|Written by Mike|
Bet on NCAAFThe Marmot Boca Raton Bowl takes place on Tuesday, December 22, and features the Toledo Rockets playing the Temple Owls. The game at FAU Football Stadium is scheduled to kick off at 7:00 PM ET, and will be televised on ESPN. Currently, Temple is a very slight favorite to win.
The Rockets are 9-2 SU and 8-2-1 ATS so far this season. The total has gone OVER in three of their games, and UNDER in the other eight. They are coming off of a 35-30 loss to Western Michigan, where they lost against the spread as 7 point home favorites. The total went OVER the 58 ½ point line set by sportsbook oddsmakers in that one.
The Owls are 10-3 SU and 9-4 ATS overall this year. The total has gone OVER in five of their games, and UNDER in the other eight. They are coming off of a 24-13 loss to Houston, where they lost against the spread as 5 ½ point road underdogs. The total went UNDER the 52 ½ point line set by sports betting pros for that game.
Toledo is 3-0-1 ATS in non-conference play, and 11-2-2 ATS overall lately. They are 5-2-1 ATS against teams with a winning record, and 1-3-1 ATS in December. They are 1-4-1 ATS coming off of a SU loss. The total has gone UNDER in all 5 of their recent games on Tuesday, and UNDER in 4 of their last 5 against teams with a winning record. The total has gone UNDER in 20 of their last 27 on grass, and UNDER in 8 of their last 11 games overall.
Temple is 4-0 ATS coming off of a loss spreadwise, and 11-4 ATS after a SU loss. They are 5-2 ATS against teams with a winning record, and 10-4 ATS overall lately. They are 1-4 ATS against the MAC, and 0-3-1 ATS on Tuesday. The total has gone UNDER in all 4 of their recent non-conference matchups, and UNDER in all 6 of their games after a loss spreadwise. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 6 against teams with a winning record, and UNDER in 5 of their last 7 games overall.
These teams last met in October 2011, when Toledo won 36-13, and won against the spread as 8 point road underdogs. The total went UNDER the 53 ½ point line set by sports gambling experts.
For Tuesday's game, the Owls are a 1 ½ point favorite in the gambling odds. The over/under is set at 51 ½ points. On the moneyline, Toledo is a +105, with Temple listed at -125.