UL-Lafayette vs. Alabama Total Prediction
Off to a 4-0 start, the Alabama Crimson Tide will host a non-conference foe on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. ET when the UL-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns come to town. Even with the total being bet down, will the game still go over?
12:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, September 29, 2018
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Crimson Tide are 48.5-point favorites to beat the Ragin Cajuns. The total, meanwhile, sits at 66 points. As of this writing, 51% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Cowboys.
UL-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
Louisiana-Lafayette senior QB Andre Nunez completed just 7-of-14 passes for 133 yards and a score in a 30-28 loss to Coastal Carolina on Saturday. A poor effort from Nunez, who was actually better last week against Mississippi State. He was inaccurate, and he was fortunate to not have been intercepted a couple of times. Nunez is going to have to play better if the Ragin' Cajuns are going to compete in the Sun Belt. An ugly, ugly contest with Alabama will come next for Louisiana-Lafayette next Saturday.
Alabama Crimson Tide
Alabama HC Nick Saban said "our team needs to do a lot of things to improve" after their win over No. 22 Texas A&M. Saban's press conferences are becoming more and more snippy for largely no reason as the Crimson Tide are now 4-0. Saban continued by saying, "If what our team has accomplished to this point makes them in any way not take into account the kind of teams that we have to play in the future, and they underestimate what we need to do to improve so that we can become a better team and don't just take things for granted." Saban is trying to keep his players motivated after their great start to the season. They have three games against ranked teams remaining including a road game against No. 6 LSU.
The over is 6-0 in the Ragin’ Cajuns last six games versus SEC opponents.
The over is 6-1 in the Crimson Tide’s last seven games played in the month of September.
Alabama has the No. 10 passing offense in the nation but if you take out fourth-quarter yardage, the Crimson Tide would rank No. 3 in passing. They’re usually up by so many points they look to run clock in the fourth quarter. This puts bettors in a tough spot because you’re basically wagering on whether Alabama’s opponent can put the ball in the end zone at all to chip in on the over. I’m saying no this week. UL-Lafayette ranks 41st in the nation in rushing offense and 125th in rushing defense. I’m banking on the Ragin Cajuns trying to establish the run and for the Crimson Tide to rely more on its running game because that’s UL-Lafayette’s weakness on defense. Alabama will still score plenty but I see this being a 50-6 game.
College Football Prediction: UL-Lafayette/Alabama under 66