Louisiana-Lafayette at Arkansas State - 10/20/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (2-3) at Arkansas State Red Wolves (3-3)
College Football: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Centennial Bank Stadium)
The Line: Arkansas State Red Wolves -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns and Arkansas State Red Wolves play Tuesday night at Centennial Bank Stadium.
The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns look to get back to a .500 record with their first road victory. Jalen Nixon is completing 62.8 percent of his passes for 533 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. Nixon has five touchdown passes in his last three games. Jamal Robinson and Gabe Fuselier have combined for 427 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Al Riles has 16 receptions. The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns ground game is averaging 231.2 yards per contest, and Elijah McGuire leads the way with 585 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, UL Lafayette is allowing 32.4 points and 408.2 yards per game. Tracy Walker leads the Ragin’ Cajuns with 43 tackles, Dominique Tovell has three sacks and Travis Crawford has three pass deflections. Carlos Alvarez, Christian Goodlett and Montrel Carter are questionable.
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The Arkansas State Red Wolves look to remain unbeaten in Sun Belt play and get a game above a .500 record. Fredi Knighten is completing 46 percent of his passes for 302 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions. Knighten James Tabary have produced eight touchdown passes. J.D. McKissic and Tres Houston have combined for 503 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Darion Griswold has seven receptions. The Arkansas State Red Wolves ground game is averaging 198.3 yards per contest, and Michael Gordon leads the way with 490 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, ASU is allowing 32 points and 375.8 yards per game. Khari Lain leads the Red Wolves with 36 tackles, Rocky Hayes has three interceptions and Ja'Von Rolland-Jones has four sacks. Daniel Keith is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Ragin' Cajuns are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Red Wolves are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and Red Wolves are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games. The Ragin' Cajuns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Arkansas State and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings overall.
Arkansas State has a limited passing game and a defense that isn't ready to stop Elijah McGuire and company. Remember, McGuire rushed for 265 yards and four touchdowns last season against Arkansas State. To me this line should be a lot closer than what it is..
I'm taking the points and riding the back of he Ragin' Cajuns star running back.