2019 Arizona Bowl Top Bets and Picks: Georgia State vs. Wyoming

Washington State Cougars vs. Wyoming Cowboys sportsbook odds and expert picks
  • by Cooper Mayer
  • December 31st, 2019
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The best USA sportsbooks favor the Wyoming Cowboys by seven-points over the Georgia State Panthers, as the spread goes for the 2019 Arizona Bowl on December 31, with kickoff scheduled for 4:30 p.m. EST, at Arizona Stadium in Tucson.

Georgia State vs. Wyoming Cowboys 2019 Arizona Bowl Odds by Xbet.ag

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Georgia State +7 (-110) 48 (-110) +220
Wyoming -7 (-110) 48 (-110) -260
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Betting Georgia State Panthers

The Panthers finished the regular season 7-5 SU (4-4 in Sun Belt play) and 6-4-2 ATS, according to the best online sportsbooks. Starting QB Dan Ellington is 214 of 329 (65.0%) for 2,291 yards with 21 TDs, seven picks, and 19 sacks. Wide receiver Cornelius McCoy has 65 receptions for 679 yards and four TDs. Running back Tra Barnett has rushed for 1389 yards and 12 TDs on 233 carries. GSU has the 13th-best rushing offense with 245.2 yards per game. Part of a total offense that ranks 27th in the country (446.9 yards per game). The Panthers’ 41st-ranked scoring offense (32.4 ppg) has not broken the 30-point mark in a game since Nov. 9.

Defensive end Hardrick ‘whatchu talkin’ ‘bout’ Willis has 4.5 sacks. Linebacker T. Stephens McQueen has 97 tackles and two interceptions. GSU allows 449.8 total yards per game (110th), including 211.6 on the ground per game (116th). The Panthers 120th-ranked scoring defense (36.1 ppg) has allowed a total 154 points in the last four games.

The Panthers are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games after a straight up loss. 2-8-2 ATS playing a team with a winning record. And 1-6-1 ATS in their last eight games after an ATS loss. All per the best USA sportsbooks.

Ellington ran for 598 yards and five touchdowns, and averaged 4.1 yards per carry, during the regular season. However, a knee injury hindered his running ability a little towards the end of the season. Barnett accrued six 100-yard games and one 200-yard game so far this year. GSU won five of those seven games.

Betting Wyoming Cowboys

The Cowboys went 7-5 SU (4-4 in MW play) and 7-5 ATS, according to the best USA sportsbooks. Sean Chambers suffered a season-ending injury in October. And Tyler Vander Waal put his name in the NCAA transfer portal ahead of the Arizona Bowl. As a result, Levi Williams, will likely get the starting QB gig. Wide receiver Raghib Ismail has 20 catches for 305 yards and two TDs. Wyoming has the seventh-worst passing defense with just 128.0 yards per game. Running back Xazavian Valladay has 1061 yards and five TDs on 221 carries. The Cowboys rank 26th with 208.5 rushing yards per game. Wyoming’s 97th-ranking scoring offense (24.3 ppg) has been held to fewer than 20 points in three of their last four games.

Defensive end Solomon Byrd has 6.5 sacks, safety Alijah Halliburton has 119 tackles, and linebacker Logan Wilson has four interceptions. Wyoming has the sixth-best run defense (99.4 ypg) but the 112th pass defense (265.1 ypg). The Cowboys’ 11th-in-the-country scoring defense (17.8 ppg) has not allowed 30 points since the first game of the season.

Wyoming is 8-1 ATS in their last nine games playing Sun Belt schools. 5-1 ATS in their last six games after an ATS loss. And 4-1 ATS in their last five bowl games.

The Cowboys’ offense is very likely going to revolve around Valladay. He averaged 4.8 yards per carry during the regular season. Valladay could have a big game against a Panthers run defense that has allowed opponents to gain 200 or more yards on the ground in seven games this season.

Georgia State vs. Wyoming Cowboys 2019 Arizona Bowl Pick

The total is the bet to make in this game. Specifically, the under, which is 6-0 in Wyoming’s last six games.