Louisiana vs. UL Monroe Prediction: Picks & Start Time – September 2022

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Sun Belt foes will do battle when the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (2-1) battle the UL Monroe Warhawks (1-2) at JPS Field at Malone Stadium in Monroe, Georgia.

Louisiana vs. UL Monroe Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 9.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Louisiana as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Louisiana has -364 odds to pick up the win, while UL Monroe is listed at +278 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 51 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Louisiana vs. UL Monroe Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, September 24, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Monroe, Georgia
  • Stadium: JPS Field at Malone Stadium

Betting Preview

Louisiana

Offensively, Louisiana ranks 100th in the FBS with 334.3 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 66th in total defense (358.3 yards allowed per contest). Louisiana ranks 75th in scoring offense (31.3 points per game) and 48th in scoring defense (20.3 points allowed per game) this year. Louisiana is putting up 221.7 passing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 88th in the FBS. The defense ranks 98th, surrendering 258.3 passing yards per game. Louisiana is averaging 112.7 rushing yards per game offensively this year (106th in the FBS), and is surrendering 100.0 rushing yards per game (37th) on the defensive side of the ball. Louisiana owns the 57th-ranked third-down offense this season (42.1% third-down percentage), but has been less effective on defense, ranking 20th-worst with a 46.7% third-down percentage allowed. Louisiana has forced 10 total turnovers (fifth in the FBS) this season and have turned it over one time (fifth in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +9, the second-best in college football.

UL Monroe

UL Monroe has been sputtering on offense, ranking 11th-worst with 284.0 total yards per game. It has been better on defense, giving up 399.3 total yards per contest (92nd-ranked). UL Monroe has lots of room to improve, as it ranks 14th-worst in points per game (17.3) this season and eighth-worst in points surrendered per game (40.7). UL Monroe’s passing game has not been getting things done, ranking 22nd-worst in the FBS with 171.7 passing yards per game. It has been better on defense, allowing 238.7 passing yards per contest (86th-ranked). UL Monroe’s running game has not been getting things done, ranking 25th-worst in the FBS with 112.3 rushing yards per game. It has been more productive on the defensive side of the ball, allowing 160.7 rushing yards per contest (84th-ranked). From an offensive standpoint, UL Monroe is generating a 39.1% third-down conversion percentage (75th-ranked). It ranks 61st in the FBS on the other side of the ball (35.3% third-down rate allowed). UL Monroe has compiled four forced turnovers (71st in the FBS) and committed two turnovers (18th in the FBS) this season for a +2 turnover margin that ranks 35th in the FBS.

Louisiana vs. UL Monroe Betting Analysis

Louisiana Betting Insights

Louisiana has covered the spread two times this season (2-1-0). Louisiana has an ATS record of 2-1 when playing as at least 9.5-point favorites. Games involving the Louisiana have hit the over twice this season. The Ragin’ Cajuns have won 66.7% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (2-1). The Ragin’ Cajuns are 0-0 (winning 66.7% of their games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -364 or shorter.

Warhawks Betting Insights

UL Monroe has covered the spread once over three games with a set spread. UL Monroe has not covered a spread (0-2) when it’s at least 9.5-point underdogs. UL Monroe games have gone over the total once this season. This is the first time the Warhawks will play as underdogs this season. This season, the Warhawks have been at least a +278 underdog on the moneyline two times, losing each of those contests.

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Louisiana vs. UL Monroe Against The Spread & Betting Records

Louisiana

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 56.5 58.8 52.0
Implied Total AVG 34.7 36.0 32.0
ATS Record 2-1-0 2-0-0 0-1-0
Over/Under Record 2-1-0 1-1-0 1-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 2-1 2-0 0-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-0 0-0 0-0

Warhawks

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 61.5 58.5 63.0
Implied Total AVG 46.3 32.0 53.5
ATS Record 1-2-0 1-0-0 0-2-0
Over/Under Record 1-2-0 0-1-0 1-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-0 1-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-0 0-0 0-0

Players to Watch

Louisiana

  • The Ragin’ Cajuns’ defense has been helped by Andre Jones, who has played three games and amassed seven tackles, 1.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception.
  • As part of the Ragin’ Cajuns’ defense, Jourdon Quibodeaux has registered 2.0 TFL and 19 tackles in three games.
  • As part of the Ragin’ Cajuns’ defensive unit, K.C. Ossai has posted 17 tackles in three games.
  • With 2.0 sacks to go along with 2.0 TFL and six tackles, Marcus Wiser has helped lead the Ragin’ Cajuns’ defense over three games.

Warhawks

  • Tristan Driggers has been causing chaos on defense, delivering three interceptions to go with nine tackles, 1.0 TFL, and three passes defended for the Warhawks.
  • Lucius Tillery has posted four tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one sack in three games for the Warhawks.
  • Cooper Webb has been providing a big boost on defense, totaling 1.0 sack to go with 1.0 TFL and three tackles for the Warhawks.
  • With one interception to go with three tackles and one pass defended in three games, Duece Mayberry has been doing his part on defense for the Warhawks.

Louisiana vs. UL Monroe Predictions and Pick

Louisiana vs. UL Monroe betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Ragin’ Cajuns (-9.5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (51)

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Our pick to win this game is Louisiana, and we project that Louisiana will cover the spread (Louisiana -9.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 51 points.

WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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