Quick Lane Bowl Total Prediction
Will we see many points scored in Thursday’s Quick Lane Bowl when Eastern Michigan collides with Pittsburgh at 8PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Quick Lane Bowl
225 Pittsburgh vs. 226 Eastern Michigan
Thursday, December 26, 2019
8PM ET – Ford Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Pittsburgh is the favorite in this game, as the Panthers are getting odds of -11 points against Eastern Michigan. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 48.5 points. The public betting currently has 56 percent going on Eastern Michigan as the underdog. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Pitt drops its last two
Pittsburgh wrapped up its regular season with losses to Virginia Tech and Boston College where the Panthers scored a combined 19 points in the two games. The Panthers come into this game 7-5 overall, 7-5 against the spread and 9-3 with the under.
Pitt hasn’t been a great defensive team in recent years, but the Panthers were solid this season. They allowed just 21.8 points and 302.5 yards per game. Offensively, Pitt put up 20.1 points and 374.1 yards per contest. Kenny Pickett has thrown for 2,737 yards and 10 touchdowns this year, but has nine interceptions. Taysir Mack is the leading receiver with 62 catches for 711 yards and two touchdowns, while A.J. Davis is the leading rusher with 532 yards and four touchdowns. Mack is questionable for the game with an undisclosed injury. The defense is led by Jaylen Twyman, who has 38 tackles and 10.5 sacks.
Eagles in back-to-back bowls
Eastern Michigan is making its second consecutive bowl appearance and playing in a third bowl game over the last four seasons this week. EMU lost its season finale and comes into this bowl game 6-6 overall, 5-7 against the spread and 7-3-2 with the over.
EMU is solid on offense, but struggles defensively this season. Eastern Michigan is putting up 29.1 points and 402.8 yards per game on offense, while the defense is allowing 30.3 points and 428.3 yards per contest. Mike Glass III is leading the offense with 2,858 passing yards and 22 touchdowns, while also rushing for 345 yards and seven touchdowns. Arthur Jackson is his leading receiver with 39 catches for 679 yards and six scores. Shaq Vann is the top rusher with 667 yards and eight touchdowns.
College Football Betting Trends
The Panthers have hit the under in five of their last six games against MAC opponents and in six of their last seven nonconference games.
The Eagles have hit the over in seven straight Thursday games and they are 5-0-1 with the over in their last six games as an underdog.
Pitt hit a lull to end the regular season, but the Panthers definitely should be able to snap out of the offensive funk its in against Eastern Michigan. The Eagles aren’t a great defense and now they face a team that played in a power five conference. I would expect Pitt to be able to control the line of scrimmage and score with some relative ease. Eastern Michigan may have some trouble, but I don’t think the Panthers are going to pitch a shutout. I expect EMU to score in double figures, which should allow the over hit.
Quick Lane Bowl Prediction: Pittsburgh/Eastern Michigan Over 48.5