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2015 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl Betting Preview - Western Michigan Favored Over Middle Tennessee

The Popeyes Bahamas Bowl takes place on Thursday, December 24, and features the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders taking on the Western Michigan Broncos. The game at Thomas A. Robinson Stadium kicks off at 12:00 PM ET, and will be televised on ESPN. Currently, the Broncos are favored to win.

The Blue Raiders are 7-5 SU and 8-4 ATS so far this season. Four of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other eight going UNDER. They are coming off of a 42-7 win over Texas-San Antonio, where they won against the spread as 12 point road favorites. The total went UNDER the 59 point line set by sports gambling pros for that game.

The Broncos are 7-5 SU and 7-5 ATS overall this year. Six of their games have gone OVER the line, with five going UNDER, and one being a PUSH. They are coming off of a 35-30 win over Toledo, where they won against the spread as 7 point road underdogs. The total went OVER the 58 ½ point line set by sportsbook oddsmakers in that one.

Middle Tennessee is 4-0 ATS overall lately, and 6-1 ATS after a win spreadwise. They are 5-1 ATS after a SU win, and 2-6 ATS on Thursday. They are 2-6 ATS in December. The total has gone UNDER in all 5 of their recent games lately, and OVER in all 5 of their recent games on Thursday. The total has gone UNDER in all 5 of their games after a win spreadwise, and UNDER in 5 of their last 6 against non-conference opponents. The total has gone UNDER in 19 of their last 26 after a SU win.

Western Michigan is 4-0 ATS on Thursday night, and 11-3 ATS after a SU win. They are 6-2 ATS in non-conference play, and 17-7 ATS overall lately. They are 2-5 ATS after a win spreadwise, and 0-4 ATS in December. The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 6 non-conference games, and UNDER in 4 of their last 5 after a win spreadwise. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 7 after a SU win, and UNDER in 9 of their last 13 against teams with a winning record.

These teams have never met before. For Thursday's Bahamas Bowl, Western Michigan is listed in the betting odds as a 3 point favorite. The over/under is set at 63 ½ points. On the moneyline, the Blue Raiders are a +130, while the Broncos are listed at -150.