We made it people, Wednesday night football is back! We now have just one day a week without football on TV now that Wednesday night Funbelt action is back to grace our screens on Wednesday nights. The first mid-week game of the season is a really good one as 4-0 Appalachian State travels to Lafayette to take on the 4-1 Louisiana Rajin’ Cajuns.
App State enters Wednesday as one of the last 16 undefeated teams in the nation. The Mountaineers made slight work in beating East Tennessee State, Charlotte and Coastal Carolina this season and have one close win, 34-31, at North Carolina.
The Rajin’ Cajuns are on a four game winning streak after a season opening, 10 point, loss to the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Since then ULL has beaten Liberty 35-14, Texas Southern 77-6, Ohio 45-25 and Georgia Southern 37-24.
Below is my best bet for App State at Louisiana. All lines are from the PointsBet Sportsbook.
Appalachian State at UL-Lafayette (-1.5): O/U 68 points scored (-115/-105)
App State makes their money on the ground as the Mountaineers are currently 22nd in the nation averaging 224.5 rushing yards per game. Those rush yards have propelled App State to being the 5th best scoring team in the nation averaging 47.0 each game.
Like App State, Louisiana Lafayette gets things done on the ground as the Rajin’ Cajuns bolster the top running attack in the nation averaging 314.0 rushing yards per game. ULL is 9th in the nation averaging 44.4 points per game and are giving up just 21.4 points per game so far this season.
Series History: App State has won all six meetings between these two teams after winning 30-19 in 2018.
Game Prediction: This is a great game to get the football week started and I like ULL to get their first ever win over App State. Take the Rajin’ Cajuns at -1.5.
YTD College Football Results: 12-11