Here we go, the Bowl Season has arrived and it will be 24 days in length, covering 40 bowls in total. Time to get it started with five totals this Saturday.
Saturday, December 15th NCAA Bowls Over/Under Totals College Football Picks
The final bowl contest of the opening date features the Sun Belt champion against the runner-up from Conference USA.
Appalachian State (7-6 Over) vs. Middle Tennessee (6-6 Split)
Saturday, 9:00 p.m. ET, (ESPN)
Free NCAAF Pick: Over
This season the oddsmakers had a good read on both teams with Appalachian State one game over .500 to the Over side and Middle Tennessee dead even.
The sportsbooks college football odds on this game was 50.5 for the total.
The average score of a Middle Tennessee game this season was 54.5 total points, but it rose when the Blue Raiders were on the road to 58 on the nose. While that might immediately have someone think this could lead to an Over, in Middle Tennessee’s last three games, all against fellow bowl teams, that number dropped to 46.3 points.
— Middle Tennessee FB (@MT_FB) December 6, 2018
Appalachian State was an excellent offensive team, ranked 20th in scoring at 36.7 PPG and even more impressive at No.6 in points allowed at 15.7. That adds up to 52.2 PPG. On the road, the Mountaineers dipped a bit on offense and were slightly worse on defense, with the total reaching 50.5 PPG.