2013 R&L Carries New Orleans Bowl Odds: Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Print
Written by Drew Sharper   
Saturday, 21 December 2013 15:00
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NEW ORLEANS, LA (The Spread) – A couple of local teams meet up in the R&L Carries New Orleans Bowl today at 9PM ET as Tulane faces Louisiana-Lafayette on ESPN.

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Louisiana-Lafayette is 8-4 overall, 4-8 against the spread and has hit the over 7 times. Tulane is 7-5 overall, 9-3 against the spread and has hit the under 7 times. Tulane has won four of its last five meetings with Lafayette.

Trends show that Lafayette is 1-4 against the spread in its last 5 non-conference games while Tulane is 11-1 ATS in its last 12 games on turf and 4-0 ATS in its last 4 games after a loss.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Tulane is the slight favorite in this game, as the Green Wave have odds of -1.5 points against Lafayette. The over/under total for the game has been set at 49 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Tulane favored by 1 point. The spread fell to even before climbing to 2.5 before settling in at Tulane -1.5. The over/under total opened at 49.5 points before dropping to 49.

Tulane is coming off a 17-13 loss at Rice to end the season. The Green Wave lost three of their last four to finished 5-3 in Conference USA. Tulane is averaging just 25.1 points per game and ranks below 100th in the nation in both passing and rushing yards per game. Still, Tulane has a strong defense that allows just 21.2 points per contest. Quarterback Nick Montana has thrown for 1,654 yards and 14 touchdowns this season while Orleans Darkwa has rushed for 780 yards and nine scores.

Lafayette ended the season with a 30-8 loss at South Alabama. The Cajuns lost their last two games this year to finish 5-2 in the Sun Belt Conference. Lafayette is averaging 34.6 points and 424.4 yards per game on offense while the defense is giving up 26.9 points per contest. Terrance Broadway has thrown for 2,276 yards and 19 touchdowns to lead Lafayette this year, while Alonzo Harris and Elijah McGuire have combined for 1,686 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns.

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In terms of Injuries, Lafayette quarterback Terrance Broadway (wrist) and linebacker Darius Barksdale (hand) are both questionable. Tulane center Zach Morgan (hip) and linebacker Edward Williams (shoulder) are both questionable as well.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Tulane, as the Green Wave are getting 69% of the wagers with odds of -1.5 points against Lafayette on Saturday.

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