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The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (6-6) play the Jacksonville State Gamecocks (8-4) on Saturday in the 2023 New Orleans Bowl. Louisiana has won five bowl games in its history. The last one came in 2021 when the Ragin' Cajuns defeated Marshall in the New Orleans Bowl. The Ragin' Cajuns are averaging 32.2 points per game, while Jacksonville State logs 29.8 points per contest.

Kickoff from Caesars Superdome in New Orleans is set for 2:15 p.m. ET. The Gamecocks are 3-point favorites in the latest Jacksonville State vs. Louisiana odds via SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 58. Before making any Louisiana vs. Jacksonville State picks, be sure to see the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer simulation model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Since its inception, it has generated a strong profit of well over $2,000 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. The model enters bowl season a profitable 13-9 on top-rated spread picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Jacksonville State vs. Louisiana and just revealed its picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Now, here are several college football odds and betting lines for Jacksonville State vs. Louisiana:

  • Jacksonville State vs. Louisiana spread: Gamecocks -3
  • Jacksonville State vs. Louisiana over/under: 58 points  
  • Jacksonville State vs. Louisiana money line: Gamecocks -150, Ragin' Cajuns +126
  • JSU: Jacksonville State is 7-3-1 against the spread in 2023. 
  • ULL: Louisiana has hit the 1H ML in seven of last 13 games.
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Why Jacksonville State can cover

The Gamecocks have been strong on defense this season. They were second in Conference USA in both total defense (361.6) and run defense (113.1). Additionally, this unit was first in points allowed (20.3). Junior defensive lineman Chris Hardie has been a massive force coming off the edge. Hardie wins with power to generate a constant push into the backfield. The Alabama native recorded a team-high 16 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks.

In the season finale against New Mexico State, Hardie finished with three tackles for loss and two sacks. Senior linebacker Quae Drake is an instinctive defender on the second level. Drake wraps up with ease, leading the team in total tackles (86). The Alabama native has recorded double-digit stops in three games thus far. In his last outing, Drake finished with 11 tackles and one fumble recovery. See which team to pick here.

Why Louisiana can cover

The Ragin' Cajuns have been able to apply constant pressure on opposing quarterbacks. They were tied for third in the Sun Belt Conference in team sacks (33). Louisiana has four players who logged at least five sacks. Sophomore defensive lineman Jordan Lawson owns a quick get-off and uses his speed to get past blockers. Lawson is tied for the team lead in sacks (7) with 38 total tackles. In his last game, he finished with three tackles and two sacks.

Junior linebacker K.C. Ossai has great play-recognition skills on the second level. Ossai uses his quickness to track down ball carriers. The Texas native is first on the team in total tackles (77) with a sack and two forced fumbles. He's notched at least eight stops in five games this year. On Nov. 9 versus Southern Miss, Ossai totaled eight tackles and one fumble recovery. See which team to pick here.

How to make Jacksonville State vs. Louisiana picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Under on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 51 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations. You can only get the model's pick at SportsLine

So who wins Jacksonville State vs. Louisiana, and which side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that's up over $2,000 on its top rated college football picks, and find out.