Tulane at Louisiana Lafayette Cure Bowl Picks and Predictions 12/15/2018
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Camping World Stadium
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The Tulane Green Wave head to Camping World Stadium to play the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns on Saturday, December 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Tulane as 3.5 point favorites. The Green Wave are 5-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-9-0. The Ragin' Cajuns are 9-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-6-1.
Valuable Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 3-9-0 against the over/under
The Tulane Green Wave are 5-7-0 against the spread
Important Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Betting Trends
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are 6-6-1 against the over/under
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are 9-4-0 against the spread
Key Tulane Green Wave Injuries
12/02/18 QB Jonathan Banks Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs UL Lafayette
11/20/18 DE Robert Kennedy ACL is out for season
08/14/18 WR Freddy Canteen Shoulder is out for season
08/14/18 WR Kevin Ledee Knee is out for season
Key Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Injuries
12/02/18 RB Lenard Calloway Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Tulane
12/02/18 DB Terik Miller Knee is questionable Saturday vs Tulane
12/02/18 LB Tommy Whitted Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Tulane
11/16/18 WR Keenan Barnes Knee is out for season
11/12/18 LB Lorenzo McCaskill Dismissed has been dismissed
10/04/18 DL Sammy Ochoa Back is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tulane Green Wave are 91st in the country in points scored with 308. They have run 814 plays this year for 4,741 yards, which ranks them 103rd in Division 1 in total offense. The Green Wave average 5.8 yards per play, which is 63rd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 215 1st downs this season, ranking them 113th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Tulane has run for 2,506 yards as a unit, which ranks 32nd in college football. They've run 532 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Green Wave have been penalized on offense 88 times for 800 yards so far this year, which has them 27th in the country in penalties. Justin McMillan has passed for 1,159 yards this year. He's completed 68 throws while attempting 136 passes for a completion percentage of 50%. His quarterback rating this season is 139. He averages 8.9 adjusted yards per throw and 8.5 yards per pass attempt.
Tulane is 71st in the country in points surrendered on defense with 334. They have given up a total of 5,030 yards on D, which is 78th in D-1. The Green Wave are 57th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 228 throws on 432 attempts against the Tulane Green Wave defense this season, ranking them 73rd and 111th in the nation. The Tulane pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,184 yards in the air, which is 111th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 464 attempts for 1,847 yards this season, putting them in 50th place in the country against the run. The Green Wave have had 82 penalties for 722 yards on defense this year. That places them 90th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Tulane is 23rd in the country in punt returns with 25. They've totaled 136 punt return yards and average 5.4 yards per return, which is 109th in D-1. They have returned 37 kicks for 748 yards on special teams, which puts them 29th in kick return yardage. The Green Wave average 20 yards per kick return and they are 66th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,624. The Tulane Green Wave have tried 10 field goals this year and made 8, which is 118th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Tulane Green Wave kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 36 for 38 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,968 yards on 71 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 59th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Ragin' Cajuns have run for 2,980 yards as a team, which ranks 14th in college football. They've run 523 times, averaging 5.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns have been penalized on offense 68 times for 590 yards so far this season, which has them 84th in the country in penalties. They are 28th in the nation in points scored with 423. They have run 845 plays this season for 5,684 yards, which ranks them 73rd in Division 1 in total offense. Louisiana Lafayette averages 6.7 yards per play, which is 12th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 265 1st downs this year, placing them 49th overall as an offensive unit. Andre Nunez averages 8.2 yards per pass attempt and 8 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 164 passes on 249 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 152.2. He has thrown for 2,051 yards this season.
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns rush defense has allowed 550 attempts for 2,730 yards this year, putting them in 116th place in D-1 against the run. Louisiana Lafayette has committed 66 penalties for 607 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 40th in college football. They are 113th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 438. They have surrendered a total of 5,620 yards on D, which is 114th in the country. The Ragin' Cajuns are ranked 114th in yards per play allowed with 6.4. Opposing offenses have completed 205 passes on 330 attempts against the Louisiana Lafayette defense this season, placing them 36th and 19th in Division 1. The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns pass defense has also given up a total of 2,890 yards through the air, which is 81st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns have attempted 17 field goals this season and made 14, which is 61st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 82%. Louisiana Lafayette kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 51 for 52 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,843 yards on 47 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 107th in Division 1 in punting average. Louisiana Lafayette is ranked 49th in the nation in punt returns with 20. They've accumulated 74 punt return yards and average 3.9 yards per return, which is 120th in college football. They have returned 46 kicks for 1,117 yards on special teams, ranking 2nd in kick return yardage. The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns average 24 yards per kick return and they are 9th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,874.
Who will win tonight's Green Wave/Ragin' Cajuns college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Ragin' Cajuns +3.5
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