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The Arkansas State Red Wolves will be making their third straight appearance in the Bowl when they take on the Ball State Cardinals on January 5.

The Red Wolves are 1-1 SU in their previous two appearances in this bowl game. Ball State played in the 2009 edition of this game, losing to Tulsa 45-13.

For updated lines and totals on all of this year's bowl games head over to the college football betting boards at 5Dimes and Bovada today. Bowl
Sunday, January 5 @ 9:00pm ET
Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama

Team: Ball State Cardinals
Conference: Mid-American
Records: 10-2 SU, 8-4 ATS, 8-4 OU

Team: Arkansas State Red Wolves
Conference: Sun Belt
Records: 7-5 SU, 6-6 ATS, 7-5 OU

Opening Spread / Total (from 5Dimes)
Ball State Cardinals -8.5 / 64 Points

[ Bowl Matchup Stats | Ball State vs. Arkansas State Betting Preview] Bowl Betting Trends: Favorites are 8-1-2 ATS in the last 11 Bowls . . . Six of the last eight bowl games played UNDER the total . . . Ball State has played in four bowl games over the last seven seasons, going 0-4 SU and ATS.

The 7-5 Arkansas State Red Wolves look to rebound from a heartbreaking 34-31 to Western Kentucky. The Red Wolves overcame a 13-point deficit to take a 31-27 fourth quarter lead in that game, but were unable to stop a late 99-yard drive that gave WKU the win. The Wolves are 4-1 SU and ATS in their last five games, limiting opponents to 21 points or less on three occasions. The OVER was the play in the Red Wolves’ last four, and 6-1 in games that Arkansas State have won SU. The Ball State Cardinals are 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS in their last five games, including a 55-14 demolition of Miami-Ohio in their last outing. The Cardinals are 10-2 SU, good for second in the MAC’s West Division. They have scored 40+ points on seven occasions, and have only taken the field as underdogs once; a 48-27 loss to Northern Illinois. Bowl History (teams, score, spread, ATS winner, SU winner)

1999 Mobile Alabama Bowl TCU 28 East Carolina 14 -5.5 TCU TCU
2000 Mobile Alabama Bowl TCU 21 Southern Miss 28 7 S.MISS S.MISS
2001 GMAC Bowl Marshall 64 East Carolina 61 -2 MARSHL MARSHL
2002 GMAC Bowl Marshall 38 Louisville 15 2.5 MARSHL MARSHL
2003 GMAC Bowl Miami (Ohio) 49 Louisville 28 13 MIA.OH MIA.OH
2004 GMAC Bowl Memphis 35 Bowling Green 52 -6 BGREEN BGREEN
2005 GMAC Bowl Texas El Paso 13 Toledo 45 -3 TOLEDO TOLEDO
2006 GMAC Bowl Ohio 7 Southern Miss 28 -6.5 S.MISS S.MISS
2007 GMAC Bowl Bowling Green 7 Tulsa 63 -5.5 TULSA TULSA
2008 GMAC Bowl Ball State 13 Tulsa 45 -2.5 TULSA TULSA
2009 GMAC Bowl Troy 41 Central Michigan 44 -3 Push CMICH
2010 Bowl Middle Tennessee 21 Miami (Ohio) 35 2 MIA.OH MIA.OH
2011 Bowl Arkansas State 20 Northern Illinois 38 0 N.ILL N.ILL
2012 Bowl Arkansas State 17 Kent State 13 2 ARKST ARKST
2013 Bowl Ball State   Arkansas State        


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The Kent State Golden Flashes will be looking for their 12th ATS win of the season on January 6 as they take on the Arkansas State Red Wolves in the Bowl in Mobile, Alabama as a slight underdog on the college football odds.

