The Georgia Southern Eagles and Bowling Green Falcons will look to cap off their respective 2015 campaigns wit a bowl game victory when they square off in the 2015 GoDaddy Bowl on Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 8:00 PM ET, live from Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. Now, let’s find out which one of these teams will cover the NCAA Football Betting line.
How To Bet the Eagles vs Falcons 2015 GoDaddy Bowl Odds, TV & Game Info
When: Wednesday, December 23, 8:00 PM ET
Where: Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama
TV Stream: WatchESPN
NCAAF Odds: Bowling Green -7.5
Bowling Green is favored by 7.5 points while the game’s Over/Under Total sits at 60. Bowling Green is a -264 favorite against the college football Moneyline while Georgia Southern is a +236 underdog.
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Why Bet The Georgia Southern Eagles Odds at +7.5
Because the Eagles have the nation’s best rushing attack. Second-year head coach Willie Fritz has led Georgia Southern to its first bowl appearance in the program’s very first year of bowl eligibility after winning six titles at the D-2 level from 1985-2000. Fritz has since parted ways with the Eagles to become Tulane’s new head coach, giving room to Georgia native Tyson Summers to take the job. The Eagles recorded an eight-win campaign this season to finish third in the Sun Belt Conference, but unfortunately, they enter this contest having lost two of their last three games.
Still, there’s good reason to believe the Eagles can cover the spread as they average a stellar 34.7 points per game, thanks to their No. 1 ranked rushing attack, which averages a stunning 355.6 rushing yards per game. Junior running back Matt Breida leads the rushing attack with 1,540 yards, 16 touchdowns and an eye-opening 8.2 yards-per-carry average.
Georgia Southern uses two quarterback system with Favian Upshaw and Kevin Ellison alternating early and often, but the Eagles rarely pass they ball as they average just 61.8 passing yards per game. The Georgia Southern defense limits its opponents to 23.3 points per game.
Why Bet The Bowling Green Falcons Odds at -7.5
Because the Falcons are a 10-win team that has the far more explosive offense. Bowling Green won their last two games of the season and will be looking to match a school record for wins in this contest. The Falcons rank in the top five in FBS in scoring (43.4 points per game), passing offense (376 yards per game) and total offense (561 yards per game). The Falcons have one of the most explosive passing attacks in the country with MAC Offensive Player of the Year Matt Johnson connecting early and often with wide receiver Paul Warfield Award-winning wide receiver Roger Lewis.
Bowling Green averaged a stellar 43.4 points per game this season while Johnson has completed a blistering 68.8 percent of his passes for 4,700 yards with 43 touchdowns and eight interceptions while running back Fred Coppet has rushed for 797 yards and five touchdowns. The Bowling Green defense allows .26.7 points per game.
My Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Georgia Southern may have the nation’s best rushing attack, but their inability to throw the ball consistently is going to hamper them against the explosive Bowling Green Falcons. Georgia Southern was held to just seven points in its regular season finale and just doesn’t have the firepower they’ll need in order to keep up with the Falcons.
While Georgia Southern has gone 5-2 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record, Bowling Green has compiled a near-perfect 7-1 ATS mark in their last eight games while also going 6-1 ATS in their last seven games following a straight-up win and 4-1 ATS in their last five non-conference games. Back Bowling Green to win and cover the spread with room to spare.
My final score prediction: Bowling Green 35 Georgia Southern 21