Louisiana vs. Ohio NCAA Football Betting Pick 9/21/19

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The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (+3) are set to take on the Ohio Bobcats (-3) at Peden Stadium. This afternoon matchup is scheduled to kick off at 2:00 p.m. ET and ESPN+ will televise the action.

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Louisiana at Ohio Betting Odds 9/21/2019

This game’s line is placed at 3 points in favor of Ohio. The Ragin’ Cajuns are currently receiving +135 moneyline odds while the Bobcats are -155. This matchup should present some in-game betting scenarios. The over/under has been set at 66.5 points.

The game’s O/U was initially placed at 64.5, but sharp bettors are hammering the over.

The Ragin’ Cajuns are 2-1 straight up (SU) while the Bobcats are 1-2 SU. The Ragin’ Cajuns are 2-0 against the spread (ATS) and have gained 0.0 units so far. The team has recorded an O/U mark of 1-1.

The Bobcats are down 2.0 units this season. They’re 1-2 ATS and have an O/U record of 1-2.

Louisiana enters this contest on a zero-game winless skid while Ohio has won each of its last zero. The Ragin’ Cajuns want to keep things rolling following a 77-6 win over Texas Southern last week. The D did its part in the win, keeping the Tigers to just 164 passing yards and 72 yards on the ground. Donnie Corley had a productive day for the Tigers in that one with 62 yards on six catches. Offensively, the Ragin’ Cajuns completed 22-of-29 passes for 308 yards and three touchdowns. Jaiave Magalei went nine-for-13 for 103 yards and one touchdown while Levi Lewis completed 10-of-13 for 181 yards and two touchdowns. T.J. Wisham (103 rushing yards on 10 attempts) and Elijah Mitchell (73 yards on seven carries, two TDs) provided the running attack in the win while Ja’Marcus Bradley (three receptions, 52 yards) and Pearse Migl (two catches, 27 yards) handled the receiving duties.

One week ago, Marshall got the victory against this Ohio team by a score of 33-31. The Bobcats defensive unit allowed the Thundering Herd to eat up the clock by rushing for 305 yards on 46 attempts, including two rush TDs. Brenden Knox put up a good outing, recording 133 rushing yards and a score on 16 attempts for Marshall. For Ohio, Nathan Rourke completed 15-of-25 passes for 215 yards and three touchdowns. O’Shaan Allison (60 rushing yards on 12 attempts) and De’Montre Tuggle (45 yards on 10 carries) handled the ground game in the defeat as Isiah Cox (four receptions, 61 yards) and Ryan Luehrman (four catches, 60 yards, one TD) led the pass-catching attack.

Each team has a similar run-pass ratio on the season. Louisiana has run the ball on 57.3 percent of its offensive possessions while Ohio has a rush percentage of 56.3. The Ragin’ Cajuns, however, have produced 337 rush yards/game and have 14 scores via handoffs this year. The Bobcats haven’t been quite as productive, as they’re putting up 179 rushing yards per contest and have five total rush TDs.

Judging by the early season results, it appears that the Ragin’ Cajuns could hold an edge in all aspects of the ground game. Their running backs has produced 8.0 yards per carry while their defense is allowing a YPC of 5.0 to opponents. The Bobcats have registered 5.5 yards per carry and given up 5.2 yards per rush attempt to opponents.

The Ragin’ Cajuns have averaged 254 yards in the air overall and have six passing scores so far. The Bobcats have produced 193 pass yards per outing and have five total pass TDs.

Defensively, Louisiana appears to have the upper hand in both facets. The team has allowed 158 rush yards and 206 pass yards per game. Ohio has allowed 183.0 yards per game on the ground and 272.7 to opposing teams in the air. The Ragin’ Cajuns are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of only 5.03 to opponents, while the Bobcats have given up a 7.82 ANY/A.

Levi Lewis has amassed 448 passing yards this season, and has connected on 34-of-52 attempts with three passing touchdowns and one interception. Lewis has an 8.64 adjusted net yards per pass attempt, including 10.00 over the last two outings.

We’re expecting the Ragin’ Cajuns to control the pace by getting the ball into the hands of their running backs. Along with Ja’Marcus Bradley (145 yards), Trey Ragas (144 rush yards, two rush TDs, one receiving TD) and Raymond Calais (124 rush yards, two rush TDs) have brought significant production to the Louisiana offense.

Nathan Rourke has accounted for 403 yards, five TDs and zero INTs for Ohio. His ANY/A sits at 10.27 for the year and 6.98 over his past two games.

The Bobcats also prefer to keep their backfield featured. Along with Isiah Cox (87 receiving yards), O’Shaan Allison (98 rush yards, 23 receiving yards) and De’Montre Tuggle (110 rush yards, two rush TDs, one TD) have seen plenty of touches recently.

Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns at Ohio Bobcats Free Prediction

SU Winner – Louisiana, ATS Winner – Louisiana, O/U – Over

Notes

Team Betting Notes

The Louisiana defense has sacked opposing QBs seven times this season. Ohio has registered three sacks.

Ohio has lost two fumbles this season while the Louisiana offense has lost four.

The Ragin’ Cajuns offense has created two pass plays of 40 yards or more, while the Bobcats have accounted for one such play.

The Louisiana defense has allowed zero pass plays of 40 or more yards, while Ohio has given up two such plays.

The Louisiana offense has created 13 rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while Ohio has created six such runs.

The Ragin’ Cajuns defense has allowed two rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while the Bobcats have given up six such runs.

As a team, Louisiana has averaged 9.6 yards per carry over its last two matchups.

Ohio has averaged 4.3 yards per carry over its last two.

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