Little Caesars Bowl - Pittsburgh vs Bowling Green 12/26/13 - Free Bowl Picks, Odds, & Predictions
CFB: 6:00 PM EST December 26, 2013 TV: ESPN
The 2013 Litte Caesars Bowl features the MAC Champion Bowling Green Falcons facing the 6th placed ACC's Pittsburgh Panthers. The Mid American Conference has struggled in their premier bowl going just 1-5 the last 6 years but did break the losing streak last year with Central Michigan winning 24-21 over Western Kentucky.
The Pittsburgh Panthers might only have a record of 6-6 but they have some high quality wins on the season. Pitt will be facing the Bowling Green Falcons in the Little Ceaser's Bowl, and that team comes to the match with a 10-3 record. For all regular estimations, the Falcons should be the winner in this contest, without that much of a challenge. Just to reiterate the point, the Panthers are currently ranked 59 in the nation, while the Falcons are ranked 26th.
The match is scheduled for the day after Christmas, and the Falcons are coming into the contest with season momentum. They handed a solid loss to their previous opponent, Northern Illinois, with a 47-27 win in the MAC Championship game. That Panthers, in the meantime, are making it to the bowl game on entrance criteria only. They lost their last match as one of their six losses on the season. Miami walked away with a 41-31 win over Pittsburgh.
Recent Betting Trends:
Panthers are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing more than 40 points in their previous game.
Under is 4-0 in Panthers last 4 games following a S.U. loss.
Under is 6-0 in Falcons last 6 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
Falcons are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games on fieldturf.
Free Betting Pick: Bowling Green Falcons -5
Even with the change of College Football into the pass happy league the time tested great defense and solid running game still wins. Proof has to be Bowling Green Falcons as they not only won the MAC Championship but hammered then undefeated NILL with their great defense and physical running game. Pitt struggled against strong running games all year and it continues in the Little Caesars Bowl. Final Score Prediction, Bowling Green wins easy 34-21.