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2015 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Betting Preview - Louisiana Tech Slightly Favored Over Arkansas State

The R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl takes place Saturday, December 19, and features the Arkansas State Red Wolves and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. The game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome is scheduled to kick off at 9:00 PM ET, with television coverage on ESPN. Currently, the Bulldogs are a slight favorite to win.

The Red Wolves are 9-3 SU and 8-4 ATS so far this season. Nine of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other three going UNDER. They are coming off of a 55-17 win over Texas State, where they won against the spread as 24 ½ point home favorites. The total went OVER the 68 point line that was set by sports gambling professionals.

The Bulldogs are 8-4 SU and 6-6 ATS overall this year. Seven of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other five going UNDER. They are coming off of a 58-24 loss to Southern Mississippi, where they lost against the spread as 5 point home favorites. The total went OVER the 62 point line set by oddsmakers for that game.

Arkansas State is 4-0 ATS after a SU win, and 4-0 ATS overall lately. They are 4-1 ATS after a win spreadwise, and 15-5-1 ATS against teams with a winning record. The total has gone OVER in 10 of their last 11 after a win spreadwise, and UNDER in 4 of their last 5 against CUSA opponents. The total has gone UNDER in 3 of their last 5 bowl games, and UNDER in 3 of their last 5 games at a neutral site.

Louisiana Tech is 4-0 ATS against the Sun Belt Conference, and 7-1 ATS after a SU loss. Theya re 5-1 ATS in non-conference play, and 5-1 ATS in December. They are 6-2 ATS after a loss spreadwise. The total has gone UNDER in all 4 of their recent games in December, and UNDER in all 5 of their recent games at a neutral site. The total has gone OVER in 14 of their last 19 against teams with a winning record, and UNDER in 5 of their last 7 after a double-digit home loss.

These teams last met in November 1998, when Louisiana Tech won 69-21, and won against the spread as 20 ½ point road favorites.

For this Saturday's bowl game, Louisiana Tech is a 2 point favorite. The over/under is set at 67 points. On the moneyline, the Red Wolves are a +110, while the Bulldogs are listed at -130.