|Written by Mike|
Bet on NCAAFThe St. Petersburg Bowl takes place on Saturday, December 26, and features the Connecticut Huskies playing the Marshall Thundering Herd. The game at Tropicana Field will kick off at 11:00 AM ET, and be televised on ESPN. Currently, Marshall is a favorite to win the game.
The Huskies are 6-6 SU and 5-7 ATS so far this season. Two of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other ten going UNDER. They are coming off of a 27-3 loss to Temple, where they lost against the spread as 13 ½ point road underdogs. The total went UNDER the 38 point line set by sports betting pros in that game.
The Thundering Herd are 9-3 SU and 7-5 ATS overall this year. Four of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other eight going UNDER. They are coming off of a 49-28 loss to Western Kentucky, where they lost against the spread as 12 ½ point road underdogs. The total went OVER the 64 point line set by oddsmakers for that matchup.
Connecticut is 4-0-1 ATS against the CUSA, and 8-18-1 ATS following a loss spreadwise. They are 7-17 ATS overall lately, and 2-6 ATS after a SU loss. They are 5-15-1 ATS in non-conference play, and 2-7 ATS in December. The total has gone UNDER in all 5 of their recent games overall, and UNDER in all 4 of their recent non-conference games. The total has gone UNDER in all 4 of their games against teams with a winning record, and UNDER in 5 of their last 6 after a loss spreadwise. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 5 after a SU loss.
Marshall is 4-0 ATS lately in bowl games, and 4-0 ATS at a neutral site. They are 4-1 ATS after a loss spreadwise, and 12-4 ATS in non-conference games. They are 5-2 ATS after a SU loss. The total has gone UNDER in all 4 of their games after a SU loss, and UNDER in 4 of their last 5 overall. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 5 bowl games, and OVER in 5 of their last 7 against non-conference opponents. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 7 games in December.
These teams have never met before. For Saturday's St. Petersburg Bowl, Marshall is listed in the betting odds as a 4 ½ point favorite. The over/under is set at 44 points. On the moneyline, the Huskies are a +170, while the Thundering Herd are listed at -200.