The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (5-6, 3-4 Sun Belt) will be trying to snap their two-game road losing streak when they face the Texas State Bobcats (4-7, 2-5 Sun Belt) on Saturday afternoon. The Ragin’ Cajuns are coming off a 49-17 loss to Florida State as 25-point underdogs. The Bobcats are coming off a 16-13 win over Arkansas State as six-point favorites.
Louisiana is 9-0 in nine meetings against Texas State.
Ragin’ Cajuns Trying To Bounce Back From LossThe Ragin’ Cajuns followed up their win over Georgia Southern with a loss to the Seminoles in their last game. They will try to bounce back from the loss with a win over the Bobcats, which will give them their second win in their last three games.
Louisiana is averaging 25.5 points per game. They are throwing for 220.7 yards and rushing for 140.7 yards per game.
Chandler Fields completed 53 percent of his passes for 159 yards and one touchdown in the loss to the Seminoles. Dre'lyn Washington had 10 carries for 57 yards, while Michael Jefferson had six catches for 60 yards and one touchdown.
Louisiana has played well defensively, giving up 23.5 points per game. They gave up 49 points in their last game and will need a better effort if they want to get the win.
Bobcats Going For Second Consecutive WinThe Bobcats snapped their four-game losing streak with a win over the Red Wolves in their last game. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Ragin’ Cajuns, which will give them their second win in a row.
Texas State is averaging 22 points per game. They are throwing for 229.1 yards and rushing for 92.2 yards per game.
Layne Hatcher completed 64 percent of his passes for 196 yards in the win over Arkansas State. Lincoln Pare had 19 carries for 75 yards and one touchdown, while Donnovan Moorer had six catches for 54 yards.
Texas State has played well defensively, giving up 25 points per game. They gave up 13 points in their last game and will need a similar effort if they want to win this game.
Best Bets for this Game
Full-Game Side Bet
The Bobcats have lost four of their last five games. They aren’t very good offensively, scoring only 22 points per game. They don’t run the ball well, but they have a decent passing game that is 68th in the country. The Ragin’ Cajuns aren’t very good defensively, but they have a good pass defense and will be able to keep the Bobcats’ offense in check. The Ragin’ Cajuns split their last six games. They have a slightly better offense that is averaging more than 25 points per game. They are more balanced offensively, but their passing and running still rank in the bottom half of the country. The Bobcats have a good run defense, but their pass defense is one of the worst in the country, so expect the Ragin’ Cajuns to exploit their secondary and pick up the win. Go with Louisiana to cover the spread.
Full-Game Total Pick
The Ragin’ Cajuns are averaging 25.5 points per game and 20.4 points per game on the road. They averaged 40 points per game in their last three games against the Bobcats. With Texas State giving up 25 points per game, the Ragin’ Cajuns will hit their average in this game. The Bobcats are averaging 22 points per game and 28.2 points per game at home. They averaged 12.3 points per game in their last three games against the Ragin’ Cajuns. With Louisiana giving up 23.7 points per game, the Bobcats will score enough points to push the score over the total.