Free Cure Bowl Prediction: Spartans vs Panthers Odds
College football betting on the 2015 Cure Bowl sees the San Jose State Spartans taking on the Georgia State Panthers Saturday December 19th at Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
2015 Cure Bowl
San Jose State Spartans (5-7) vs. Georgia State Panthers (6-6)
Date: Saturday, December 19
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida
NCAA Football Spread: San Jose State -3
NCAA Betting Total: 56
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The first ever Autonation Cure Bowl comes to form as the San Jose State Spartans and Georgia State Panthers get set to battle it out Saturday night.
This unique matchup has invited a 5 win team, due to the fact that there were not enough bowl eligible teams.
Still, the 5 win Spartans come in as slim favorites over the 6 win Panthers in this one.
San Jose State Spartans
San Jose State had plenty of chances to grab that 6th win this season, but dropped 3 of their last 4 games to stay at just 5 wins.
Under the NCAA Academic Progress Report, with not enough teams qualifying for bowl bids, the Spartans were invited to participate in this Cure Bowl.
The Spartans bring in an offense that was completely balanced this season. They had over 2,000 yards both on the ground and through the air.
The nation will get a look at the 11th best RB in terms of yards in the nation in Tyler Ervin. The star RB compiled 1469 yards and averages 122.4 yards per contest.
Ervin was held to 80 yards or fewer in 3 of the last 4 games for San Jose State, which leads to reasoning of why the Spartans failed down the stretch.
Georgia State Panthers
The Panthers offense has been one of the best passing offenses in the nation.
Led by QB Nick Arbuckle, the Panthers have thrown for 346.7 yards per game. Arbuckle has thrown for 1496 yards and 10 touchdowns during this 4 game winning streak the Panthers are on. The 4 game winning streak propelled them to 6 wins and put them in the position to clinch a bowl game spot.
Overall this season, Arbuckle threw for 4160 yards, which ranked 6th in the nation.
While the defense has allowed 28.4 points per game, they really stepped things up down the stretch to help the success of the Panthers. They have allowed just 21 points per game during their winning streak.
The Panthers D held Georgia Southern, the leading rushing team in the nation, to just 135 yards in the season finale.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Spartans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in December.
- Spartans are 18-8 ATS in their last 26 non-conference games.
- Panthers are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- Panthers are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games on fieldturf.
- Panthers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games.
Free Cure Bowl NCAA Football Prediction
While San Jose State comes in favorites here, this Georgia State team is hot right now.
Winning 4 in a row and clicking on both sides of the ball gives them an edge here.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Georgia State ATS
The Spartans limp into this matchup while the Panthers remain scorching hot. Expect the pass game to be on with Arbuckle as GSU grabs an outright win here.
2015 Cure Bowl Free Score Prediction: Georgia State 33- San Jose State 24
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