2012 Military Bowl Prediction
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Spread) - Two teams that combined for just three victories in 2010 will square off this afternoon when Bowling Green and San Jose State clash in the 2012 Military Bowl at 3:00PM ET.
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, San Jose State is a 7-point favorite versus Bowling Green, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 44.5 points. The Spartans enter play with a 10-2 overall record while the Falcons were 8-4 in the regular season.
LINE MOVEMENT: The spread opened in favor of San Jose State at -8 but the line has been bet down to 7 at most sports books. As for the total, it went from 49.5 all the way down to 44.5 and continues to drop as we approach kickoff.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 64% of College Football public bettors currently favor the Spartans. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOWL PICK: Take the under. According to latest college football trends, the under is 4-0 in the Falcons' last four Thursday games and 6-1 in their last seven games following a straight up win. The under is also 5-1 in Bowling Green's last six games versus a team with a winning record and 20-8 in the team's last 28 games overall. On the other side, the under is 5-2 in the Spartans' last seven non-conference games and 6-2 in their last eight games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous contest. San Jose State ranks fifth nationally with 40 sacks and Bowling Green is ninth with 37. Both offensive lines will struggle to contain the opposing team's defensive front and thus, the offenses will have trouble generating points on what could be a hard RFK Stadium surface. Plus, with the Spartans losing head coach Mike MacIntyre (pictured) to Colorado, their offense may be out of sync early and often.
2012 MILITARY BOWL FREE PICK: SAN JOSE STATE/BOWLING GREEN UNDER 44.5