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Green Wave vs Ragin` Cajuns Preview

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns Tulane Green Wave
8-4 December 21, 2013, 09:00 | Mercedes-Benz Superdome 7-5

It'll be Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 21 as those schools battle in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.

For totals bettors, an interesting trend here. The past 8 New Orleans Bowls played OVER the total.

Tulane is 7-1 ATS in its past eight games overall and has won and covered both bowl games since 1998.

U-L Lafayette has also won and covered both prior bowl games.

The Green Wave sit at 7-5 (9-3 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Ragin` Cajuns are currently 8-4 (4-8 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Tulane is 5-7 OU, and Louisiana-Lafayette is 7-5 OU.

View Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns vs Tulane Green Wave Odds and Stats.

New Orleans Bowl betting odds: The game has moved to a PK as of mid-December at BetOnline and injury situations meant no total.

The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 51-rated Ragin` Cajuns taking on the No. 58-rated Green Wave in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 32-29 win for the Ragin` Cajuns on Saturday.

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Louisiana-Lafayette lost its last outing, a 30-8 result against South Alabama on December 7. Louisiana-Lafayette failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 38 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Louisiana-Lafayette didn�t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Jaguars as South Alabama blasted them 30-8 in Week 15 action. The Green Wave suffered a Week 14 loss against Rice in their last game, falling 17-13 at Rice Stadium.

How They Match Up in Las Vegas Bowl:
Offensively, the game matches up Tulane's No. 90-ranked offense (25.08 PPG) against a Ragin` Cajuns defense that ranks No. 68 at 26.92 PPG. The Green Wave passing attack has averaged 176.08 yards per game, less than the Ragin` Cajuns give up through the air (239.25 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Ragin` Cajuns feature the league's No. 53-rated road run defense, allowing 166 yards per game. Tulane, meanwhile, ranks No. 104 in rushing offense at home.