NCAA football gambling fans also saw the Toledo Rockets exceed preseason expectations as a Mid American Conference contender with the NCAA odds.
Ford Field in Detroit, MI will host the Little Caesars Bowl on Sunday, December 26 with a telecast on ESPN that is set to begin at 8:30 PM ET. The Toledo Rockets will take on the Florida International Panthers and Sports Gambling opened with Little Caesars Bowl odds of Toledo -2.
Florida International has a record of 6-6 both straight up and with the college football odds. The Panthers went over the total just 4 times this season and won the Sun Belt Conference in a tie breaker with Troy as they scored a 52-35 road payout against the Trojans, who will go to the R+L Carriers Bowl in New Orleans.
Florida International is a strong running team that ranked 27th in the nation for rushing. Darriet Perry led the Panthers with 707 yards while quarterback Wesley Carroll had 2483 yards passing. This will be the first bowl appearance for FIU as a Division 1-A team.
Toledo has a NCAA football wagering record of 8-4 straight up and 7-5 against the spread with 7 of their games going over the total. Toledo finished in 2nd place in the Mid American Conference West Division behind Northern Illinois.
Toledo will enter this bowl matchup with solid momentum as they have won 5 of their last 6 games and have gotten the money in 3 of their last 4 matchups. Toledo ended the season with a 42-31 home payout over Central Michigan.
Toledo is a tough team to figure in that they do not do any one thing well as they ranked 79th in total offense and 64th in total defense. Adonis Thomas rushed for 905 yards and Eric Page had 1081 yards receiving.
Toledo has paid out in just 5 of their last 16 games when coming off a NCAA football gambling payout in their previous matchup. They are just 10-21 against the spread after a straight up win.
Florida International has gone over the total in 8 of 11 games versus teams with a winning record while Toledo has gone over the total in 8 of their last 11 games following a straight up win.