NCAA gambling handicappers would do well to consider the potential trap that this game could be for Okie State as it could end up being a NCAA football gambling letdown spot.
Kickoff Friday is at 9:05 PM Eastern and Sports-Gambling opened with Oklahoma State as a 23 point favorite.
Homestanding Louisiana Lafayette is 2-2 both straight up and with the NCAA odds. The Ragin Cajuns are coming off a 28-27 win over North Texas as 5 point road dogs as the escaped with victory when North Texas missed the extra point after scoring what looked to be the tying touchdown with 32 seconds left to play.
Chris Mason passed for 314 yards and 2 touchdowns to lead the Cajuns in his best performance of the season. ULL ranks a poor 95th in the country for offense and 93rd for defense.
Oklahoma State has a record of 4-0 straight up and 3-1 with the NCAA lines. The Cowboys are coming off a thrilling 38-35 home win over Texas A&M on ESPN Thursday Night football as 2.5 point favorites. Don Bailey kicked a 40 yard field goal at the gun that followed an Okie State interception to get the win.
A&M outgained the Cowboys 535-351 but gift wrapped the game with 5 turnovers. This game at Lafayette would have all the trappings of being a classic letdown as the Cowboys are coming off a huge nationally televised Big 12 South Division win and now face a lightly regarded Sun Belt Conference team.
However the matchup is good for OSU as they rank 3rd in the country for yards and 2nd for points and should find the ULL defense inviting. Okie State’s defense ranks 96th in the country and is a point of concern despite the weak offensive attack so far of Lafayette.
Louisiana Lafayette has paid out in 9 out of their last 13 NCAA gambling matchups with the Big 12 but is 1-6 against the spread when coming off a payout in their previous game. ULL has gone over the total in 6 out of their last 7 games with the Big 12. Oklahoma State has gone under the total in 11 out of their last 13 away games.