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Louisiana Lafayette 2018 Betting Odds
- To win the National Title: +999999
- To win the Sun Belt: +4500
- To win the Sun Belt West: N/A
- Win Total: 4.5 (over -110, under -120)
All lines taken from 5Dimes on July 30. Always shop for the best line.
Louisiana Lafayette 2018 Schedule, Betting Odds
The Action Network Projected Wins: 3.4
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ULL Under 4.5 (-110)
The 2016 Ragin’ Cajuns season seems like a distant memory. That team played fierce rush defense and ended the season 8-5 ATS. They were a great Saturday morning underdog to take when he line had moved too much. But this version of Louisiana-Lafayette is a complete fade.
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A new head coach, a defense that ranks 116th in returning production, and a schedule that has the three top Sun Belt powerhouses consecutively spell trouble for the Cajuns.
Although there are four coin flips on the schedule, I have ULL favored by a field goal or more in one game (Grambling State). The Cajuns also have a bye week on Sept. 8, which is ridiculous. A bye week is needed for player health, scheme adjustments and future game prep. A bye week after Labor Day is meaningless, and subsequent games against Mississippi State, Alabama, Appalachian State, Arkansas State and Troy may cause injury and depth concerns in November.
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Incumbent starting quarterback Jordan Davis went down with a knee injury in 2017, while his backup Andre Nunez suffered a concussion shortly after that. After spring practice, Davis decided to transfer, complicating personnel on offense. This is a solid Under 4.5 (-110) wager.
What else you need to know about Louisiana Lafayette
Although no game of the year line is available for ULL and Texas State, the situational spot could not be better for the Bobcats. The Cajuns come to San Marcos off a game against Alabama, while Texas State should be fully rested off a bye week. Take the Bobcats plus any points and moneyline on Oct. 6.