Miami (OH) comes into this game as MAC champions with an overall record of 8-5 including 6-2 in conference play. The RedHawks are playing in its first bowl game since 2016. Miami (OH)’s eight wins are the most for the program since the 2010 season.
For Louisiana, the Ragin’ Cajuns finished the season with a 10-3 overall record with two losses to Appalachian State and a loss to Mississippi State. They rolled through the rest of their mediocre competition unscathed.
Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming
The LendingTree Bowl will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET in Mobile, Alabama on Monday, Jan. 6 and can be seen on ESPN and streamed on WatchESPN.
Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends
Spread: Louisiana (-14), Miami (OH)
Point Total: 55 O/U (-110)
Money line: Louisiana (-500), Miami (OH) (+370)
- Miami (OH) is 5-2 against the spread in its last seven games.
- The total went under in six of Miami (OH)’s last seven games.
- Louisiana is 9-4 against the spread in its last 13 games.
- The total went under in six of Louisiana’s last eight games.
The Best Bet
Louisiana put a beat down on several of the average Group of 5 teams it played in 2019, and I’d say Miami (OH) fits that description. The two touchdown are a bit high, but I still think the Ragin’ Cajuns have what it takes to win this one and win it big. Close out the bowl season with one final cover.
Pick: Louisiana -14
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