You can catch this week’s 12 CFB game between the Ragin Cajuns and Trojans on NFLN at 3:30 (11/18/23). The matchup will take place at Veterans Memorial Stadium (AL) in Troy (AL). In a matchup between two Sun Belt rivals, the Trojans are 15.5 point favorites at home. Which side are we taking? Read on to get our pick and analysis.


The Pick: Louisiana Ragin Cajuns +15.5

This game will be played at Veterans Memorial Stadium (AL) at 3:30 ET on Saturday, November 18th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 32-17 in favor of Troy.
  • Even though we have Troy winning straight-up, we like Louisiana at +15.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 47.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 49 points.

Can the Ragin Cajuns Grab a Win on the Road?

The Louisiana Ragin Cajuns take on the Troy with a 5-5 record, including 2-3 on the road and 2-1 at home.

So far, Louisiana has been favored five times and the underdog in three games. This has led to an ATS record of 3-5 and an average scoring differential of +2.5.

This season, Louisiana holds an over/under record of 4-4. On average, their games have produced a combined total of 59.7 points, with the typical over/under line set at 56.9 points.

In the rushing game, the Ragin Cajuns are currently 47th in college football with 360 attempts per game. This has resulted in an average of 192.9 rushing yards per game, putting them 23rd nationally. Their passing game has averaged 28.1 passes and 213.4 yards per game. When it comes to scoring, they are 38th, averaging 31.1 points per game.

In terms of passing yards allowed per game, Louisiana’s defense is ranked 114th. Opponents, on average, attempt 30 passes against the Ragin Cajuns. They are allowing 28.6 PPG, which places them 114th in college football. Their rush defense ranks 113th in the NCAA.

Does Troy Have a Shot at a Home Win?

With a 8-2 record, the Troy Trojans take on Louisiana. Their road record so far is (4-1) and at home (3-1).

Troy has gone into seven games as the favorite this season and two games as the underdog. Their ATS record is currently 6-3.

Over 10 games, the average over/under line for Troy’s games has been 48.9 points. The total score in these matchups has averaged 44.9 points, resulting in an OU record of 2-7.

Troy’s rushing attack is ranked 49th in college football with 357 rushing attempts per game. This has translated into an average of 153.8 rushing yards per game, placing them 74th nationally. On average, they are attempting 32.6 passes per game leading to 274.2 passing yards per contest. In terms of scoring, they hold the 49th position, averaging 29 points per game.

This season, the Trojans’ defense has allowed 102.1 rushing yards per contest, placing them 190th. Opponents are averaging 194.9 passing yards, and opposing quarterbacks hold a passer rating of 75.9 when facing Troy. They currently hold the 94th spot in NCAA points allowed.