The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks (2-2, 1-0 Sun Belt) will be going for their second consecutive win when they face the Arkansas State Red Wolves (1-3, 0-1, Sun Belt) on Saturday night. The Warhawks are coming off a 21-17 win over Louisiana as 9.5-point underdogs. The Red Wolves are coming off a 29-26 loss to Old Dominion as five-point underdogs.
Arkansas State is 10-0 in its last 10 games against Louisiana Monroe.
Warhawks Going For Third Win In Five GamesThe Warhawks bounced back from their loss to Alabama with a win over the Ragin’ Cajuns in their last game. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Red Wolves, which will give them their second win in a row and third win in their last five games.
Louisiana Monroe is averaging 18.3 points per game. They are throwing for 176.8 yards and rushing for 141 yards per game.
Chandler Rogers completed 54 percent of his passes for 192 yards and one interception in the win over the Ragin’ Cajuns. He also had 36 rushing yards and one touchdown. Andrew Henry had 11 carries for 123 yards and one touchdown, while Tyrone Howell had three catches for 124 yards.
Louisiana Monroe has struggled defensively, giving up 34.8 points per game. They gave their second-best defensive effort of the season in their last game, giving up 17 points, and will need a similar effort if they want to win this game.
Red Wolves Trying To Snap Three-Game Losing StreakThe Red Wolves struggled during their road trip, losing all three games. They will try to turn things around with a win over the Warhawks, which will give them their second win of the season.
Arkansas State is averaging 32 points per game. They are throwing for 254 yards and rushing for 149.8 yards per game.
James Blackman completed 66 percent of his passes for 285 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the loss to the Monarchs. AJ Mayer had seven carries for 46 yards and one touchdown, while Jeff Foreman had four catches for 115 yards and one touchdown.
Arkansas State has struggled defensively, giving up 30.3 points per game. They played well in their first home game and will need a similar effort if they want to get the win.
Best Bets for this Game
Full-Game Side Bet
The Warhawks have struggled offensively this season, especially on the road where they are averaging less than 10 points per game. They have one of the worst pass offenses in the country and a run game that also ranks in the bottom half. Even though the Red Wolves have given up a lot of points so far, most of them came against Ohio State and Memphis, two of the top scoring teams in the country. They’ve done a good job against the run and will keep the Warhawks’ offense in check. The Red Wolves haven’t had any trouble scoring this season, especially at home where they scored 58 points in their only game. They have a very good passing game and they’re facing a defense that has struggled against the pass, so expect them to pick apart Louisiana Monroe’s secondary and pick up the win. Go with the Red Wolves to cover the spread.
Full-Game Total Pick
The Warhawks are averaging 18.3 points per game and 8.5 points per game on the road. They averaged 26.6 points per game in their last three games against the Red Wolves. They are a run-heavy team facing a very good run defense, so don’t expect them to score more than 20 points in this game. The Red Wolves are averaging 32 points per game and averaged 41 points per game in their last three games against the Warhawks. They throw the ball well and won’t have trouble moving it against a Warhawks team that has struggled against the pass, but they won’t score enough runs to push the score over the total. The Red Wolves and Warhawks played under the total in three of their last four meetings.