The Louisiana Ragin Cajuns are one of the most exciting teams to earn a bowl game ticket, and they will be up against one of the most boring squads to get one in the form of the Miami OH Redhawks. Still, the Redhawks should be commended for how they were able to capitalize on their weak schedule on their way to joining the bowl season.
Betting Preview for the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns vs Miami OH Redhawks Lending Tree Bowl Game on January 6 2020
Where: Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile
When: Monday, January 6, 2020, 7:30 PM ET
Line: Louisiana Ragin Cajuns (-14) vs. Miami OH Redhawks (+14) – view all 2019 NCAAF lines
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns (10-3 Overall/7-1 Conference)
If there’s one thing you need to know about the Ragin Cajuns, it’s that they can score. They are 15th in the nation with an average of 35.6 points per game and ninth in total offense with 480.8 total yards per contest. They can get up and down the field fast with blazing speed and precision. Louisiana has a quarterback in Levi Lewis, who’s thrown for 2,804 yards and 24 touchdowns with just four interceptions on the season. Furthermore, Louisiana has a fantastic running game that is eighth in the league with 250.8 rushing yards per contest. A big part of Louisiana offense’s success is guard Kevin Dotson, who’s the first player from the Louisiana program to get First Team honors from the Associated Press. The Ragin Cajuns saw their six-game winning streak end with a 45-38 road loss to the Appalachian State Mountaineers, but to hang that well with a ranked team was further proof of how great Louisiana is — at least on offense.
The Ragin Cajuns are 6-4 against the spread (ATS) in their last 10 games.
Betting on the Miami OH Redhawks (8-5 Overall / 6-2 Conference)
The Redhawks are coming into the Lending Tree Bowl game with their heads up high after scoring a 26-21 win over the Central Michigan Chippewas in the MAC Championship Game on Dec. 7. Wide receiver Jack Sorenson was the biggest key to the Redhawks’ win in that game, as he caught eight passes and turned them into 123 receiving yards and a touchdown. Sorenson is balling of late, as he also had 76 receiving yards and a touchdown on four catches, albeit in a 31-27 road loss to the Ball State Cardinals late last November. There’s barely anything that can be described as elite from the Redhawks, but they have always found a way to win. They have eight wins by seven points or fewer. Look for the Redhawks to get the ball often to running back Jaylon Bester, who has 689 rushing yards and 12 of the team’s 20 rushing touchdowns this season.
The Redhawks are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games.
Louisiana wins, 41-24.
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