It is bowl season in college football, and we have got all of your coverage here to help you figure out who you should be betting on for these matchups.
The Independence Bowl will be going on Thursday afternoon and will feature the Miami Hurricanes and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.
Both of these teams had moderately successful regular seasons, but definitely have some flaws in their games that can be exploited.
Let’s break down the matchup between these two so that you know where you should be putting your money,
Miami vs. Louisiana Tech Game Overview
This bowl matchup is a classic middle-of-the-pack Power 5 school matched up against a strong mid-major.
Louisiana Tech has boasted a strong offense all year long, and the Bulldogs will look to continue that streak against a strong Miami defense.
The Hurricanes rely on their defense to win them games, and along with quarterback Jarren Williams, they have a lot to work with on both sides of the ball.
For Louisiana Tech, most of its offense comes from its running back Justin Henderson, who has nearly 1,000 yards on the season along with 15 rushing touchdowns.
Henderson will have a chance to thrive in this game as the Hurricanes defense gives up over 100 yards rushing per game.
The Bulldogs have a more potent offense in general, and I think Miami is going to have a tough time putting a lid on them in this game.
Miami had an up-and-down season, and it is shown in its 6-6 record. The Hurricanes did end the season on a three-game win streak, and they will be able to carry some of that momentum into this bowl game.
This will be an interesting matchup, as both of these teams are pretty even across the board. Our friends over at BetAnySports have the Hurricanes favored in this contest at -6.
Miami vs. Louisiana Tech Free Game Prediction
I really think the Hurricanes will struggle to stop Henderson in this game. If this game gets to be high-scoring and fast-paced, the Bulldogs will likely come out on top.
Miami is all about defense and slowing the ball down by controlling the clock for the game. I think the Bulldogs will be able to push through that and come away with a W in this one.
With these teams having no common opponents, it’s hard to predict, but take Louisiana Tech as the underdog in this one and make sure you lock in your bets before kickoff!