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Bet on NCAAFThe San Diego County Credit Union Poinsetta Bowl takes place on Wednesday, December 23, and features the Boise State Broncos playing the Northern Illinois Huskies. The game at Qualcomm Stadium is scheduled to kick off at 4:30 PM ET, and will be televised on ESPN. Currently, Boise State is a solid favorite to win.
The Broncos are 8-4 SU and 6-6 ATS so far this season. Six of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other six going UNDER. They are coming off of a 40-23 win over San Jose State, where they won against the spread as 8 point road favorites. The total went OVER the 57 point line set by oddsmakers for that matchup.
The Huskies are 8-5 SU and 7-4-2 ATS overall this year. Six of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other seven going UNDER. They are coming off of a 34-14 loss to Bowling Green, where they lost against the spread as 14 point home underdogs. The total went UNDER the 69 point line set by sports betting experts in that one.
Boise State is 5-0 ATS against the MAC, and 4-1 ATS on Wednesday. They are 6-2 ATS in non-conference games, and 5-2 ATS in bowl games lately. They are 7-3 ATS at a neutral site, and 1-4 ATS in December. The total has gone OVER in 13 of their last 16 against teams with a winning record, and OVER in 11 of their last 15 after a SU win. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 7 on Wednesday, and UNDER in 7 of their last 11 games in December.
Northern Illinois is 5-0 ATS on Wednesday, and 4-1 ATS following a loss spreadwise. They are 5-2-1 ATS against teams with a winning record, and 5-2-1 ATS overall lately. They are 2-6 ATS in bowl games, and 1-5 ATS in December. The total has gone UNDER in 6 of their last 7 against teams with a winning record, and UNDER in 4 of their last 5 games overall. The total has gone UNDER in 6 of their last 8 bowl games, and OVER in 5 of their last 7 against non-conference opponents. The total has gone UNDER in 12 of their last 17 games at a neutral site.
These teams have never met before. For Wednesday's Poinsetta Bowl, Boise State is an 8 point favorite in the gambling odds. The over/under is set at 56 points. On the moneyline, the Broncos are a -320, with the Huskies listed at +260.