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How and what to watch for New Orleans Bowl: Georgia Southern vs. Louisiana Tech

Both of these teams are limping into the postseason after a rough finish to 2020. We break down how to watch the New Orleans Bowl on TV and via live online stream and offer a best bet.

Logan Wright #2 of the Georgia Southern Eagles moves the ball through the Appalachian State Mountaineers defense during the first half at Allen E. Paulson Stadium on December 12, 2020 in Statesboro, Georgia. Photo by Chris Thelen/Getty Images

On Wednesday the 5-4 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs head down to NOLA to take on the 7-5 Georgia Southern Eagles.

These two teams are built very differently offensively. La Tech is a pass-heavy team, throwing for close to 230 yards per game and more than two-thirds of their offense, while Georgia Southern runs for nearly 275 on the ground each week for two-thirds of their total yards. Luckily for the Bulldogs, run-stopping is the stronger facet of their defensive game allowing just 184 yards per game. The Eagles don’t throw the ball very much with a sub-100 yards per game on average, so Skip Holtz and his crew should be able to know what’s coming so they can prepare for it.

Georgia Southern’s defense has been much better than Tech’s this season. The team from Statesboro is giving up only 22 points per game this season and limiting teams to just over 300 total yards per game. The Bulldogs have struggled, allowing more than 34 points each week, so it could get ugly for them.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch the Georgia Southern Eagles and Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in the New Orleans Bowl on Wednesday, December 23 at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. You can stream it via WatchESPN or the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Ga Southern (-6.5)
Point Total: 48.5
Money line: GSU -245, LTU +195

  • Tech hasn’t been good to people who have faith in them, going just 1-5 ATS in their last six
  • LTU has hit the over the last five times they have played as an underdog.
  • GaSo has been the opposite of LTU, going 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games
  • The total has hit the over all but once in the Eagles’ last five games

New Orleans Bowl Betting splits

Georgia Southern Eagles: (74% of handle, 53% percent of bets)
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs: (26% of handle, 47% percent of bets)

The Best Bet

This one is easy: Georgia Southern is just the better team overall, and shouldn’t have too many issues dispatching a bad LTU defense.

Pick: Georgia Southern -6.5

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