Free Week 7 Prediction: Mountaineers vs. Ragin’ Cajuns Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 7
(4-0) Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. UL Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns (4-1)
Date: Wednesday, October 9th 2019
Time: 8:00 pm EST
Venue: Cajun Field, Lafayette, Louisiana
NCAA Football Spread: Appalachian State PK
NCAA Betting Total: 70.0
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This week seven matchup will see the Appalachian State Mountaineers take on the UL Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns.
The Mountaineers are off to an undefeated start, while the Ragin’ Cajuns have only lost to Mississippi State by 10 in week one. Both teams are 1-0 in the Sun Belt, but because they play in different divisions, this could be a preview of the Sun Belt Championship.
App State has won the last six meetings in a row against the Ragin’ Cajuns.
Appalachian State Mountaineers
App State is coming off a blowout win over Coastal Carolina. The final score to this game was 56-37. They have had a very good season so far, which includes an outright upset over North Carolina a few weeks ago.
Surprisingly enough, the Mountaineers have a top 5 scoring offense. They score an average of 47 points per game. Against Coastal Carolina, they had a total of 430 yards. They kept their offense pretty balanced, running the ball for 184 yards and passing for 246.
They have yet to score less than 34 points in a game this season, so going on the road to a conference opponent, should not alter their offensive gameplan.
Defense is a different story as they have been getting shredded. They allow 29 points per game, but this ranks at 86th in the country.
Their rushing defense is allowing 165 yards per game. This ranks 80th in the country and is especially bad for the Mountaineers because the Ragin’ Cajuns love to run the ball.
The key for App State is stopping the run. If they do this, it will take UL Lafayette out of their game-plan and should allow the Mountaineers to have a chance to remain undefeated.
UL Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns
The Ragin’ Cajuns are now 4-1 after their win over Georgia Southern last week. They won this game 37-24.
The offense managed to gain 440 total yards against the Eagles. 275 of these yards came on the ground. This is why they are the number one rushing offense in the country. They average 314 rushing yards and are led by Trey Ragas.
Similar to the Mountaineers, the Ragin’ Cajuns offense also score a ton of points per game. In fact, they average 44.4 points per game, 9th best in the country.
The defense is pretty average for this team as they allow 21.4 points per game. Their worst defensive performance was against the Mississippi State Bulldogs. This was the only game they lost and was also the first game of the season, so clearly some adjustments have been made.
The Mountaineers are better at running the ball, so the Ragin’ Cajuns must limit them on the ground. They also need to control the clock and avoid turning the ball over. If they do these things, they will have the opportunity to take sole possession of first place in the Sun Belt West division for the time being.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- APP are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 road games.
- APP are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games overall.
- APP are 10-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Under is 5-1 in their last 6 meetings.
Free Week 7 NCAA Football Pick
App State has never lost to UL Lafayette since joining the Sun Belt. I think they are the better team and will go on the road to pick up their 5th win on the season and 7th win in a row against the Ragin’ Cajuns.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: UNDER 70
This total is way too high for a game involving Sun Belt teams. Yes, both offenses are clicking, but I like the defenses to hold their ground and to help keep this game under the number. I also think both teams will look to run the ball a ton, which in turn will shorten the game.
Week 7 Free Score Prediction: Appalachian State 31 – UL Lafayette 27
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