Appalachian State vs Louisiana Lafayette Picks Against the Spread
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Levi Lewis and the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns host the Appalachian State Mountaineers at Cajun Field on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Appalachian State opens this contest as 3-point underdogs. The Mountaineers are 2-1-0 ATS and 2-1-0 when betting on the total. The Ragin' Cajuns are 3-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-0-0 against the spread.
Key Appalachian State Mountaineers Injuries
09/05/19 RB Camerun Peoples Foot is out for season
Key Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Injuries
10/06/19 LB Chauncey Manac Undisclosed is questionable Wednesday vs Appalachian St
In their last game, the Appalachian State Mountaineers played the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and won 56-37. Daetrich Harrington led the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 22 yards and he added 1 TD for the game. He rushed for a total of 71 yards on 11 carries which meant he averaged 6.5 yards per carry. Thomas Hennigan led the team in receiving yardage by earning 89 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 17.8 yards per catch for that game. Leading the way at QB for the Mountaineers was Zac Thomas who went 19/23 with 246 yards passing and tossed 2 TD's. He tossed 1 pick in the game. The Mountaineers rushed the ball a total of 40 times and earned a total of 184 yards which gave them an average of 4.6 yards per attempt. In the game, the Mountaineers totaled 20 1st downs and they had a total of 7 infractions for 74 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. On the day, they finished with a total of 64 plays which added up to 430 yards. When discussing the defense, Appalachian State gave up 20 completions on 31 attempts totaling 240 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.5%. On the day, they allowed a total of 393 yards and forced 1 turnover. Against the run, the Mountaineers gave up 153 yards on 35 carries giving the other team an average of 4.4 yards per carry allowed.
The Mountaineers head into this matchup 4-0 for this year. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 47 points per contest, putting them 6th in college football. As a unit, they have an average of 224.5 rushing yards per contest which is 4th in the conference. For total yards, they are currently ranked 9th in the Sun Belt and 115th in college football with 1,717 yards. The Mountaineers have one of the middle tier defenses in Division 1, allowing 29 points per game ranking them 3rd in the conference. In terms of rushing yards, Appalachian State is giving up 165 yards per game which has them at 5th in the Sun Belt and 80th in college football. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.3 yards per carry which has them at 4th in the conference and 83rd in D-1 overall. In total, they have conceded 660 yards rushing through 4 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Mountaineers have allowed 819 yards. Opponents are completing 64.1% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.8 yards per try.
In their last contest, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns faced the Georgia Southern Eagles and earned the victory by a score of 37-24. Trey Ragas led the team in rushing during the game. He had a long run of 32 yards and he tallied 2 touchdowns during the game. He rushed for 131 yards via 16 carries which meant he was running for 8.2 yards per run. Jarrod Jackson was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 51 yards on 2 catches. He earned an average of 26.5 yards per catch during the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Ragin' Cajuns was Levi Lewis who went 11/18 with 165 yards through the air and added 1 TD. He walked away with no picks. The Ragin' Cajuns ended up rushing 41 times and racked up a total of 275 yards which had them averaging 6.7 yards per carry. In all, they ran 59 plays which added up to 440 yards. Overall, the Ragin' Cajuns earned a total of 23 1st downs and they had 3 infractions for 32 yards which is telling of the great week of practice this squad had. When discussing the defense, Louisiana Lafayette allowed 6 completions on 12 throws for a total of 37 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. On the day, they allowed 252 yards but weren't able to foce a turnover. In the running game, the Ragin' Cajuns allowed 215 yards on 56 tries which gave the opponent an average of 3.8 yards per attempt allowed.
The Ragin' Cajuns come into this matchup with a record of 4-1. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Ragin' Cajuns have one of the most prolific offenses in the country. Louisiana Lafayette has shown the nation they have a formidable rushing attack by averaging 314 rushing yards per game, putting them 1st in the country. As a unit, they have a total of 1,570 rushing yards through 5 contests, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Ragin' Cajuns average 540 yards per game overall ranking them 6th in the country and 1st in the conference. The Ragin' Cajuns are allowing 21.4 points per contest which puts them at 1st in the Sun Belt Conference and 41st in Division 1. In terms of points allowed, they have allowed 107 total points. When it comes to rushing yards, they are conceding 158.6 yards per contest ranking them 71st in college football and 4th in the Sun Belt. For 2019, they have given up a total of 793 yards rushing and 8 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the elite groups in Division 1. They are allowing 186.6 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Ragin' Cajuns are currently ranked 2nd in the Sun Belt Conference.
Who will win tonight's Mountaineers/Ragin' Cajuns college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mountaineers +3
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