Late during the 2015 season there was serious discussion about shutting down the Eastern Michigan football program. The Eagles were wrapping up a 1-11 season and maintaining their status as the worst program in the land. Yet at that moment began one of the greatest turnarounds in recent college football history. Head coach Chris Creighton is leading Eastern Michigan to a bowl game for the second time in three seasons. And just the third bowl game in the history of the program. Most important of all they are a profitable Betting on college football play.
RAYCOM Media Camellia Bowl
Georgia Southern Eagles vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles
Date and Time: Saturday, December 15, 2018, 5:30 p.m. ET
Location: Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama
Betting on Football Betting Odds at SBG:
|Eastern Michigan||+1 (-110)||48 (-110)|
|Georgia Southern||-1 (-110)||48 (-110)|
RAYUCOM media Camellia Bowl TV Coverage: ESPN
Eastern Michigan Eagles
Eastern Michigan has a betting on college football record of 7-5 both straight up and vs. the spread with 4-8 under the total. Last time out EMU beat Kent 28-20 as 12.5-point overlays to clinch a bowl. As a result, the Eagles finished third in the West Division of the Mid-American Athletic Conference. Defense is the bed rock of Eastern Michigan. To illustrate the Eagles ranks 32nd nationally for points allowed. Balanced against that is an offense that ranks 76th for scoring. Tyler Wiegers provided competent quarterback play. Summing up Wiegers has a 136.3 rating with 11 touchdowns.
Georgia Southern Eagles
Georgia Southern has an online betting record of 9-3 both straight up and vs. the odds with a 6-6 mark on totals. Correspondingly the Eagles finished third in the East Division of the Sun Belt Conference. Correspondingly this is just the fifth season of Division 1-A football status for Georgia Southern. Last game for the Eales was an impressive 35-14 payout over Georgia State to clinch a bowl berth. In a similar way to Eastern Michigan does Georgia Southern emphasize defense. GSU ranks 27th nationally for points allowed and 51st for scoring offense.
Stats to Consider
Eastern Michigan has been a strong wagering value away from home the past couple of seasons. For example, the Eagles have covered 15 of their last 18 games on the road. Just two of their last seven away matchups have gone over the total. Balanced against that is the Georgia Southern reliability on the board in away matchups. The Eagles have covered the spread in seven of their last eight games on the road. Just three of their last 11 games away from home have gone under the total.
Big Names on the Field
Of great concern to Eastern Michigan is the powerful Georgia Southern ground attack. Wesley Fields, Shai Werts, and Monteo Garrett are each over five yards per carry. Additionally, Werts has thrown 10 touchdown passes with no interceptions.
Matchup to Watch
The matchup difference is the powerful Georgia Southern ground attack. As mentioned earlier the Eagles are a strong Betting on college football value away from home. It follows that the Georgia Southern defense is also likely superior.
Georgia Southern vs. Eastern Michigan Betting on College Football Picks
This bowl matchup should see Georgia Southern prove to be the better board value.
Georgia Southern vs. Eastern Michigan Betting on College Football Pick: Georgia Southern Eagles
Georgia Southern vs. Eastern Michigan Betting on College Football Score Prediction: Georgia Southern 31, Eastern Michigan 20
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