North Carolina Vs. Alcorn State: Celebration Bowl Trends & Betting History

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 2:51 PM UTC

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 2:51 PM UTC

Alcorn State seeks to avenge a 2015 Celebration Bowl loss to North Carolina AT&T in a 2018 rematch for the HBCU football crown. 

<h2>2018 Celebration Bowl: <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/alcorn-state-braves-vs-north-carolina-a&amp;t-aggies-3690875/odds/" target="_blank" title="North Carolina vs Alcorn State Odds Board">North Carolina AT&amp;T vs. Alcorn State</a></h2><p>The 2018 Celebration Bowl is a rematch of the inaugural event as North Carolina AT&amp;T takes on Alcorn State on Dec. 15 at Atlanta’s Mercedes Benz Stadium. The Aggies won that matchup 41-34 as a 1.5-point favorite in front of 35,000 fans. This time, they are laying 7.5 points with a 47 over/under.</p><p>Founded in 2015, the Celebration Bowl pits the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) and Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) titleholders against one another, the winner deemed the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) champion. It’s the successor to the now defunct Heritage Bowl (1991-99).</p><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3690875, "sportsbooksIds":[19,169,999996,1096,238], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><h2>Celebration Bowl Results</h2><table border="1" style="width:100%"> <tbody> <tr> <th>Season</th> <th>Winner</th> <th>Loser</th> <th>Final</th> <th>Line</th> <th>Total</th> <th>Winner ATS</th> <th>O/U</th> </tr> <tr> <td>2015</td> <td>North Carolina AT&amp;T</td> <td>Alcorn State</td> <td>41-34</td> <td>-1.5</td> <td>51.5</td> <td>W</td> <td>O</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2016</td> <td>Grambling State</td> <td>North Carolina Central</td> <td>10-9</td> <td>-15.5</td> <td>57</td> <td>L</td> <td>U</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2017</td> <td>North Carolina AT&amp;T</td> <td>Grambling State</td> <td>21-14</td> <td>-7</td> <td>51.5</td> <td>P</td> <td>U</td> </tr> </tbody></table><p> </p><h2>Celebration Bowl Key Betting Numbers</h2><p><strong>Average Victory Margin: </strong>5.0<br /><strong>Average Line: </strong>-8<br /><strong>Favorite ATS:</strong> 1-1-1<br /><strong>Average Total: </strong>53.3<br /><strong>O/U Record:</strong> 1-2<br /><strong>O/U Margin: </strong>-10.3<br /><strong>Largest Underdog Upset: </strong>N/A<br /><strong>Largest Spread:</strong> Grambling St. -15.5 (2016)<br /><strong>Largest Rout: </strong>North Carolina AT&amp;T (-1.5) 41, Alcorn St. 34</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"pt\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;The Braves are headed back to &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/Atlanta?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#Atlanta&lt;/a&gt;! &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/AlcornStateU?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@AlcornStateU&lt;/a&gt; beat &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/SouthernU_BR?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@SouthernU_BR&lt;/a&gt; in &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/theswac?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@theswac&lt;/a&gt; Championship 37-28 and will take on the &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/ncatsuaggies?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@ncatsuaggies&lt;/a&gt; on December 15! &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/AChampionWillRise?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#AChampionWillRise&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/cJX3voZvup\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/cJX3voZvup&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— AFR Celebration Bowl (@CelebrationBowl) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/CelebrationBowl/status/1069044798634504194?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;2 de dezembro de 2018&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><p><span style="font-size:1.2em;font-weight:700">North Carolina AT&amp;T Aggies (9-2 SU, 5-6 ATS)</span></p><ul> <li><strong>First Season: </strong>1901</li> <li><strong>Bowl Record: </strong>3-4 SU, 1-0-1 ATS (since 1991)</li> <li><strong>Coach, Bowl Record: </strong>Sam Washington, N/A</li></ul><p>A founding member of the MEAC (1969), North Carolina AT&amp;T has won 10 conference titles, including four of the last five.</p><p>The Aggies own a 17.2 point differential in 2018, outscoring opponents by a 30.6 to 13.5 score line. They won six of their final seven games by double digits.</p><h2>Alcorn State Braves (7-4 SU, 8-3 ATS)</h2><ul> <li><strong>First Season: </strong>1921</li> <li><strong>Bowl Record:</strong> N/A</li> <li><strong>Coach, Bowl Record: </strong>Fred McNair, 0-0</li></ul><p>Alcorn State, led by SWAC offensive player of the year <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/" target="_blank" title="NCAAF Picks &amp; Predictions">QB Noah Johnson, won its third conference title in the last five years</a>. It owns 12 championships since joining the conference in 1962.</p><p><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football" target="_blank" title="NCAAF Odds Board">The Aggies kicked off a -4.0 average favorite in 2018</a>. They own a six-game cover streak, the offense averaging 33.0 points per game in this span. With five SU wins, the program surpassed its projected team total in all but one game.</p><p> </p><h2 style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/celebration-bowl-college-football-pick-alcorn-state-north-carolina-a-t-preview/87765/" target="_blank">Check Out SBR's Celebration Bowl Preview</a></h2>
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