Louisiana at Troy College Football Picks and Predictions 11/3/2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Veterans Memorial Stadium
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The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns head to Veterans Memorial Stadium to play the Troy Trojans on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Troy as 10.5 point favorites. The Ragin' Cajuns are 6-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-2-1. The Trojans are 5-2-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-2-0.
Valuable Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Betting Trends
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are 5-2-1 against the over/under
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are 6-2-0 against the spread
Important Troy Trojans Betting Trends
The Troy Trojans are 6-2-0 against the over/under
The Troy Trojans are 5-2-1 against the spread
Key Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Injuries
10/28/18 LB Chauncey Manac Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs Troy
10/04/18 DL Sammy Ochoa Back is out for season
Key Troy Trojans Injuries
10/28/18 TE Sam Letton Suspension is questionable Saturday vs UL Lafayette
10/28/18 LB Tron Folsom Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs UL Lafayette
10/08/18 QB Kaleb Barker ACL is out for season
09/08/18 RB Jamarius Henderson Suspension is out for season
09/08/18 WR Traveon Samuel Suspension is out indefinitely
08/28/18 LB Zo Bridges Eligibility is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are 37th in the country in points scored with 273. They have run 532 plays this year for 3,726 yards, which ranks them 65th in Division 1 in total offense. The Ragin' Cajuns average 7 yards per play, which is 9th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 170 1st downs this season, ranking them 65th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Louisiana has run for 1,857 yards as a unit, which ranks 19th in college football. They've run 323 times, averaging 5.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Ragin' Cajuns have been penalized on offense 42 times for 364 yards so far this year, which has them 95th in the country in penalties. Andre Nunez has passed for 1,483 yards this year. He's completed 116 throws while attempting 172 passes for a completion percentage of 67.4%. His quarterback rating this season is 157.8. He averages 8.6 adjusted yards per throw and 8.6 yards per pass attempt.
Louisiana is 114th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 294. They have given up a total of 3,699 yards on D, which is 107th in D-1. The Ragin' Cajuns are 117th in yards per play allowed with 6.7. Opponent offenses have completed 138 throws on 222 attempts against the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns defense this season, ranking them 45th and 24th in the nation. The Louisiana pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,922 yards in the air, which is 80th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 331 attempts for 1,777 yards this season, putting them in 110th place in the country against the run. The Ragin' Cajuns have had 36 penalties for 333 yards on defense this year. That places them 17th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Louisiana is 96th in the country in punt returns with 9. They've totaled 28 punt return yards and average 3.1 yards per return, which is 127th in D-1. They have returned 28 kicks for 609 yards on special teams, which puts them 12th in kick return yardage. The Ragin' Cajuns average 22 yards per kick return and they are 26th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,363. The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns have tried 6 field goals this year and made 5, which is 117th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 36 for 36 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,211 yards on 31 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 103rd in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Trojans have run for 1,703 yards as a team, which ranks 34th in college football. They've run 296 times, averaging 5.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Troy Trojans have been penalized on offense 59 times for 475 yards so far this season, which has them 30th in the country in penalties. They are 35th in the nation in points scored with 274. They have run 511 plays this season for 3,302 yards, which ranks them 93rd in Division 1 in total offense. Troy averages 6.5 yards per play, which is 23rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 155 1st downs this year, placing them 95th overall as an offensive unit. Sawyer Smith averages 6.7 yards per pass attempt and 6.2 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 44 passes on 75 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 135.5. He has thrown for 506 yards this season.
The Troy Trojans rush defense has allowed 324 attempts for 1,040 yards this year, putting them in 31st place in D-1 against the run. Troy has committed 46 penalties for 442 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 58th in college football. They are 50th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 189. They have surrendered a total of 2,988 yards on D, which is 57th in the country. The Trojans are ranked 45th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opposing offenses have completed 158 passes on 254 attempts against the Troy defense this season, placing them 85th and 72nd in Division 1. The Troy Trojans pass defense has also given up a total of 1,948 yards through the air, which is 86th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Troy Trojans have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 7, which is 87th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. Troy kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 33 for 33 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,412 yards on 32 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 23rd in Division 1 in punting average. Troy is ranked 41st in the nation in punt returns with 15. They've accumulated 188 punt return yards and average 12.5 yards per return, which is 31st in college football. They have returned 24 kicks for 621 yards on special teams, ranking 11th in kick return yardage. The Troy Trojans average 26 yards per kick return and they are 36th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,111.
Who will win tonight's Ragin' Cajuns/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Trojans -10.5
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