The fans at Tropicana Field will be treated to the Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg Bowl between the Ball State Cardinals and the Central Florida Knights when they take their seats on December 21.
Oddsmakers currently have the Knights listed as 7½-point favorites versus the Cardinals, while the game's total is sitting at 60.
Ball State was a 31-24 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Miami (Ohio). They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites, while the total score (55) made winners of UNDER bettors.
Central Florida was a 33-27 loser in its last match on the road against Tulsa. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 60 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Ball State: 9-3 SU, 9-3 ATS
Central Florida: 9-4 SU, 6-7 ATS
A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
Ball State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ball State's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Ball State's last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Central Florida's last 9 games
Central Florida is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games