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There are college football games set to take place throughout the week,but there will be plenty of games on Saturday. The 76 Birmingham Bowl will take place down in Alabama and it will be the Troy Trojans taking on the Duke Blue Devils. The Birmingham Bowl Betting for this time will be exciting.
This is not a matchup that you are going to normally see during the college football season, but that’s why bowl season is different. Here is a look at some Birmingham Bowl betting odds and the top picks that you should be making.
|TROY TROJANS vs DUKE BLUE DEVILS
|Location of the Game: Protective Stadium, Birmingham, AL
|Date and Time: Saturday, December 23, 12:00 PM ET
|Reason: 2023 Birmingham Bowl
|How to watch: watchlivesports.co
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|Duke Blue Devils +7.5
If you are going to make Birmingham Bowl betting picks on Saturday afternoon then you are going to have some good options to choose from. Troy does feel like the better overall team in this game, but it’s hard to bet against Duke and not take the points.
Duke was competitive in the NCAAF standings in the ACC before suffering some bad NCAAF injuries and they are going to keep this game close. This is not one of the premier college bowls, but it’s going to be a game to watch.
Taking the 7.5 points is one of the first bets to make and then you also want to bet the over 44.5 total points. Troy is going to force Duke to try to keep pace on offense, and that’s what will happen.
Birmingham Bowl Betting Odds
If you are wanting to do some Birmingham Bowl betting then you are going to want to check out the NCAAF odds before doing anything else. There are a number of ways to make NCAAF picks for this game, but it is the Troy Trojans that are 7.5-point betting favorites in this game.
You can also make a Birmingham Bowl: Troy Trojans vs Duke Blue Devils prediction on the total number of points and that betting line is set at 44.5 total points.
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Trojans Rolling on Offense
The Troy Trojans don’t ever get to see a team like the Duke Blue Devils on their NCAAF schedule, and this is a great opportunity for them. Troy is averaging 31.2 points per game this season, and they always tend to be in attack mode with the football.
The Trojans have thrown for 267.9 yards per game this season, while also rushing for nearly 160 yards per game. Quarterback Gunnar Watson threw for 3,339 yards and 27 touchdowns and he has also done a great job of protecting the football this season.
Troy is going to have to play some great defense in this game if they want to win it, and that’s not always something they do well. The Trojans are going to be facing a size disadvantage and that will make things difficult.
Duke Must Dominate with Defense
The NCAAF schedule for Duke is challenging every single year as they compete in the very tough ACC. Duke doesn’t usually have an offense that can keep pace, and it will be up to the defense to take control of this game.
The Blue Devils just held the Pittsburgh Panthers to 19 points in their most recent game, and that was a team that had been putting up a ton of points. Another thing that can help Duke get stops in this matchup is to extend some drives and take time off the clock.
Duke did score 28.8 points per game this season, but they are playing without starting quarterback Riley Leonard. That is going to make things extremely difficult in this game, but they still have some other talented players on that side of the ball.
The Blue Devils will be bigger up front in this game, and that could allow them to push the Troy Trojans around a bit.