Louisiana-Lafayette vs Appalachian State 2018 Sun Belt Championship Odds

Louisiana-Lafayette vs Appalachian State 2018 Sun Belt Championship Odds

Written by on November 27, 2018

The UL-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns, also called the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns, travel to North Carolina to take on the best team in the Sun Belt Conference, Appalachian State on Saturday. UL-Lafayette versus Appalachian State for the Sun Belt Championship should be one of the more entertaining games on Dec. 1. Will Appalachian State win and cover the massive spread? Or, will the Ragin’ Cajuns hang with their favored foes?

Louisiana-Lafayette vs Appalachian State 2018 Sun Belt Championship Odds

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 7°C/44°F
  • Humidity: 93%
  • Precipitation: 92%
  • Wind: 8 mph SSW
  • Cloud Cover: 100%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Louisiana-Lafayette is a good bet +17.5?

UL-Lafayette heads to the championship off a 3-game winning streak. The Ragin’ Cajuns beat Georgia State 36-22, South Alabama 48-38, and UL-Monroe 31-28.

UL-Lafayette averages 33.7 points per game. They can throw or run with most any team in the Sun Belt Conference and could surprise heavily favored App State on Saturday.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 33.7
  • Total Yards: 448.5
  • Pass Yards: 218.2
  • Rush Yards: 230.2
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 34
  • Total Yards: 443.3
  • Pass Yards: 234.6
  • Rush Yards: 208.8

Why Appalachian State is a good bet -17.5?

Is Appalachian State a safe bet for the 2018 Sun Belt Championship?

The Mountaineers have a great 9-2 straight up record with their two losses to Big Ten power Penn State and Georgia State.

App State probably should have won both those games. Penn State needed overtime to beat App State 45-38 while Georgia State caught the Mountaineers napping in their 34-14 victory. If Appalachian State has their mind on business, they should have no trouble dominating UL-Lafayette on Dec. 1.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 37.3
  • Total Yards: 441.6
  • Pass Yards: 198.9
  • Rush Yards: 242.7
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 15.4
  • Total Yards: 278.3
  • Pass Yards: 153.9
  • Rush Yards: 124.4

NCAA Football Betting Trends for Louisiana-Lafayette vs Appalachian State

  • Ragin’ Cajuns are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games
  • Ragin’ Cajuns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 on the road
  • Mountaineers are 12-3 ATS in their last 15
  • Mountaineers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 conference games

Louisiana-Lafayette vs Appalachian State Final Analysis

Appalachian State is a covering machine, going 12-3 against the spread in their last 15. But, the Mountaineers face an uphill battle covering such a tough spread in the Sun Belt Championship. The spread’s almost at 18 points and because most college football bettors aren’t familiar with either team, the spread could rise to over 18 points.

Earlier this season, though, UL-Lafayette only lost by 10 points, 17-27, to App State. The Ragin’ Cajuns have gotten better since then. There’s a chance they keep this game even closer than 10.

NCAAF 2018 Sun Belt Championship Pick: UL-Lafayette +17.5