The Duel

SMU vs FAU Predictions for Boca Raton Bowl 2019

Zach Brunner
Harrison Bryant runs after the catch.
Harrison Bryant runs after the catch. / Mark Brown/Getty Images
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The 2019-20 college football bowl season is upon us, with teams putting forth one final effort to end the season on a high note. In one of the early bowl games on the schedule, the SMU Mustangs take on the FAU Owls on Saturday, Dec. 21, in what is essentially a home game for FAU. Despite this, SMU is currently a 7-point favorite, 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 Boca Raton Bowl between SMU and FAU.

Boca Raton Bowl Predictions

Bleacher Report
Jake Rill, of Bleacher Report, gave his predictions for every bowl game against the spread (ATS), and he picked the SMU Mustangs to cover in this one.

Washington Post
Neil Greenberg and Matt Bonesteel, of the Washington Post, also gave their predictions against the spread, but they were on opposite sides in this one. While Matt thinks SMU will cover the spread, Neil is siding with FAU. They give SMU a 62 percent chance to win straight up.

ESPN
Adam Rittenberg, senior writer at ESPN, expects FAU not only to cover the spread, but also to win straight up, predicting a 37-35 Owls victory.

Overall, our four experts highlighted above were split. Two believed SMU would cover the spread, while the other two sided with FAU, with one predicting an Owls moneyline upset.


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