Camellia Bowl: Georgia State at Ball State 12/25/21 College Football Picks and Prediction

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The Georgia State Panthers will take on the Ball State Cardinals in the Camellia Bowl on Christmas Day in Alabama.

The Georgia State Panthers have won their last three games and are coming off a blowout victory against Troy in their last time out. Junior quarterback Darren Grainger finished 11-of-22 for 140 yards with two touchdowns. He had a QBR of 68.5 in the win.

This offense is led by quarterback Darren Grainger. He has a 140.1 quarterback rating while completing 57.9 percent of his passes for 1,512 yards with 16 touchdowns to four interceptions through the air and a pair of rushing touchdowns

The Panthers average 26.3 points per game which is 82nd nationally. They also accumulated 380 yards per game. Georgia State’s defense has allowed 26.3 points which ranks 81st in the country. 

The Ball State Cardinals held the Buffalo Bulls to just 3 points as they became bowl eligible in their last game. Plitt completed 19 of 31 passes for 176 yards against Buffalo while Jackson finished with nine catches for 103 yards.

Senior quarterback Drew Plitt has been impressive for the Ball State Cardinal this season. So far this season, he has a 124.9 quarterback rating while he has thrown for 2,248 yards with 17 touchdowns and five interceptions through the air.

Ball State is averaging 24.4 points, landing them 94th in the FBS. They are conceding an average of 26.5 points, placing them at 70th overall.

The under is 5-0 in the Panthers last 5 games following a straight up win and is 4-0 in the Panthers last 4 games as a favorite. The under is also 5-0 in the Cardinals last 5 games overall.

The Georgia State Panthers are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up win and are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Cardinals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 bowl games. The Panthers should be able to win and get the cover in this one as they are the better football team.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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