ATS Picks: South Alabama vs Louisiana-Monroe College Football Picks 10/24/20

ATS Picks: South Alabama vs Louisiana-Monroe College Football Picks 10/24/20 Photo by Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (0-5) at South Alabama Jaguars (2-2)

College Football: Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Hancock Whitney Stadium)

The Line: South Alabama Jaguars -14.5 -- Over/Under: 56.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks and the South Alabama Jaguars meet in Sun Belt conference Week 8 college football action from Hancock Whitney Stadium on Saturday night.

The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks come into this game still looking for their first win of the season after falling to 0-5 with a 40-7 loss to Liberty last time up. Colby Suits has thrown for 1,121 yards, 6 touchdowns and 4 interceptions on 60.4% passing while Josh Johnson has rushed for 199 yards and a pair of scores for the Warhawks. Josh Pederson leads ULM’s receiving group with 18 grabs for 195 yards while Jevin Frett, Jahquan Bloomfield, Perry Carter and Jonathan Hodoh each have 100+ receiving yards for the Warhawks on the year. Defensively, Taveion Webster has a team-high 36 total tackles while Jabari Johnson is right behind with 35 total tackles. Austin Hawley leads ULM with 17 solo tackles and Ty Shelby has a pair of sacks this season.

The South Alabama Jaguars will look to build off of a 30-20 win over Texas State last time out to get to 2-2 on the year. Desmond Trotter has thrown for 560 yards, 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 66.7% passing while Chance Lovertich has thrown for 545 yards, 5 touchdowns and an INT in his share of the playing time. Carlos Davis leads South Alabama in rushing with 365 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns while Jalen Tolbert leads USA’s receiving group with 24 catches for 418 yards and 4 TDs. Kawaan Baker has 21 grabs for 289 yards and 3 scores and Jalen Wayne has 15 catches for 222 yards and a TD. Defensively, Riley Cole and Nick Mobley each have a team-high 40 total tackles with Cole logging a team-leading 20 solo tackles. Jeremiah Littles has a pair of sacks for South Alabama as well this season.

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Louisiana-Monroe is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a road underdog while the under is 12-5 in their last 17 conference games. South Alabama is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games while the over is 3-1-1 in their last 5 games following a win.

Atrocious doesn’t even begin to describe how ULM has played so far this year. Sure the Warhawks had their one good game against Georgia Southern a couple of weeks ago, but the little success they’ve had offensively has all come at home. South Alabama may not be on the level of Army or Liberty, but in those two road games for Louisiana-Monroe, the Warhawks were outscored 77-14. Yuck. South Alabama isn’t a team I’m trying to lay two scores with, but I’m not going anywhere near ULM. I’ll lay the points with the Jaguars by default in this spot.

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Chris’s Pick South Alabama -14.5

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