Through two weeks, the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns are still looking to reach their level of play from last season, and they will get another chance on Thursday when they host the Ohio Bobcats in a primetime game at Cajun Field in Lafayette, La. The Ragin’ Cajuns are coming off a 10-1 season in which they upset eventual Fiesta Bowl champion Iowa State and finished No. 15 in the country. But this year Louisiana, which has 10 starters back on each side of the ball, is 1-1 after a 20-point loss at Texas and an uninspiring 27-24 victory over Nicholls, a FCS team. On Thursday the Cajuns host a Bobcats team that is 0-2 after losses to Syracuse and Duquesne.
Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET. The Ragin’ Cajuns are 20.5-point favorites in the latest Louisiana vs. Ohio odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under for total points scored is 57. Before locking in any Ohio vs. Louisiana picks, check out the college football predictions from Josh Nagel.
Nagel is a Nevada-based handicapper with more than 20 years of experience in the sports wagering industry. Since the start of the 2018 college football season, he is 202-171-6 on all college football picks, returning a profit of $1,327. In addition, he has had a particularly keen eye for the Ragin’ Cajuns. He is a perfect 4-0 with his against-the-spread college football picks involving Louisiana. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Louisiana vs. Ohio spread: Ragin’ Cajuns -20.5Louisiana vs. Ohio over-under: 57 pointsLouisiana vs. Ohio money line: Ragin’ Cajuns -1400, Bobcats +800ULL: Levi Lewis leads the Sun Belt Conference in passing yards per game (293.0)OHIO: De’Montre Tuggle leads the Mid-American Conference in yards per kickoff return (26.7)
Featured Game | Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns vs. Ohio Bobcats
Why Louisiana can cover
Louisiana has a disruptive playmaker on the defensive line in Zi’Yon Hill. A 6-foot-1, 283-pound junior from New Iberia, La., Hill is tied for the team lead and ranks ninth in the Sun Belt Conference with 13 total tackles. He also has 1.5 tackles for loss and one sack on the season.
In addition, the Ragin’ Cajuns face a porous Ohio rush defense. The Bobcats are giving up 225.5 rushing yards per game so far this season. That ranks ninth in the MAC and 118th in the country. They also give up 5.07 yards per rush, which ranks 108th in the nation.
Why Ohio can cover
Ohio has a dangerous all-purpose threat in De’Montre Tuggle. A 5-foot-10 senior from Channelview, Texas, Tuggle leads the Mid-American Conference and ranks 14th in the country in yards per kickoff return (26.7). He also ranks second in the MAC and 17th in the nation in all-purpose yards per game (148.0).
In addition, the Bobcats have an improving linebacker in Bryce Houston. A 5-foot-11 sophomore from Lewis Center, Ohio, Houston has taken advantage of his first two career starts, leading the team in total tackles (21) and tackles for loss (two). He is coming off a 10-tackle game against Duquesne.
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