New Orleans Bowl: Nevada vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Free Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 12/15/2014
Saturday, December 20, 11:00 AM on ESPN
New Orleans Bowl, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
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On Saturday afternoon, the Nevada Wolf Pack (7-5) and the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (8-4) will face each other in the New Orleans Bowl in a game between two solid rushing teams. The Wolf Pack finished the year third in the MWC West, while the Ragin' Cajuns ended up second in the Sun Belt.
In their final game of the regular season, Nevada scored 35 second-half points to defeat UNLV 49-27 on the road. The Wolf Pack moved the ball with ease on the ground in that win, finishing with 408 rushing yards.
Nevada didn't have a very good passing game this season, but they did rush for 215.2 yards per game. Quarterback Cody Fajardo has had a great year by throwing for 2,374 yards with 18 touchdown passes, and rushing for 997 yards with a team-high 13 touchdowns.
Louisiana-Lafayette ended their regular season by winning seven of their final eight games and beating Troy 42-23 in the last game. Against Troy, they ended up with 486 total yards and went 9-for-13 on their third down opportunities.
In their 12 games this season, the Ragin' Cajuns threw for just 188.9 yards per game, but they were still able to score 30.6 points per game. Their top offensive player this season has been running back Elijah McGuire, who has 1,165 rushing yards with 14 touchdowns and has averaged nearly eight yards per carry.
Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Trends
Nevada Wolf Pack are 7-5-0 Against the Spread
Nevada Wolf Pack are 4-8-0 against the Over/Under
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns Betting Trends
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns are 5-7-0 Against the Spread
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns are 4-8-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Nevada Wolf Pack
12/09/14 OL Joey Anglemire Head is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. UL Lafayette
12/09/14 DB Tere Calloway Shoulder expected to miss Saturday vs. UL Lafayette
11/16/14 WR Hasaan Henderson Neck out indefinitely
09/17/14 OL Jeremy Macauley Knee out for season
08/29/14 DB Gabe Lee Knee out for season
Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
No injuries to report at this time
Tony's Pick: Take Nevada
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