th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 408. They have given up a total of 5,320 yards on D, which is 105th in the nation. The Ragin' Cajuns are 117th in yards per play allowed with 6.5. Opponent offenses have completed 199 throws on 317 attempts against the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns defense this season, ranking them 34th and 17th in the country. The Louisiana Lafayette pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,815 yards in the air, which is 77th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns have tried 13 field goals this year and made 10, which is 96th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 77%. Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 50 for 52 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,702 yards on 44 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 112th in the NCAA in punting average. Louisiana Lafayette is 77th in the country in punt returns with 16. They've totaled 68 punt return yards and average 4.3 yards per return, which is 117th in D-1. They have returned 40 kicks for 937 yards on special teams, which puts them 8th in kick return yardage. The Ragin' Cajuns average 23 yards per kick return and they are 20th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,388.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mountaineers are 32nd in Division 1 in points scored with 410. They have run 740 plays this season for 4,858 yards, which ranks them 102nd in the nation in total offense. The Appalachian State Mountaineers average 6.6 yards per play, which is 14th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 229 1st downs this year, placing them 94th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Appalachian State has run for 2,670 yards as a team, which ranks 22nd in the country. They've run 460 times, averaging 5.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Mountaineers have been penalized on offense 70 times for 662 yards so far this season, which has them 69th in the nation in penalties. Zac Thomas has thrown for 1,787 yards this season. He has completed 138 passes on 217 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 156.5. He averages 8.2 yards per pass attempt and 9.1 adjusted yards per throw.
Appalachian State is 5th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 169. They have surrendered a total of 3,061 yards on D, which is 1st in Division 1. The Mountaineers are ranked 3rd in yards per play allowed with 4.3. Opposing offenses have completed 175 passes on 314 attempts against the Appalachian State defense this season, placing them 9th and 15th in the country. The Appalachian State Mountaineers pass defense has also given up a total of 1,693 yards through the air, which is 3rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 393 attempts for 1,368 yards this year, putting them in 16th place in D-1 against the run. The Mountaineers have committed 61 penalties for 499 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 17th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Appalachian State is ranked 16th in the nation in punt returns with 26. They've accumulated 343 punt return yards and average 13.2 yards per return, which is 20th in college football. They have returned 19 kicks for 529 yards on special teams, ranking 72nd in kick return yardage. The Appalachian State Mountaineers average 28 yards per kick return and they are 50th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,730. The Mountaineers have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 8, which is 118th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Appalachian State kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 54 for 55 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,011 yards on 48 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 58th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Ragin' Cajuns/Mountaineers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mountaineers -19
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