R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Odds

The Nevada Wolf Pack will be looking for just their second SU win in their last eight bowl game appearances when they take on the UL-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns in the New Orleans Bowl. While they have struggled to post SU victories during bowl season, the Wolf Pack have covered as underdogs in their last two bowl games.

The Ragin’ Cajuns return to the New Orleans Bowl for a fourth straight year, after posting SU and ATS wins in their last three appearances, including a narrow 24-21 win over Tulane last season.

For updated lines and totals on all of this year's bowl games head over to the college football betting boards at 5Dimes and Bovada today.

New Orleans Bowl
Saturday, December 20 @ 11:00am ET
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Team: Nevada Wolf Pack
Conference: MWC
Records: 7-5 SU, 7-5 ATS, 4-8 OU

Team: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns
Conference: Sun Belt
Records: 8-4 SU, 6-5-1 ATS, 6-6 OU

Opening Spread / Total (from 5Dimes)
Louisiana-Lafayette -1 / 60 Points

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New Orleans Bowl Betting Trends: Eight of the past nine New Orleans Bowls have finished OVER the total . . . Favorites have won SU and ATS in the last five New Orleans Bowls . . .SU losers have never covered the spread in the 13-year history of the New Orleans Bowl.

It has been a roller coaster season for the Nevada Wolf Pack, who struggled down the stretch, going 1-2 SU and ATS against Mountain West Conference rivals, to fall one game short of the West Division title and a berth in the Conference Championship. Overall, Nevada finished the season with a 7-5 SU record, and is 4-2 ATS in their last six, but the Wolf Pack have struggled as underdogs, going 1-3 SU and ATS in their last four.

Following a slow start, the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns finished the season on a 7-1 SU run, 5-2-1 ATS, and are 4-0 SU, 3-0-1 ATS, in their last four away from their home turf at Cajun Field. UL-Lafayette has scored an impressive 30.6 points per game, however the OVER is just 1-4 in games where the total has been pegged at 60 or higher, with the UNDER going 3-2 in their last five overall.

New Orleans Bowl History (teams, score, spread, ATS winner, SU winner)

2001 New Orleans Bowl Colorado State 45 North Texas 20 -10.5 COLOST COLOST
2002 New Orleans Bowl Cincinnati 19 North Texas 24 7.5 NTEXAS NTEXAS
2003 New Orleans Bowl Memphis 27 North Texas 17 3 MEMPHS MEMPHS
2004 New Orleans Bowl Southern Miss 31 North Texas 10 6 S.MISS S.MISS
2005 New Orleans Bowl Arkansas State 19 Southern Miss 31 -15 ARK.ST S.MISS
2006 New Orleans Bowl Troy 41 Rice 17 -5.5 TROY TROY
2007 New Orleans Bowl Florida Atlantic 44 Memphis 27 3 FLAATL FLAATL
2008 New Orleans Bowl Troy 27 Southern Miss 30 5 S.MISS S.MISS
2009 New Orleans Bowl Middle Tennessee 42 Southern Miss 32 -4 MIDTEN MIDTEN
2010 New Orleans Bowl Ohio 21 Troy 48 -2 TROY TROY
2011 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 32 San Diego State 30 -6 UL.LAF UL.LAF
2012 New Orleans Bowl East Carolina 34 Louisiana-Lafayette 43 -6.5 UL.LAF UL.LAF
2013 New Orleans Bowl Tulane 21 Louisiana-
Lafayette
24 -2.5 UL.LAF UL.LAF
2014 New Orleans Bowl Nevada   Louisiana-Lafayette        

 

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The Mercedes-Benz Superdome will get its first taste of bowl action this season on December 21 as the Tulane Green Wave take on the Louisiana-Lafayette Rajin' Cajuns in the New Orleans Bowl.

Oddsmakers have opened Tulane as a slight favorite over Louisiana-Lafayette on the betting lines for the contest in Louisiana.

For updated lines and totals on all of this year's bowl games head over to the college football betting boards at 5Dimes and Bovada today.

R + L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Saturday, December 21 @ 9:00pm ET
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Team: Tulane Green Wave
Conference: Conference USA
Records: 7-5 SU, 9-3 ATS, 5-7 OU

Team: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns
Conference: Sun Belt
Records: 8-4 SU, 4-8 ATS, 7-5 OU

Opening Spread / Total (from 5Dimes)
Tulane -1 / 49.5 Points

[ New Orleans Bowl Matchup Stats | Tulane vs Louisiana-Lafayette Betting Preview ]

New Orleans Bowl Betting Trends: Past 8 New Orleans Bowls played OVER the total . . .Tulane is 7-1 ATS past eight games overall . . .Tulane won and covered both bowl games since 1998 . . . U-L Lafayette won and covered both prior bowl games.

Louisiana-Lafayette stumbled down the stretch with losses to Louisiana-Monroe and South Alabama, but is still headed to its third consecutive bowl game under coach Mark Hudspeth. The Ragin’ Cajuns are 2-0 straight-up and against the spread in their previous two bowl appearances under Hudspeth, but they’ll have their hands full with the surprising Tulane Green Wave.

