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The point spread for this year’s St Petersburg Bowl between the Florida International Golden Panthers and Marshall Thundering Herd opened up at -3.5 in favor of the Panthers at BetOnline Sportsbook. As of Tuesday night, the line has not moved. The total opened up at 51 and has been bet down to 48.5. Right now, the betting public is split right down the middle on the point spread. To help you better decide who to bet, take a look at these trends for tonight.
Golden Panthers are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game.
Golden Panthers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite.
Thundering Herd are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games in December.
Thundering Herd are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 bowl games.
Under is 7-1-1 in Golden Panthers last 9 games following a ATS win.
Under is 6-1-1 in Golden Panthers last 8 games overall.
Over is 4-1 in Thundering Herd last 5 games following a S.U. win.
Under is 16-5 in Thundering Herd last 21 games following a ATS win.
My Prediction: The Panthers have the advantage in just about every statistical category on both offense and defense. Marshall barely received a Bowl bid. They beat 2-10 Memphis by 1 point and 5-7 East Carolina in overtime to finish 6-6. Florida International won their last 3 games impressively. I’ll take the team playing closer to home in this one.
Florida International -4