Free Bahamas Bowl Prediction: Panthers vs Rockets Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Bahamas Bowl
(8-4) FIU Panthers vs. Toledo Rockets (7-5)
Date: Saturday, December 21 2018
Time: 12:30 pm EST
Venue: Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas
NCAA Football Spread: Rockets -6
NCAA Betting Total: 68
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The Panthers enjoyed a nice season. They came up short in terms of winning the division but have a great chance to finish the season on a positive note.
Toledo finished the regular season strong. When they have their offense going they can really make it tough for opponents to keep up.
Hopefully the extra time off has given the Panthers a chance to forget about what could have been. By my calculations if they had won the final week against Marshall they could have gone to the Conference USA title game. Not Middle Tennessee.
When you think FIU you don’t normally think offense but their 35ppg was 30th in the nation. They are balanced but not explosive. QB James Morgan just picked a bad week in the finale to have his worst game of the season.
This seems like a nice spot for FIU as the location is less likely to be a distraction. Shorter trip and these guys are always in the warm weather. Love getting the points to play with in this one.
The Rockets scored 107 points in their last two games but it wasn’t enough to close the gap and get into the MAC Championship Game. Still it was a solid season, for the most part they won the games they were supposed to. They only win when they score a lot though. Like a lot a lot.
In their wins Toledo scored at least 45 and in their their losses not more than 27. Eli Peters is an athletic QB out of Florida so perhaps he has a little extra juice to take on a team from Sunshine State. The jobs has been all his since Mitchell Guadagni went down with an injury.
The Rockets never seem to have a formidable defense. Often they get caught in shootouts, and they can win that way but really they are hoping other teams make mistakes as opposed to forcing them into bad situations. This group has to be better for the program to be more dominant in the MAC.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 6-2-1 in FIU last 9 games in December.
- Over is 8-2 in TOL last 10 Fri. games.
- TOL are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games on grass.
- Under is 22-9 in TOL last 31 games on grass.
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Toledo is an interesting case because their defense is a huge wild card. They make other teams look really good on offense at time. FIU can play some D though.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: FIU +6
Taking the points in a bowl game is always a nice place to start, especially when motivations are tough to determine. I think these teams are evenly matched enough that is probably comes down to who has the ball last.
FIU is going to be able to move the ball on the Rockets and I think they can win the game outright by slowing things down just enough.
Bahamas Bowl Free Score Prediction: FIU 33 – Toledo 30
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