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Tulane Green Wave vs Louisiana Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns Predictions, Picks, Odds, and Betting Preview – AutoNation Cure Bowl – December 15 2018

Tulane Green Wave vs Louisiana Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns Predictions, Picks, Odds, and Betting Preview – AutoNation Cure Bowl – December 15 2018

For the first time since 2013, the Tulane Green Wave (6-6/5-3) have earned a spot in the Bowl season. They will be up against the Louisiana Lafayette Ragin Cajuns (7-6/5-3), who are raring to parade a two-headed backfield monster they hope will lead them into a successful trip to Orlando this coming Saturday. Going into the 2018 edition of the Cure Bowl, the sportsbook favors Tulane by slightly more than a field goal. The 3.5 spread has maintained steady since it opened earlier in the week.

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Betting Preview for the Tulane Green Wave vs Louisiana Lafayette Ragin Cajuns NCAA Football AutoNation Cure Bowl Game on December 15 2018

Where: Camping World Stadium, Orlando Florida

When: Saturday, December 15, 2018, 2:30 PM ET

Line: Tulane Green Wave (-3.5) vs Louisiana Lafayette Ragin Cajuns (+3.5) – view all 2018 NCAAF lines

TV Broadcast: CBS

Betting on the Tulane Green Wave (6-6 Overall / 5-3 Conference)

The Green Wave likes to run, and their undying dedication to ram the ball down the throat of their opponents through the ground has been the team’s identity all season long. Tulane is 12th in the nation in rushing play percentage with a 62.48 clip and 13th in rushes per game with 44.8. In addition to those numbers, the school is also 32nd in the FBS with an average of 203.3 rushing yards per contest. All those figures fit well the narrative that Tulane will have success rushing the ball at the AutoNation Cure Bowl game, given the fact that the Ragin Cajuns are only 106th in the nation with 215.2 rushing yards allowed per outing. However, Tulane showed it can ride its passing attack to success, when the Green Wave defeated the Navy Midshipmen on Nov. 25, 29-28,in a game in which Green Wave quarterback Justin McMillan went 18 of 29 for 291 passing yards and three touchdowns with an interception.

The under is 8-2 in Tulane’s last 10 games overall.

Betting on the Louisiana Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns (7-6 Overall / 5-3 Conference)

Louisiana Lafayette does not want to end its season on a sour note, especially after the Ragin Cajuns lost to Appalachian State 30-19 in their most recent outing. Like Tulane, the key to a success for the Cajuns is likely in their backfield. That’s sophomore running back Elijah Mitchell, who has just been named into the All-Sun Belt second team. Mitchell is only second in the team in rushing yards with 951 but he paces the Cajuns with 12 rushing touchdowns. Mitchell is going to take turns in the team’s ground attack with tailback Tray Ragas, who was selected into this year’s All-Sun Belt third team after rushing for a program-best 1,141 yards to go with eight touchdowns this season. Louisiana Lafayette isn’t a bad team offensively, as what its decent average of 31.2 points per game average. Also, the Ragin Cajuns should not be blinded by the bright lights of a bowl game after getting into matches with Alabama and Mississippi State this season, though, both ended in catastrophic losses – as expected.

The Ragin Cajuns are 8-2 against the spread (ATS) in their last 10 games overall.

Writer’s Prediction

Tulane wins, 31-27.

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