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Louisiana vs Appalachian State 10/12/21 College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions

Appalachian State Mountaineers (4-1) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (4-1)
October 12, 2021 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns +3.5 / Appalachian State Mountaineers -3.5; Over/Under: 55
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The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns meet the Appalachian State Mountaineers Tuesday night in a week 7 college football Sun Belt Conference matchup at the Cajun Field. The Appalachian State Mountaineers look for a win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns look to build on their four-game winning streak.

The Appalachian State Mountaineers have won four of their last six road games. Chase Brice is completing 68 percent of his passes for 1,360 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions. Corey Xavier Sutton and Thomas Hennigan have combined for 799 receiving yards and four touchdowns, while Malik Williams has 21 receptions. The Appalachian State Mountaineers ground game is averaging 197.2 yards per contest, and Nate Noel leads the way with 511 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Appalachian State is allowing 20 points and 364.8 yards per game. D’Marco Jackson leads the Appalachian State Mountaineers with 54 tackles, Brendan Harrington has 2.5 sacks and Ryan Huff has one interception.

The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns have won four straight home games. Levin Lewis is completing 62.7 percent of his passes for 1,096 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception. Dontae Fleming and Michael Jefferson have combined for 311 receiving yards and three touchdowns, while Kyren Lacy has 10 receptions. The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns ground game is averaging 166 yards per contest, and Emani Bailey leads the way with 249 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Louisiana-Lafayette is allowing 22.8 points and 407.2 yards per game. Lorenzo McCaskill leads the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns with 35 tackles, Chauncey Manac has 2.5 sacks and Kris Moncrief has one interception.

The Mountaineers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 conference games and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games as a favorite. The Ragin’ Cajuns are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Mountaineers last 7 games overall. The under is 18-7-1 in Ragin’ Cajuns last 26 games overall. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The road team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.

I love my home dogs, especially in the middle of the week, but it’s hard to get behind the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns here. Not only have the Ragin’ Cajuns not played anybody up to this point, but they’re below average offensively and defensively, and they have major issues stopping the run. The Appalachian State Mountaineers are getting better and better offensively, and they’re actually 17th in total offense. I’m afraid Louisiana-Lafayette doesn’t have the horses for this game, and I need more points to consider the home dog. Give me the Mountaineers on the road.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Appalachian State Mountaineers -3.5
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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.

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