Camellia Bowl Prediction
The point spread has climbed three full points in Saturday’s Raycom Media Camellia Bowl between Georgia Southern and Eastern Michigan. Which Eagle offers bettors more value today at 5:30 p.m. ET?
208 Georgia Southern Eagles vs. 207 Eastern Michigan Eagles
5:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, December 15, 2018
Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, Georgia Southern is a 3-point favorite to beat Eastern Michigan. The total, meanwhile, sits at 45 points. As of this writing, 61% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on Georgia Southern.
Georgia Southern Eagles
Georgia Southern redshirt sophomore QB Shai Werts completed 8-of-11 passes for 105 yards with two touchdowns and ran for 75 yards and a score in a 35-14 victory over Georgia State on Saturday. Efficient. That's what Werts has been all season, and Saturday was not an exception to that in the easy victory. The dual-threat quarterback didn't throw an interception all season, and the 5-foot-11, 200-pound signal-caller finishes the regular season with 13 rushing touchdowns. He's one of the best option quarterbacks in the country, and he'll get a chance to pick up a 10th win in a bowl game next month.
Eastern Michigan Eagles
Eastern Michigan senior QB Tyler Wiegers completed 13-of-26 passes for 139 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in Friday's 28-20 win at Kent State. The offensive equation was rather simple in this one - hand off to Ian Eriksen and let him mash the Falcons defense. The senior hasn't had a 300-yard performance since Sept. 8 at Purdue, and he has gone over 200 yards just twice in part of the past 10 outings. The good news is Wiegers hasn't made a lot of mistakes, either, tossing just three interceptions on 264 attempts. He'll try and stay mistake-free into the team's bowl appearance next month.
The over is 5-1 in the Eagles’ last six games overall but the under is 13-3 in their last 16 games coming off a win of more than 20 points.
The under is 7-2 in the Eagles’ last nine games overall and 8-3 in their last 11 non-conference matchups.
Eastern Michigan has been a solid play at the betting window, covering in 24 of its last 35 games overall. EMU is also 14-3 against the number in their last 17 non-conference games, is 14-5 ATS in its last 19 games versus an opponent with a winning record and 10-1 at the betting window in its last 11 games coming off an ATS loss. Even though this game went from a pick’em up to the current three-point spread, I’m going to fade the line movement and back the dog.
Raycom Media Camellia Bowl Prediction: Eastern Michigan Eagles +3