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New Orleans Bowl: Rajin Cajuns vs Aztecs

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` CajunsSan Diego State Aztecs
Dec 17, 9:00 PM | Turf of Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns vs San Diego State Aztecs Odds


Louisiana Lafayette goes to a bowl game for the first time since 1970 this weekend and they are underdogs in the New Orleans Bowl odds against San Diego State.

The Aztecs are essentially visitors in this match at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Interestingly, the past four New Orleans Bowls have all played over the total while underdogs have done very well, winning four of six straight up. [ See New Orleans Bowl game odds and trends ]

The Aztecs sport records of 8-4 and 5-7 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Ragin` Cajuns sit at 8-4 and 8-4 ATS on the season. The over under records are 6-6 for the Aztecs and 8-4 for the Ragin` Cajuns.

View Louisiana-Lafayette vs San Diego State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Ragin` Cajuns in this one found them as 5.5-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread. The over under number opened around 58.5 in this game.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Diego State's No. 49-ranked offense (29.8 PPG) against a Ragin` Cajuns defense that ranks No. 83 at 29.8 PPG. The Aztecs passing attack has averaged 228.8 yards per game, less than the Ragin` Cajuns give up through the air (248.7 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Ragin` Cajuns feature the league's No. 59-rated road run defense, allowing 167.1 yards per game. San Diego State, meanwhile, ranks No. 29 in rushing offense at home.

Louisiana-Lafayette lost its last outing, a 45-37 result against Arizona on November 26. Louisiana-Lafayette covered in that game as a 14-point underdog, while the 82 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Last time out for San Diego State, they were a 35-28 winner as they battled Fresno State at home. San Diego State failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite, while 63 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns Trends:
When playing in December are 1-1
When playing on turf are 8-2
After being outgained are 3-7
When an underdog on the road are 4-6

San Diego State Aztecs Trends:
When playing in December are 3-4
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When favored at home are 8-2

A few Ragin` Cajuns at Aztecs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 5 games
Louisiana-Lafayette is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
San Diego State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
San Diego State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games