Shootout Expected in Bahamas Bowl
The Bahamas Bowl pits the Eastern Michigan Eagles and the Old Dominion Monarchs against each other. The Popeyes Bahamas Bowl has been a wide-open affair with lots of scoring and little defense. In two years of existence the teams are averaging 43.3 points each.
Oddsmakers currently have the Monarchs listed as 6-point favorites versus the Eagles, while the game’s total is sitting at 64.
Old Dominion was a 42-28 winner in its last match at home against the Florida International Golden Panthers. They earned a push of the -14-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 70 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Monarchs will be making their first bowl appearance of any kind. They have only recently made the transition from FCS to FBS. Old Dominion is led by Bobby Wilder. He is the only head coach the school has had since restarting the program in 2009.
Last time out for Eastern Michigan, they were a 26-21 winner as they battled Central Michigan Chippewas at home. Eastern Michigan covered in the match as a +0-point underdog, while 47 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Eastern Michigan comes into the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl with victories in two of its last three games. It has victories over conference championship participants Ohio, of the MAC, and Wyoming of the Mountain West.
Bahamas Bowl Stats and Matchups
Team record: 7-5 SU,9-3 ATS
Eastern Michigan is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
Eastern Michigan is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Eastern Michigan’s last 10 games
Team record: 9-3 SU,8-3-1 ATS
Current Streak: won 5 straight games.
Old Dominion is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Old Dominion is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Old Dominion’s last 19 games
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