Welcome to the first college football bowl game of the 2014-15 season. The New Orleans Bowl sets up a battle between the Nevada Wolf Pack and the UL Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns. The New Orleans Bowl online football odds have the Wolfpack as 1.5 point favorites over the Ragin’ Cajuns.
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Louisiana-Lafayette is 3-0 both straight up and against the spread in the New Orleans Bowl the last three seasons. Meanwhile, Nevada is 1-6 straight up over its last seven bowl appearances but 2-0 against the spread in its last two bowls. The 8-4 Ragin’ Cajuns and 7-5 Wolf Pack meet in the 14th edition of the New Orleans Bowl Saturday, December 20 at the Superdome.
Analyzing The New Orleans Bowl Online Football Odds
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Nevada Wolf Pack vs Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns
Date: Dec. 20, 2014
Start Time: 11 a.m. ET
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
TV Info: ESPN
Stream Info: WatchESPN.com
Radio: Nevada vs UL Lafayette
Point Spread: Wolf Pack -1.5
Game Total: 61
Why Nevada Will Win the New Orleans Bowl
Nevada has the slight edge in scoring and final margin differential, not to mention the fact that they nearly beat a very good Boise State team earlier this season while Louisiana-Lafayette got pounded by the Broncos. The Wolf Pack went 4-2 ATS this season away from home and beat UNLV the last time they played away from the comforts of home. 42 percent of the public like Nevada to cover the spread as slight underdogs in this one and Nevada’s 4-0-1 ATS mark in their last five December games suggests they can win and cover!
Why Louisiana-Lafayette Will Win the New Orleans Bowl
58 percent of the public like Louisiana-Lafayette to win this contest and seeing how hot the Ragin’ Cajuns are right now, I can see why! ULL went a consistent 4-2 SU both, at home and on the road this season and they enter this contests having won six of their final seven games including their 42-23 win over Troy State in the Sun Belt Conference championship game on Nov. 29.
The Ragin’ Cajuns are also 5-1 ATS over their last six December games, so history says they will perform well in this one.
Who Will Actually Win the New Orleans Bowl
I think this pick is fairly simple. Louisiana-Lafayette has the slightly better defense, a near-equal offense and the backing of the ever-popular momentum. Despite winning its last game, Nevada is just 1-2 SU over their last three games and they allowed at least 40 points in both losses. ULL has not allowed more than 23 points in each of its last four victories while giving up 16 points or less in two of those contests.
The Wolf Pack are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games in December and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 bowl games. The Ragin’ Cajuns are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.