Louisiana Monroe vs Louisiana Lafayette NCAA Football Point Spread Picks 11/30/2019
Game: Louisiana Monroe Warhawks vs Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: Cajun Field in Lafayette, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Louisiana Lafayette -21
Caleb Evans and the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are headed to Cajun Field on Saturday where they'll meet the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns. Louisiana Monroe opens this matchup as 21-point underdogs. The Warhawks are 3-8-0 ATS and 6-5-0 when betting on the total. The Ragin' Cajuns are 5-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 9-2-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks faced the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and won 45-42. Leading the way at QB for the Warhawks was Caleb Evans who went 19/33 with 346 yards through the air and tossed 2 touchdowns. He tossed 1 interception during the game. Josh Johnson paced the team in rushing in the game. He had a long run of 20 yards and he tallied 2 TD's for the game. He scurried for 129 yards by way of 19 carries which meant he averaged 6.8 yards per carry. Markis McCray was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 114 yards on 3 catches. He notched an average of 38.0 yards per reception in the game. The Warhawks ran the ball a total of 33 times and earned 222 yards which earned them an average of 6.7 yards per attempt. In the game, they finished with a total of 66 plays which added up to 568 yards. On the day, the Warhawks got 27 1st downs and they had 7 penalties for 70 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. On the defensive side of the ball, Louisiana Monroe gave up 14 completions on 22 throws totaling 222 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.6%. For this contest, they conceded a total of 452 yards and earned 2 takeaways. On the ground, the Warhawks gave up 230 yards on 45 attempts which is an average of 5.1 yards per run allowed.
The Warhawks come into this matchup with a record of 5-6 for 2019. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 31.7 points per game, which has them at 45th in the nation. As a unit, they are averaging 206.8 rushing yards per game which is 5th in the Sun Belt. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 4th in the Sun Belt and 29th in the nation with 4,968 yards. The Warhawks have one of the most lackluster defenses in the country, giving up 39.4 points per game putting them 10th in the conference. When talking about rushing yards, Louisiana Monroe is allowing 251.9 yards per contest which has them at 10th in the conference and 127th in D-1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.7 yards per rush which has them at 10th in the conference and 126th in the country overall. Overall, they have conceded 2,771 rushing yards through 11 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Warhawks have conceded 2,693 yards. Teams are completing 61.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 8.0 yards per attempt.
In their last contest, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns went up against the Troy Trojans and ended up getting the win by a score of 53-3. Chris Smith led the team in rushing during the game. He broke a long run for 80 yards and he added 1 touchdown for the game. He ran for 87 yards via 5 carries which had him averaging 17.4 yards per tote. Ja'Marcus Bradley was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 96 yards on 5 catches. He had an average of 19.2 yards per catch during the game. Running the show from under center for the Ragin' Cajuns was Levi Lewis who went 21/33 with 273 yards through the air and tossed 1 TD. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Ragin' Cajuns ended up running the ball 37 times and racked up 254 yards which had them averaging 6.9 yards per carry. In the game, the Ragin' Cajuns had a total of 28 1st downs and they had 9 penalties for 58 yards which is telling in terms of discipline. In the game, they totaled 77 plays for 598 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Louisiana Lafayette gave up 18 catches on 40 tries for a total of 203 yards, and a completion percentage of 45.0%. For this contest, they conceded 359 yards and earned 3 takeaways. Against the run, the Ragin' Cajuns gave up 156 yards on 35 carries which is an average of 4.5 yards per carry allowed.
The Ragin' Cajuns come into this game with a record of 9-2. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Ragin' Cajuns have one of the best offenses in college football. Louisiana Lafayette has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 276.2 rushing yards per game, ranking them 5th in D-1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 3,038 yards rushing through 11 contests, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Ragin' Cajuns average 498.4 yards per contest overall which has them at 9th in the nation and 1st in the Sun Belt Conference. The Ragin' Cajuns are conceding 16.7 points per game which puts them at 1st in the Sun Belt Conference and 14th in D-1. In discussing points given up, they have given up 184 total points. In discussing yards rushing, they are conceding 166.1 yards per game which puts them at 77th in the country and 4th in the Sun Belt. For this year, they have conceded a total of 1,827 rushing yards and 14.3 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the best groups in college football. They are conceding 185.5 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Ragin' Cajuns are ranked 2nd in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Warhawks/Ragin' Cajuns college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Warhawks +21
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