East Carolina Pirates versus Florida Gators Birmingham Bowl College Football Betting Preview

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The college football bowl season winds down and scheduled for Saturday January 3rd is the Birmingham Bowl involving the Florida Gators and East Carolina Pirates. Things get started from Birmingham Alabama at 12PM Eastern Time as ESPN has the coast to coast broadcast.

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The current betting odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the SEC school Florida Gators the -7 ½ point favorite with a total set at 56 ½ points. Those playing on Florida on the money line will lay -260 odds with the return on the underdog East Carolina at +220 odds on the money line.

East Carolina finished their regular season with a record of 8-4. The team has been sulking for nearly a month as they faced Central Florida Knights in the regular season finale and the team losses 32-30 at home as a -6 ½ point favorite. The Pirates had the ball and were clinging to a 30-26 lead and in Knights territory very late in the fourth quarter. East Carolina instead of punting on fourth down went for the first down and quarterback Shane Carden is sacked for a big loss with seconds remaining on the clock. Central Florida took possession of the football near midfield and completed a Hail Mary 51 yard touchdown pass as time expired to give the East Carolina Pirates a bad beat. Shane Carden leads the number three passing attack in college football. The senior QB has completed 65% of his passes with 28 touchdowns and 8 picks. Florida enters their bowl game with a 6-5 record. The poor season cost their head coach his job as he is fired following their final regular season game that resulted in a five point loss at Florida St. The Gators have been a solid defensive team once again this year but the offense continued to struggle under the tenure of former head coach Will Muschamp. The Gators were the 94th ranked offense in college football this year. The passing game really suffered as the club was 106th in the nation.

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