Lamar Cardinals vs UL Monroe Warhawks 9-9-2023

Lamar Cardinals vs. UL Monroe Warhawks 9/9/23 NCAAF Week 2 Prediction, Tips, and Analysis

Lamar Cardinals (0-1) vs. UL Monroe Warhawks (1-0)

Lamar Cardinals vs. UL Monroe Warhawks 9/9/23On September 9, 2023, as the lights of JPS Field at James L. Malone Stadium illuminate, the Lamar Cardinals and the UL Monroe Warhawks are primed for a crucial early-season clash. While the Cardinals are still on the hunt for their inaugural win of the season, holding a 0-1 record, the Warhawks seem to have found their footing early, boasting a 1-0 record. It’s an old tale of resurgence versus momentum, and both teams are geared to set a commanding tone for their upcoming fixtures.


Khalan Griffin has been a beacon of hope for the Cardinals’ offense. Though his numbers might not be astronomical, his effort and perseverance in the ground game are evident. With 12 attempts and 42 yards, Griffin has managed a rushing touchdown, demonstrating his knack for finding the endzone. Wide Receiver Andre Dennis, though having only one reception, made it count with a significant 34-yard catch, showing his potential as a deep-threat option for the Cardinals.


The Warhawks’ Hunter Smith is an emerging force in the backfield. Amassing an impressive 103 rushing yards in just 7 attempts, Smith’s stellar average of 14.7 yards per carry and his long rush of 62 yards highlight his explosive capabilities. On the receiving end, Tyrone Howell is proving himself indispensable, notching up 9 receptions for 67 yards. With an average of 7.4 yards per catch and a touchdown under his belt, Howell is a consistent target for the Warhawks’ aerial attack. Check out our free accurate NCAAF picks for more insights.

Lamar Cardinals vs. UL Monroe Warhawks Game Info

When: Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET
Where: JPS Field at James L. Malone Stadium
Stream: SofaScore

Robert Coleman QB vs. Jiya Wright QB

Robert Coleman of the Lamar Cardinals showcases some commendable stats. With a 62.5% completion rate, he’s made 15 successful throws out of 24 attempts, accumulating 119 passing yards. He’s showcased his ability to find the endzone with a touchdown pass, but he’s also thrown an interception. Sacks seem to be an area of concern, having been taken down three times, reflecting on the offensive line’s potential vulnerabilities or decision-making lapses.


On the opposite side, Jiya Wright for the Warhawks paints a different picture. Completing 11 out of 22 attempts, he’s settled for a 50% completion rate with a mere 69 passing yards. While Coleman has exhibited vulnerabilities, Wright’s two interceptions are alarming. These statistics raise questions about his decision-making and ability to read defensive plays.


In a direct comparison, Coleman seems to have an edge in terms of overall performance, even if by a thin margin. Wright, while possessing potential, needs to step up to match his counterpart’s efficiency.


Odds/Point Spread: UL Monroe Warhawks ML, Total Odds: –

With the betting odds not available, it’s a challenge to predict solely based on them. But judging by the team statistics and key player performances, UL Monroe has a slight advantage.


Lamar Cardinals Betting Trends

The betting trends for Lamar Cardinals aren’t too promising. With a 1-5 record against the spread (ATS) in their last 6 games, and a concerning 0-10 straight up (SU) record in their recent ten matchups, the team has struggled to find form. Their on-the-road statistics are even more disheartening, going 0-13 SU. These trends point towards Lamar’s difficulty in capitalizing on crucial moments, especially during away games.


UL Monroe Warhawks Betting Trends

UL Monroe Warhawks, while better than Lamar, have their own set of concerns. Their 2-4 ATS in the recent six games suggests inconsistency. However, their 5-13 SU in the last 18 games hints at struggles, especially when the stakes are high. On the brighter side, their recent home game trends and those in September lean heavily towards the under, suggesting their defense has been robust.


Lamar Cardinals vs. UL Monroe Warhawks 9/9/23 Betting Picks

Considering all the data on hand, while the Lamar Cardinals have individual stars showing promise, the UL Monroe Warhawks seem better poised as a unit, especially with their defensive record at home. The Warhawks might not have an overpowering offense, but their defense could prove to be the difference-maker. Our pick leans towards UL Monroe Warhawks for the win, capitalizing on their home advantage and more consistent performance. For more insights, check out our exclusive sports picks.

Free Pick and Prediction: UL Monroe Warhawks will win 21-13.


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