Eastern Michigan (7-5) is the favorite against Georgia Southern (9-3) at Cramton Bowl on Saturday (December 15, 2018, 17:30ET). This game will decide which team deserves the title of Camelia Bowl Champion and Best Eagles in FBS.
The betting line was first listed at -3.0 points for the Eagles. They’ve gone a tempting 5-1 straight up as favorites this year, and 3-3-0 against the spread. The Eagles are 2-2 straight up as underdogs, and 3-1-0 against the spread.
Eastern Michigan QB Tyler Wiegers completed 64.8% of his attempts this season for 1,887 yards and 11 touchdowns. Shaq Vann gained 638 yards from scrimmage and rushed for 5 touchdowns, averaging 4.4 yards per carry.
As a squad, the team gained 378.8 yards per game and scored 27.5 points per game. The defense allowed 353.8 yards and 22.0 points per game, while Maxx Crosby led the team with 8 sacks this season.
The Eagles offense features quarterback Shai Werts, who passed for 954 yards and 10 TD’s this season. Werts completed 59.6% of his passes, which works out to a passer rating of 163.4. Wesley Fields rushed for 590 yards and 9 touchdowns, averaging a remarkable 5.4 yards per carry.
Altogether, Georgia Southern averaged 344.3 yards per game and 31.1 points. The defense allowed 361.8 yards and 21.6 points per game. Logan Hunt scored 5 sacks this season.
Both teams play tight defense, so bettors will be tempted to take the under. The under is a combined 14-10 in games featuring these two teams, which is somewhat disappointing. The over/under of this game is set at 45.0.