Darren Grainger and Georgia State (4-4) go on the road to play Levi Lewis and No. 24 Louisiana (7-1) in a standalone college football game on Thursday night. The Ragin' Cajuns lead the Sun Belt West Division with a 5-0 record in the conference. The Panthers, tied for first in the East with a 3-1 conference mark, have reeled off a three-game win streak after starting the season 1-4.
Kickoff from Cajun Field is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. The latest Louisiana vs. Georgia State odds from Caesars Sportsbook list the Ragin' Cajuns as 13.5-point favorites. The over-under for total points is up to 53.5. Before finalizing any Georgia State vs. Louisiana picks, be sure to see the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Louisiana vs. Georgia State and locked in its college football picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see all of the model's CFB picks. Here are several college football odds and trends for Georgia State vs. Louisiana:
- Georgia State vs. Louisiana spread: Louisiana -13.5
- Georgia State vs. Louisiana over-under: 53.5 points
- Georgia State vs. Louisiana money line: Georgia State +400, Louisiana -550
- UL: The under is 5-1 in the Ragin' Cajuns last six Thursday games
- GAST: The Panthers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win
Why Louisiana can cover
Lewis ranks fourth in the Sun Belt in passing yards, completing 63 percent of his passes for 1,655 yards and 11 passing touchdowns. In the blowout win against Texas State, he went 22 of 32 for 228 yards and three passing touchdowns. The Louisiana native averages 207 passing yards per game.
Lewis also has the athleticism to make plays with his feet. He has rushed for 156 yards with two touchdowns. Lewis has tossed a passing touchdown in six games thus far, including two games with three passing touchdowns. Keeping the ball safe in crucial for any quarterback and Lewis has been able to do that. He has only thrown three interceptions on the season.
Why Georgia State can cover
The Panthers have two linebackers in the middle of their defense who have been making plays. Junior linebacker Jordan Veneziale leads the team with 65 total tackles, with 33 being solo. Veneziale has logged five games with at least eight total tackles, including two games with 10 total stops.
Senior Blake Carroll is second on the team with 59 total tackles. He leads the Panthers with 4.5 sacks thus far. Carroll has secured a minimum of eight total tackles in three consecutive weeks. Last week against Georgia Southern, he had eight total tackles, one sack, and snatched an interception.
How to make Georgia State vs. Louisiana picks
SportsLine's model is leaning under on the total, projecting 53 combined points. It has also generated an against the spread pick that hits in almost 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the Louisiana vs. Georgia State picks at SportsLine.
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