South Alabama vs. Louisiana Prediction: Picks & Start Time – October 2022

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The South Alabama Jaguars (3-1) and Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (2-2) will face each other in clash of Sun Belt rivals at Cajun Field in Lafayette, Louisiana.

South Alabama vs. Louisiana Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 8 points, with oddsmakers listing South Alabama as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, South Alabama has -324 odds to pick up the win, while Louisiana is listed at +252 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 47.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch South Alabama vs. Louisiana Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 1, 2022
  • Game Time: 5:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Stadium: Cajun Field

Betting Preview

South Alabama

South Alabama ranks 43rd in total offense this year (449.5 yards per game), but has been thriving on defense, ranking 22nd-best in the FBS with 449.5 yards allowed per game. South Alabama is totaling 38.8 points per game on offense this year (28th in the FBS), and is surrendering 19.3 points per game (36th) on the other side of the ball. South Alabama is averaging 284.3 passing yards per game on offense (31st in the FBS), and ranks 58th on the other side of the ball with 219.3 passing yards allowed per game. South Alabama ranks 61st in rushing yards this year (165.3 rushing yards per game), but has been shining on defense, ranking 15th-best in the FBS with 85.3 rushing yards allowed per game. Offensively, South Alabama ranks 49th in the FBS with a 44.4% third-down conversion rate. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 39th in third-down percentage allowed (85.3). With 10 forced turnovers (10th in the FBS) against four turnovers committed (29th in the FBS), South Alabama’s +6 turnover margin is the 11th-best in college football.


Louisiana is compiling 339.3 total yards per contest on offense this season (103rd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 373.5 total yards per contest (69th-ranked). Louisiana ranks 88th in the FBS with 27.8 points per contest on offense, and it ranks 40th with 20.5 points ceded per contest on the defensive side of the ball. With 233.3 passing yards per game on offense, Louisiana ranks 81st in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 84th, surrendering 241.8 passing yards per game. Louisiana ranks 20th-worst in rushing yards per game (106.0), but it has been more effective on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 57th in the FBS with 131.8 rushing yards conceded per contest. Louisiana’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit on third down this season, allowing a 45.0% third-down conversion percentage, which ranks 18th-worst in the FBS. On the offensive side of the ball, it ranks 63rd with a 45.0% third-down rate. Louisiana has accumulated 12 forced turnovers this season and have turned the ball over three times, resulting in a +9 turnover margin, which ranks second-best in the FBS.

South Alabama vs. Louisiana Betting Analysis

South Alabama Betting Insights

South Alabama has covered (or pushed) in each game with a spread this season for a 4-0-0 ATS record. In games they have played as 8-point favorites or more, South Alabama has a perfect ATS record of 2-0. This season, three South Alabama games have gone over the point total. The Jaguars have been the moneyline favorite just two other times so far this season, and they won both of the games. The Jaguars have played as a moneyline favorite of -324 or shorter in only two games this season, and they won both.

Ragin’ Cajuns Betting Insights

Louisiana has covered the spread two times this season (2-2-0). Louisiana games have gone over the total twice this year. This is the first time the Ragin’ Cajuns will play as underdogs this season. The Ragin’ Cajuns have not been a bigger underdog this season than the +252 moneyline set for this game.

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South Alabama vs. Louisiana Against The Spread & Betting Records

South Alabama

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 56.9 55.5 58.3
Implied Total AVG 34.5 34.5 34.5
ATS Record 4-0-0 2-0-0 2-0-0
Over/Under Record 3-1-0 1-1-0 2-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 2-0 2-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-1 0-0 1-1

Ragin’ Cajuns

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 55.1 58.8 51.5
Implied Total AVG 33.5 36.0 31.0
ATS Record 2-2-0 2-0-0 0-2-0
Over/Under Record 2-2-0 1-1-0 1-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 2-2 2-0 0-2
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-0 0-0 0-0

Players to Watch

South Alabama

  • With 2.0 sacks to go with 2.0 TFL and seven tackles in four games, CJ Rias has been a significant part of the Jaguars’ defense in 2022.
  • The Jaguars’ defense has been helped by Yam Banks, who has suited up for four games and totaled 1.0 TFL and two interceptions.
  • Trey Kiser has helped lead the Jaguars’ defense with eight tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one sack in four games.
  • With 1.0 sack to go along with 1.0 TFL and nine tackles, James Miller has helped carry the Jaguars’ defense over four games.

Ragin’ Cajuns

  • On defense, Andre Jones has helped keep opposing offenses in check with one interception to go with 12 tackles, 2.0 TFL, 2.5 sacks, and one pass defended in four games.
  • Kam Pedescleaux has registered 21 tackles and one interception in four games for the Ragin’ Cajuns.
  • Bralen Trahan has delivered 21 tackles in four games for the Ragin’ Cajuns.
  • On defense, K.C. Ossai has chipped in with 21 tackles in four games.

South Alabama vs. Louisiana Predictions and Pick

South Alabama vs. Louisiana betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Jaguars (-8)

    Pick OU:

    Over (47.5)

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Our pick to win this matchup is South Alabama, and we expect that South Alabama will cover the spread (South Alabama -8). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 47.5 points.


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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