Appalachian St Mountaineers versus UL Lafayette Rajin Cajuns College Football Betting Preview

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The Sun Belt conference will take center stage from college football on Wednesday October 12th as the UL Lafayette Rajin Cajuns will host the Appalachian St Mountaineers. The Rajin Cajuns and Mountaineers will get things started from UL Lafayette at 8PM Eastern Time and ESPN2 has the coast to coast broadcast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the road side Appalachian St Mountaineers favored by -10 points with the total set at 48 ½ points.

Appalachian St has had good success in their two previous meetings. In 2014 it was the Mountaineers with the 35-15 road victory as a +8 point underdog. They were at home in 2015 against the Rajin Cajuns and came away with the 28-7 victory but failed to cover as a +22 point underdog. Appalachian St has put on two good defensive performances in those two wins by limiting Louisiana Lafayette to 259 offensive yards in 2014 and 246 yards a season ago. The Mountaineers enter with a mark of 3-2. Their losses came on the road in week one at Tennessee losing 20-13 in overtime and a 45-10 defeat at home to the Miami Hurricanes. Their victories came at Akron then home to Georgia St and Old Dominion. Appalachian St is the 36th ranked rushing team in college football as they run for 213 yards per game. They are 38th best scoring defense in the league by surrendering 22.6 points per contest.

UL Lafayette takes the field with a 2-3 record. Their victories have come at home to McNeese St and South Alabama. They look to rebound after consecutive overtime losses on the road to Tulane and New Mexico St. The Rajin Cajuns pass defense surrendered 354 yards through the air to the Aggies in defeat. UL Lafayette has struggled in defending the pass this season as the team is 123rd from college football by surrendering 298 yards per game. They are facing a good rushing team on Wednesday and defending the run is the strength of the Rajin Cajuns as they are 22nd best in the nation by allowing 116 yards per contest.

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