It follows that Appalachian State will always be best known for its impossible 2007 upset at the Big House. Michigan fans refer to that epic defeat as “The Horror” to this very day. But App State deserves a lot more College Football betting respect than for that unforgettable day. To show, the Mountaineers are a perennial bowl program. Correspondingly they are now Division One status from their 1-AA days of lore in 2007. In the same way, the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns are a quality program that bowls on a regular basis. Saturday these programs play for a title.
Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers – Sun Belt Title
|Date and Time:||Saturday, December 7, 2019, Noon, ET|
|Location:||Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, North Carolina|
|Louisiana vs. Appalachian State TV Coverage:||ESPN|
Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers Overview
Louisiana has a sports betting record of 10-2 straight up, 9-3 against the spread, and 5-7 under the total. Last week the Ragin Cajuns beat Louisiana Monroe 31-30 as 20.5-point home overlays. Louisiana ranks eighth in the nation for total offense and 11th for points allowed.
By contrast, Appalachian State is 11-1 straight up, 8-4 vs. the odds, and 5-7 under the total. Troy was bombed by the Mountaineers last week in a 48-13 final. Overall Appalachian State ranks 11th for scoring offense and 18th for points allowed. A program known for its wins over Power Five teams got another one this year over Bowl Bound North Carolina.
Key Ragin’ Cajuns: QB Levi Lewis (2450 YDS, 65.4% COMP, 8.0 AVG, 20 TD, 3 INT, 14 SACKS, 152.2 RTG), RB Elijah Mitchell (169 ATT, 1007 YDS, 6.0 AVG, 14 TD), WR Ja’Marcus Bradley (48 REC, 760 YDS, 15.8 AVG, 7 TD), PK Steve Artigue (57-58 XP, 13-17 FG, 96 PTS), LB Joe Dillon (34 TACKLES, 5 SACKS)
Key Mountaineers: QB Zac Thomas (2427 YDS, 63.8% COMP, 7.6 AVG, 24 TD, 6 INT, 14 SACKS, 149.1 RTG), RB Darrynton Evans (217 ATT, 1250 YDS, 5.8 AVG, 16 TD), WR Thomas Hennigan (54 REC, 673 YDS, 12.5 AVG, 4 TD), PK Chandler Staton (62-63 XP, 9-14 FG, 89 PTS)
Louisiana and Appalachian State vs. The Line
The Ragin’ Cajuns are:
- 3-4 on the board head to head against Appalachian State
- 1-6 under the total head to head vs. the Mountaineers
- 9-2 against the spread in their last 11 games vs. Sun Belt Conference teams
- 2-4-1 under the total against the Sun Belt
The Mountaineers are:
- 11-4 against the spread in their last 15 Sun Belt matchups
- 3-9 under the total in games vs. Sun Belt Conference teams
- 1-0 vs. the odds in 2019 against Louisiana in a 17-7 road win October 9
- 0-1 under the total this season with the Ragin’ Cajuns
Louisiana vs. Appalachian State College Football Betting Pick
In this situation, we have what looks like an even matchup College Football Betting. Certainly, these are the two most balanced and well-coached teams in the Sun Belt Conference. App. State has covered four of their last six home games. And they have been highly profitable in Sun Belt games. A home field may be the difference here.
Louisiana vs. Appalachian State College Football Betting Prediction: Appalachian State Mountaineers
Louisiana vs. Appalachian State College Football Betting Score Prediction: Appalachian State 34, Louisiana 20