Louisiana Lafayette vs South Alabama NCAA Football Betting Tips 11/16/2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Ladd-Peebles Stadium is the site where Cephus Johnson and the South Alabama Jaguars will take on the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns on Saturday. Louisiana Lafayette opens this contest as 24.5-point favorites. The Ragin' Cajuns are 8-1-0 ATS and 4-5-0 when betting on the total. The Jaguars are 2-7-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-4-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns faced the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and ended up getting the victory by a score of 48-7. Chris Smith paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 52 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for the game. He ran for 99 yards via 8 carries which meant he averaged 12.4 yards per run. Ja'Marcus Bradley was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 71 yards on 7 catches. He notched an average of 10.1 yards per catch for the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Ragin' Cajuns was Levi Lewis who went 26/30 with 296 yards passing and added 3 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Ragin' Cajuns ended up rushing 36 times and earned a total of 225 yards earning them an average of 6.3 yards per rush. Overall, the Ragin' Cajuns got 30 first downs and they totaled 6 infractions for 49 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. In the game, they ran 73 plays for 564 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Louisiana Lafayette gave up 12 completions on 23 attempts totaling 133 yards, and a completion percentage of 52.2%. On the ground, the Ragin' Cajuns gave up 103 yards on 32 carries which means they had an average of 3.2 yards per attempt allowed. For the game, they conceded 236 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
The Ragin' Cajuns head into this game 7-2 this season. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 38.3 points per contest, ranking them 11th in Division 1. As a unit, they are averaging 281 rushing yards per game which is 1st in the Sun Belt. For total yards, they sit in 1st in the Sun Belt and 13th in Division 1 with 4,493 yards. The Ragin' Cajuns have one of the best defenses in Division 1, giving up 17.1 points per contest ranking them 1st in the conference. In regard to yards rushing, Louisiana Lafayette is giving up 146.7 yards per game putting them 2nd in the Sun Belt Conference and 53rd in the nation. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.9 yards per carry ranking them 2nd in the conference and 50th in the country overall. In total, they have allowed 1,320 yards rushing through 9 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Ragin' Cajuns have conceded 1,964 yards. Teams are completing 57.8% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.4 yards per try.
The last time they took the field, the South Alabama Jaguars took on the Texas State Bobcats and lost 30-28. Tra Minter paced the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 22 yards and he added 1 touchdown for the game. He racked up a total of 87 yards on 21 carries which meant he averaged 4.1 yards per run. Kawaan Baker led the team in receiving yardage by earning 34 yards on 4 catches. He had an average of 8.5 yards per reception for the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Jaguars was Desmond Trotter who went 13/17 with 164 yards through the air and added 2 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Jaguars rushed the ball a total of 51 times and added 184 yards earning them an average of 3.6 yards per rushing attempt. In all, they ran 68 plays which gave them a total of 348 yards. On the day, the Jaguars earned a total of 20 first downs and they had 5 infractions for 33 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. In terms of defense, South Alabama gave up 23 completions on 33 tries for a total of 373 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.7%. Overall, they conceded 425 yards and forced 2 turnovers. On the ground, the Jaguars gave up 52 yards on 32 tries which gave them an average of 1.6 yards per attempt allowed.
The Jaguars head into this matchup 1-8. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Jaguars have one of the most lackluster offenses in the nation. South Alabama hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 153.6 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 80th in D-1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,382 rushing yards through 9 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Jaguars average 297.2 yards per contest overall which has them at 122nd in the country and 11th in the Sun Belt Conference. The Jaguars are giving up 30.3 points per game which puts them at 6th in the Sun Belt and 88th in college football. In regard to points given up, they have allowed 273 total points. When it comes to yards on the ground, they are allowing 199.1 yards per game which puts them at 108th in the country and 6th in the conference. This season, they have given up a total of 1,792 yards rushing and 11.7 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre groups in Division 1. They are giving up 212.6 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Jaguars are ranked 6th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Ragin' Cajuns/Jaguars college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Ragin' Cajuns -24.5
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