Bowl season always feels like getting a little bit of extra football after the regular season comes to an end. It’s fun to have football on TV every single day over the holiday season, even if many of the games that we see are smaller schools that don’t often get a ton of TV time. The fact that many of us don’t really pay attention to these schools during the regular season makes it a little tougher to handicap during bowl season, but there is more than enough data out there to help us all make a more informed decision when it comes time to wager on these games. The Camelia Bowl is the lone college football game on Christmas Day, and we have Georgia State in as a 6-point favorite. The point total for this one has been set at 51. Let’s take a closer look at the upcoming match between Georgia State and Ball State so you can bet against the College Football Bowl odds.
NCAAF Betting Analysis for Georgia State Panthers Vs Ball State Cardinals – Camellia Bowl Odds
Georgia State Vs Ball State Game Info & Odds
- When: Saturday, December 25 at 2:30 PM EST
- Where: Cramton Bowl, Montgomery
- TV: ESPN
Why bet on the Georgia State Panthers
In the week leading up to Christmas, many of the bowl games that we see feature teams that made it into bowl season by the skin of their teeth. It takes 6 wins to become bowl eligible, so the Georgia State Panthers are a little bit ahead of the game, going 7-5 in the regular season. It was how this team ended the season that was impressive, though, winning 3 in a row and 6 of their last 7 after a start that made a bowl game seem out of the question. What really stands out when looking at the Panthers stats for the season is that they won 6 in a row when in as a favorite. They went 6-1 ATS over the course of their last 7 games and have covered the spread in 7 of their last 8 road games played on a Saturday. The UNDER has hit in 5 of their last 6.
Why bet on the Ball State Cardinals
After a solid run of form in the middle of the season, the Ball State Cardinals lost 3 out of 4 coming down the home stretch, which meant that they had to win their final game of the season to become bowl eligible. They did that with a 20-3 win over Buffalo in a game that they started as a 6-point favorite. Overall, it has not been too bad for the Cardinals, as they have now won 13 of their last 19 games, but this will be a stern test for them. One thing that you do have to like is that the Cardinals seem to become a much better bet when playing as an underdog, going 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games they started as the dog. That said, they are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The UNDER has hit in 5 of their last 6 games.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I think we are looking at a game where offense might be at a premium, which is why I am very much leaning towards the UNDER. I also like Georgia State to win and cover the spread in this one.
Pick: Georgia State Panthers 27 Ball State Cardinals 20