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Marshall vs. Louisiana Odds, Date: Opening Spread, Total for New Orleans Bowl 2021

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Marshall vs. Louisiana Odds

Marshall Odds +5
ULL Odds -5
Over/Under 50.5
Date Dec. 18
Location Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana

Marshall is set to take on Louisiana in the New Orleans Bowl on Dec. 18 at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. Find our expert’s projected odds, a recap of each team’s seasons, plus more information on the New Orleans Bowl below.

Marshall vs. Louisiana Projected Odds

Marshall Spread -3.5
Louisiana Spread +3.5
Over/Under 62.4

These Marshall vs. Louisiana projections are based on Collin Wilson’s college football power ratings, which help power our PRO Projections — they compare all of his projections to real-time college football odds in order to easily identify betting edges.

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How Marshall Reached the New Orleans Bowl

Marshall’s 2021 season was a tale of multiple streaks.

To start, the Thundering Herd won their first two games of the year, followed by three straight losses.

Charles Huff’s team then righted the ship for a bit by posting four consecutive wins, before stumbling down the stretch with two losses in its final three games.

What does this all add up to? A 7-5 overall record and a 6-5 record against the number.

Marshall also posted some of the most drastic home/away against-the-spread (ATS) splits this year, going 5-1 ATS on the road, but just 1-4 ATS at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

How Louisiana Reached the New Orleans Bowl

If Week 1 didn’t exist, UL-Lafayette would be the talk of the town. The Ragin’ Cajuns compensated for a season-opening loss to Texas only to rattle off 12 straight wins — the latest of which was a Sun Belt title victory over Appalachian State.

Head coach Billy Napier was lights-out with the program, producing a 39-12 overall clip and 27-5 mark in conference play. He’s off to Florida, filling the vacancy left by Dan Mullen.

The Ragin’ Cajuns have only two conference losses over the last three years. They’ve gone bowling four years in a row now, recently picking up a win over UTSA in the 2020 First Responder Bowl.

Marshall vs. Louisiana Matchup Analysis

Toggle the dropdowns below to hide or show how Marshall and Louisiana match up statistically:

Marshall Offense vs. Louisiana Defense
Rush Success 47 49
Line Yards 79 108
Pass Success 52 15
Pass Blocking** 20 69
Big Play 74 49
Havoc 20 56
Finishing Drives 47 11
** Pass Blocking (Off.) vs. Pass Rush (Def.)

Louisiana Offense vs. Marshall Defense
Rush Success 30 80
Line Yards 43 83
Pass Success 81 36
Pass Blocking** 18 17
Big Play 49 53
Havoc 49 92
Finishing Drives 34 17
** Pass Blocking (Off.) vs. Pass Rush (Def.)

Pace of Play / Other
PFF Tackling 36 108
Coverage 44 23
Middle 8 19 72
SP+ Special Teams 103 87
Plays per Minute 7
Rush Rate 47.5% (113) 58.% (38)

Data via College Football Data, FootballOutsiders, SP+, PFF and SportSource Analytics.

New Orleans Bowl Date, Time, TV, More Info

  • Date: Dec. 18
  • Time: 9:15 p.m. ET
  • Location: Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • TV Info: ESPN

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