|ESPN Tuesday Night College Football Odds: Arkansas State vs. Louisiana|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Tuesday, 23 October 2012 13:30|
Arkansas State vs. Louisiana Odds
Louisiana is 4-2 overall, 2-1 in the Sun Belt and 3-0 at home. Arkansas State is 4-3 overall, 2-1 in the Sun Belt and 1-2 on the road. The Red Wolves are 3-4 against the spread while the Ragin’ Cajuns are 3-3 ATS. Louisiana has won three of the last four in the series and the home team has won nine of the last 10 in this series.
Trends show that Arkansas State is 0-4 against the spread in its last four against Lafayette and 0-3-1 ATS in its last three trips to Louisiana. These two have combined to hit the under in 4 of their last five games at Cajun Field.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Louisiana is a slight favorite at home in this game, as the Ragin’ Cajuns have odds of -5 points against Arkansas State on Tuesday. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Louisiana favored by 4.5 points. The spread dropped back to 4 points during the week, but then climbed up to a close of 5 points.
Louisiana is coming off a 30-23 loss at North Texas last Tuesday. The Ragin’ Cajuns have been scoring an average of 35.5 points per game this year while allowing just 25.3 points per contest. Louisiana has a balanced offense, averaging 228.2 passing yards and 176.3 rushing yards per game. The Cajuns are led by running back Alonzo Harris, who has rushed for 374 yards and three touchdowns.
Arkansas State is coming off a 36-29 win over South Alabama last week. The Red Wolves have now won two straight and are averaging 31.3 points per game on offense while allowing 28.9 points per game on defense. The offense has put up some strong numbers, and is led by quarterback Ryan Aplin, who has thrown for 1,591 yards and 11 touchdowns this season.
In terms of Injuries, Arkansas State guard Cliff Mitchell is out for this game due to an undisclosed injury. Louisiana has no injuries to report for this game.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Louisiana. The Ragin’ Cajuns are getting 68% of the wagers with odds of -5 points at home against Arkansas State.