South Alabama at Louisiana College Football Picks and Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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The South Alabama Jaguars head to Cajun Field to play the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Louisiana as 7 point favorites. The Jaguars are 3-6-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-3-0. The Ragin' Cajuns are 7-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-4-1.
Valuable South Alabama Jaguars Betting Trends
The South Alabama Jaguars are 7-3-0 against the over/under
The South Alabama Jaguars are 3-6-1 against the spread
Important Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Betting Trends
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are 5-4-1 against the over/under
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are 7-3-0 against the spread
Key South Alabama Jaguars Injuries
11/11/18 QB Evan Orth Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs UL Lafayette
10/02/18 DE Chris Henderson Thigh is out indefinitely
10/02/18 DL Riley Cole Leg is out indefinitely
09/18/18 LS Andrew Zink Knee is out for season
09/18/18 LB Roy Yancey Leg is out for season
09/15/18 QB Cole Garvin Suspension is out indefinitely
08/18/18 WR Malik Stanley Suspension is out indefinitely
08/15/18 DE Rocel McWilliams Achilles is out for season
Key Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Injuries
11/11/18 DB Eric Garror Knee is questionable Saturday vs South Alabama
11/11/18 DE Garrald McDowell Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs South Alabama
11/11/18 RB Trey Ragas Leg is questionable Saturday vs South Alabama
10/04/18 DL Sammy Ochoa Back is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The South Alabama Jaguars are 114th in the country in points scored with 221. They have run 661 plays this year for 3,253 yards, which ranks them 93rd in Division 1 in total offense. The Jaguars average 4.9 yards per play, which is 119th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 166 1st downs this season, ranking them 122nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground South Alabama has run for 1,270 yards as a unit, which ranks 111th in college football. They've run 383 times, averaging 3.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Jaguars have been penalized on offense 86 times for 840 yards so far this year, which has them 4th in the country in penalties. Evan Orth has passed for 1,704 yards this year. He's completed 142 throws while attempting 218 passes for a completion percentage of 65.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 143.2. He averages 8.1 adjusted yards per throw and 7.8 yards per pass attempt.
South Alabama is 120th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 389. They have given up a total of 4,592 yards on D, which is 113th in D-1. The Jaguars are 118th in yards per play allowed with 6.7. Opponent offenses have completed 173 throws on 269 attempts against the South Alabama Jaguars defense this season, ranking them 47th and 22nd in the nation. The South Alabama pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,458 yards in the air, which is 93rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 421 attempts for 2,134 yards this season, putting them in 108th place in the country against the run. The Jaguars have had 63 penalties for 575 yards on defense this year. That places them 83rd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
South Alabama is 123rd in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 104 punt return yards and average 14.9 yards per return, which is 15th in D-1. They have returned 33 kicks for 693 yards on special teams, which puts them 19th in kick return yardage. The Jaguars average 21 yards per kick return and they are 104th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,050. The South Alabama Jaguars have tried 10 field goals this year and made 7, which is 108th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. South Alabama Jaguars kickers have made 85% of their extra points, going 22 for 26 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,588 yards on 61 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 49th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Ragin' Cajuns have run for 2,313 yards as a team, which ranks 19th in college football. They've run 396 times, averaging 5.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns have been penalized on offense 48 times for 411 yards so far this season, which has them 109th in the country in penalties. They are 40th in the nation in points scored with 325. They have run 657 plays this season for 4,522 yards, which ranks them 71st in Division 1 in total offense. Louisiana averages 6.9 yards per play, which is 11th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 210 1st downs this year, placing them 61st overall as an offensive unit. Andre Nunez averages 8.1 yards per pass attempt and 7.7 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 141 passes on 216 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 147.3. He has thrown for 1,750 yards this season.
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns rush defense has allowed 414 attempts for 2,139 yards this year, putting them in 109th place in D-1 against the run. Louisiana has committed 49 penalties for 461 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 26th in college football. They are 106th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 342. They have surrendered a total of 4,499 yards on D, which is 111th in the country. The Ragin' Cajuns are ranked 116th in yards per play allowed with 6.6. Opposing offenses have completed 166 passes on 265 attempts against the Louisiana defense this season, placing them 39th and 17th in Division 1. The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns pass defense has also given up a total of 2,360 yards through the air, which is 81st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 7, which is 105th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 78%. Louisiana kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 40 for 41 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,496 yards on 39 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That places them 112th in Division 1 in punting average. Louisiana is ranked 81st in the nation in punt returns with 13. They've accumulated 38 punt return yards and average 2.9 yards per return, which is 126th in college football. They have returned 33 kicks for 767 yards on special teams, ranking 8th in kick return yardage. The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns average 23 yards per kick return and they are 20th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,327.
Who will win tonight's Jaguars/Ragin' Cajuns college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Ragin' Cajuns -7
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