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The 2023 college football bowl season is already off to a great start, and the action will continue throughout the weekend. On Saturday it will be the South Alabama Jaguars taking on the Eastern Michigan Eagles in the 68 Ventures Bowl in Alabama.
This is not a bowl game in which you are going to see very tight odds, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be competitive. Here is a look at some of the Ventures Bowl betting odds, and also some of the top bets to explore in this matchup.
68 Ventures Bowl
|SOUTH ALABAMA JAGUARS vs EASTERN MICHIGAN EAGLES
|Location of the Game: Hancock Whitney Stadium, Mobile, AL
|Date and Time: Saturday, December 23, 7:00 PM ET
|Reason: 2023 68 Ventures Bowl
|How to watch: watchlivesports.co
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|South Alabama Jaguars -17.0
This is not one of the premier matchups on the NCAAF schedule during bowl season, but some team is still going to pick up a big win. Eastern Michigan was able to survive in the MAC this season, but they are now facing a team that is clearly much better than them.
Look for the Eagles to score enough points to help push the total number of points to at least 47, but that’s about all to expect from them. South Alabama is just too good on offense and they are going to roll to a blowout win in this matchup.
Ventures Bowl Betting Odds
The first step in making some Ventures Bowl betting picks on Saturday night is to check out the NCAAF odds that are available for this game. In order to make a South Alabama Jaguars prediction in this game then they will have to win big, as they are 17.0-point favorites in the Ventures Bowl.
You can also make a Ventures Bowl: South Alabama Jaguars vs Eastern Michigan Eagles prediction on the total number of points and that betting line is currently sitting at 46.5 total points. There are other NCAAF picks that can be made but the spread and over/under are two of the best options.
Ventures Bowl Betting Preview
The Ventures Bowl betting odds are a bit more spread out than what you see in college bowls, and taking a closer look at each team will help explain those odds.
Jaguars Want to Attack
The South Alabama Jaguars were not able to get to the top of the NCAAF standings in their conference, but this is still a really good team. South Alabama had some huge wins throughout the year, and they do most of their work on offense.
The Jaguars scored 44 points in the season finale, and they were able to average over 31 points per game this season. Running back La’Damian Webb rushed for 1,007 yards and 16 touchdowns this season, and he is going to be a big key in this matchup.
South Alabama is going to have to get some stops on defense in the Ventures Bowl, but they are not facing a good offensive team. The Jaguars should be able to get great field position in this game, and that will make them even harder to stop.
Playing close to home is also going to give this Jaguars team a boost, and it has also impacted the betting spread.
Eastern Michigan Wants to Play Slow
The Eastern Michigan Eagles standing in the Mid-American Conference were not in a good spot, and it’s because this team just can’t seem to score any points. NCAAF injuries have taken away some key playmakers for this team, but they are scoring just 20.3 points per game.
At some point this team is going to have to try to take some shots down the field, but the Eagles are averaging just 273.6 yards per game. Thankfully this defense was able to stand tall throughout the year, but they are now going to be facing an offense that will be attacking them throughout the game.
There will be a ton of pressure on quarterback Austin Smith to play well in this game, but he has thrown for just 1,775 yards and nine touchdowns this season. Eastern Michigan is a big underdog in this matchup for a reason.