Georgia Southern vs Buffalo Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for 2022 Camellia Bowl (Jalen White Guides Eagles' Offense)

Larry Rupp
Georgia Southern vs Buffalo odds, prediction and betting trends for NCAA college football Camellia Bowl.
Georgia Southern vs Buffalo odds, prediction and betting trends for NCAA college football Camellia Bowl. / AP Photos/Stephen B. Morton
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Georgia Southern vs Buffalo Camellia Bowl Game Info

2022 College Football Game - Camellia Bowl
Georgia Southern Eagles (6-6) vs. Buffalo Bulls (6-6)
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Cramton Bowl — Montgomery, AL
Coverage: ESPN

With the 2022-23 college football regular season in the rearview mirror, bowl games are right around the corner. The Camellia Bowl is set for kickoff on Tuesday, Dec. 27, and pits the Georgia Southern Eagles against the Buffalo Bulls. It will be each team's second appearance at the Camellia Bowl.

Georgia Southern took down Appalachian State, 51-48, in a thrilling overtime game to finish the season with a 6-6 record and become bowl eligible. Meanwhile, Buffalo earned a close win of its own to grab that elusive sixth win during the final week of the year, taking down Akron, 23-22.

Georgia Southern vs Buffalo Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: GASO: (-172) | BUFF: (+142)
Spread: GASO: -3.5 (-110) | BUFF: +3.5 (-110)
Total: 66.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Georgia Southern enters this contest as a small favorite on the moneyline and spread. This clash also features a total of 66.5 points, which ranks as one of the highest on the college football bowl game slate.

Georgia Southern vs Buffalo Prediction & Pick

Georgia Southern's offense ranks as one of the best in the country, putting up an average of 31.4 points (No. 34 in FBS) on 465.4 yards per game (No. 16 in FBS). Its defense ranks as one of the worst, though, allowing an average of 34.6 points (No. 117 in FBS) on 521.2 yards per game (No. 130 in FBS).

While Buffalo has a shot to march up and down the field in this one, it's important to point out that the Bulls rank 114th in yards per play (4.6) and 90th in third-down conversion percentage (35.9%). They have struggled to keep drives alive and will need to outperform expectations to keep up in this one.

Georgia Southern has been pulling off one upset after another this season, so I'll back them in a game as favorites for the first time since Sept. 24.

Final Score Prediction: Georgia Southern: 38 | Buffalo: 31

Georgia Southern vs Buffalo Betting Trends

- Georgia Southern is 7-5 against the spread (ATS) this season.
- The total has hit the over in six of Georgia Southern's 12 games this season.
- Buffalo is 6-5-1 ATS this season.
- The total has hit the over in seven of Bufalo's 12 games this season.

Georgia Southern vs Buffalo Best Bet

Running back Jalen White has a chance to take this game over. The Georgia Southern standout has logged 1,131 total yards on 184 touches (6.1-yard average) and scored 11 touchdowns. His ability to use his size to break through tackles and get to the second level of the defense will come in handy.

Buffalo allows 171.1 rushing yards per game as well (No. 89 in FBS), so keep an eye on White. Overall, the Bulls enter this game 0-4 against the spread (ATS) in their last four games. That includes two outright losses as a favorite, so expecting them to suddenly turn it around is a stretch for bettors.

Bet: Georgia Southern Eagles -3.5 (-110)

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