The 2nd Sun Belt championship is a rematch from last season as the Louisiana Rajin’ Cajuns travel to Boone, North Carolina for a date with the #21 Appalachian State Mountaineers. App State won last season’s matchup 30-19 to lift the first ever Sun Belt Championship game trophy.
The Louisiana Rajin’ Cajuns look to lift their first Sun Belt Championship game trophy and look to win their third overall Sun Belt championship. Louisiana won the Sun Belt in 2005 and 2013, prior to the championship game being introduced. A win Saturday would see the Rajin’ Cajuns have their first ever 11 win season.
App State is looking to win their second straight Sun Belt Championship game and their fourth straight Sun Belt championship overall. The Mountaineers beat Louisiana in the first ever championship game last season and won the previous two titles prior to the championship game being implemented. A win Saturday would see App State have their first 12 win season as a FBS team and their first overall since 2007.
Below is my pick for the Louisiana Rajin’ Cajuns at the #21 Appalachian State Mountaineers. All lines are from the PointsBet Sportsbook.
Louisiana Rajin’ Cajuns at #21 Appalachian State Mountaineers (-6.5): O/U 56 points (-110/-110)
Louisiana ended their season on a six game winning streak thanks to a 31-30 win over rival Louisiana-Monroe last week. The Rajin’ Cajuns needed a field goal with 1:21 left in the game to set program records for overall wins, and conference wins, in a single season. Louisiana is 5-0 on the road this season with all five wins coming by double figured. The Rajin’ Cajuns are 3-1 against Sun Belt – East teams with wins over Georgia Southern, Tory and Coastal Carolina and the lone loss being to App State. Louisiana-Lafayette is 9-3 against the spread and the under has hit in seven of their 12 games this season.
App State ended the season on a four game winning streak thanks to an easy 48-13 win at Troy last week. The Mountaineers took a 34-13 lead to the half and cruised in the second half as they prepared for this Sun Belt Championship game. App State is 5-1 at home this season with their lone loss coming against Georgia Southern five games ago. Against the Sun Belt – West, App State is 4-0 with four double digit victories. App State is 8-4 against the spread and the under has hit in seven of their 12 games this season.
Series History: App State won 17-7 earlier this season and now leads the all-time series 7-0.
Football ATS Pick: I like App State -6.5 in this one
YTD College Football Results: 62-53-2