The 2021 Sun Belt championship game will take place this weekend. On Saturday, Appalachian State (10-2) will take on No. 20 Louisiana (11-1) at Cajun Field in Lafayette, Louisiana. The Mountaineers have rattled off five consecutive double-digit wins. Louisiana, on the other hand, hasn't lost since losing to Texas in its season opener.
Appalachian State is favored by 2.5 points in Caesars Sportsbook's latest Appalachian State vs. Louisiana odds and the Over-Under is 52. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET. Before making any Appalachian State vs. Louisiana picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the SportsLine's Projection Model has to say.
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The model knows Appalachian State's offense is dynamic. The Mountaineers are averaging 35.8 points per game. Chase Brice has tallied 2,901 yards with 22 passing touchdowns. Three of his receivers have amassed at least 700 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns. Nate Noel and Camerun Peoples give Appalachian State a well-rounded attack by contributing on the ground. The duo has racked up 1,800 rushing yards and 17 rushing scores.
The model also knows Louisiana has a top-tier scoring defense. The Ragin' Cajuns held the Mountaineers to a season-low 13 points earlier this year. They've held opponents to a mere 18.5 points per game in 2021.
Now, it has simulated Appalachian State vs. Louisiana 10,000 times, and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Under on the point total, and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 60 percent of simulations. You absolutely need to see it before locking in your own picks.
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