Sun Belt Championship Total Prediction
With the total sitting in the high-50s for Saturday afternoon’s Sun Belt Championship Game between Louisiana Lafayette and Appalachian State, will the over cash for bettors at 12:00 p.m. ET?
313 Louisiana Lafayette vs. 314 Appalachian State
12:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, December 1, 2018
Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, North Carolina
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Mountaineers are 16.5-point favorites to beat the Ragin Cajuns. The total, meanwhile, sits at 58.5 points. As of this writing, 67% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Mountaineers.
UL-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
Louisiana senior QB Andre Nunez completed 11-of-15 passes for 148 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 31-28 win over Louisiana-Monroe. Nunez did all of his damage in the first half, throwing two touchdown passes in the first quarter and one more in the second quarter. Louisiana would take a 24-21 lead into halftime and hang on through the final two quarters of play. With the win, the Ragin' Cajuns clinched their spot in the first-ever Sun Belt Championship Game. They will be opposed by Appalachian State in that Dec. 1 showdown for conference supremacy.
Appalachian State Mountaineers
Appalachian State redshirt sophomore QB Zac Thomas completed 12-of-24 passes for 113 yards with two touchdowns and ran for 33 yards with a touchdown in a 21-10 victory over Troy on Saturday. Good enough. Thomas threw two touchdown passes to Corey Xavier Sutton, and he ran in a score from 10-yards out to give him a big touchdown day despite being inaccurate in the passing game. We've seen Thomas have some extremely high completion percentages this season at times, so we'll just call this an off day. And again, good enough. Appalachian State will be seen next in the Sun Belt Conference title game.
The over is 7-3 in Ragin’ Cajuns last 10 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
The under is 4-1 in the Mountaineers’ last five games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous contest.
The under has been profitable in this series, cashing four times in the last five meetings between these two teams. The under is also 17-8-1 in the Ragin’ Cajuns last 26 conference games and is 6-1 in their last seven games played in the month of December. On the other side, the under is 5-2 in the Mountaineers’ last seven games overall, is 5-2 in their last seven conference games and 7-2 in their last nine games against an opponent with a winning record.
Sun Belt Championship Game Prediction: UL-Lafayette/Appalachian State under 58.5