Free Week 1 Prediction: Tigers vs Ragin’ Cajuns Odds
Looking for Grambling Tigers vs. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns free picks? Week 1 betting sees the Tigers taking on the Ragin’ Cajuns on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Cajun Field in Lafayette, Louisiana. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions like this Grambling Tigers Louisiana Ragin Cajuns free pick.
College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) Grambling Tigers vs. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (0-0)
Date: Saturday, September 1st, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: Cajun Field, Lafayette, Louisiana
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The line isn’t yet set for this contest (check back soon!), but we can guess that ULL will have the edge when oddsmakers set the line.
That said, we can also count on Grambling making this a contest—one the Tigers can reasonably win.
This game won’t garner much national attention once Week 1 gets underway, but if you’re tuning in, you should be entertained from start to finish.
The Grambling Tigers are entering the 2018 college football season with a lot of momentum.
The team did drop its bowl game, 21-14, against the North Carolina A&T Aggies in the Celebration Bowl, but the Tigers had won 11 straight before that and the only other loss on its schedule came in Week 1 against Tulane, 43-14.
Simply put: The Tigers need to take advantage of that momentum and get a win in Week 1.
This is a very winnable game, but it’s important that the Tigers play a clean game and take care of the football considering they have a tough draw the next two weeks.
If Grambling’s going to win this contest, it might just be because they can put serious pressure on the opposing quarterback.
The Tigers are going to lean on their offense this season—a deep offense that found a lot of success last season—but Louisiana’s offensive line struggled a year ago and will be put to the test in this one.
Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns
This really does come down to two things for Louisiana. First and foremost, as mentioned, the team needs to protect its quarterback.
If the Ragin’ Cajuns can keep its quarterback safe—and more specifically, give him time in the pocket to make decisions that will avoid turnovers—Louisiana will be in good shape.
The other thing, though, comes on the other end. This team is going up against a Tigers squad that knows how to put points on the board.
ULL needs to protect the ball, but it’s even more important for the Ragin’ Cajuns to force turnovers of their own.
If Louisiana can force Grambling into at least two turnovers, it has a good chance of coming away victorious when the clock reads 0:00 after the fourth quarter.
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Regardless of who wins this contest, it should be close early, close midway through, and close when the final horn sounds.
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If Louisiana can force Grambling’s balanced offensive attack into turning the ball over, it could win this one by about a touchdown.
If it can’t, you can expect this game to still be about a touchdown’s difference when it’s all said and done, but it will be Grambling on top.
Give this one to the Tigers in a close contest.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Grambling 37 – Louisiana 33
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