Military Bowl Odds
San Jose State is 10-2 on the season and 10-2 against the spread while Bowling Green is 8-4 overall and 8-4 against the spread. The Spartans have hit the over in 7 of their 11 lined games while the Falcons have hit the under in 10 of their 11 lined games. These two have no recent meetings.
Trends show that San Jose State is 7-0 against the spread in their last 7 games on grass and 10-1 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games. Bowling Green is 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 games following a win, but just 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 games against a team with a winning record.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, San Jose State is the clear favorite in this game, as the Spartans have odds of -7.5 points against the Falcons. The over/under total for the game has been set at 44 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this bowl game had San Jose State favored by 8 points. The spread didn’t change much, bouncing from 8 to 7 points before closing at San Jose State -7.5.
San Jose State is coming off a 52-43 win over Louisiana Tech to end the regular season on a six-game winning streak. The Spartans went 5-1 in WAC play this season with their lone loss in conference play to champion Utah State. San Jose State lost its head coach after the regular season, as Mike MacIntyre took the vacant job at Colorado. Still, this team is averaging 35.3 points per game on offense while allowing only 21.4 points per contest. The team is being led by quarterback David Fales, who has thrown for an impressive 3,798 yards and 31 touchdowns.
Bowling Green closed the season with a 21-7 win over Buffalo to go 6-2 in Mid-American Conference play. The Falcons won seven of their last eight games to end the regular season. The Falcons scored just 23.2 points per game on offense this season, but the defense allowed an average of 15.8 points per game, which ranks 8th in the nation. The top offensive player for Bowling Green is quarterback Matt Schilz, who has thrown for 2,426 yards and 14 touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, San Jose State linebacker Hector Roach is not eligible for the game while defensive tackle Anthony Larceval is expected to miss the game due to an illness. Bowling Green defensive back Darrell Hunter is questionable for the game with an ankle injury.
The Public Bets for this bowl game are backing San Jose State. The Spartans are getting 64% of the wagers with odds of -7.5 points against Bowling Green on Thursday.