ULL vs Mississippi State NCAAF Week 3 Odds & Game Preview.

ULL vs Mississippi State NCAAF Week 3 Game Preview

Written by on September 14, 2018

People who don’t regularly follow college football probably wonder why FCS teams decide to head into hostile territory to face larger opponents, especially knowing that they are likely on to a bit of a beating. There are several reasons why these games take place and they actually benefit both sides. The smaller teams get a rather hefty cash injection for their program, while also giving their players the opportunity to test themselves against a much better opponent in a great football environment. For the bigger schools, it’s an opportunity to give bench players some valuable playing time that can come in handy if one of the starters goes down and misses time later in the season. These types of games show up on the college football calendar every week, especially in the early part of the season when the contenders are still trying to work out some kinks. The ULL Ragin’ Cajuns will hit the road as a 33-point underdog to the Mississippi State Bulldogs, with the point total for this one set at 64 ½.

ULL vs Mississippi State NCAAF Week 3 Odds & Game Preview

  • When: Saturday, September 15, 7:30 PM EST
  • Where: Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field
  • TV: ESPN2
  • Radio: TuneIn
  • Live Stream: WatchESPN
  • NCAAF Week 3 Odds: Mississippi State -33 (Total 63)

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Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 28°C/83°F
  • Humidity: 65%
  • Precipitation: 1%
  • Cloud Cover: 15%
  • Wind: 5 mph NNW
  • Stadium Type: Open

Why bet on the Louisiana Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns?

This game will serve as good practice for a ULL team that is set to face the Alabama Crimson Tide in a couple of weeks. The Cajuns have only a single game under their belts this season, with that one being a rather lopsided 49-17 win over Grambling in the opening week of the season. It’s an encouraging start for a team that went just 5-7 SU last season, but the bigger question here is about what we can expect from them against a much better opponent. They had a pair of these types of games last season, going on the road to face Texas A&M and Ole Miss. It’s probably not surprising to learn that both games ended in defeat, losing 45-21 and 50-22, respectively. It’s certainly not totally indicative of what we can expect this weekend, but those games serve as a good barometer.

Team Stats

  • Average Score For: 49.00
  • Total Yards: 556.00
  • Rush Yards: 315.00
  • Passing Yards: 241.00
  • Average Score Against: 17.00
  • Total Yards: 306.00
  • Rush Yards: 147.00
  • Passing Yards: 159.00

Why bet on the Mississippi State Bulldogs?

It has been a very productive start to the season for the Bulldogs, who come into this one with a 2-0 record. Their big 63-6 win over Stephen F. Austin in Week 1 was certainly not unexpected, but still a very welcome result for bettors who took the Bulldogs to cover the lofty 48-point spread. Week 2 looked to be a much tougher challenge for this team, as they were up against Kansas State as a 7-point favorite. ULL vs Mississippi State should be an easy victory for the Bulldogs. The end result was excellent, as Mississippi State kept their positive start going with a 31-10 win to go 2-0 ATS on the season. Going with the ATS pick with the Bulldogs has been a good strategy of late, as they are 7-3 ATS overall in their last 10 games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games.

Team Stats

  • Average Score For: 47.00
  • Total Yards: 578.00
  • Rush Yards: 302.00
  • Passing Yards: 276.00
  • Average Score Against: 8.00
  • Total Yards: 233.50
  • Rush Yards: 95.00
  • Passing Yards: 138.50

Latest ULL vs Mississippi State NCAAF Wek 3 Betting Trends

  • Mississippi State is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Mississippi State is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • Louisiana-Lafayette is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Mississippi State is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Mississippi State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for ULL vs Mississippi State

The Bulldogs have looked very good offensively through the opening 2 weeks, which could prove to be a problem for the Ragin’ Cajuns. I have the Bulldogs winning and covering the spread in this one. Score: ULL Ragin’ Cajuns 10 – Mississippi State Bulldogs 48
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