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Military Bowl Odds

The Marshall Thundering Herd, who posted a 9-4 SU record this season en route to a Conference USA Eastern Division title, will face the Maryland Terrapins in the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman. The Terrapins are 7-5 SU this season and will be making their second appearance in the Military Bowl, having won the 2010 edition by a 51-20 score over East Carolina.

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Military Bowl
Friday, December 27 @ 2:30pm ET
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland

Team: Marshall Thundering Herd
Conference: Conference USA
Records: 9-4 SU, 7-5-1 ATS, 8-5 OU

Team: Maryland Terrapins
Conference: Atlantic Coast
Records: 7-5 SU, 7-5 ATS, 8-4 OU

Opening Spread / Total (from 5Dimes)
Marshall Thundering Herd -2.5 / 61 Points

[Military Bowl Matchup Stats | Marshall vs. Maryland Betting Preview]

Military Bowl Betting Trends: Maryland are 5-1 ATS in their last six bowl appearances . . . The favorites have won SU in the last five editions of the Military Bowl . . . Marshall are 7-2 ATS in their last nine bowl appearances.

The Marshall Thundering Herd were riding high going into this season’s Conference USA Championship Game. The Herd posted SU wins in seven of their final eight regular season games, with their only loss resulting from a TD scored on the final play of their game against Middle Tennessee. But despite being 6-point favorites in the C-USA title game, Marshall were soundly beaten by the Rice Owls, 41-24, denying them a Liberty Bowl berth. The Maryland Terrapins started their season with four consecutive wins SU and ATS, briefly earning them their first-ever national ranking. The Terrapins struggled down the stretch before finishing the season with a convincing 41-21 win over North Carolina State to maintain their bowl game eligibility. Marshall holds the edge in offensive categories, but are a weak 1-5-1 ATS this season. The Terrapins have managed only 26.67 points per game this season, but the OVER in their games is 8-4 overall, and 6-2 in their last eight.

Military Bowl History (teams, score, spread, ATS winner, SU winner)

2008 Eagle Bank Bowl Navy 19 Wake Forest 29 -3 WAKE WAKE
2009 Eagle Bank Bowl UCLA 30 Temple 21 4 UCLA UCLA
2010 Military Bowl East Carolina 20 Maryland 51 -7.5 MARYL MARYL
2011 Military Bowl Toledo 42 Air Force 41 3 AIRFOR TOLEDO
2012 Military Bowl San Jose State 29 Bowling Green 20 +7.5 SJ STATE SJ STATE
2013 Military Bowl Marshall   Maryland        

 

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One of the best UNDER wagers in college football will take the field at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. on December 27 as the Bowling Green Falcons and their 1-10 OU mark meet the San Jose State Spartans in the Military Bowl.

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Military Bowl
Thursday, December 27 @ 3:00pm ET
RFK Stadium, Washington D.C.

Team: San Jose State Spartans
Conference: Western Athletic
Records: 9-2 SU, 9-2 ATS, 6-4 OU

Team: Bowling Green Falcons
Conference: Mid-American
Records: 8-4 SU, 8-4 ATS, 1-10 OU

Opening Spread / Total (from BetOnline)
San Jose State -7.5 / 48.5 Points

[Military Bowl Matchup Stats]

Military Bowl Betting Trends: Favorites won all four prior meetings SU.

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Heading into the Military Bowl, the Air Force Falcons are 2-0 SU and ATS in their last two bowl games, beating Georgia Tech 14-7 in 2010 and Houston 47-20 in 2009.

But this game has been fairly predictable in its short life span as the favorites have won all three games and all three have also gone OVER the total.

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Military Bowl
Wednesday, December 28 @ 4:30pm ET
RFK Stadium, Washington, DC

Team: Toledo Rockets
Conference: Mid-American
Records: 8-4 SU, 7-5 ATS, 7-5 OU

Team: Air Force Falcons
Conference: Mountain West
Records: 7-5 SU, 5-7 ATS, 9-3 OU

Spread / Total (from Bovada - huge new bonus for new brand this bowl season)
Toledo -3.0 / 70 Points

[Military Bowl Matchup Stats]

Expect plenty of fireworks in the nation’s capital in this year’s Military Bowl as two offensively talented teams in the Toledo Rockets and Air Force Falcons face off. This game is one of only four this bowl season to feature a total of 70 or more points.

The Toledo Rockets finished the season ranked eighth in the nation in scoring offense with 42.3 points per game, averaging 52.8 points over their final five games of the season. Air Force finished 22nd in the nation with 34.4 points per game and second in the nation in rushing yards with 320.3 per game. Both teams finished the season strong as Air Force won four of its last five (3-2 ATS) and Toledo won seven of its last eight (5-3 ATS).

Junior wide receiver Eric Page was a consistent threat for the Rockets offense all season long. Page hauled in 112 catches for 1,123 yards and 10 touchdowns.

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Maryland earned a berth in the 2010 Military Bowl compliments of a turnaround season. Most books acknowledge the stronger Terrapins with a 7.5-point edge in college football betting when they meet up with the East Carolina Pirates.

Military Bowl
Wednesday, December 29 @ 2:30pm ET
RFK Stadium, Washington D.C.

Team: Maryland Terrapins
Conference: Atlantic Coast Conference
Records: 8-4 SU, 7-4 ATS, 6-4-1 OU

Team: East Carolina Pirates
Conference: Conference USA
Records: 6-6 SU, 6-6 ATS, 9-3 OU

Spread / Total (from Bovada)
Maryland -7.5 / 68 Points

[Military Bowl Matchup Stats]

Danny O’Brien is coming into this bowl game with a ton of confidence after throwing for 417 yards with four touchdowns against No. 21-ranked North Carolina State in the season finale. The team managed a third-place finish behind Virginia Tech and Florida State in the ACC.

O’Brien will be the central part of the Terrapins' offense, as the freshman threw for 2,257 yards with 21 touchdowns and only six interceptions in a stellar season. His main target will be Torrey Smith, who had 12 TD catches for 1,045 yards His – good enough for a share of the conference lead.

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D.J. Adams was a surprise element on the ground for Maryland, running for seven touchdowns in only seven games with just 194 yards rushing. If the Terrapins can control time of possession against the worst defense in the nation in East Carolina then expect a lot of college football betting enthusiasts to wager in favor of the Terrapins.

However, a big point spread in the Military Bowl odds against a powerful East Carolina offense could prove to be dangerous. The Pirates averaged 319.3 yards receiving with 37 touchdowns, and if it’s on then underdog bettors at Sports Interaction could be in for a profitable wager. Quarterback Dominique Davis shattered records with 3,699 yards passing with 36 TD passes.

Dwayne Harris had a conference-high 93 catches for 1,055 yards with 10 touchdowns.

NCAAF odds stack high against OVER bettors with a total set at 68, but the Pirates are almost a lock for totals bettors with nine of 12 games paying out to the OVER.