Appalachian State at Louisiana-Lafayette - 10/12/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Appalachian State Mountaineers (3-2) at Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (2-3)
College Football: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Cajun Field)
The Line: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns +10 -- Over/Under: 48.5 See the Latest Odds
The Appalachian State Mountaineers and Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns meet in a Sun Belt college football game Wednesday night at Cajun Field on ESPN2.
The Appalachian State Mountaineers look for their third straight victory to stay in the Sun Belt race. The Appalachian State Mountaineers have won six of their last seven road games. Taylor Lamb is completing 61.7 percent of his passes for 827 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions. Lamb has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last 10 games. Barrett Burns and Shaedon Meadors have combined for 292 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Jaquil Capel has 10 receptions. The Appalachian State Mountaineers ground game is averaging 213 yards per contest, and Jalin Moore leads the way with 554 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Appalachian State is allowing 22.6 points and 384.2 yards per game. Eric Boggs leads the Appalachian State Mountaineers with 48 tackles, Antonious Sims has five sacks and Mondo Williams has three interceptions.
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The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns look to bounce back after back-to-back losses and get back to a .500 record. The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns have won eight of their last 12 home games. Anthony Jennings is completing 60.7 percent of his passes for 995 yards, eight touchdowns and six interceptions. Jennings has one or less touchdown passes in 10 of his last 12 games. Al Riles and Ja'Marcus Bradley have combined for 611 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Keenan Barnes has 13 receptions. The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns ground game is averaging 179.8 yards per contest, and Elijah McGuire leads the way with 517 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Louisiana Lafayette is allowing 33.6 points and 419.2 yards per game. Tre'maine Lightfoot leads the Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns with 52 tackles, Trev Miller has four sacks and Trey Granier has one interception.
The Mountaineers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 conference games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Ragin' Cajuns are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in October and 19-7 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The under is 3-0-1 in Ragin' Cajuns last 4 conference games and the over is 4-1 in Mountaineers last 5 road games.
This is a lot of points to give Louisiana Lafayette at home in a middle of the week game. The Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns are a lot better than their record indicates, as they've lost back-to-back games in overtime and now return home where both of their victories this season have come. Also, Appalachian State's last three road games have been decided by a touchdown. The Ragin' Cajuns are desperate for a victory and should come out with some energy at home.
I'll take the home team and the free points.