Camellia Bowl Odds - Georgia Southern vs. Buffalo
Former USC Trojans coach Clay Helton and Georgia Southern made their way into bowl eligibility with an overtime victory over Appalachian State in their final game after dropping three straight. They also beat Nebraska earlier in the season. The Eagles will make their fifth bowl appearance and have a 3-1 record. Georgia Southern beat Louisiana Tech 38-3 in the New Orleans Bowl. The Bulls grabbed their sixth win with a 24-23 victory over Akron in December. They beat MAC champion Toledo earlier in the season but struggled in out-of-conference play. This mark’s the program’s sixth bowl appearance and second Camellia Bowl appearance — they beat Marshall in Montgomery back in 2020.
2021 Camellia Bowl at a Glance
Date: Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Time (ET) / TV: 12:00 PM / ESPN
Venue: Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama
Matchup: Georgia Southern Eagles vs. Buffalo Bulls
College Football Betting Lines
Georgia Southern Eagles -3.5
Buffalo Bulls +3.5
Camellia Bowl Preview
Last game, the Buffalo Bulls won 23-22 against the Akron Zips as 12-point home favorites. The game went under the total of 54.5. Buffalo has a record of 6-6 straight up, 6-5-1 against the spread, and 7-5 over/under the total. Buffalo ranks 78th for total offense, 62nd for passing, 75th for rushing and 63rd for scoring. Defensively they rank 77th overall, 54th against the pass, 99th against the rush, and 74th for points allowed. Also, Buffalo ranks 88th for fewest turnovers lost and 28th for takeaways.
Buffalo has registered a 7-5-0 record against the spread this year. Buffalo is 4-0 ATS when playing as at least 3.5-point underdogs. Buffalo’s games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under seven times this season. This season, the Bulls have won two out of the five games in which they’ve been the underdog. The Bulls have a record of 2-0 when they’re set as an underdog of +134 or more this season.
Last game, the Georgia Southern Eagles won 51-48 against the Appalachian State Mountaineers as 6.5-point home dogs. The game went over the total of 66.5. Georgia Southern has a record of 6-6 straight up, 7-5 against the spread, and 6-6 over/under the total. Georgia Southern ranks 19th for total offense, 4th for passing, 83rd for rushing and 30th for scoring. Defensively they rank 129th overall, 102nd against the pass, 1290th against the rush, and 112th for points allowed. Also, Georgia Southern ranks 16th for fewest turnovers lost and 47th for takeaways.
Georgia Southern has gone 7-5-0 against the spread this season. Georgia Southern is a perfect 2-0 ATS when playing as at least 3.5-point favorites. This season, Georgia Southern games have hit the over six times. The Eagles have been listed as the moneyline favorite only one other time this season, a game they won. The Eagles have played as a moneyline favorite of -166 or shorter in just one game this season, which they won.
Camellia Bowl Prediction
In this situation, Buffalo is a capable underdog in an even game.
Camellia Bowl Format
The Camellia Bowl began in 2014, and the matchup currently features schools from the Sun Belt and Mid-American Conference. The game takes place at the Cramton Bowl from Montgomery, Alabama.
Camellia Bowl Past Results
Bowling Green captured the inaugural Camellia Bowl with a 33-28 victory against South Alabama. In the first two games of this bowl game, the 'over' cashed each time, averaging a total of 60.5 points.
Appalachian State won the 2015 and 2016 editions, and both victories came on a late field goal for the Mountaineers. In 2017, Middle Tennessee State of Conference USA was springing a slight upset over Arkansas State, 35-30.
Georgia Southern slipped past Eastern Michigan in 2018 but failed to cover as a short favorite. The Sun Belt made it four wins in five seasons when Arkansas State knocked off Florida International as a slight underdog in 2019, as 'the dogs improved to 4-2 ATS all-time in this bowl.
In the 2020 version, Buffalo helped the MAC regain some revenge with a 17-10 win over Marshall of the Conference USA. But in 2021, Georgia State of the Sun Belt Conference put it on Ball State of the MAC, winning 51-20 to nearly take care of the 'over' themselves. Favorites have cashed in the past two Camellia Bowls after underdogs went 4-1 ATS in the previous five installments.
Most All-Time Wins
The Appalachian State Mountaineers have the most wins at the Camellia Bowl with two. And it should come as no surprise. Appalachian State is one of the top Group of Five programs in college football. And the Mountaineers are a power in the Sun Belt Conference.
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