spooky Posts:4090 Followers:294
On 12/05/2013 12:27 PM in NCAA Football

SPOOKY'S R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL EXPRESS

All selections, analysis and thoughts will be posted on the Bowl Express Thread

SPOOKY EXPRESS BOWLING FOR DOLLARS SELECTION AND ANALYSIS THREAD


R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL

TULANE vs. LA.-LAFAYETTE
Saturday, Dec. 21, 9:00 pm
ESPN

To round out the first day of college football bowl game betting, we have a game between the Tulane Green Wave and the LA Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns on Saturday, December 21 at 9:00pm EST. We have two teams here who sputtered a bit down the home stretch of the season. The Green Wave finished with a 7-5 record, but they lost three of their last four games of the season. The Ragin' Cajuns on the other hand lost their last two games of the year, ending up with an 8-4 record.

The records don't tell the whole story though, so let's look at this one a bit more in-depth.

The Green Wave had some big wins this year, including an overtime win against a strong ECU Pirates team, and against North Texas as well. They really won their games thanks to some strong defense in most situations, but they did have games where we saw their offense step up at times when it was needed.

For the Ragin' Cajuns though, it was about the offense. They won eight straight games, and they interestingly lost their first two games of the year, and also lost the last two games of the year as previously mentioned. The Ragin' Cajuns have a great rushing game, and we'll look more at their offense here.

LA Lafayette Offense

You have to love when an offense can just pound the ball on the ground and really stick with it. LA Lafayette averaged an impressive 207.6 yards per game on the ground, which is good for 26th best in the country. This obviously led to scoring for the Ragin' Cajuns as well, as they ranked 31st in points per game at 34.6 points per game. But what makes this game so interesting? The fact that this strong offense is going against the strong Tulane defense.

Tulane Defense

19th in the entire country. That's what Tulane ranks in terms of points per game allowed. This defense gives up just 21.2 points per game, and that includes losses where they gave up 52, 41, and 34, with a win against ECU where they gave up 33 in overtime. Their defense will have a major test against this Lafayette offense, and it'll be fun to watch.

Consensus

Really tough game to call here, and definitely not a favorite game of mine here, but we do have La Lafayette picked to win by a point or so in a really tight game. If I'm looking at it and have to make a choice, I'm going with offense over defense plus the pointspread is moving up and if you can grab 3 points then it will be worth a play. I think that the Lafayette run game will wear down the Tulane defense and it'll lead to a victory for the Ragin' Cajuns. Stay tuned for an update on Saturday for a final decision.


UL LAFAYETTE + 3


Use these links to get started with
Daily Fantasy Sports and Spooky at Draftstreet

spookyexpress.com/draftstreet

**********

Use these links to get started with
Daily Fantasy Sports and Spooky at FanDuel

spookyexpress.com/fanduel


Home of the Spooky Express
Stop by to sign up for BetDSI and Bookmaker
Click here to sign up for WAGERWEB


Click here for all your fantasy sport needs:
FANDUEL.COM
DRAFTKINGS.COM


Click here for all your Amazon products:
SHOPWITHSPOOKY.COM

  • Last 7 Days Record: 26-24-2
  • Last 30 Days Record: 100-88-3
  • All Time Record: 1824-1261-41
dietz Posts:238 Followers:1
12/10/2013 04:35 PM

Tulane plays in its home field. That is just a slight advantage. HA!

stormy1114 Posts:54 Followers:0
12/20/2013 04:15 PM

love the pick throw in the over and make it aparlay

spooky Posts:4090 Followers:294
12/22/2013 12:52 AM

And thats the way its supposed to play out. lol
Lafayette was picked to win by 1.6 points and they win by 3. As I stated on the big thread that sometimes it doesnt matter if a pick is expected to win by a lot or a little. Its just all the same, as long as they win.

Home of the Spooky Express
Stop by to sign up for BetDSI and Bookmaker
Click here to sign up for WAGERWEB


Click here for all your fantasy sport needs:
FANDUEL.COM
DRAFTKINGS.COM


Click here for all your Amazon products:
SHOPWITHSPOOKY.COM

  • Last 7 Days Record: 26-24-2
  • Last 30 Days Record: 100-88-3
  • All Time Record: 1824-1261-41