The Arkansas St. Red Wolves travel to Louisiana to face the Louisiana-Lafayette in a big Sun Belt Conference matchup. Get college football odds at Bovada sportsbook.
Arkansas St. still has hopes of repeating as champs in the Sun Belt, but have not helped their case with their inconsistent play at times. As a whole this season they have won 3 of 4 games overall which may be a sign they are headed in the right direction. Their offense looks to be rounding into shape especially and if the defense can hold the fort they will put themselves in a lot better position to repeat. Look for Ryan Alpin to continue his very efficient play as against South Alabama he was 17-22 with 3 TD’s and 9 INT’s.
On the other hand Louisiana-Lafayette is coming off of a loss last week at North Texas by a score of 30-23. Their offense struggled and their defense let up yards in big chunks in the game as well. North Texas had 3 scoring plays of 25 yards or more in the second half alone to put the nail in the Ragin’ Cajuns. A big factor in this game will be the patience of QB Terrance Broadway who will need to take what is given to him and not try to force the ball down the field as he did vs. the Mean Green.
This is not an easy game to predict given the inconsistency of the teams and the fact that it is a mid-week game. We will however take Arkansas St. as a road underdog because we think their offense can take the top off of the Ragin Cajun defense at the best sports books.