2013 Little Caesars Bowl Odds & Spread: Pittsburgh vs. Bowling Green Print
Written by Drew Sharper   
Thursday, 26 December 2013 12:00
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Little Caesars Bowl Odds

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DETROIT, MI (The Spread) – The Little Caesars Pizza Bowl kicks off Thursday college football action as Bowling Green takes on Pittsburgh at 6PM ET on ESPN.

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Bowling Green is 10-3 overall, 10-3 against the spread and the Falcons hit the under in 9 of 13 games. Pittsburgh is 6-6 overall, 5-7 against the spread and the Panthers have hit the under 7 times.

Trends show that Pittsburgh is 2-5 against the spread in its last 7 bowl games while Bowling Green is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games after a win and 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on a Thursday.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Bowling Green is favored in this contest, as the Falcons have odds of -4 points against Pittsburgh on Thursday. The over/under total for the game has been set at 50 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Bowling Green favored by 5.5 points. The spread climbed to 6 points before falling back to 4. The over/under total opened at 50 points. It climbed to 50.5 before falling to 49.5 and then evening out at 50 again.

Bowling Green is coming off a 47-27 win over Northern Illinois in the MAC Championship. The Falcons ended up 7-1 in conference play and won five straight to end the season. Bowling Green is averaging 35.4 points and 472.5 yards per game on offense this year, while the defense is holding opponents to just 14.8 points per game, which ranks fifth in the nation. The team is being led by Travis Greene, who has rushed for 1,555 yards and 11 touchdowns while Matt Johnson has thrown for 3,195 yards and 23 touchdowns.

Pittsburgh is coming off a 41-31 loss to Miami to end the regular season. The Panthers have lost four of their last six and ended up 3-5 in the AAC this year. Pittsburgh is averaging 26 points and 351.7 yards per game on offense, while the defense is holding opponents to 27.2 points per game. Tom Savage has thrown for 2,834 yards and 21 touchdowns. Tyler Boyd has added 77 receptions for 1,001 yards and seven touchdowns.

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In terms of Injuries, Bowling Green running back Jamel Martin (undisclosed) and defensive back Justin Ford (concussion) are questionable. Pittsburgh defensive back Brendon Felder (foot) and receiver Devin Street (elbow) are also questionable.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Bowling Green, as the Falcons are getting 69% of the wagers with odds of -4 points against Pittsburgh on Thursday.

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