The Popeyes Bahamas Bowl takes place on Friday with Old Dominion sportsbook favored against Eastern Michigan in a betting game that can be seen on ESPN and bet at MyBoookie sportsbook. The Eagles went 7-5 this season while the Monarchs went 9-3. This should be a high scoring game as Eastern Michigan averaged 30 points per game while Old Dominion averaged 36 per contest. Let’s look at the game and Bahamas Bowl picks.
The Eagles play the Monarchs on Friday, December 23rd in the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl with a start time of 1 pm Eastern on ESPN.
Bahamas Bowl Odds at Sports Betting Sites
Old Dominion -4, total 65
Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion
This should be a high scoring sports betting game as both teams have prolific offenses plus this game has historically been high scoring as in two years of action the teams are averaging 43.3 points each. This will be the first bowl appearances for the Eagles since 1987. The Eagles come into this game having won two of their last three games and they have wins this year over Ohio and Wyoming.
The Monarchs went 9-3 this sports betting season including 7-1 in Conference USA. This will be the first-ever bowl appearance for Old Dominion. “We are all thrilled to play in the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl,” head coach Bobby Wilder said, “The coaches I spoke with about the bowl said it is a great experience for the kids, which is what this is all about. This is an historic moment for Old Dominion University and our football program.”
The Monarchs have won their last five games led by a very good offense led by running back Ray Lawry who had 1,112 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. Jeremy Cox added another 685 yards and 13 touchdowns. Old Dominion was excellent at protecting the ball as they turned it over just nine times all year. Quarterback David Washington threw for 2,648 yards and 28 touchdowns with only four interceptions. Wide receiver Zach Pascal caught 63 passes for 893 yards and eight TDs.
On the other sportsbooks side, Eastern Michigan quarterback Brogan Roback leads and offense that set school records for total offense (5,447), passing offense (3,549) and total points (396). The Eagles have running back Ian Eriksen and wide receiver Sergio Bailey II to help out Roback.
The Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games at web sites that offer sports betting reviews. The Eagles are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Monarchs are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Monarchs are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games.
The Under is 8-2 in the Eagles last 10 games overall. The Over is 19-7 in the Eagles last 26 non-conference games. The Over is 13-5-1 in the Monarchs last 19 games overall.
Bahamas Bowl Picks
This could be a game where the first one to 40 wins the game. Both offenses should have a big game on Friday so we’ll go over the total at sports betting sites in this contest.