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Bahamas Bowl Betting Preview | Florida Intl. vs. Toledo

Posted by: Mike Davis
Bahamas Bowl Betting Picks

The Bowl Game betting season is just getting started. Up next are a couple of matchups on Friday’s lineup that feature a ton of great college football betting opportunities. One such contest is this year’s Bahamas Bowl contest, which pits Florida International against Toledo. Neither side had too dominant of a season but will be looking to close out the year on a high note. Sow what kind of matchup are the NCAA sportsbook betting odds predicting here? Let’s take a gander at the wagering lines to find out.

Bahamas Bowl | Florida Intl. vs. Toledo – Friday, December 21st

When: 12:30 pm ET

Where: Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas

TV: ESPN

Stream: Watch ESPN

College Football Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Florida Intl. +4½ (-110) 59 (-110)   +170
Toledo -4½ (-110) 59 (-110) -200
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Florida Intl. Golden Panthers          

The Golden Panthers turned in an 8-4 record this season. Included in their efforts was a 6-2 performance in C-USA play. This led to a second place finish in the East division of the conference, which isn’t all that bad all things considered. The Golden Panthers did get to measure themselves against some nationally ranked competition. Early on in the season they faced No. 21 Miami on the road but didn’t put up much of a fight in a 17-31 losing battle. On top of that, Florida International closed out the regular season with a disappointing 28-25 loss to Marshall. While that was an obvious letdown, at least the program got to visit the Bahamas.

Players to Watch: James Morgan (2,727 passing yards, 26 TD, 7 INT), Napoleon Maxwell (673 rushing yards, 7 TD, 5.6 AVG), and CJ Worton (620 receiving yards, 6 TD, 36 REC).

Toledo Rockets  

The Rockets turned in a 7-5 record this season that included a 5-3 performance in conference play. This led to a second place ranking in the West division of the MAC conference. All in all the Rockets had an up and down season where they never really built much momentum. Now that they’re in the Bahamas however, they’ll be looking to add another win to this year’s performance. So what do the stats have to say about this matchup? Well the Rockets have the better offense as they’re scoring 41.1 per game while Florida Intl. is putting up 34.6. But on defense the Golden Panthers take the edge as they’re giving up an average of 24.7 while Toledo allots 30.2.

Players to Watch: Eli Peters (1,573 passing yards, 15 TD, 7 INT), Bryant Koback (875 rushing yards, 13 TD, 6.3 AVG), and Diontae Johnson (663 receiving yards, 7 TD, 43 REC).

Bahamas Bowl Betting Predictions | Florida Intl. vs. Toledo

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Florida International’s last 5 games
  • Florida International is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Florida International is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Toledo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Toledo is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Bahamas Bowl Betting Picks | Florida Intl. vs. Toledo

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Bahamas Bowl betting matchup? All things considered, this one is a bit of a tossup. Neither side looked too dominant this season and each side has advantages they can exploit. All in all your safest bet here is to bet the OVER on the TOTALs. After all, they’ll be playing in the Bahamas. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 42-36 Toledo.

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