Georgia Southern vs. Buffalo Camellia Bowl Prediction: Picks & Start Time – December 27, 2022

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The Camellia Bowl will feature a matchup between the Georgia Southern Eagles and the Buffalo Bulls.

Georgia Southern vs. Buffalo Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Georgia Southern as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Georgia Southern has -209 odds to pick up the win, while Buffalo is listed at +165 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 67 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Georgia Southern vs. Buffalo Live?

  • Game Day: Tuesday, December 27, 2022
  • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Montgomery, Alabama
  • Stadium: Cramton Bowl

Betting Preview

Georgia Southern

While Georgia Southern ranks third-worst in the FBS in total defense with 498.6 yards allowed per game, it’s been a different situation on offense, as the Eagles rank 19th-best in the FBS (468.4 yards per game). With 32.3 points allowed per game on defense, which ranks 19th-worst in the FBS, Georgia Southern has been forced to lean on their 30th-ranked offense (33.7 points per contest) to keep them in games. Georgia Southern owns the 104th-ranked defense this season in terms of passing yards (257.4 allowed per game), and has been more effective on offense, ranking fourth-best with 327.3 passing yards per game. With 241.2 rushing yards allowed per game on defense, which ranks third-worst in the FBS, Georgia Southern has had to ask their 80th-ranked running game (141.2 rushing yards per contest) to keep them in games. Offensively, Georgia Southern has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking 21st-best in the FBS by averaging a 46.1% third-down percentage. The defense ranks 84th on defense (40.4% third-down percentage allowed). Georgia Southern ranks 100th in college football with a -3 turnover margin after forcing 16 turnovers (64th in the FBS) while committing 19 (92nd in the FBS).

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Buffalo

Buffalo ranks 73rd with 376.4 total yards per game on offense, and it ranks 80th with 391.3 total yards ceded per game on defense. With 29.0 points per game on offense, Buffalo ranks 62nd in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 74th, allowing 27.2 points per contest. In terms of passing, Buffalo ranks 61st in the FBS (232.8 passing yards per game) and 53rd on the other side of the ball (216.2 passing yards allowed per contest). From an offensive standpoint, Buffalo is putting up 143.6 rushing yards per game (73rd-ranked). It ranks 98th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (175.1 rushing yards allowed per game). In terms of third-down efficiency, Buffalo ranks 86th in the FBS (37.0% third-down conversion percentage) and 31st on the other side of the ball (34.2% third-down rate allowed). After forcing 20 turnovers (23rd in the FBS) and turning the ball over 16 times (54th in the FBS) this season, Buffalo has the 33rd-ranked turnover margin of +4.

Georgia Southern vs. Buffalo Betting Analysis

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Georgia Southern Betting Insights

Georgia Southern has gone 7-5-0 against the spread this season. Georgia Southern has a perfect 2-0 ATS record when playing as at least 4.5-point favorites. Games involving Georgia Southern have hit the over six times this season. The Eagles have been listed as the moneyline favorite only one other time so far this season, a game they won. The Eagles have played as a moneyline favorite of -209 or shorter in only one game this season, which they won.

Bulls Betting Insights

Buffalo has covered the spread seven times over 12 games with a set total. In games as an underdog by 4.5 points or more so far this season, the Bulls are 4-0 against the spread. This season, seven Buffalo games have gone over the point total. This season, the Bulls have won two out of the five games in which they’ve been the underdog. The Bulls have a record of 2-0 in games where sportsbooks have them as underdogs of at least +165 on the moneyline.

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Georgia Southern vs. Buffalo Against The Spread & Betting Records

Georgia Southern

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 63.1 61.4 64.8
Implied Total AVG 37.2 37.3 37.0
ATS Record 7-5-0 4-2-0 3-3-0
Over/Under Record 6-6-0 4-2-0 2-4-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-0 1-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 4-6 2-2 2-4

Bulls

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 55.4 52.8 57.2
Implied Total AVG 32.0 29.8 33.6
ATS Record 7-5-0 2-3-0 5-2-0
Over/Under Record 7-5-0 3-2-0 4-3-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 4-3 2-2 2-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-3 1-0 1-3

Players to Watch

Georgia Southern

  • Anthony Wilson has hit the gridiron for 11 games, posting one sack to go with one TFL, 86 tackles, and one interception for the Eagles.
  • With 97 tackles, two TFL, and one pass defended in 11 games, Marques Watson-Trent has been an important piece of the Eagles’ defensive unit in 2022.
  • The Eagles’ defense has been aided by the contributions of Derrick Canteen, who has played 10 games and posted one interception to go along with 63 tackles, two TFL, one sack, and 11 passes defended.
  • A key part of the Eagles’ defensive unit, Khadry Jackson has one interception to go with 69 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and one pass defended in 10 games.

Bulls

  • In 11 games for the Bulls, Shaun Dolac has totaled four sacks to go with 11 TFL and 130 tackles.
  • In 11 games for the Bulls, James Patterson has registered one interception to go with 101 tackles, nine TFL, one sack, and two passes defended.
  • Marcus Fuqua has two TFL, 57 tackles, and seven interceptions in 11 games.
  • On defense, Keyshawn Cobb has supplied 62 tackles, five TFL, one sack, and one interception in 11 games.

Georgia Southern vs. Buffalo Predictions and Pick

Georgia Southern vs. Buffalo betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Bulls (+4.5)

    Pick OU:

    Under (67)

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How to Bet on Georgia Southern vs. Buffalo

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Our prediction to win this contest is Buffalo, and we project that Buffalo will cover the spread (Georgia Southern -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 67 points.

WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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