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Montgomery Bowl game odds: Opening line for Memphis vs. Florida Atlantic

We’ve got an early look at the opening odds for the Montgomery Bowl game between the Memphis Tigers and Florida Atlantic Owls.

Wide receiver Calvin Austin III #4 of the Memphis Tigers celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown against the Navy Midshipmen during the first half at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on November 28, 2020 in Annapolis, Maryland. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

In a game with a pair of first-year head coaches, the Ryan Silverfield-led Memphis Tigers will get ready to take on the Florida Atlantic Owls with Willie Taggart in the Montgomery Bowl. This game will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 23 and kick off at 7 p.m. ET in Montgomery, Alabama. It can be seen on ESPN and the WatchESPN app.

Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Montgomery Bowl odds: Memphis vs. Florida Atlantic

Point spread: Memphis opened -10.5, currently -7.5
Point total: Opened 52.5, currently 50.5

How they got here

FAU has gotten a lot less national buzz now that Lane Kiffin is no longer roaming the sideline, but the Owls had a decent season in Year 1 without him. The boys from Boca Raton finished 5-3, including 4-2 in Conference USA play for second place in the East division behind Marshall. FAU lost each of its last two games heading into this one. As for Memphis, it also finished its first regular season without last season’s head coach in Mike Norvell. The Tigers finished 7-3 overall including 5-3 in the AAC for a tie for third place in the conference. After getting blown out against Cincinnati, Memphis won four of its last five games to close the season.

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