The best offshore gambling sites favor the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns over the Miami Redhawks by 14 points, as the spread goes for the 2020 Alabama Bowl (aka Lending Tree Bowl) on January 6, with kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m. EST, at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile.
Miami OH vs. Louisiana 2020 LendingTree Bowl Odds by MyBookie.ag
|Miami Ohio||+14 (-110)||55 (-110)||+425|
|Louisiana||-14 (-110)||55 (-110)||-550|
Betting Miami Redhawks
The Redhawks enter the game with an 8-5 record (6-2 in conference play). Also, Miami went 7-6 ATS according to the best online sportsbooks. They finished first in the MAC East Division and won the MAC Championship Game over Central Michigan, 26-21. Miami lost to both ranked opponents they played, Iowa and Ohio State. After a 2-4 start, the Redhawks went on a five-game winning streak. They lost to Ball State in their regular-season closer. This is Miami’s third LendingTree Bowl. The RedHawks have won both of their prior appearances. The 2003 GMAC Bowl over Louisville and the 2011 GoDaddy.com Bowl over Middle Tennessee. This occurred when the bowl was known under different names.
The Redhawks are, per the best offshore gambling sites, 4-0 ATS in their last four neutral site games. 4-1 ATS in their last five games as an underdog. And 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall.
Five of Miami’s wins have come by seven points or fewer. Including a 26-21 win over Central Michigan in the MAC Championship Game. Starting QB Brett Gabbert has 2,163 passing yards and 11 touchdown passes. Running back Jaylon Bester has rushed for 689 yards on 152 carries and 12 TDs. Wide receiver Jack Sorenson has 34 catches for 461 yards and four TDs. Linebacker Ivan Pace Jr. has a team-best seven sacks. Defensive back Travion Banks has five interceptions. Defensive back Mike Brown has three interceptions. He returned two of them for touchdowns.
Betting Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns
The Cajuns enter the game with a 10-3 record (7-1 in conference play). Additionally, they finished 9-4 as recorded by the best offshore gambling sites. They finished on top the Sun Belt West Division. However, Louisiana lost the Conference Championship Game to Appalachian State, 45-38. Other than a regular-season loss to App State, the only other school to defeat the Ragin’ Cajuns was Mississippi State. This is the first LendingTree Bowl appearance for Louisiana. This is Louisiana’s seventh bowl game in the history of the program. They have won two, lost two, and vacated the remaining two.
The Ragin’ Cajuns are 4-0 ATS in their last four non-conference games. 6-1 ATS in their last seven games after a straight-up loss. And 5-1 ATS in their last six games after an ATS loss.
Starting quarterback Levi Lewis has 2,804 passing yards and 24 touchdown passes. Running back Elijah Mitchell has 1,092 rushing yards and 15 rushing TDs. Running back Trey Ragas had 11 rushing touchdowns. Wide receiver Ja’Marcus Beasley has 53 receptions for 818 yards and eight touchdowns. Linebacker Joe Dillon had a team-best six sacks. Defensive back Asjlin Washington has three interceptions and a fumble recovery.
Louisiana is averaging 38.8 points and 501.3 yards per game. Three players have at least 775 rushing yards. Raymond Calais (867 yards, 7.7 per attempt, 6 TDs) and Trey Raggs (796 yards, 7.3 per attempt, 11 TDs) complete the ground game with Mitchell.
Miami OH vs. Louisiana 2020 LendingTree Bowl Pick
This is the third encounter between the two programs. The RedHawks have won both of the previous clashes. The Ragin’ Cajuns have recorded double-digit wins for the first time in program history. Thus, should feel confident ahead of the bowl game, even if they lost the Sun Belt title game and Miami won the MAC. Take Louisiana and the points.