Free NCAA Football Prediction: Cajuns vs Longhorns Odds
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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 1
Louisiana Ragin Cajuns (0-0) vs. Texas Longhorns (0-0)
Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021
Time: 4:30 pm EST
Venue: DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: Louisiana +8 / Longhorns -8
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Louisiana +350 / Texas -300
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 58
Week 1 college football sees the Cajuns and Longhorns meet at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium.
The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns stride into Austin as only 8-point underdogs on Saturday when they face off against the Texas Longhorns.
Naturally, some might find that a little closer than expected being that a Sun Belt program is expected to keep it close against a Big 12 outfit.
So, what’s that all about? The Texas QB situation has obviously changed with their Super Senior Sam Ehlinger gone. Oh, and I guess I better mention that Steve Sarkisian is now the head coach at Texas, right? The cupboard is not completely bare but we all know there will be a growing process in Austin Texas this season.
Can the Cajuns take advantage of a Longhorn transition year and march out of Austin with the W? You’re damn right they can!!
The Longhorns are favored by -8 points in this Sub Belt vs. Big 12 matchup.
Louisiana Ragin Cajuns
An 8-point underdog, huh? IN AUSTIN TEXAS against the Texas Longhorns! Wait, that’s a Big 12 program and Sun Belt teams don’t just provide surprises, right?
Live under a rock much? This Cajuns squad has zero fear of anything “Hook ’em Horns” related! In fact, they might just take those horns and have everyone leaving Memorial Stadium saying, “well that was f**ked up, that Sun Belt Conference team took it to us today!”
Are you following me yet? Hmm hmm, you know where this is all leading because you know football! Hi, my name is Ej and I have a ‘thinkdog’ problem! Hi Ej! LoL
If ever there was a time to think we might see some kind of upset in the making, here is the spot.
Louisiana is simply loaded and I don’t just mean with spices and sauces! ONE LOSS a year ago, and that was only by a field goal to that crazy Coastal Carolina outfit that went off! Over the last 2 seasons, the Cajuns have amassed 21 wins under head coach Billy Napier.
Seniors and upperclassmen! There are 20 starters returning from last year’s 10 – 1 team, and senior Qb Levi Lewis has one of the best offensive lines in the country to rely on. Yes, I said the country! If the 35 / 7 TD to INT ratio doesn’t do it for ya, well how about the 4,000+ passing yards in his career?
Make no mistake that this will be the only time this season we will see the Cajuns as a dog on the market. The top 8 wideouts all return for Lewis and Napier will be enjoying calling the plays all season long.
Well, the Ehlinger Era is done and we already see some major concerns for the Horns in 2021. In comes Steve Sarkisian to rebuild the program and make it his own.
Let’s not be stupid about it either, because recruiting at Texas just got boosted with Sarkisian in town. The fact that he convinced former Alabama Oline coach Kyle Flood to be his OC doesn’t hurt matters either. The two of them just worked for two years together and certainly have the goods to lay their foundation in the Big 12 instead of working under Nick Sabin.
Will it take a minute to pan out? Well, that much we know, and a young QB will be taking over for the Horns this season.
Hudson Card has been given the opening day start, but Sarkisian has made it clear that Casey Thompson will be seeing the field as well. Thompson, of course, looked great against Colorado in the bowl game to finish 2020 when Ehlinger couldn’t finish the game. Thompson went 8 of 10 for 170 yards and 4 TDs to finish the season but Card has a better arm and brings 4.5 speed to the table. They will both bring different elements to the game so we will see which of them can rally the troops for production.
Luckily, Sarkisian inherits a relatively sound defense in Austin. Depth may be a concern as it always seems to be in Texas because keeping bodies on the field has been an issue for some time. If you recall, the Horns have had so many issues with keeping defensive backfield players on the gridiron. Oh, that 2019 season too, so many injuries to the defense! Securing some depth will be key for Sarkisian as only 7 players on the defense return from last year’s squad. The Horns have 6 of their top 9 incoming signees playing on the defensive side of the ball, so we can see they recognize it too.
It could be a long season for Horns fans but Sarkisian will likely have what he wants in place soon enough to make Texas a premier program. It makes attracting the VHTs and portal movers that want to come to town.
The Horns team total is listed at 8 wins, and I will go on a limb and call for that to say Under the number. 7 – 5 might be as good as it gets in Austin this season but time will tell.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Ragin’ Cajuns are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a road underdog.
- Ragin’ Cajuns are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games in September.
- Under is 6-2-1 in Ragin’ Cajuns last 9 games overall.
- Under is 3-1-1 in Ragin’ Cajuns last 5 games on field turf.
- Longhorns are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games as a home favorite.
- Longhorns are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 home games.
Free Week 1 NCAA Football Pick
This line started at -10 for Texas and now we see it sliding down to -8. Hmm hmm, guess why? KEEP YOUR POINTS!
Of course, I strongly suggest the +8 to anyone and everyone too!
4* Free Week 1 NCAA Betting Pick:
Points? WE DON’T NEED NO STINKIN’ POINTS! Cajuns Moneyline!
4* Free Week 1 NCAA Betting Pick: Cajuns ML +350
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