NCAA Matchups  >>  East Carolina Pirates vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns Preview 12/22/2012

The fans at Mercedes-Benz Superdome will be treated to the New Orleans Bowl between the East Carolina Pirates and the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin` Cajuns when they take their seats on December 22.
Oddsmakers currently have the Ragin` Cajuns listed as 4-point favorites versus the Pirates, while the game's total is sitting at 67.
East Carolina was a 65-59 winner in their most recent outing at home against Marshall. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (124) made winners of OVER bettors.
In their last action, Louisiana-Lafayette was a 35-21 winner on the road against Florida Atlantic. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (56) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

TEAM RECORDS:
East Carolina: 8-4 SU, 6-6 ATS
Louisiana-Lafayette: 8-4 SU, 7-5 ATS
EAST CAROLINA MOST RECENTLY:
When playing in December are 5-5
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 2-8

LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE MOST RECENTLY:
When playing in December are 3-1
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 5-5


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
East Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of East Carolina's last 5 games
Louisiana-Lafayette is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisiana-Lafayette's last 6 games