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Public betting splits and line movement for Camellia Bowl: Marshall vs. Buffalo

We break down the public betting splits and how the lines have moved for Marshall vs. Buffalo in the Camellia Bowl.

The Marshall Thundering Herd take the field prior to the college football game between the Florida Atlantic Owls and the Marshall Thundering Herd on October 24, 2020, at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, WV. Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montgomery Alabama is the epicenter of the college football world today, with the lone Christmas Day game taking place between the Marshall Thundering Herd and the University at Buffalo Bulls.

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

Buffalo is a four and a half point favorite as of now, with 75% of the handle and 75% of the bets rolling with the Bulls.

Is the public right?

As last week showed, the Bulls aren’t too great offensively if you can limit them on the ground. Marshall has an elite run-stopping defense, giving up just 87 rushing yards per game on average.

The Herd come into this one losing two in a row, but even in the losses, their defense has been very good. It’ll be tough to get RB Jaret Patterson going in this one.


The total is currently sitting at 54.5 with 83% of the bets and 84% of the handle betting the over.

Is the public right?

The point total with UB being a 4.5 point favorite means the public projects UB to score 31.75 points on Marshall. The Thundering Herd haven’t allowed more than 22 points to any team, and as we already mentioned, they can stop the run really well.


Buffalo is a -200 favorite, with Marshall at +155 on the moneyline, with 79% of the handle and 66% of the bets going with UB.

Is the public right?

I can see how most people would think that, but I just don’t see Buffalo being able to get much going on the ground today.

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