One year after going 2-10, the Green Wave turned things around and are headed to their first bowl since 2002. Tulane also struggled down the stretch, losing three of their last four games.

The game will be played in the Superdome, where the Green Wave went 5-1 against the spread this season. Tulane also lost to South Alabama this season, 41-39 in Week 2. Louisiana-Lafayette fell to South Alabama 30-8 in the last game of the season. The Ragin’ Cajuns went 1-3 as underdogs this season.

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The Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns sit as the favorites on the college football betting lines for December 22, as they'll be taking on the East Carolina Pirates in the New Orleans Bowl at the Superdome.

For updated lines and totals on all of this year's bowl games head over to the college football betting boards at 5Dimes, Bovada, and BetOnline today.

New Orleans Bowl
Saturday, December 22 @ 12:00pm ET
Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Team: East Carolina Pirates
Conference: Conference USA
Records: 8-4 SU, 6-6 ATS, 6-5 OU

Team: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns
Conference: Sun Belt
Records: 8-4 SU, 7-5 ATS, 6-5 OU

Opening Spread / Total (from BetOnline)
Louisiana-Lafayette -4.5 / 67 Points

[New Orleans Bowl Matchup Stats]

New Orleans Bowl Betting Trends: Past seven New Orleans Bowls played OVER the total . . . Favorites just 2-5 in past seven New Orleans Bowls.

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Louisiana-Lafayette heads to a bowl game for the first time since 1970 in this year’s New Orleans Bowl against San Diego State.

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New Orleans Bowl
Saturday, December 17 @ 9:00pm ET
Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Team: San Diego State Aztecs
Conference: Mountain West
Records: 8-4 SU, 5-7 ATS, 6-6 OU

Team: Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns
Conference: Sun Belt
Records: 8-4 SU, 8-4 ATS, 8-4 OU

Spread / Total (from 5Dimes)
San Diego State -4.5 / 58.5 Points

[New Orleans Bowl Matchup Stats]

The Ragin’ Cajuns will be playing in their first bowl game in over 40 years on December 17 in the New Orleans Bowl against the Aztecs. San Diego State is looking for its second straight bowl win after winning the Poinsettia Bowl last season over Navy.

While both teams finished 8-4 SU, UL Lafayette held the edge ATS at 8-4 to San Diego State’s 5-7 ATS. San Diego State is favored though as the Aztecs played in a tougher conference. UL Lafayette is 7-0 ATS as an underdog this season.

San Diego State senior quarterback Ryan Lindley is considered a legitimate NFL prospect - he finished the season with 2,740 yards passing and 20 touchdown strikes to just eight interceptions.

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Ohio had seven wins against the spread in college football betting this year - and as a small 1.5-point underdog against a Troy team that had just four ATS wins they might be a viable wager in this year’s edition of the New Orleans Bowl.

New Orleans Bowl
Saturday, December 18 @ 9pm ET
Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Team: Ohio Bobcats
Conference: Mid-American Conference
Record: 8-4 SU, 7-4 ATS, 7-5 OU

Team: Troy Trojans
Conference: Sun Belt Conference
Record: 7-5 SU, 4-8 ATS, 6-6 OU

Spread / Total (from Sportsbook.ag)
Troy -1.5 / 58 Points

[New Orleans Bowl Matchup Stats]

The Bobcats weren't sure they would even get to play in a bowl game after dropping their regular-season finale, but they got an at-large spot into the New Orleans Bowl. The Bobcats are hungry to prove they are not there by fluke, but with a winless record in MAC title games and four bowl appearances it will be a tough challenge to overcome the NCAAF odds.

The Bobcats will try and limit Troy’s air attack with its more complete defense. They have been good against the run, and allow just 3.2 yards per carry. They also notched 17 interceptions during the season.

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Ohio will rely on its running game with two mobile quarterbacks in Phil Bates and Boo Jackson, not to mention running back Vince Davidson who racked up 513 yards with six touchdowns. Wide receiver Terrence McCrae could be a difference-maker for Ohio; he only had 32 catches this season, but nine were for touchdowns.

Troy has won or shared the Sun Belt conference title in five consecutive seasons, and has gone 1-1 all-time in the New Orleans Bowl. [ Like betting college football underdogs? Many do at bowl time, check out Bovada for the latest lines. ]

Troy amassed a conference-best 441 yards per game in its wide-open offense, which throws an average of 40 passes a game. Corey Robinson is a redshirt freshman, but threw for 3,339 yards and 24 touchdowns. It will be up to Robinson and the offense to rack up points, especially since its defense surrenders over 170 yards on the ground and nearly five yards per carry.

The Trojans may be favorites in this bowl matchup, but they are just 2-5 ATS in their last seven. Six of their previous nine games have also gone UNDER, and playing a defensive-minded Ohio team could make this a trend to watch with the New Orleans Bowl odds.

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