Saturday afternoon features a matchup between a pair of Group of 5 teams hovering around .500 as the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers face the Georgia State Panthers in the LendingTree Bowl. The game will kick off on Saturday, Dec. 26 at 3:30 p.m. ET from Mobile, Alabama. This game will air on ESPN and can be streamed on the WatchESPN app.
Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Western Kentucky vs. Georgia State
Point spread: Georgia State (-4.5) vs. Western Kentucky
Point total: Opened at 53.5, now 52.5
How they got here
Western Kentucky comes in with a 5-6 overall record, though every team is eligible for bowl games this season. The Hilltoppers finished with a 4-3 record in Conference USA for third place in the East division, but they finished off their season with three consecutive victories. Georgia State checks in at 5-4 overall this season including 4-4 in the Sun Belt for a tie for third place in the East division. After getting beat 51-0 by Coastal Carolina at home, the Panthers rallied to win three of their final four games and closed with a two-game winning streak.
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