Wyoming and Georgia State will both be looking to pick up a feel-good victory when they square off in the 2019 Arizona Bowl on Tuesday, December 31 at 4:30 PM ET, live from Arizona Stadium in Tucson. While both teams finished with identical 7-5 records to reach the 2019 Arizona Bowl, both programs also struggled mightily down the stretch run of the regular season and come into this affair off of losses in their respective last contests. Now, with both teams going all-out for the win, let’s find out which one is offering the best value against their college football odds!
Wyoming vs Georgia State 2019 Arizona Bowl Lines, Analysis & Prediction
- When: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 4:30 PM ET
- Where: Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ
- TV: CBS
- Radio: Wyoming / Georgia State
- Live Stream: CBSSports.com
- 2019 Arizona Bowl Odds: Wyoming -7 / Total: 48
- Mostly Cloudy: 16°C/60°F
- Humidity: 30%
- Precipitation: 0%
- Wind: 7 mph ESE
- Cloud Cover: 69%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Why Bet On Wyoming?
While Wyoming struggled mightily down the stretch by dropping three of their final four games including a humbling 20-6 loss to Air Force in their regular season finale, there are some good reasons to back the Cowboys in the 2019 Arizona Bowl.
Wyoming has an outstanding defense that ranks 11th in the country in points allowed (17.8 ppg). Wyoming has held six opponents to fewer than 20 points and the Cowboys rank sixth nationally against the run.
Then, there’s the fact that Wyoming ranks an encouraging 27tf nationally in rushing (208.5 ypg). The bad news is that the Cowboys lost freshman quarterback Sean Chambers to a season-ending left knee injury and the team;s backups are inexperienced, to put it mildly.
- Average Score For: 24.33
- Total Yards: 336.50
- Pass Yards: 128.00
- Rush Yards: 208.50
- Average Score Against: 17.83
- Total Yards: 364.50
- Pass Yards: 265.08
- Rush Yards: 99.42
Why Bet On Georgia State?
Georgia State also lost three of their final four regular season games including an embarrassing 38-10 smackdown loss against Georgia Southern in their regular season finale, but there are a couple of good reasons to back the Panthers in the Arizona Bowl.
Georgia State has the more potent offense in this matchup by putting up 32.4 points per game (42nd) to Wyoming’s far more modest 24.3 points per contest (96th). Then, there’s the fact that the Panthers rank a stellar 14th nationally in rushing (245.2 ypg).
Panthers senior running back Tra Barnett is the school’s first 1,000-yard rusher and he finished the regular season ranked 11th nationally in rushing yards with 1,389. The bad news is that Georgia State has a mostly pitiful defense that allows a whopping 36.1 points per contest (120th).
- Average Score For: 32.42
- Total Yards: 446.92
- Pass Yards: 201.75
- Rush Yards: 245.17
- Average Score Against: 36.08
- Total Yards: 450.83
- Pass Yards: 239.25
- Rush Yards: 211.58
2019 Arizona Bowl Betting Trends for Wyoming vs Georgia State
- Wyoming is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 games against an opponent in the Sun Belt conference
- Wyoming is 11-5 SU in the last 16 games
- The total went UNDER in 6 of Wyoming’s last 6 games
- Georgia State is 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game
- Georgia State is 1-6-1 ATS in the last 8 games following a ATS loss
- The total went UNDER in 5 of Georgia State’s last 5 games played in December
Wyoming vs Georgia State Expert Analysis and Prediction
I know Wyoming struggles to score the ball and that the Cowboys have issues at quarterback, but Georgia State is completely awful on defense and I believe that fact, combined with Wyoming’s stingy defense will be the reasons the Cowboys get the win and ATS cover in this affair.
Georgia State has gone 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up loss and 2-8-2 ATS in their last dozen games against a team with a winning record.
With Wyoming going a near-perfect 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games against teams from the Sun Belt conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Bowl games, I say back the Cowboys to get ‘er done in the 2019 Arizona Bowl!
Pick: Wyoming 31 Georgia State 20