Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs Miami Redhawks Picks, Odds, LendingTree Bowl Prediction 1/6/2020
Game: Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs Miami Redhawks
Date: Monday, January 6, 2020
Location: Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Miami +13.5
Brett Gabbert and the Miami Redhawks host the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns at Ladd-Peebles Stadium on Monday, January 6, 2020 in the LendingTree Bowl. Miami opens this game as 13.5-point underdogs. The Ragin' Cajuns are 9-4-0 ATS and 6-7-0 when betting on the total. The RedHawks are 6-7-0 when wagering on the over/under and 7-6-0 against the spread.
In their last contest, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns went up against the Appalachian State Mountaineers and were beaten 45-38. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Ragin' Cajuns was Levi Lewis who went 24/46 with 354 yards passing and completed 4 touchdowns. He walked away with 1 pick during the game. Elijah Mitchell paced the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 18 yards and he added 1 TD for the contest. He ran for 85 yards on 18 carries which meant he averaged 4.7 yards per run. Peter LeBlanc led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 118 yards on 3 receptions. He notched an average of 39.3 yards per catch for that game. The Ragin' Cajuns ended up rushing 38 times and racked up 159 yards earning them an average of 4.2 yards per rush. Overall, the Ragin' Cajuns got 31 first downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 21 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. On the day, they ran 84 plays for 513 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Louisiana gave up 9 completions on 17 attempts totaling 149 yards, and a completion percentage of 52.9%. For the game, they conceded a total of 416 yards and forced 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Ragin' Cajuns gave up 267 yards on 51 tries which gave them an average of 5.2 yards per attempt allowed.
The Ragin' Cajuns head into this matchup 10-3 this year. For total yards, they sit in 1st in the conference and 6th in college football with 6,517 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 38.8 points per game, which has them at 12th in college football. As a unit, they have an average of 265.3 rushing yards per contest which is 1st in the Sun Belt. The Ragin' Cajuns have one of the top tier defenses in D-1, giving up 19.9 points per contest ranking them 1st in the conference. In terms of yards rushing, Louisiana Lafayette is allowing 179.5 yards per game putting them 5th in the Sun Belt and 85th in D-1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.6 yards per rush putting them 6th in the Sun Belt Conference and 91st in Division 1 overall. In total, they have allowed 2,334 yards rushing through 13 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Ragin' Cajuns have allowed 3,068 yards. Opponents are completing 56.2% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.6 yards per try.
In their last contest, the Miami RedHawks faced the Central Michigan Chippewas and earned the win by a score of 26-21. Leading the way at QB for the RedHawks was Brett Gabbert who went 14/27 with 196 yards through the air and tossed 1 touchdown. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Jaylon Bester led the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 22 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for the game. He scurried for 66 yards via 20 carries which meant he averaged 3.3 yards per carry. Jack Sorenson led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 123 yards on 8 receptions. He averaged 15.4 yards per reception for the game. The RedHawks ran the ball 35 times and earned 76 yards giving them an average of 2.2 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, they ran 62 plays which added up to 272 yards. In the game, the RedHawks got 15 1st downs and they totaled 7 penalties for 51 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. When it comes to their defensive performance, Miami gave up 27 completions on 43 throws totaling 256 yards, and a completion percentage of 62.8%. On the ground, the RedHawks gave up 99 yards on 31 attempts which is an average of 3.2 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For the game, they allowed 355 yards and earned 1 turnover.
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The RedHawks head into this game 8-5. Miami hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 134.5 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 103rd in college football. As a unit, they have a total of 1,749 yards rushing through 13 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The RedHawks average 307.4 yards per contest overall ranking them 123rd in Division 1 and 11th in the Mid-American Conference. The RedHawks are giving up 28.2 points per game which puts them at 5th in the conference and 69th in D-1. When it comes to points given up, they have given up 367 total points. When talking about yards on the ground, they are conceding 174.2 yards per contest ranking them 81st in college football and 3rd in the conference. For the 2019 season, they have given up a total of 2,265 rushing yards and 23.4 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the mediocre groups in the country. They are allowing 206.4 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the RedHawks are ranked 3rd in the conference.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the RedHawks +13.5 and over the total points
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