Boca Raton Bowl 2019: SMU Vs. Florida Atlantic Betting Line & Pick

Betting on the Boca Raton Bowl: Florida Vs. SMU

Boca Raton Bowl 2019 Betting Preview

The SMU Mustangs will take on the Florida Atlantic Owls in the Boca Raton Bowl on the afternoon of December 21. The point spread for this game has been a little all over the place at 

The Owls opened up as just a one-point underdog in this game at home. Since the news of their head coach, Lane Kiffin, taking another job, as well as other factors, SMU has moved to a three-point favorite. Currently, SMU is listed at -3, and the total is at 70.5.

SMU Mustangs Vs. Florida Atlantic Owls Betting Odds

SMU vs. Florida Atlantic
-160 Moneyline +135
+2.5 (-110) Spread -2.5 (-110)
O 62.5 (-110) Total U 62.5 (-110)
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Mustangs Seeking 11th Win

The Mustangs come into this game with a solid 10-2 record. SMU won its first seven games of the season before losing a six-point game at Memphis. 

After that, the Mustangs beat East Carolina, before losing by a touchdown at Navy. SMU finished the season strong with a win over Tulane.

The Mustangs are an outstanding passing team and score a ton of points. The Mustangs threw for just shy of 310 yards per game while scoring 43.2 points per game. Overall, SMU is picking up nearly 500 yards per game.

Key Players

Shane Buechele is the leader on offense for the Mustangs. The quarterback has tossed for nearly 3,700 yards and 33 touchdowns. His top target on the season has been James Proche, with 1,139 yards and 14 touchdowns. 

The Mustangs did not play a single game all season where they scored less than 28 points.

Owls Move On Without Kiffin

The Owls had a couple of good seasons, and their head coach is reaping the benefits, as Lane Kiffin is now the coach at Ole Miss.

Florida Atlantic will have defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer as the interim head coach for this game. When 2020 arrives, former Florida State coach Willie Taggart will lead the Owls into action.

10 Wins Out Of 11 Games

The Owls lost their first two games of the season to Ohio State and UCF before winning 10 out of their next 11. Their lone loss during that time was at home to Marshall by five. The Owls beat UAB in the Conference USA title game by 43 points.

Florida Atlantic is another team that loves to score. The Owls scored 28 points or more in each of their final 11 games of the season. 

The main offensive threats for Florida Atlantic are quarterback Chris Roison with 3,396 passing yards and 26 touchdowns, along with tight end Harrison Bryant, who has seven receiving touchdowns.

Our SMU Vs. Florida Atlantic Boca Raton Betting Pick

It’s a great time of year to be in Boca Raton, Fla. Kiffin was a hero there for a short period of time. Now, it’s a new regime, and the Owls are ready to get started. 

Look for the Owls to continue to score points, as that is what they want to do. They especially would love to send their home crowd out with a bang. 

Taking the over 70.5 in this game seems like a great choice, but alongside that, taking the Owls to cover the +3 spread is the bet to make. Florida Atlantic is 5-0 against the spread in their last five neutral-field games. Bet Florida Atlantic +3 to cover in this game.

SMU Vs. Florida Atlantic Game Information

  • Date: Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • Venue: FAU Stadium; Boca Raton, Fla.
  • TV: ABC

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