Appalachian State vs. Toledo Bowl Pick

Bowl Predictions: Will Appalachian State cover spread vs. Toledo? 12/23/17

Will the Appalachian State Mountaineers cover the point spread as an underdog tonight when they take on the Toledo Rockets at 7:00 p.m. ET?

ODDSMAKERS LIKE: Toledo. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Rockets are 6.5-point favorites versus the Mountaineers, who opened as 8-point underdogs. The total, meanwhile, currently sits at 61 after hitting the board at 62.5.

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THE PUBLIC LIKES: Toledo. As of Saturday morning, 62% of the betting tickets are on the Rockets but 62% of the money is currently on the Mountaineers.

INJURY REPORT: Josh Thomas (undisclosed) is questionable for Appalachian State, while Antonious Sims (triceps) and Shaedon Meadors (undisclosed) are out for the year. Meanwhile, Cody Thompson (leg) was lost for the season back in October and Olasunkanmi Adeniyi is suspended for the Rockets and is doubtful.

WHO WE LIKE: Appalachian State. The Mountaineers are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game. They're also 4-1 against the number in their last five games following an ATS win, are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games versus a team with a winning record, and has cashed in four of their last five games coming off a win of more than 20 points.

On the other side, the Rockets are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five non-conference games and are just 1-4-1 at the betting window in their last six games in December. I'll take the team that plays better defense getting the points in this matchup.

 

DOLLAR GENERAL BOWL PREDICTION: APPALACHIAN STATE MOUNTINEERS +6.5

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