The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (5-4) and Georgia Southern Eagles will both look to cap off their respective 2020 seasons in style when they square off in the 2020 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on Wednesday. Both teams will be looking to rebound from losses in their respective regular season finales. Now, let’s find out where the best college football betting value lies in this affair, along with their NCAAF odds.
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl – Louisiana Tech Vs Georgia Southern
Why Bet On Louisiana Tech
The Bulldogs had their modest two-game winning streak snapped in its embarrassing 52-10 road loss against TCU on Dec. 12.
“It was a very uncharacteristic performance, and sometimes you get into these games and think you’ll do well, but you press and you make some uncharacteristic mistakes,” Holtz said.
Louisiana Tech lost three of its final five games, but has won six consecutive bowl games, which is the longest active mark for any team in the country.
“We were there five years ago, and our players and fans had a great experience,” coach Skip Holtz said.
The Bulldogs had four games postponed or canceled in November. Following a whopping 33-day hiatus, the Bulldogs beat North Texas 42-31 on Dec. 3 before falling to the Horned Frogs. Louisiana Tech averages 29.3 points per game while allowing 34.3 points per game defensively.
Why Bet On Georgia Southern
Georgia Southern was on the wrong end of a hard-fought 34-26 home loss against Appalachian State on Dec. 12. The Eagles have lost three of their final four games. Still, Georgia Southern has hope they can close out the 2020 campaign in style.
“This year has been like no other, and this bowl game is a reward for our players, staff and fans,” Georgia Southern coach Chad Lunsford said. “We look forward to playing one more game in 2020.”
The good news is that Georgia Southern has been competitive in suffering each of its last three losses by a lone score. The Eagles average 26.3 points per game while limiting the opposition to 22.3 points per game defensively.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (6-5) Vs Georgia Southern Eagles (6-2) General Info
- When: Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020 at 3:00 PM ET
- Where: New Orleans Superdome
- NCAAF Odds: Georgia Southern -6.5
- Total: 48.5
Expert Analysis and Prediction
Louisiana Tech has gone 7-1 ATS in their last eight bowl games and 5-1 ATS in their last six neutral site games. Georgia Southern has gone a perfect 5-0 ATS in its last five games against a team with a winning record and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall.
Louisiana Tech has gone 2-5 ATS in its last seven games and 1-4 ATS in its last five games against a team with a winning record.
Georgia Southern is 5-2 ATS in its last seven games against non-conference opponents. More importantly, the Eagles are the only team in this matchup that has a competent defense. Georgia Southern wins and cover the chalk to snap Louisiana Tech’s bowl game winning streak.
Pick: Georgia Southern 31 Louisiana Tech 21