Tuesday college football odds: Arkansas State at Louisiana-Lafayette

For the second week in a row, the Sun Belt Conference has the college football spotlight to itself on Tuesday night as Louisiana-Lafayette hosts Arkansas State. The Ragin’ Cajuns are 4-point favorites on WagerWeb.com.

ASU (4-3, 2-1) last played Oct. 13 and beat South Alabama 36-29 for its second week in a row. Senior quarterback Ryan Aplin threw for three touchdowns and ran for another. Aplin, who totaled 203 passing yards on 17 completions against South Alabama, climbed into second place among SBC’s all-time passing leaders with his performance as the school’s all-time leading signal-caller presently has amassed 9,007 career yards thru the air. A-State produced 316 yards in total offense with 203 yards in passing and 113 on the ground, but was hampered by three fumbles lost to South Alabama.

ULL (4-2, 2-1) lost 30-23 to North Texas last Tuesday. All looked good for the Cajuns after they stretched the lead to 20-6 just three minutes into the second half. But the North Texas offense, which totaled 242 yards and 524 yards of total offense, wore down the Cajuns defense.  UL had entered the game ranked second in the Sun Belt and 19th nationally allowing 107.2 yards rushing per game including just 60 yards or less in all four wins.

The Cajuns played the game without starting running back Alonzo Harris, who was ill all week and was unable to practice.  In addition, starting receivers Harry Peoples (shoulder) and Javone Lawson (wrist) each missed good portions of the game due to injury. Sophomore Terrance Broadway accounted for a season-high 349 yards of total offense against UNT, completing 26-of-41 passes for 265 yards and gaining 84 yards rushing, including a 75-yard touchdown run.

Tuesday’s game marks the 41st series meeting between Louisiana and Arkansas State with the Cajuns owning a 21-18-1 series lead.  The series began in 1953 and the Red Wolves dominated the early years, going 11-6-1 over the first 18 meetings through 1982.  After a short break, the series resumed in 1988 and the two teams have met every year since, except 2000, with UL going 15-7 since.  Louisiana is 13-7 at home in the series, including eight straight wins going back to the 1992 season. But the Red Wolves claimed a 30-21 decision in Jonesboro last year.

WagerWeb.com odds: Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in UL Lafayette. Red Wolves are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings. Red Wolves are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 meetings in UL Lafayette.