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Public betting splits and line movement for the LendingTree Bowl: Western Kentucky vs. Georgia State

We break down the public betting splits and how the lines have moved for Western Kentucky vs. Georgia State in the LendingTree Bowl.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers place kicker Cory Munson (46) is carried off the field after kicking a field goal to win the game between the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and the Western Michigan Broncos on December 30, 2019 at Gerald Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas. Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Ladd-Peebles Stadium is normally the home of the South Alabama Jaguars, but today it hosts one of the lesser bowl games of 2020 as the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers take on the Georgia State Panthers live from Mobile, Alabama

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 Georgia State is a 4-point favorite, with 72% of the cash and 67% of the bets on the Sun Belt team.

Is the public right? Probably. Neither of these teams are world-beaters, but the Panthers played in a stronger Sun Belt conference this season. They’re also in form as of late, and their 5.7 yards per play is strong enough to extend leads whereas Western averaged just 4.6, though against a tougher schedule.

The biggest issue GSU has is turnovers from starting quarterback Cornelius Brown, but the Hilltoppers force less than one turnover per game.

Over/Under

The total is set at 50, with 26% of the handle but 65% of the bets on the over.

Is the public right? Nope! This could still be a turnover fest in cold weather, and both defense have shown bouts of competency this season. We’ll be on the under if this number holds.

Moneyline

Georgia State is a -177 favorite, with 89% of the handle and 57% of the bets behind them. That makes Western Kentucky a +145 underdog.

Is the public right? These teams met three years ago in Orlando’s Cure Bowl, which was the first postseason victory in Georgia State history. They’ll do it again today. We’re behind the cash even laying the price, as GSU heads home from Mobile with a trophy.

LendingTree Bowl: Western Kentucky vs. Georgia State

Opening line: Georgia State -4.5
Current line: Georgia State -4

The Panthers have a chance to blow this wide open today, but there’s little chance they lose big behind a solid run game. We’ll be right behind them with dollars in hand.

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