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How and what to watch in the Armed Forces Bowl between Southern Miss and Tulane

Both Armed Forces Bowl participants limped to the finish line in 2019. Something’s got to give. We break down what to watch, how to watch via live online stream, and a best bet.

Southern Miss Golden Eagles quarterback Jack Abraham throws a pass as Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman Raekwon Davis pursues during the first half of an NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

The Tulane Green Wave is set to take on the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in the Armed Forces Bowl, in a game between two former conference opponents. It’s a bit of an early kickoff starting at 11:30 a.m. EST.

Tulane is coming into this game losing five of its last six games to finish at 6-6 and qualify for a bowl game. The Green Wave finished 3-5 in the conference for a fourth place finish in the American Athletic Conference West division.

Southern Miss finished the season 7-5 overall including 5-3 in the Conference USA West division for third place. The Golden Eagles also did not finish off their season on a high note with an 18-point home loss to Western Kentucky followed by a 34-17 road defeat to FAU.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

The Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl will begin at 11:30 a.m. ET in Fort Worth, Texas on Saturday, Jan. 4 and can be seen on ESPN and streamed on WatchESPN.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Spread: Tulane (-7) vs. Southern Miss
Point Total: 56.5 O/U (-110)
Money line: Tulane (-265), Southern Miss (+205)

- Tulane is 7-3 against the spread in its last 10 games.

- The total went under in each of Southern Miss’ last five games.

The Best Bet

It’s tough to decide a winner here especially with the way these teams ended the season. My best bet is to go with Southern Miss to cover as touchdown underdogs. Something about losing five out of six games and being favored by seven in a bowl game doesn’t feel right. Take the Golden Eagles and start your Saturday off on a high note.

Pick: Southern Miss +7

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