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How to watch and what to watch in the Camellia Bowl between FIU and Arkansas State

James Morgan and FIU are set to duel it out against Arkansas State and Omar Bayless in the Camellia Bowl. We break down the game, provide a live online stream link, and a best bet.

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The FIU Panthers and Arkansas State Red Wolves are set up in the Camellia Bowl, which has been a highly contested game in recent years.

It means absolutely nothing going into this matchup but in each of the past five years, the Camellia Bowl has been won by five points or less. This is also the smallest spread in the first 11 bowl games with Arkansas State as 2.5-point favorites.

The world will get to see Arkansas State star wide receiver Omar Bayless, who finished with monster numbers in the regular season. He caught 84 balls this season with 16 touchdowns and 1,473 yards.

FIU quarterback James Morgan is playing his final game and has just three interceptions this season. He should find success against the Arkansas State defense.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

The Camellia Bowl will begin at 5:30 p.m. ET in Montgomery, Alabama on Saturday, Dec. 21 and can be seen on ESPN and WatchESPN.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Spread: Arkansas State (-2.5) vs. FIU
Point Total: 63 O/U (-110)
Money line: Arkansas State (-143), FIU (+118)

- FIU went 4-8 against the spread this season.

- The point total has gone over in 12 of FIU’s last 18 games.

- The total has gone over in six of Arkansas State’s last nine games.

Pick against the spread

With Omar Bayless looking to showcase himself for the rest of the country see and Arkansas State’s lack of defense, I tend to look heavily on the over 63 in this matchup once again. The trends point in that direction, and I do not trust either side in what should be a very close matchup. Take the points and the over.

Pick: Over 63

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