Free Week 1 Prediction: Ragin’ Cajuns vs. Bulldogs Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs (0-0)
Date: Saturday, August 31
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
NCAA Football Spread: Bulldogs -20.5
NCAA Betting Total: 57.5
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The NCAA season is finally here and we have a Saturday filled with college football. In this game Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns and the Mississippi Stae Bulldgos face off at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
These two teams faced off last year with the Bulldogs coming out with a 56-10 victory.
Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns
Last year the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns finished with a 7-7 record but that was still enough to get a spot in the Sun Belt Championship game.
Expectations around this team are high, and the hope is that they can maybe make another run to get to the top of the conference.
The strength of the Ragin’ Cajuns on offense is at the running back position. Trey Ragas and Elijah Mitchell combined for over 2,000 yards last season and they are going to need to establish the run to have any chance in this game.
In this game it’s all going to come down to the defense. The defense needs to be strong and make the Bulldogs one dimensional if they want any chance to come away with a victory.
Mississippi State Bulldogs
Former Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Tommy Stevens was named the starting quarterback this year for the Bulldogs, and now backup Keytaon Thompson has entered the transfer portal.
All eyes will be on him, but the strength of this Bulldogs offense is actually with the running game. Kylin Hill is the starting tailback and should be able to run wild against a front seven of the Ragin’ Cajuns that is suspect at best.
On the defensive side the Bulldogs did lose a lot of talent to the NFL, but they still have a ton of talent, especially at linebacker.
This is going to be a team that is very good against the run this year, and how they do against the pass is going to be a key, not just in this game, but going forward.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- MSST are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games in August.
- Under is 19-7 in MSST last 26 games overall.
- ULL are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
- Over is 30-12 in ULL last 42 non-conference games.
- Under is 16-7-1 in ULL last 24 games on fieldturf.
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The Bulldogs had no issue blowing out the Ragin’ Cajuns last year, but I think this year it could turn out a little different.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Ragin’ Cajuns ATS
I expect their defense is going to lock down the run and make the Bulldogs pass the ball if they want to have any success.
The Bulldogs will still come out with a win, but the Ragin’ Cajuns will find a way to keep it close enough to cover the spread.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Bulldogs 31 – Ragin’ Cajuns 20
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