North Carolina A&T vs. Alcorn State 2019 Celebration Bowl Betting
The top sportsbooks favor the North Carolina A&T Aggies by 2.5 points over the Alcorn State Braves, as the spread goes for the 2019 Celebration Bowl on December 21, 2019, with kickoff scheduled for 12:00 p.m. EST at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
North Carolina A&T vs. Alcorn State 2019 Celebration Bowl Odds by MyBookie.ag
|N. Carolina A & T||-2½ (-115)||51½ (-110)||-140|
|Alcorn St||+2½ (-105)||51½ (-110)||+120|
Betting North Carolina A&T Aggies
The Aggies co-won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship with an 8-3 record (6-2 in conference play). Starting QB Kylil Carter is 133 of 247 (53.8%) for 1,831 with 12 TDs, three picks, and 11 sacks. Wide receiver Elija Bell has 720 yards and five TDs on 49 catches. Running back Jah-Maine Martin has rushed for 1136 yards and 18 TDs on 36 carries. The Aggies rank 11th in the FCS in rushing yards per game (237.0).
And 24th in total yards per game, with 430.8. NCATU’s 14th-ranking scoring offense (35.7 ppg) outscored opponents 101-17 in the last two games of the season. And their scoring defense has allowed fewer than 20 points in four of their last five.
The Aggies hold opponents to 18.6 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the FCS. Linebacker Joseph Stuckey has 15 tackles and defensive back Chris Mosely has three interceptions. The Aggies have the third-best total defense in the FCS (270.4 yards allowed per game). Additionally, they have the fourth-best run defense (76.4 rushing yards allowed per game).
People who are thinking about betting on the Aggies at the best online sportsbooks should know the following. “Antoine Wilder broke his ankle last week,” head coach Sam Washington said, “and I hate that so much for him in his senior year. He’s from Atlanta, and he will not get the opportunity to participate in this game, and I’m sad for him.” Wilder had moved from linebacker to rover this season, a hybrid linebacker and safety role after, following starter Richie Kittles season-ending knee injury.
Betting Alcorn State Braves
The Braves won the SWAC East Division with an 8-3 record. Moreover, ASU beat Southern 39-24 in the conference championship game. In addition to winning the SWAC title for the second consecutive season, the program has also won the SWAC east division for the sixth season in a row. Starting QB Felix Harper is 179 of 295 (60.7%) for 2,613 with 30 TDs, seven picks, and 16 sacks.
Wide receiver Chris Blair has 795 yards and six TDs on 38 receptions. Wide receiver Niko Duffey has 787 yards and six TDs on 151 carries. The Braves’ 26th-ranked scoring offense (32.8 ppg) has scored 34 or more points in each of their last three games. Defensive back Allen Bruce has five tackles, and fellow DB Taurence Wilson has four interceptions. Alcorn State has the 12-best scoring defense in the FCS, allowing 19.7 points per game.
More info for customers of the top sportsbooks. “If there’s a feeling of déjà vu associated with this year’s Celebration Bowl matchup, there’s a perfectly good explanation. The North Carolina A&T Aggies will play the Alcorn State Braves in Atlanta for the third time in the Celebration Bowl’s five-year history. In the teams’ first two meetings in 2015 and 2018, the N.C. A&T Aggies (8-3) walked away with the Celebration Bowl trophy and bragging rights, winning 41-34 and 24-22, respectively. But the unwavering Alcorn Braves (9-3) hope they will prevail in this year’s contest on Dec. 21,” reports The Undefeated.com.
North Carolina A&T vs. Alcorn State 2019 Celebration Bowl Pick
All things considered, 2.5 points looks like top sportsbooks have too much faith in the Braves. Take the Aggies and the points.