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Louisiana vs. Arkansas State line, picks: Advanced computer college football model releases selections for Sun Belt matchup

SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Thursday's Sun Belt matchup between the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns and the Arkansas Red Wolves
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The Arkansas Red Wolves welcome the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns to Jonesboro at 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday. Louisiana is favored by 18 points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 70 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college football odds page). 

Before making any Louisiana vs. Arkansas State picks, you NEED to check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,700 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It also enters Week 8 of the 2021 season on a 22-9 run on all top-rated college football side picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen HUGE returns.

The model knows Louisiana is very good offensively. The Ragin' Cajuns are a top-four team in the Sun Belt in myriad categories, including scoring offense, total offense and rushing offense. Louisiana has real balance, including three rushers with at least 280 yards, and this is a strong matchup for the team's offense. Arkansas State has the worst statistical defense in the Sun Belt, giving up more than 10 yards per pass attempt and more than 500 yards per game. 

The model also knows Arkansas State is very potent in the passing game. The Red Wolves are No. 1 in the Sun Belt in passing offense, averaging more than 350 yards per game. Arkansas State is also a top-tier unit with 17 passing touchdowns and more than 435 total yards per contest, and the team's receivers are very strong. Corey Rucker and Te'Vailance Hunt both rank in the top six in receptions and receiving yards in the Sun Belt, with a path to put up more numbers against Louisiana.

Now, it has set its sights on Louisiana vs. Arkansas State. We can tell you the model is leaning under the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any college football picks.

Who wins Louisiana vs. Arkansas State? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? ... Join SportsLine right now to find out which side of the Louisiana vs. Arkansas State spread you should be all over Thursday, all from the model on a roll on college football picks!

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