LA Lafayette vs. Southern Miss Prediction
ESPN2 will host Thursday night’s Sun Belt matchup between LA Lafayette and Southern Miss at 7:30 p.m. ET from Hattiesburg, MS.
Are the Ragin’ Cajuns a poor play as a slight road favorite or will Lafayette cover the 1.5?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
105 LA Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns (-1.5) at 106 Southern Miss Golden Eagles (+1.5); o/u 42.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, October 27, 2022
M.M. Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, MS
LA Lafayette vs. Southern Miss Public Betting Information
As of this writing, our CFB Public Betting page shows that 59% of bets are on Southern Miss. That said, this page is updated frequently so make sure that you click on the link provided so that you’re getting the most updated information.
LA-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns Game Notes
Head coach Michael Desormeaux said that Chris Smith (lower body) is going to play Thursday at Southern Miss, Scott Prather of 103.3 The GOAT reports. Smith was sidelined for each of the team's previous two games due to a lower body issue, but it sounds like he'll be available for the Week 9 matchup versus the Golden Eagles. The 197-pounder totaled 46 carries for 262 yards and two touchdowns over the Ragin' Cajuns' first five games, and he'll likely reclaim his starting backfield spot Thursday night against Southern Miss.
Southern Miss Golden Eagles Game Notes
Zach Wilcke went 18-for-25 for 187 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions against Texas State. Wilcke has taken over as Southern Miss' starter but has taken some lumps as a freshman. He has thrown multiple interceptions in three straight games and has gone over the 200-yard mark just once in six games. Southern Mississippi takes on Louisiana on Thursday.
LA Lafayette vs. Southern Miss Betting Trends
Under is 40-16-1 in Ragin' Cajuns last 57 conference games
Under is 28-12-1 in Ragin' Cajuns last 41 games overall
Under is 6-0 in Golden Eagles last 6 conference games
LA Lafayette vs. Southern Miss Betting Prediction
The Ragin’ Cajuns are winless against the spread in their last four games versus the Golden Eagles and have dropped seven of their last nine games at the betting window after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game. On the other side, the Golden Eagles are 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 games overall, are 5-1 against the number in their last six games coming off an ATS win and are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous contest.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 8 PREDICTION: SOUTHERN MISS GOLDEN EAGLES +1.5