New Orleans Bowl-Arkansas St. vs Louisiana Tech (12/19-preview)
Expect plenty of fireworks when the Arkansas State Red Wolves and Louisiana Tech Bulldogs square up in the New Orleans Bowl.
Arkansas State comes into the game red hot on an eight-game winning streak, the Red Wolves have scored at least 37 points in each of those victories. The quality of Arkansas State wins, while impressive has all been against fellow Sun Belt conference opponents. Arkansas State opened the season 1-3 with loses to USC, Missouri and Toledo.
LA Tech, had a four game win streak and chance to play for the C-USA Championship snapped in the regular season finale 58-24 defeat to Southern Mississippi.
Expect a shootout, both teams are lead by high powered offenses. The Red Wolves however, do lead the nation with 26 passes intercepted despite only ranking 92nd in passing yards allow. LA Tech quarterback Jeff Driskel does put the ball in the air over 34 times a game, his ability to protect the ball and make good decisions will be crucial for the Bulldogs to win.
Overall this should be a very entertaining game that I can see going either way. Smart money here is on the OVER 68.
(LA Tech 45 Arkansas State 38)
LA TECH -2
Bet Sports Strong Rating D
***Bet Sports Strong Ratings***
A-Bet with confidence
B-Strong lean, but bet with caution
C-Slight lean, enjoy the game but be careful with your money
D-Prediction but not a good feel either way