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New Orleans Bowl

New Orleans Bowl

Former Big West Conference rivals renew acquaintances for the first time in 17 seasons when the Arkansas State Red Wolves, champions of the Sun Belt Conference once again, hook up with the Bulldogs of Louisiana Tech in the New Orleans Bowl.

Kickoff: Saturday, December 19 @ 9:00pm ET
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
Additional Read: Arkansas State vs Louisiana Tech Betting

2015 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Odds
TeamOpening Line
Arkansas State+1.5
Louisiana Tech-1.5

Odds at BetOnline

Team Records
Arkansas StateSun Belt9-38-49-3
Louisiana TechC-USA8-46-67-5

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Matchup

Arkansas State went off this season among the favorites to win the Sun Belt Conference, and ran the table, going 8-0 in conference play, to take the Sun Belt title for the fourth time in the last five seasons. The Red Wolves opened this season 1-3, with losses to Pac-12 South champ USC, Missouri and MAC West co-champ Toledo, then won eight in a row, including a 40-27 upset of the Mountaineers in Boone a month ago in the game that eventually decided the conference title.

Louisiana Tech began as the early betting favorite to win the C-USA West this season, but in the game that decided that division crown fell at home as a five-point favorite on the betting odds to Southern Miss 58-24 in the regular-season finale. The Bulldogs only lost four games this season, to eventual C-USA champion Western Kentucky by a field goal, at Kansas State in overtime, at Mississippi State and that downer to the Golden Eagles.

Arkansas State is 6-1 ATS over its last seven games. It's also played eight OVER results in a row, scoring at least 37 points in every game during that span, hitting the 50-point mark each of its last three times out. Louisiana Tech, on the other hand, is only 3-4 ATS over its last seven outings. It has also played four OVER results during that span, in part because it has hit the 40-point mark three times, and in part because it has allowed 30 or more three times.

Arkansas State, in its second season under head coach Blake Anderson, is playing in a bowl for the fifth straight season. The Red Wolves are 2-2 both SU and ATS over those four most recent bowl appearances, losing in the GoDaddy Bowl last year to Toledo 63-44.

Louisiana Tech, meanwhile, in its third season under head coach Skip Holtz, is playing in a bowl for the second straight season. Last year the Bulldogs beat Illinois in the Heart of Dallas Bowl 35-18, covering as six-point favorites over the Illini.

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Betting Trends
  • The underdog is 5-2 SU and ATS in the last seven New Orleans Bowls.
  • Louisiana Tech is 8-0 ATS in its last eight games after losing as a favorite.
  • The total has gone under in three of Louisiana Tech's last four games in December.
  • Louisiana Tech is 9-0 SU in its last nine games against the Sun Belt.
  • Arkansas State is 6-2 ATS in its last eight games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
  • Arkansas State is 8-0 SU in its last eight games.
  • The total has gone over in Arkansas State's last eight games.

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New Orleans Bowl History
YearBowlTeamScoreTeamScoreSpreadATS WinnerSU Winner
2001New Orleans BowlColorado State45North Texas20-10.5COLOSTCOLOST
2002New Orleans BowlCincinnati19North Texas24+7.5NTEXASNTEXAS
2003New Orleans BowlMemphis27North Texas17+3MEMPHSMEMPHS
2004New Orleans BowlSouthern Miss31North Texas10+6S.MISSS.MISS
2005New Orleans BowlArkansas State19Southern Miss31-15ARK.STS.MISS
2006New Orleans BowlTroy41Rice17-5.5TROYTROY
2007New Orleans BowlFlorida Atlantic44Memphis27+3FLAATLFLAATL
2008New Orleans BowlTroy27Southern Miss30+5S.MISSS.MISS
2009New Orleans BowlMiddle Tennessee42Southern Miss32-4MIDTENMIDTEN
2010New Orleans BowlOhio21Troy48-2TROYTROY
2011New Orleans BowlLouisiana-Lafayette32San Diego State30-6UL.LAFUL.LAF
2012New Orleans BowlEast Carolina34Louisiana-Lafayette43-6.5UL.LAFUL.LAF
2013New Orleans BowlTulane21Louisiana-
2014New Orleans BowlNevada3Louisiana-Lafayette16+2UL.LAFUL.LAF
2015New Orleans BowlArkansas State-Louisiana Tech--1.5--
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