When it comes to the Conference Championship Games, we all tend to pay attention to the Power 5 conferences, which is only natural when you consider that the teams that make the playoffs come from there. Natural as it may be, it means that a lot of people miss out on really good games and betting opportunities when the smaller conferences play their title games. There are a bunch of those set to go this coming weekend, so you should really be paying attention to those, as well as the games that will have an impact on who does and doesn’t make the college football playoffs.
The Sun Belt will have their big game on Saturday, with Coastal Carolina looking to maintain their unbeaten season at home against a very good ULL squad. This has all the makings of a highly entertaining game of football, which is why we are all over it. It is the Chanticleers who are in as a 3-point favorite for the Sun Belt Championship Game, with the point total set at 55. With that in mind, let’s jump into action so you can bet against their NCAAF odds.
College Football Odds and Predictions – Louisiana at Coastal Carolina
- When: Saturday, December 19 at 3:30 PM EST
- Where: Brooks Stadium, Conway
- TV: ESPN
- NCAAF Odds: TBD
Why bet on the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns
It was a solid year for the ULL Ragin Cajuns, as they posted a 9-1 record on the season, with their lone loss coming against Coastal Carolina. That game was a great one, with ULL losing 30-27, although they were in as a 9-point favorite. That type of loss could easily have derailed them, but they rebounded nicely, reeling off 6-straight wins and putting up some solid offensive numbers, which included dropping 70 points on UL Monroe. Going on the road to face an unbeaten team is never easy, but ULL have been good away from home, winning 6 in a row. Less convincing is their record against the spread, where they are 4-2 ATS in their last 6. They have seen the UNDER hot in 6 of their last 8 games.
Why bet on the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers came very close to losing their unbeaten record last weekend, but they dug down deep to come from behind late to take out Troy in a 42-38 thriller. There is more on the line that just winning the conference championship for the Chanticleers this weekend, as winning may well have them ending up in one of the New Year’s 6 Bowl Games. That would be a massive accomplishment for this team, but it does also add another layer of pressure. This is a team, though, that has won each of their last 7 games played on home field, while also going 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. In recent weeks, they have been trending towards the OVER, with 3 of their last 4 going that way.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The first meeting between these teams earlier in the season was a close one and I think we can expect more of the same here. I am leaning towards Coastal Carolina for the win and the cover, plus I also like the OVER.
Pick: Louisiana Ragin Cajuns 33 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 39
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