Sun Belt foes will do battle when the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (3-3) meet the Arkansas State Red Wolves (2-5) at Cajun Field in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Louisiana vs. Arkansas State Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 6.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Louisiana as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, Louisiana has -246 odds to pick up the win, while Arkansas State is listed at +193 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 51.5 points.
How to Watch Louisiana vs. Arkansas State Live?
- Game Day: Saturday, October 22, 2022
- Game Time: 5:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
- Stadium: Cajun Field
Louisiana ranks 18th-worst in total offense (328.8 yards per game), but has played a little better on defense, ranking 47th with 355.2 yards allowed per game. Defensively, Louisiana has been a top-25 unit, ranking 23rd-best by giving up just 19.2 points per game. The offense ranks 94th (25.2 points per game). Louisiana ranks 98th in pass offense (213.0 passing yards per game) and 63rd in pass defense (224.8 passing yards allowed per game) this year. Louisiana ranks 105th in run offense (115.8 rushing yards per game) and 46th in run defense (130.3 rushing yards allowed per game) this year. On offense, Louisiana ranks 70th in the FBS with a 39.1% third-down conversion rate. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 105th in third-down percentage allowed (130.3). With 16 forced turnovers (fourth in the FBS) against six turnovers committed (19th in the FBS), Louisiana’s +10 turnover margin is the second-best in college football.
In terms of total offense, Arkansas State ranks 94th in the FBS (360.4 total yards per game) and 83rd on the other side of the ball (392.9 total yards allowed per contest). In terms of points scored Arkansas State ranks 63rd in the FBS (30.3 points per game), and it is 96th on defense (30.1 points allowed per game). With 250.4 passing yards per game on offense, Arkansas State ranks 60th in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 95th, surrendering 252.9 passing yards per game. Arkansas State ranks 19th-worst in rushing yards per game (110.0), but it has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 60th in the FBS with 140.0 rushing yards surrendered per contest. Arkansas State is posting a 38.7% third-down conversion rate on offense this season (75th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing a 33.7% third-down rate (36th-ranked) on defense. After forcing five turnovers (121st in the FBS) and turning the ball over four times (fifth in the FBS) this season, Arkansas State sports the 60th-ranked turnover margin of +1.
Louisiana vs. Arkansas State Betting Analysis
Louisiana Betting Insights
Louisiana has covered the spread in a game four times this season (4-2-0). In games it has played as 6.5-point favorites or more, Louisiana has an ATS record of 2-2. Games involving the Louisiana have hit the over twice this season. The Ragin’ Cajuns have won two of the four games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (50%). The Ragin’ Cajuns have a 0-1 record (winning 50% of their games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -246 or shorter.
Red Wolves Betting Insights
Arkansas State has covered the spread six times over seven games with a set total. Arkansas State has an ATS record of 2-1 when playing as at least 6.5-point underdogs. This year, four Arkansas State games have gone over the point total. This season, the Red Wolves have been listed as the underdog in four games and failed to win any of those contests. This season, the Red Wolves have been at least a +193 underdog on the moneyline three times, losing each of those contests.
Louisiana vs. Arkansas State Against The Spread & Betting Records
|Point Total AVG||52.3||55.0||49.5|
|Implied Total AVG||31.7||33.3||30.0|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||2-2||2-0||0-2|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||1-1||0-1||1-0|
|Point Total AVG||59.0||57.3||60.3|
|Implied Total AVG||37.7||36.3||38.8|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||2-0||2-0||0-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-4||0-1||0-3|
Players to Watch
- Bralen Trahan has helped lead the Ragin’ Cajuns’ defense with 40 tackles and two interceptions in six games.
- As part of the Ragin’ Cajuns’ defense, Andre Jones has posted 4.5 sacks to go with 4.0 TFL, 20 tackles, and one interception in six games.
- With 31 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and 2.5 sacks in six games, Kris Moncrief has been a key part of the Ragin’ Cajuns’ defense in 2022.
- The Ragin’ Cajuns’ defensive unit has been aided by the contributions of Kam Pedescleaux, who has played six games, totaling 1.0 TFL, 28 tackles, and one interception.
- On defense, Jordan Carmouche has helped keep opposing offenses in check with 27 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one sack in seven games.
- On defense, Dennard Flowers has helped lead the way with seven tackles, 3.0 TFL, and three sacks in seven games.
- The Red Wolves’ Kivon Bennett has posted 14 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two sacks in seven games.
- On defense, Jaden Harris has piled up 20 tackles and one sack in seven games.
Louisiana vs. Arkansas State Predictions and Pick
Louisiana vs. Arkansas State betting card
- Pick ATS:
Red Wolves (+6.5)
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Our prediction to win this matchup is Louisiana, and we predict that Arkansas State will cover the spread (Louisiana -6.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 51.5 points.