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SMU vs Florida Atlantic Boca Raton Bowl 2019 Predictions

SMU vs. Florida Atlantic: Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl Broadcast

Date: Saturday, December 21
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: FAU Football Stadium, Boca Raton, FL
Network: ABC
Betting Line: SMU -3.5, Total: 70

SMU vs FAU Betting Preview

Florida Atlantic will be coached by defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer, who was named interim head coach after Lane Kiffin departed to become head coach at Ole Miss. The Owls went 26-13 under Kiffin in three seasons. The Owls were third in C-USA in scoring defense (22.3 points allowed per game) and first in interceptions (21).

SMU is looking for its first bowl win since 2012. The Mustangs’ finished the season as the 9th ranked offense. They averaged43 points and 495  yards per game. Quarterback Shane Buechele led the conference in passing yards (3,626) and passing touchdowns (33) in his first year at the school after transferring from Texas.

SMU vs FAU Betting Trends

Florida Atlantic Owls

Florida Atlantic is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Florida Atlantic is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Florida Atlantic is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Florida Atlantic is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Florida Atlantic’s last 10 games at home

SMU Mustangs

Southern Methodist is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Southern Methodist is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Southern Methodist’s last 12 games
Southern Methodist is 5-10-1 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Methodist’s last 6 games on the road

SMU Mustangs
NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall10-26-04-27-4-14-23-2-143.0031.8311.17
Last 32-12-00-11-21-10-141.3335.336.00
vs Conf6-24-02-23-4-12-21-2-142.7533.759.00
Florida Atlantic Owls
NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall10-35-25-19-44-35-135.2322.3112.92
Last 33-02-01-02-12-00-141.0016.3324.67
vs Conf8-14-14-07-24-13-137.7817.6720.11

Florida Atlantic will play in the bowl game at its home stadium for the second time in the game’s history. In 2017 they defeated Akron. The Owls went 5-2 at FAU Stadium this season while SMU was 4-2 on the road. Don’t under estimate home field advantage in this game. It means a lot to FAU to play a program like SMU.

SMU vs FAU Betting Predictions:

Taking the home team hear and the points.

FAU +3.5

Score Prediction: FAU 31 – SMU 30

Prop Bet Picks:

SMU total points UNDER 35.5 (-115)

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