Jacksonville State vs. Louisiana: R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – December 16, 2023

Written By PlayPicks Staff on December 8, 2023

The bookmakers think the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl between the Jacksonville State Gamecocks and Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns will be a tight one, with the Gamecocks favored by 2.5 points. The action begins at 2:15 PM ET on December 16, 2023, airing on ESPN from the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. An over/under of 58 points has been set for the contest.

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Jacksonville State vs. Louisiana Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Jacksonville State -2.5 -112 -108 58 -110 -110

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Computer Pick

Computer picks for Jacksonville State vs Louisiana
ATS Total Score prediction
Jacksonville State (-2.5) Under (58) Jacksonville State 30 Louisiana 25

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Team Stat Comparison

Jacksonville State Louisiana
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 29.8 (54) 32.3 (38)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 20.3 (24) 28.2 (85)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 11 (40) 14 (84)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 20 (5) 11 (85)

Jacksonville State vs. Louisiana Betting Insights

Jacksonville State Stats and Trends

  • Jacksonville State is 9-3-0 ATS this season.
  • The Gamecocks are 5-1 ATS this season when playing as at least 2.5-point favorites.
  • A total of five out of 12 Jacksonville State games this season have gone over the point total.
  • The Gamecocks 12 games this season have gone over this contest’s total of 58 points four times.
  • Jax State’s contests this year have an average point total of 53.0, 5.0 fewer points than this game’s over/under.

Louisiana Stats and Trends

  • Louisiana has put together a 5-7-0 ATS record so far this season.
  • The Ragin’ Cajuns have covered the spread twice this season (2-1 ATS) when playing as at least 2.5-point underdogs.
  • In 2023, seven Louisiana games have gone over the point total.
  • The Ragin’ Cajuns have combined with their opponent to score more than 58 points in seven of 12 games this season.
  • Louisiana has had an average of 55.9 points scored in their games so far this season, 2.1 points fewer than this game’s over/under.

Jacksonville State Players to Watch

  • This year, Zion Webb has collected 1,281 passing yards (116.5 yards per game) while going 97-for-194 (50% completion percentage) and throwing five touchdowns and six interceptions. He has tacked on 638 rushing yards on 116 carries with seven touchdowns, averaging 58.0 yards per game.
  • Malik Jackson has run for a team-leading 860 yards on 133 carries (78.2 yards per game) while scoring seven touchdowns.
  • Perry Carter has 34 catches and paces his team with 618 receiving yards (61.8 ypg) while scoring three touchdowns.
  • Sean Brown has also added 292 yards on 18 catches and five touchdowns. He puts up 32.4 receiving yards per game this year.
  • Quinton Lane has caught 24 passes for 260 yards and one touchdown, averaging 26.0 yards per game this year.

Louisiana Players to Watch

  • This year, Zeon Chriss has recorded 1,222 passing yards (152.8 yards per game) while going 102-for-153 (66.7% completion percentage) and throwing 11 touchdowns and five interceptions. He has added 492 rushing yards on 73 carries with six touchdowns, averaging 61.5 yards per game.
  • Jacob Kibodi has run for a team-high 729 yards on 129 attempts (60.8 yards per game) and seven touchdowns.
  • This season Jacob Bernard has 37 receptions for a team-high 473 receiving yards (39.4 per game) and one touchdown.
  • Peter Leblanc has added 449 yards on 29 catches and four touchdowns. He averages 40.8 receiving yards per game this year.
  • This season Neal Johnson has caught 29 passes for 356 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 29.7 receiving yards per game.

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