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New Orleans Bowl: Jacksonville State vs. Louisiana 12/16/23 NCAAF Bowl Betting Picks

Jacksonville State vs. Louisiana 12/16/23 – In the upcoming New Orleans Bowl, college football enthusiasts are treated to an intriguing matchup as the Jacksonville State Gamecocks take on the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns. With the Gamecocks holding an 8-4 record and the Ragin’ Cajuns at 6-6, this clash promises to be a highlight of the NCAAF bowl betting picks season.

Jacksonville State vs. Louisiana 12/16/23

When:Saturday, December 16, 2023, at 2:15 PM ET
Where:Caesars Superdome
Jacksonville State vs. Louisiana 12/16/23
Jacksonville State
-2.5 -115
o59 -110
+2.5 -105
u59 -110
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Zion Webb QB vs. Zeon Chriss QB

Zion Webb has completed 97 passes on 194 attempts for 1281 yards through the air while scoring 5 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. His 50% completion rate and 6.6 yards per attempt showcase inconsistencies finding his receivers. Webb has exhibited mental toughness playing through 9 sacks for -62 yards, but his 107.8 passer rating reveals room for improvement against pressure. The sophomore’s dual-threat ability poses challenges for defenses.

Zeon Chriss heads into the bowl game after an efficient regular season, completing 102 passes on 153 attempts (66.7%) for 1222 yards, 11 touchdowns and 5 picks. His 150.9 passer rating demonstrates Chriss’ capabilities leading the offense. Chriss took 8 sacks for -56 yards and has less mobility than his counterpart. His accurate mid-range passing and quick decision-making should test the Gamecocks’ secondary.

Jacksonville State’s Offensive Arsenal

Jacksonville State’s offensive prowess has been greatly strengthened by Malik Jackson and Perry Carter. Malik, as running back, has shown outstanding reliability and efficiency on the field. Jackson amassed 860 rushing yards over 133 attempts and averaged an impressive 6.5 yards per carry; further, his seven rushing touchdowns are evidence of his effectiveness as an advancer of the ball. Perry Carter has become an invaluable receiver for Jacksonville State, accumulating 603 yards on 34 receptions for an average of 17.7 yards per catch and scoring three receiving touchdowns – making him a cornerstone of its offensive strategy.

Louisiana’s Key Offensive Playmakers

Jacob Kibodi and Jacob Bernard have played an essential part in strengthening Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns offensive strategy. Jacob Kibodi, as a running back, amassed 729 yards over 129 attempts, an average of 5.7 yards per rush – something Jacob Bernard managed to replicate a few games later. Jacob Bernard has demonstrated his consistency and ability to penetrate defenses by scoring seven rushing touchdowns at Jacksonville State, matching his ability and prowess on Louisiana’s team. Furthermore, as a wide receiver he plays an essential part of Louisiana’s passing game. Bernard has amassed 37 receptions this season and amassed 473 receiving yards, an average of 12.8 yards per reception and one touchdown to his credit compared to Carter’s impressive accomplishments.

NCAAF Betting Odds: Jacksonville State Gamecocks -140, Over/Under: 59

With greater offensive firepower and momentum on their side, Jacksonville State enters as 4-point road favorites with a -140 moneyline price.


Jacksonville State Gamecocks Betting Trends

Jacksonville State are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Gamecpcks State are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Jacksonville State’s last 7 games played on a Saturday.
Jacksonville State are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Saturday when playing at home.

Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Betting Trends

Louisiana-Lafayette are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
Ragin’ Cajuns are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games played in December.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisiana-Lafayette’s last 6 games played on a Saturday.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Louisiana-Lafayette’s last 8 games played on a Saturday when on the road.

Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Betting Picks

Based on the overall performance and trends, Jacksonville State seems to have an edge. Their offensive capabilities, led by Webb, Jackson, and Carter, are slightly more convincing than Louisiana’s, despite Chriss’s impressive stats. The Gamecocks’ stronger record and ATS trend suggest they might cover the spread.

For prop bets, considering the offensive strengths of both teams, the total might lean towards the OVER, but it’s a close call given both teams’ variable performances. When choosing the best betting websites, consider those offering comprehensive coverage of NCAAF games, competitive odds, and in-depth analytics to inform your bets.

Score Prediction: Jacksonville State 32, Louisiana 28