Free Week 8 Prediction: Ragin Cajuns vs Red Wolves Odds
Week 8 College football betting sees the UL Lafayette Ragin Cajuns taking on the Arkansas State Red Wolves Tuesday October 20th at Centennial Bank Stadium, Jonesboro, Arkansas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
UL Lafayette (2-3) vs. Arkansas State (3-3)
Venue: Centennial Bank Stadium, Jonesboro, Arkansas
NCAA Football Spread: Arkansas State -7
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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The Sun Belt takes center stage on Tuesday night for the 2nd straight week as the UL Lafayette Ragin Cajuns take on the Arkansas State Red Wolves.
UL Lafayette comes in off win back on October 10th against Texas State as they routed them 49-27.
The Red Wolves grabbed themselves a win in this exact spot last Tuesday with a giant 4th quarter that propelled them over South Alabama.
The Ragin Cajuns started their Sun Belt play off in solid fashion and were rewarded with a bye week. They’ll use that extra rest as they get set to hit the road for a chance at a 2-0 start in the Sun Belt.
QB Jalen Nixon played his best game of the season against Texas State and will look to build off that solid performance. Nixon tossed 238 yards and three touchdowns in the win.
Nixon finished 22 of 29 and also ran for 45 yards and a touchdown.
Overall, the Ragin Cajuns rank 43rd on offense with 433.6 yards per game. Nixon leads the Ragin Cajuns to 202.4 pass yards per game.
With Nixon playing better, it takes the pressure off the run game and RB Elijah McGuire. The tailback has rushed for 585 yards and 7 touchdowns on the season.
The Red Wolves needed a late surge to overcome Southern Alabama as they exploded in the 4th quarter of last Tuesday’s game.
The Red Wolves trailed by 11 early in the 4th quarter, but that didn’t last long as Arkansas State ran off 29 straight points, including a pick 6 and fumble recovery in the endzone, as the game turned into a laugher. With the win, the Red Wolves started their Sun Belt title trek with a 2-0 record.
QB Fredi Knighten returned for the first time since injuring his groin about a month ago and he made his impact immediately felt. Knighten tossed a 38 yard touchdown to get Arkansas State back to within 3 and they subsequently turned it up a notch.
The Red Wolves are averaging 386.2 yards per game and are doing it in a balanced way. Arkansas State averages 198.3 rush yards per game and 187.8 pass yards per game.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Red Wolves are a mess, but keeping themselves in games with turnovers. The Red Wolves allow 32.0 points a game, but have forced 16 turnovers.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Ragin’ Cajuns are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
- Ragin’ Cajuns are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games in October.
- Ragin’ Cajuns are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall.
- Red Wolves are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Red Wolves are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games.
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Both teams need this game as they try to stay unbeaten in Sun Belt action. Arkansas State got a big boost last week with their come from behind win over South Alabama.
They should be able to build off of that and use that momentum here on Tuesday.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Arkansas State ATS
The Red Wolves use their balanced offense and big play ability to move to 3-0 in conference play.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Arkansas State 33- UL Lafayette 20
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