Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. UL Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns Free NCAAF Pick, 10–9–2019
Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. UL Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns
NCAAF Odds: Ragin’ Cajuns -1.5, O/U 68.5
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Wednesday night football from the Sun Belt Conference as the UL Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns (-1.5) hosts the Appalachian State Mountaineers. This midweek matchup will spark a rematch of the 2018 Sun Belt Conference Championship, which Appalachian State won 30–19.
The Mountaineers lead the Sun Belt East Conference with a (4–0 SU, 3–1 ATS) record and the Total hitting the Over in three of the four games. A big win over UNC on the road, 34–31 has been their marquee win to date but this a very important conference matchup and these two teams could very well see each other in the Sun Belt Conference Championship. The Mountaineers average 47 PPG led by a rushing attack which features Darrynton Evans (471 yards rushing, 10 TDs). The defense allows 29 PPG but they have allowed 31, 37 and 42 points in recent games. The Ragin’ Cajuns will feature a dynamic offense that could pose challenges for this Mountaineers defense.
The Ragin’ Cajuns offense averages 44.4 PPG with 301 rushing yards per game and 540 total yards. Trey Ragas (533 yards, 6 TDs and Elijah Mitchell (402 yards, 9 TDs) lead this top-ranked rushing attack for the Ragin’ Cajuns. UL Lafayette has not been challenged defensively and they enter this contest allowing only 21.4 PPG. The Ragin’ Cajuns defense will be tested by the Mountaineers in a revenge game and the Over is 5–1 in Ragin’ Cajuns last 6 games overall.
This matchup has been dominated by Appalachian State going 7–0 SU vs. the Ragin’ Cajuns. This season could bring balance back to the rivalry but one thing is certain and these two teams can score. I think Total is worth a look as I expect both offenses to put on a show. Both teams run the ball very well and both teams have high powered offenses but mediocre defenses. Take the Over 68.5 and watch this game fly over the total.