Little Caesars Bowl betting: Falcons vs Panthers Betting Matchup Report
|Pittsburgh Panthers||Bowling Green Falcons|
|6-6||December 26, 2013, 06:00 | Ford Field||10-3|
After pulling off an upset for their supporters in the MAC Championship Game Bowling Green will be looking to add a bowl victory to their season resume on December 26 as they take on Pittsburgh in the Little Caesars Bowl at Ford Field.
Bowling Green knocked off Northern Illinois 47-27 in the MAC title game, which put an end to the Huskies' undefeated season. The Falcons were 10-3 ATS this year.
There are solid UNDER trends in this game historically. The UNDER is 9-3 past 12 Little Caesar’s (Motor City) Bowls and the UNDER is 6-1 past seven Pitt bowl games.
Bowling Green is 1-4-1 ATS in its past six bowl games, while the underdog 5-1 ATS in the past 6 Little Caesar’s Bowl games.
They battle the Panthers, currently with a 6-6 mark (4-7-1 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 4-9 for the Falcons and 5-7 for the Panthers.
The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 59-rated Panthers taking on the No. 6-rated Falcons in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 43-23 win for the Falcons on Thursday.
Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 41-31 result against Miami on November 29. Pittsburgh failed to cover in that game as a 1-point favorite, while the 72 combined points took the game OVER the total. Matt Johnson throttled the Huskies defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 393 yards as Bowling Green handed Northern Illinois a 47-27 defeat.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Bowling Green's No. 27-ranked offense (35.38 PPG) against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 70 at 27.17 PPG. The Falcons passing attack has averaged 265.08 yards per game, more than the Panthers give up through the air (213.5 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Panthers feature the league's No. 71-rated road run defense, allowing 186.6 yards per game. Bowling Green, meanwhile, ranks No. 41 in rushing offense at home.