FIU Panthers vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves 2019 Camellia Bowl Odds

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  • by Cooper Mayer
  • December 18th, 2019
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The best offshore gambling sites favor the Arkansas State Red Wolves by 2.5 points over the FIU Panthers, as the spread goes for the 2019 Camellia Bowl on December 21, with kickoff scheduled for 5:30 p.m. EST, at Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama.

FIU Panthers vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves 2019 Camellia Bowl Odds

Florida Intl +2½ (-105) 62½ (-110) +120
Arkansas State -2½ (-115) 62½ (-110) -140
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Betting Florida International

The Panthers finished the regular season with a 6-6 record (3-5 in C-USA play). According to the best online sportsbooks, FIU posted a 4-8 ATS record. Starting QB James Morgan is 185 of 319 for 2,248 yards with 13 TDs, three picks, and 12 sacks. Wide receiver Tony Gaiter has 49 catches for 607 yards and four TDs. Running back Anthony Jones has 802 yards and nine TDs on 166 carries. The Panthers’ offense ranks 97th in the country with 371.5 total yards per game.

Alexy Jean-Baptiste has 4.5 sacks, linebacker Jamal Gates has 83 tackles, and fellow LB Sage Lewis has three interceptions. FIU has the 6th-best pass defense in the country, allowing just 178.5 yards per game. However, the Panthers concede 204.2 rushing yards per game (111th). Furthermore, FIU allows 26.7 points per game, which ranks them 61st.

The Panthers are, per the best offshore gambling sites, 5-1 ATS in their last six games after an ATS win. 7-2 ATS playing a team with a winning record. And 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games as an underdog.
This is “only the fifth bowl game in FIU football history, with the first in 2010. The Golden Panthers are 2-2 with a 35-32 win over Toledo in last year’s Bahamas Bowl, and now it’s time for head coach Butch Davis to make the program a consistent bowl star.

He went 4-0 in bowl games at Miami, won one of his three bowls at North Carolina before moving on, and is in his third bowl in three years at FIU. Win, and it’ll be his 12th winning season in his 13th year as a head coach. Lose, and it’ll be just his second losing campaign and his first since his first season with UNC,” writes College Football

Betting Arkansas State

The Red Wolves went 7-5 (5-3 in Sun Belt play) in the regular season. Arkansas State also finished 5-7 ATS, as recorded by the best offshore gambling sites. Starting QB Layne Hatcher is 177 of 259 (68.3%) for 2,553 with 23 TDs, nine picks, and 27 sacks. Wide receiver Omar Bayless has 84 catches for 1,473 and 16 TDs. The Wolves have a 14th-ranking passing offense, with 305.3 yards per game. But their rushing offense only averages 126.8 yards per game, ranking 112th in the country.

Running back Marcel Murray leads the team with 782 yards and six TDs on 153 carries. Finally, Arkansas State scores 33.7 points per game (31st).
Defensive end William Bradley-King has 8.5 sacks, defensive back Darreon Johnson has 103 tackles, and fellow DB BJ Edmonds has two interceptions.

The Wolves have a pretty bad pass defense, allowing 258.8 yards per game (104th). And their run defense is even worse than FIU’s; it ranks 122nd (222.4 yards allowed per game). Arkansas State’s 117th-ranked scoring defense (34.8 ppg) has allowed more than 30 points in three of their last four games.
The Red Wolves are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games after an ATS loss. 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games after accumulating fewer than 100 yards rushing in their previous game. And 1-4 ATS in their last five bowl games.

FIU Panthers vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves 2019 Camellia Bowl Pick

Both teams are pretty awful, making it hard to pick between the two. Gun to my head, though, I’d fade Arkansas State.