- Georgia State has -225 odds to beat Ball State.
- There is a 6-point spread in favor of the Panthers.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Tis the season for college football bowl games. On Christmas Day, the Georgia State Panthers will take on the Ball State Cardinals in the Camellia Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama.
Online betting sites have listed Georgia State as the heavier favorite going into the game being that they finished their season on a strong note.
Georgia State Vs. Ball State
- Georgia State -225
- Ball State +185
- Spread: Georgia State -6
- Total: O/U 51
Georgia State holds a slight advantage over Ball State in terms of the records they finished with. The Panthers finished the season with a 7-5 record and in fourth place in the Sun Belt Conference. Ball State finished in sixth in the MAC with a 6-6 record.
Georgia State turned things around this season after starting their season 1-4 through the first five weeks. They finished their final seven games going 6-1. As for the Cardinals, they started and finished slow as they started the season 1-3 in their first four games. To finish their season, they lost three of their last five games.
Both teams are on the opposite side of the momentum meter and Georgia State could certainly look to take advantage of that. Their CFB odds would offer a $45 profit on a $100 bet if taken now.
Panthers Attacking The Spread
Georgia State has been one of the hottest teams against the spread this season having posted an 8-4 ATS record. They are also covering the spread by an average of 1.1 points.
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Ball State, on the other hand, has gone 4-8 against the spread this season and are failing to cover by an average of 2.5 points.
Like their regular-season record, Georgia State got off to a slow start and picked things up as the season went on. In their last seven games of the season, they went 6-1 against the spread. They have also been favored by a touchdown three times this season and covered in all three games.
Looking at the Cardinals, they started their season 0-4 against the spread before covering three straight. However, they finished their last five games of the season going 1-4 ATS.
It would be wise to get in on the spread as soon as possible as it has already shifted from 3.5 points to 6.5.
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