Arkansas State @ Louisiana Tech 2015 NOLA Bowl Odds Preview

Posted by Daniel Strum on Monday,December 14, 2015 12:53, EST in

If you’re looking for a fun-filled game that looks like an offensive explosion just waiting to happen, then you should know the 2015 R+L Carriers Bowl looks like it’s going to feature some flat-out fireworks. Now, let’s check the college football betting odds heading to this game.

Betting on the Red Wolves @ Bulldogs 2015 New Orleans Bowl Odds Match Up

When: 9:00 PM ET, Saturday, December 19, 2015
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
TV: ESPN
NCAAF Odds: Louisiana Tech -1.5

Why Should You Pick The Arkansas State Red Wolves (9-3 SU, 8-4 ATS)

The Red Wolves have won eight straight games and enter this contest coming off an emphatic 55-17 blowout of Texas State on Dec. 5 as a 24.5-point home favorite. Unfortunately, Arkansas State also has to deal with the news that starting defensive end Chris Stone and backup wide receiver Tyler Trosin were both arrested on drug charges on Tuesday.

Now head coach Blake Anderson is avoiding dealing with the issues as he prepares his team for their bowl game matchup. Anderson said he is “aware of the unfortunate and disappointing incident,” but declined to comment further until more information about the arrest is revealed. The Red Wolves average a stellar 41.0 points per game thanks to their three-headed rushing trio of Michael Gordon, Warren Ward and Johnston White. The Red Wolves allow 28.8 points per contest defensively.

Going With The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (8-4 SU, 6-6 ATS)

The Bulldogs had their four-game winning streak snapped in their humbling 58-24 loss to Southern Miss on Nov. 28 while never coming close to covering the NCAAF betting line as a 5-point home favorite no less. Led by running back Kenneth Dixon, Louisiana Tech averages a fantastic 36.8 points per game. Dixon has rushed for an eye-opening 17 touchdowns this season while averaging 96.8 rushing yards per contest.

Dixon is currently just 32 yards away from becoming the first player in program history to record three 1,000-yard rushing seasons. Former Florida Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel has completed 61.9 percent of his passes this season while tossing 24 touchdowns and just eight interceptions. Defensively, Louisiana Tech limits its opponents to 26.8 points per contest.

Our Expert Game Analysis And Bowl Betting Prediction:

Arkansas State has won eight straight games while Louisiana Tech ended their regular season with an emphatic blowout loss. The Red Wolves are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following an SU win, 4-1 ATS in their last five games following an ATS win and 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games against a team with a inning record.

Louisiana Tech has gone 4-0 ATS in their last four games against teams from the Sun Belt Conference and 5-1 ATS in their last six games against non conference opponents, but for me, I just can’t get past their emphatic blowout loss in their regular season finale. With that thought in mind, I’m going to urge you to back Arkansas Stat to win and cover the spread in a shootout that plays just over the 67-point Over/Under Total.

Arkansas State @ Louisiana Tech Key Betting Trends

  • Arkansas State is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Arkansas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arkansas State’s last 5 games
  • Louisiana Tech is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

My Pick: Arkansas State 38 Louisiana Tech 35