The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (4-3) and Southern Miss Golden Eagles (4-3) will face each other in clash of Sun Belt rivals at M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Louisiana vs. Southern Miss Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 2 points, with sportsbooks listing Louisiana as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, Louisiana has -129 odds to pick up the win, while Southern Miss is listed at +106 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 42.5 points.
How to Watch Louisiana vs. Southern Miss Live?
- Game Day: Thursday, October 27, 2022
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN2
- Location: Hattiesburg, Mississippi
- Stadium: M.M. Roberts Stadium
Louisiana is averaging 356.4 yards per game on offense, which ranks 98th in the FBS. On defense, the Ragin’ Cajuns rank 35th, surrendering 343.1 yards per contest. Louisiana ranks 79th in points scored this year (27.0 points per game), but has been shining on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 21st-best in the FBS with 19.0 points allowed per game. Louisiana is putting up 227.7 passing yards per game offensively this season (80th in the FBS), and is giving up 219.7 passing yards per game (55th) on the other side of the ball. Louisiana ranks 99th in run offense (128.7 rushing yards per game) and 38th in run defense (123.4 rushing yards allowed per game) this year. Louisiana is posting a 41.9% third-down conversion rate on offense, which ranks them 54th in the FBS. Defensively, the defense ranks 68th, surrendering a 38.8% third-down percentage. With 17 forced turnovers (fourth in the FBS) against eight turnovers committed (32nd in the FBS), Louisiana’s +9 turnover margin is the fourth-best in college football.
Southern Miss’ offense has been a bottom-25 unit in total offense this season, registering 334.1 total yards per game, which ranks 21st-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 38th with 349.1 total yards ceded per contest. Southern Miss is generating 25.0 points per game on offense this season (92nd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 21.9 points per contest (34th-ranked) on defense. Southern Miss ranks 99th in the FBS with 208.7 passing yards per game on offense, and it ranks 79th with 237.7 passing yards ceded per game on defense. Southern Miss ranks 102nd in the FBS with 125.4 rushing yards per contest, but it has been lifted up by its defense, which ranks 23rd-best by giving up only 111.4 rushing yards per contest. Southern Miss is posting a 36.4% third-down conversion rate on offense this season (89th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up a 36.0% third-down rate (50th-ranked) on defense. Southern Miss has a -7 turnover margin this season, which ranks 100th in the FBS.
Louisiana vs. Southern Miss Betting Analysis
Louisiana Betting Insights
Louisiana has gone 5-2-0 against the spread this season. In games it is played as 2-point favorites or more, Louisiana has an ATS record of 3-2. Louisiana games have gone over the total three times this season. The Ragin’ Cajuns have been favored on the moneyline five total times this season. They’ve gone 3-2 in those games. The Ragin’ Cajuns have a record of 1-1 when they have played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -129 or shorter (60%).
Golden Eagles Betting Insights
Southern Miss is 5-2-0 against the spread this season. In games as an underdog by 2 points or more so far this year, the Golden Eagles have gone 3-1 against the spread. This year, Southern Miss games have hit the over three times. The Golden Eagles have been underdogs in four games this season and won one (25%) of those contests. The Golden Eagles have a record of 0-1 when they’re set as an underdog of +106 or more by bookmakers this season.
Louisiana vs. Southern Miss Against The Spread & Betting Records
|Point Total AVG||52.1||54.0||49.5|
|Implied Total AVG||31.3||32.3||30.0|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||3-2||3-0||0-2|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||1-1||0-1||1-0|
|Point Total AVG||48.8||51.3||46.9|
|Implied Total AVG||30.7||32.3||29.5|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||2-0||1-0||1-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||1-3||0-1||1-2|
Players to Watch
- With 40 tackles and three interceptions in seven games, Bralen Trahan has been a big part of the Ragin’ Cajuns’ defense in 2022.
- Andre Jones has suited up for seven games, amassing one interception to go along with 22 tackles, 4.0 TFL, 4.5 sacks, and one pass defended for the Ragin’ Cajuns.
- Jourdon Quibodeaux has hit the gridiron for seven games, compiling 50 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one sack for the Ragin’ Cajuns.
- A big contributor to the Ragin’ Cajuns’ defense, Kam Pedescleaux has one interception to go with 31 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one pass defended in seven games.
- As a key defensive contributor, the Golden Eagles’ Dominic Quewon has registered nine tackles, 6.0 TFL, and seven sacks in seven games.
- Jay Stanley has amassed 22 tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and two interceptions in seven games for the Golden Eagles.
- Malik Shorts has registered 1.0 TFL, 27 tackles, and two interceptions in seven games for the Golden Eagles.
- With 27 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one sack in seven games, Santrell Latham has been doing his part on defense for the Golden Eagles.
Louisiana vs. Southern Miss Predictions and Pick
Louisiana vs. Southern Miss betting card
- Pick ATS:
Golden Eagles (+2)
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Our prediction to win this matchup is Louisiana, and we expect that Southern Miss will cover the spread (Louisiana -2). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 42.5 points.