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South Alabama vs Louisiana Monroe Prediction & College Football Odds for Week 8
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South Alabama vs Louisiana Monroe Prediction & College Football Odds for Week 8

by Ryan BurksOctober 21, 2021

Check out our free college football prediction for South Alabama vs Louisiana Monroe in Week 8. Find out why this Sun Belt Conference matchup will be closer than the betting odds suggest. 

South Alabama vs Louisiana Monroe Prediction & College Football Odds for Week 8

  • Louisiana Monroe keeps this game close against their Sun Belt rival
  • South Alabama survives with a victory
  • A back-and-forth game will push the betting total to over 50.5 points

The Sun Belt Conference has once again produced some terrific and exciting college football games this season. Another could take place this weekend when the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks host the South Alabama Jaguars. 

South Alabama comes into this game with an overall record of 4-2, and the Jaguars still have hopes of winning the Sun Belt. The Jaguars were able to snap a two-game losing streak with a dominant win over Georgia Southern last weekend. 

Louisiana Monroe was also a winner in Week 7, and it was one of the most surprising wins of the entire weekend. The Warhawks stunned Liberty at home, and they will look to build on that momentum in this matchup with South Alabama. 

Betting Odds & Lines for This Game

  • Spread: South Alabama Jaguars -13.5
  • MoneyLine: South Alabama -550 Louisiana Monroe +400
  • Total: Over/Under 50.5

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South Alabama vs Louisiana Monroe Prediction: Spread

The oddsmakers clearly aren’t giving Louisiana Monroe much respect after just knocking off Liberty a week ago. The Warhawks are nearly two-touchdown underdogs in this game, even though they are playing at home.

South Alabama does have a clear advantage on each side of the ball as the Jaguars are scoring 28.5 points per game, while allowing just 19.0. Louisiana Monroe is scoring 18 points per game, while the defense has allowed 35 points per game. 

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The Warhawks are coming into this game with some momentum, and that offense has been better over the last two weeks. Louisiana Monroe will hit on some big plays to keep this game close on Saturday. 

South Alabama is just too good defensively, and that unit will come up with a stop when needed. The Jaguars will get out of town with a win, but it’s going to be a stressful Saturday. 

  • Free Prediction: Louisiana Monroe +13.5

South Alabama vs Louisiana Monroe Prediction: MoneyLine

South Alabama is a more complete team than Louisiana Monroe, and they have an offense that should dictate this game at some point. Louisiana Monroe did just stun Liberty, and they will look to put together another terrific defensive performance. 

There is some really good value in betting on Louisiana Monroe at +400, especially if you believe that their Week 7 win wasn’t a fluke. The Sun Belt Conference is always extremely tough to predict, and this game does have potential upset written all over it. 

This game is going to be much tighter than most predict, but ultimately it will be won by South Alabama. Betting on the Jaguars to win the game is the right way to go, but there isn’t a ton of value at taking them at -550. 

  • Free Prediction: South Alabama Jaguars -550

South Alabama vs Louisiana Monroe Prediction: Total

The easy bet when looking at the offensive numbers for each team would be to take the under, but that’s not how this game is going to play out. South Alabama is going to look to score quickly, and that will force Louisiana Monroe to try and keep up. 

This will also be a game that is going to go back-and-forth, with each team scoring some touchdowns. A close game will put pressure on both offenses to continue scoring, which will ultimately drive up the point total.

It’s going to take 30 points to win this game on Saturday, and that means that the final score will go over 50 points. 

  • Free Prediction: Over 50.5

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About The Author
Ryan Burks
Ryan has been writing sports betting content and industry news pieces for more than 3 years. He stays on top of all of the latest industry news as well as providing sports betting strategy articles and opinion pieces. Ryan is a former college basketball player and someone that continues to participate in sports to this day. He is a die-hard fan of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Blackhawks and also roots for the Fighting Illini. Ryan currently resides in Illinois.