Last Updated Oct 12, 2022, 7:26 PM
Louisiana Ragin Cajuns vs. Marshall Thundering Herd Picks, Predictions, Odds
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The Louisiana Ragin Cajuns and Marshall Thundering Herd meet in a mid-week Sun Belt Conference game on Saturday at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on ESPN2.
LOUISIANA RAGIN CAJUNS vs. MARSHALL THUNDERING HERD BETTING PREDICTION
The Ragin Cajuns of Louisiana make their first-ever trip to Huntington to face the Thundering Herd of Marshall. This will be the inaugural conference game between these two schools which have met on the gridiron just once before. It wasn't long ago these teams tangled, either, as Louisiana picked up a 36-21 win in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on Dec. 18, 2021.
Things have gone off the rails a little for the Cajuns since head coach Billy Napier departed for the University of Florida. ULL is an uncharacteristic 2-3 SU/3-2 ATS through five games, cashing the UNDER three times. After a 2-0 SU/ATS start, the Cajuns have dropped three straight outings, including a 20-17 loss against South Alabama last time out at home. The good news is that ULL did cover the 8.5-point number.
Marshall bounced back from a pair of losses at Bowling Green and at Troy, picking up a 28-7 win over FCS Gardner-Webb in a tune-up game, although it failed to cover the 31-point number as the UNDER cashed. The UNDER is now 4-1 in five games overall for the Herd.
Score Prediction: Marshall 27, Louisiana 20
Best Bet: Louisiana +10.5 (-108)
LOUISIANA RAGIN CAJUNS vs. MARSHALL THUNDERING HERD BETTING ODDS
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LOUISIANA RAGIN CAJUNS vs. MARSHALL THUNDERING HERD BETTING RESOURCES
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022
Matchup: Sun Belt
Venue: Joan C. Edwards Stadium
Location: Huntington, West Virginia
Time-TV: ESPN2, 7:30 p.m. ET
LOUISIANA RAGIN CAJUNS BETTING ANALYSIS
The Ragin Cajuns have struggled mightily on offense, posting just 326.6 total yards to rank 113th in the nation. It is also a dismal 102nd in passing yards per game (209.6), while ranking 105th in rushing yards (117.0), while posting 25.6 PPG. Defensively, the Cajuns are a little more effective, allowing just 20.4 PPG, while yielding just 128.8 yards per game on the ground.
ULL is 5-2 ATS in the past seven games overall, but just 3-7 ATS in the past 10 games on the road. In addition, it is just 1-4 ATS in the past five appearances on a Wednesday, but 7-0 ATS in the past seven against teams with a winning record.
In terms of totals, the UNDER has cashed at a 27-11-1 in the past 39 games overall, while going 39-15-1 in the past 55 games inside the Sun Belt Conference. Of course, a majority of that trend came under Napier, not the current regime. The UNDER is 7-0 in the past seven following a straight-up loss, too, while going 4-1 in the past five on a Wednesday.
MARSHALL THUNDERING HERD BETTING ANALYSIS
The Thundering Herd also hasn't lit the world afire, peaking in a 26-21 win at Notre Dame back on Sept. 10. After a 34-31 overtime loss at Bowling Green, splashing cold water on the Irish win, the Herd bottomed out with just seven points in a 16-7 loss to Troy, before barely scraping by Gardner-Webb 28-7, a team it should have routed.
Marshall has covered just two of the past seven games overall, while going a dismal 8-25 ATS in the past 33 games at home. In addition, Marshall is just 3-7 ATS in the past 10 games against teams with a losing record.
For totals, Marshall has hit the UNDER in four of five games overall, while going 6-1 in the past seven games at home dating back to last season. They're also 5-2 in the past seven to the UNDER after a bye week, while hitting at a 5-1 clip after a straight-up win.
LOUISIANA RAGIN CAJUNS vs. MARSHALL THUNDERING HERD BETTING TRENDS
- Louisiana is 5-2 ATS in the past seven games overall
- Louisiana is 3-7 ATS in the past 10 road games
- Louisiana is 1-4 ATS in the past five Wednesday games
- Marshall is 2-5 ATS in the past seven games overall
- Marshall is 8-25 ATS in the past 33 home games
- UNDER is 27-11-1 in the past 39 games for Louisiana
- OVER is 4-1 in the past five road games
- UNDER is 39-15-1 in the past 55 conference games for Louisiana
- UNDER is 4-1 in the past five games for Marshall
- UNDER is 6-1 in the past seven home games for Marshall