ULL vs Miami-OH 2020 Lending Tree Bowl Odds & Expert Prediction.

ULL vs Miami-OH 2020 Lending Tree Bowl Odds & Expert Prediction

Written by on January 3, 2020

If there is one thing that a lot of college football fans would like to see changes in the coming years, it is the time between the playoff semi-finals and the National Championship Game. Yes, kids have classes to attend to and we like to give players time to rest up and heal those niggling injuries, but it still feels like an awful lot of time between the semi-finals and the title game. We still have a week and a half to wait until we find out which team will be the National Champion but at least we have a couple of bowl games to fill some of the time.

The final game of bowl season before the big one will go on Monday night, with the Lending Tree Bowl set to go on ESPN. It will be the ULL Ragin Cajuns taking on the Miami-OH RedHawks in a game that has the potential to be a bit of a lopsided affair. It is the Ragin Cajuns who the bookies have as a clear favorite, with ULL in as a 14-point favorite. The point total for this one is set at 54 ½.

ULL vs Miami-OH 2020 Lending Tree Bowl Odds & Expert Prediction

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Why bet on the ULL Ragin Cajuns?

While some teams look at their bowl game as little more than a bit of a holiday reward at the end of a long season, others come in feeling as though they still have something to prove. My guess is that after losing to Appalachian State in the Sun Belt Conference Championship Game, the Ragin Cajuns will be falling into that latter category.

This is a team that is certainly fun to watch if you are a fan of offensive football, as they ranked #6 in the nation in offense this year. ULL have proven to be a very good bet when in as a double-digit favorite, going 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games carrying that label. Overall, they are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games. The OVER has hit in 6 of the last 8 games that ULL has played versus teams from the Mid-American Conference.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Points per Game: 38.77
  • Passing Yards: 236.00
  • Rushing Yards: 265.38
  • Yards per Play: 7.05

Defense

  • Points per Game: 19.92
  • Passing Yards: 193.85
  • Rushing Yards: 179.62
  • Yards per Play: 5.47

Why bet on the Miami-OH Redbirds?

If you are looking for a betting trend that would heavily sway you in one direction in this game, then we have one for you. The Redbirds have lost 40 straight games that they have started as a double-digit underdog, so if you are looking for them to spring the upset and win here, you may want to reconsider that thought.

The Redbirds finished the season on a good run of form, though, winning in 6 of their last 7 games and covering the spread in 5 of those games. If you are looking for a positive trend for the Redbirds, then it might well be the point total where you find the most joy, with 5 of their last 6 games going UNDER.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Points per Game: 24.69
  • Passing Yards: 172.85
  • Rushing Yards: 133.08
  • Yards per Play: 4.96

Defense

  • Points per Game: 28.23
  • Passing Yards: 206.38
  • Rushing Yards: 174.08
  • Yards per Play: 5.18

ULL vs Miami-OH 2020 Lending Tree Bowl Betting Trends

  • RedHawks are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games
  • RedHawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami-OH’s last 6 games
  • Ragin Cajuns are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games this season
  • Ragin Cajuns are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Louisiana-Lafayette’s last 8 games

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for ULL vs Miami-OH

I think that we are going to see the Ragin Cajuns come out hot early, which could well turn this game into a lopsided affair. I am all over ULL to win and cover in rather comfortable fashion.

Score: ULL Ragin Cajuns 48 – Miami-OH Redbirds 23

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