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#322 Ohio U -3
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 2:00pm EDT
Peden Stadium, Athens
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns vs. Ohio Bobcats

Where: Peden Stadium, Athens, OH

When: Saturday, September 21, 2:00 PM. ET.

Fresh off two consecutive road losses, the Ohio Bobcats will be happy to return to the friendly confines of Peden Stadium when they host the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns on Saturday afternoon.

Ragin’ Cajuns Going For Third Consecutive Win

The Ragin’ Cajuns managed to bounce back from their season-opening loss to Mississippi State with two consecutive wins. They will try to keep the momentum going with another win as they try to pick up their first road win of the year.

Louisiana’s offense has looked good so far, and the team is coming off a 77 point performance against Texas Southern in their previous game. They racked up 308 passing yards and three touchdowns against the Tigers, led by Levi Lewis, who completed 10 of 13 passes for 181 yards and two touchdowns.

The Ragin’ Cajuns were even tougher to stop on the ground as they finished with 440 yards and eight rushing touchdowns on 42 carries. With the Bobcats giving up 305 yards and two touchdowns on 46 carries in their last game, expect the Ragin’ Cajuns to keep the ball on the ground in this game.

Louisiana’s defense will have to figure out a way to slow down Ohio’s quarterback, Nathan Rourke, who has been dangerous throwing and running the ball. If they can keep him in the pocket and force him to beat them through the air, they should be able to keep Ohio’s offense in check.

Bobcats Trying To Win Second Consecutive Home Game

The Bobcats did not have a lot of fun on their road trip, dropping their games against Pittsburgh and Marshall. They will be trying to turn things around with a win over the Ragin’ Cajuns, which will give them their second straight win at home.

If the Bobcats plan to win this game, they will have to do a better job tackling and stopping the run, which was a problem in their last two games. With the Ragin’s Cajuns going off for over 400 yards on the ground in their previous game and averaging 336.7 rushing yards per game Ohio’s priority on defense will be to stop the run.

The Good news for the Bobcats is that their offense is also capable of causing fits for the Ragin’ Cajuns with dual-threat quarterback Nathan Rourke leading the way. Rourke completed 15 of 25 passes for 215 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 118 yards and one touchdown in their loss to Marshall.

If Rourke has another big game and the team does a better job taking care of the ball, the Bobcats will have a good chance to pull off the win.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The two teams are playing well at the moment, but the Ragin’ Cajuns have the edge because they have played well against the spread in their last six non-conference games as well as their last six road games, winning five of each. Rourke will cause some problems for Louisiana with his arm and legs, but the Ragin’ Cajuns are a very good defensive unit, holding opponents to 19.3 points per game, and will cover the spread in this one.

Prediction: Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns +3.5

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Ragin’ Cajuns have played under the total in their last four road games, while the Bobcats have played under the total in four of their last five home games against teams with winning records. Even though the Ragin’ Cajuns are averaging 46.7 points per game, their numbers are inflated because they scored 77 points against a hapless TSU in their last game. The Bobcats will keep the Ragin’ Cajuns from running up the score and keep the scoring under the total on Saturday.

Prediction: Under 66

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Ragin Cajuns will win the first half of this game because they have outplayed the Bobcats in the first half of their last three games, averaging 17 points per game while the Bobcats are averaging 10 points per game.

Prediction: Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns +1.5

Half-Time Total Bet

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The Bobcats and Ragin’ Cajuns are averaging 27 combined points per game in the first half of their last three games and will stay under the first-half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Under 31
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.