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South Alabama Poised To Win 68 Ventures Bowl as Heavy Favorites

Making their eighth appearance in a bowl game, the Eastern Michigan Eagles face the South Alabama Jaguars on Saturday night, with the 68 Ventures Bowl trophy at stake.

Entering this game as 17-point favorites according to our NCAA football betting lines, South Alabama hopes to finally score its first bowl win after losing in its three previous appearances in 2014, 2016 and 2022.

South Alabama Poised To Win 68 Ventures Bowl as Heavy Favorites
South Alabama Poised To Win 68 Ventures Bowl as Heavy Favorites

With the Jaguars ready to score a coveted bowl win in front of a home crowd, let’s break down the top college football picks for this bowl game.

68 Ventures Bowl Game Information

Both Eastern Michigan and South Alabama enteri the 68 Ventures Bowl game with 6-6 records. The Jaguars are overwhelming NCAAF odds favorites of 17 points.

With the game slated to start at 7 p.m, ET at Hancock Whitney Stadium, South Alabama’s home field, will the locals make playing in front of their crowd an advantage Eastern Michigan won’t be able to topple?

  • Game: Eastern Michigan vs South Alabama
  • Location: Hancock Whitney Stadium, Mobile, Alabama
  • Day/Time: Saturday, December 23, 7 p.m. ET
  • Eastern Michigan vs South Alabama Live Stream: ESPN


68 Ventures Bowl Odds and Spreads


  • Southern Alabama has gone 0-3 straight up in its last three Bowl games
  • Southern Alabama has also gone 0-3 ATS in its last three Bowl games
  • Underdogs playing Eastern Michigan have gone 4-1 ATS in Bowl games
  • Eastern Michigan’s last three Bowl games have gone over the total
  • South Alabama has hit the over in the game total in three of its last four away games
  • Eastern Michigan has hit the over in the game total in its last three home games
  • South Alabama has hit the ML in only five of their last 12 games
  • Eastern Michigan has hit the ML in five of their last six home games.


68 Ventures Bowl Over/Under Pick: Under 45

I would definitely hope the total would go up a couple of points from its current 45. It’s a bowl game at the end of the day, and college football betting fans will be hoping for sparks to fly.

Considering the teams hold two of the best red-zone defenses in the country and will both have plenty of backup players performing, especially on offense, betting the under should be a priority for college football bowl predictions.

68 Ventures Bowl ATS Pick: Eastern Michigan +17

South Alabama comes in as a whopping 17-point choice in our NCAA football betting lines. And it makes perfect sense. The Jaguars have home-field advantage going, which does play a big role.

With their 2-4-0 ATS record this season as home favorites though, there’s a sign to maybe look the other way and give Eastern Michigan a little love, especially considering its 4-1-0 ATS record when playing on the road.

Even with all the favoritism going to South Alabama, my second online betting NCAAF pick for this game goes with Eastern Michigan +17. The Eagles might not win the game, but that doesn’t mean they can’t lead you to a win.

68 Ventures Bowl Moneyline Pick: South Alabama -850

With all of our lines at BetUS Sportsbook pointing at South Alabama as the premiere pick in this bowl game, taking the Jaguars’ moneyline, slated at -850 is the best ML pick for this game.

68 Ventures Bowl Team Prop: South Alabama Team To Score First -264

Knowing South Alabama will be counting on its high-scoring offense to topple Eastern Michigan, the best team prop for this bowl game goes for Southern Alabama being the first team to score, with the line at -251 in our sportsbook.

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Questions Of The Day

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