For updated lines and totals on all of this year's bowl games head over to the college football betting boards at 5Dimes, Bovada, and BetOnline today. Bowl
Sunday, January 6 @ 9:00pm ET
Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama

Team: Kent State Golden Flashes
Conference: Mid-American
Records: 11-2 SU, 11-2 ATS, 8-4 OU

Team: Arkansas State Red Wolves
Conference: Sun Belt
Records: 9-3 SU, 8-4 ATS, 6-5 OU

Opening Spread / Total (from BetOnline)
Arkansas State -2 / 62 Points

[ Bowl Matchup Stats] Bowl Betting Trends: Favorites are 7-1-2 ATS in past eight Bowls . . . Five of past seven bowls played UNDER the total.


This is only the second bowl appearance in the Arkansas State Red Wolves’ history, and they are looking for their first bowl win after losing 31-19 in the New Orleans Bowl back in 2005.

For lines and totals on all of this year's bowl games head over to the college football betting board at Bovada today. Bowl
Sunday, January 8 @ 9:00pm ET
Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama

Team: Northern Illinois Huskies
Conference: Mid-American
Records: 10-3 SU, 5-8 ATS, 7-6 OU

Team: Arkansas State Red Wolves
Conference: Sun Belt
Records: 10-2 SU, 10-2 ATS, 4-8 OU

Spread / Total (from 5Dimes)
Arkansas State -1.5 / 63 Points

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Two of college football’s most exciting dual-threat quarterbacks will be on display in this year’s Bowl between the Arkansas State Red Wolves and the Northern Illinois Huskies.

En route to winning their first Sun Belt Title, the Arkansas Red Wolves had an outstanding season on both sides of the ball and went 10-2 both SU and ATS. After struggling on defense in years past, Arkansas State finished 15th in the country this year allowing just 19.3 points per game and went UNDER in eight of its 12 games.

Behind running quarterback Chandler Harnish, Northern Illinois won the Mid-American Conference with a 10-2 SU record and finished 13th in the nation in scoring with 38.3 points per game.

Junior quarterback Ryan Aplin was a star both passing and running for Arkansas State this season. Aplin finished the regular season with 3,235 passing yards and 18 passing touchdowns (with 13 interceptions) while rushing for 605 yards and nine touchdowns on 151 carries.


Miami-Ohio had the best turnaround season in the country and they have been rewarded with a berth in the Bowl against Middle Tennessee, with oddsmakers having the game listed as a pick’em. Bowl
Thursday, January 6 @ 8:00pm ET
Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama

Team: Miami-Ohio RedHawks
Conference: Mid-American Conference
Records: 9-4 SU, 7-5 ATS, 1-11 OU

Team: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
Conference: Sun Belt Conference
Records: 6-6 SU, 4-7 ATS, 3-7-1 OU

Spread / Total (from
Pick’em / 48.5 Points

[ Bowl Matchup Stats]

Miami-Ohio rode out to a slow 4-4 start before reeling off five straight wins en route to a postseason bowl game. The RedHawks' record is superior to their foes, but betting analysts still see the game even in the bowl odds. This could prompt some serious college football betting action on the RedHawks.

The RedHawks also took out conference No. 1 Northern Illinois in the MAC championship game. That bodes well for their confidence heading into the contest against the .500 team out of Middle Tennessee.

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Thomas Merriweather ran for over 111 yards with six touchdowns during the RedHawks' win streak, and he could be getting a lot of action against the weak run defense of the Blue Raiders.

Totals bettors will like the Bowl odds of an UNDER payout in this bowl game. Miami-Ohio and Middle Tennesse had 18 games out of a combined 23 reward UNDER bettors during the regular season.

Middle Tennessee did win its final three games in reaching its second consecutive bowl game. The Blue Raiders have veteran QB Dwight Dasher, who ran for a bowl record 201 yards with four touchdowns in leading his team to the New Orleans Bowl last year.

It’s this depth and experience that could see some college football betting lines leaning toward the Blue Raiders. The other component to a win for Middle Tennessee will be their ability to cut down the turnovers - they surrendered a nation-high 33 this season.

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