Motor City Bowl Betting Preview: Florida Atlantic vs. Central Mich

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This Motor City Bowl betting preview of Florida Atlantic vs. Central Michigan is courtesy of SBG Global where the line opened at Central Michigan -  4  ,  Total  61

Central Michigan will be making their third straight appearance in the Motor City Bowl as they host Florida Atlantic on Friday.  Although Central Michigan has the better record at 8-4 it may be Florida Atlantic that is playing better entering this game.  The Chippewas have lost two straight games while the Owls have won five of their last six games after starting the season 1-5. Their latest win was a 57-50 overtime win over Florida International that got them bowl eligible.

SBG Global reports that early College Football betting has the public taking Central Michigan at Home.

Florida Atlantic may have to score more than 50 points again if they expect to defeat Central Michigan.  The Chippwewas were 24th in the country with 427.1 yards per game.  Quarterback Dan LeFevour was third in the MAC with 253.1 passing yards per game.  He was the Motor City Bowl MVP two years ago.  Antonio Brown caught 82 passes for 906 yards and six touchdowns for the Chippewas.

Florida Atlantic won the New Orleans Bowl last season and head coach Howard Schnellenberger is 5-0 all-time in bowl games. "It is a great feeling for us to be invited to play in the Motor City Bowl, and a personal thrill for me to be taking FAU to Detroit," Schnellenberger said. "For us to become bowl eligible and to be invited again following our first bowl game last year gives this program tremendous promise."  The Owls are led by quarterback Rusty Smith who led the Sun Belt with 2,918 yards and 22 touchdowns.

Here are the College Football betting stats for Friday's game. The Owls are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a win.

The Chippewas are 18-6-2 ATS in their last 26 games as a favorite. The Chippewas are 30-12-3 ATS in their last 45 games overall.

The Under is 6-0 in the Owls last 6 games as an underdog. The Under is 4-1 in the Owls last 5 non-conference games. The Under is 7-3 in the Owls last 10 games overall.

SBG Global Current Line: Central Michigan -  7  ,  Total  64.5

The Over is 4-0 in the Chippewas last 4 Friday games. The Over is 6-1-1 in the Chippewas last 8 non-conference games. The Over is 14-6 in the Chippewas last 20 games overall.

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