Autonation Cure Bowl Prediction
Bowl season kicks off Saturday with five college football matchups, starting with the Autonation Cure Bowl between Tulane and UL Lafayette at 1:30 p.m. ET. Will the Green Wave cover the point spread as a small favorite?
203 Tulane Green Wave at 204 UL-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
1:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, December 15, 2018
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Green Wave are 3.5-point favorites to beat the Ragin Cajuns. The total, meanwhile, sits at 61.5 points. As of this writing, 51% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Ragin Cajuns.
Tulane Green Wave
Multiple outlets are reporting that Tulane will hire Memphis TE coach Will Hall to serve as offensive coordinator. Hall was hired to staff at Memphis this past January after spending a year as Louisiana's offensive coordinator. Prior to those gigs, he had turned in successful head-coaching stints with West West Georgia and West Alabama. Hall's offensive schemes are not an immediately clean marriage with Tulane's triple-option attack and we will be interested to see how all this comes together in 2019.
UL-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
Louisiana senior RB Lenard Calloway (concussion) is questionable for Saturday's Cure Bowl showdown with Tulane. Calloway (5'10/188) is a special-teams cog with the Ragin' Cajuns and has yet to receive a carry in his career. His absence would not be tangibly felt on offense should he be unable to pass through concussion protocol in time for Saturday's bowl date with the Green Wave.
The under is 5-1 in the Green Wave’s last six games overall and 5-1 in their last six non-conference games.
The under is 4-1 in the Ragin’ Cajuns’ last five games overall and is 7-1 in their last eight games played in the month of December.
You may view the firing of Tulane’s offensive coordinator as an opportunity to jump on UL-Lafayette, which is understandable. But understand that the Green Wave ranked 93rd among FBS teams in scoring at just 25.7 points per game. The program needed an upgrade and it’ll be interesting to see what new play-caller Alex Atkins has in mind for today’s game. I expect Tulane to get its ground game, especially after making the switch to senior quarterback Justin McMillan midway through the season. McMillan has 10 touchdowns (Four rushing) in his last five games. The Ragin Cajuns allow 210 rushing yards per game, which is an area the Green Wave can exploit today.
Autonation Cure Bowl Prediction: Tulane Green Wave -3.5