Camellia Bowl 2019 Betting Line: Florida International Vs. Arkansas State

Betting on the Camellia Bowl: Florida International Vs. Arkansas

Camellia Bowl 2019 Betting Preview

The Florida International Panthers will take on the Arkansas State Red Wolves in the Camellia Bowl at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama, on Dec. 21.

These two programs are both looking to close their season out strong with a win and head into 2020 with that shot in the arm.

Florida International comes into the affair with a 6-6 record on the season, which is just enough to be bowl-eligible. The Panthers finished fifth in the East Division of Conference USA.

The Red Wolves are 7-5 on the season following their second-place finish in the West Division of the Sun Belt.

Florida International Panthers vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves Betting Odds

Florida International vs. Arkansas State
+115 Moneyline -135
+2.5 (-110) Spread -2.5 (-110)
O 62.5 (-110) Total U 62.5 (-110)
Bet On Florida International vs. Arkansas State College Football Game At

This is an interesting game between two teams that the general public does not know a lot about. Arkansas State opened up at -3, and the line has now been moved to Arkansas State -2.5 at 

The total for this game is listed at 63. If you want to bet the underdog Panthers, the moneyline for this game sits at -114.

Bayless Strong In Arkansas State Offensive Attack

Omar Bayless is going to finish the 2019 season with more than 1,500 receiving yards. He also comes into this game 16 receptions shy of 100 on the season to go with his 16 touchdowns.

Bayless and quarterback Layne Hatcher have been a great connection this season, as Hatcher has 2,553 passing yards and 23 touchdowns.

When rushing the football, Marcel Murray appears to be the main man for Arkansas State. He has rushed 153 times for 782 yards and six touchdowns. 

Arkansas State is coming off a tough loss to South Alabama to finish the regular season. That loss snapped a four-game winning streak, which got the Red Wolves back into a bowl game.

Panthers’ Inconsistencies Ruled 2019

Florida International was an inconsistent team all season long. After going 1-3 to start the season, wins over Massachusetts, Charlotte and UTEP got it back on track, before the Panthers dropped three of their final five games.

The huge highlight for the season was a 30-24 home win over Miami late in the season.

Third Straight Season In a Bowl Game

Florida International comes into this game scoring 26.5 points per game while allowing 26.7. The offense is throwing for just 203 yards per game and rushing for 168. 

Quarterback James Morgan threw for 2,336 yards and 13 touchdowns, with four of them going to Tony Gaiter IV.

The team is led by head coach Butch Davis, who has his team in a bowl game for the third straight season. A season ago, the Panthers beat Toledo in the Bahamas, while the 2017 season ended with a 28-3 loss to Temple in the Gasparilla Bowl.

Our Florida International Vs. Arkansas State Camellia Bowl Pick

Arkansas State has been to a bowl game in every season since 2011, though the Red Wolves are 3-5 during that time. Blake Anderson is doing a great job as the head coach of this program. 

Back in 2017, the Red Wolves lost this bowl in a close affair to Middle Tennessee. Look for the offense of Arkansas State to exploit the suspect defense that Florida International will bring to the game.

Our Pick For the Camellia Bowl

The best bet here is taking the Red Wolves, despite their struggles against the spread. Arkansas State is just 1-5 ATS in its last six games in December. But, those numbers go out the window when you have a talent difference like there is between these two teams. 

The wager to place in this game is Arkansas State +2.5 over Florida International.

Florida International vs. Arkansas State Game Information

  • Date: Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019
  • Game Time: 5:30 pm ET
  • Venue: Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Ala.
  • TV: ESPN

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