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Public betting splits and line movement for Myrtle Beach Bowl: Appalachian State vs. North Texas

We break down the public betting splits and how the lines have moved for the Appalachian State Mountaineers and North Texas Mean Green in the Myrtle Beach Bowl.

The North Texas Mean Green team jumps up and down before the kickoff between the North Texas Mean Green and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Thursday 3, 2020 at Apogee Stadium in Denton, Texas. Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Bowl season 2020 gets started with two teams that finished behind where the wanted in Group of Five conferences as the Appalachian State Mountaineers take on the North Texas Mean Green from Brooks Stadium in Conway, South Carolina.

So where are sports bettors going as we get closer to game time? Let’s take a look. All odds and info were provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.

Point Spread

Right now Appalachian State is a 21-point favorite at DraftKings, with 73% of the action and 56% of the bets coming in on the Mountaineers.

Is the public right?

Not really! Motivation is always the key factor in bowl games, and it’ll be hard to have any team fired up to take on the fourth-best team in Conference USA’s lesser division. UNT is going to win because they can run the ball, but they don’t cover by more than three TD’s.

Over/Under

The total is set at 64.5, with 77% of the cash and 64% of the bets backing the over.

Is the public right?

Probably! Bowl games allow playbooks to be emptied right on the field, and teams that play fast and loose in exhibition games tend to put up points. Also North Texas is 22nd in plays per game at 76.5 this season, which means they either score or get off the field relatively quickly.

Moneyline

The moneyline has App State at -1250, with North Texas at +700. 88% of the cash and 91% of the bets are on the favored Mountaineers.

Is the public right?

Probably? North Texas isn’t winning, but that’s a lot of juice to give up. Juice that might not be worth the squeeze at those odds.

Myrtle Beach Bowl: Appalachian State vs. North Texas

Opening line: Appalachian State -19.5
Current line: Appalachian State -21

The money is coming in on App State because they’re the better team that should be able to run the ball wherever they want today. But if it gets on the other side of 21, there might be plenty of value on the Mean Green.

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