The Duel

App State vs UAB Predictions for New Orleans Bowl 2019

Zach Brunner
Zac Thomas drops back to throw a pass.
Zac Thomas drops back to throw a pass. / Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images
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The 2019-20 college football bowl season is upon us, with most teams putting forth one final effort to end the season on a high note. In one of the larger spreads of the bowl season, the No. 20 Appalachian State Mountaineers are 17-point favorites over the UAB Blazers, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

If you're looking to place a wager on this game, it's always wise to read up on what some industry experts have to say first. With that in mind, here are some expert predictions for the 2019 New Orleans Bowl between Appalachian State and UAB.

New Orleans Bowl Predictions

Bleacher Report
Jake Rill, of Bleacher Report, gave his predictions for every bowl game against the spread, and he is predicting App State to cover the 17-point number.

Washington Post
Neil Greenberg and Matt Bonesteel, of the Washington Post, also gave their predictions against the spread, but the two are split on this one. Neil is picking App State to cover the spread, while Matt expects the final score to be within 17.

ESPN
Adam Rittenberg, senior writer at ESPN, expects the oddsmakers to be spot on in this one, with the Mountaineers winning 37-20, which would be a push against the spread.

Overall, two of the featured experts expect App State to cover the large spread, while one expert believes it'll be a push and another is picking UAB.


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