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LendingTree Bowl game odds: Opening line for Western Kentucky vs. Georgia State

We’ve got an early look at the opening odds for the LendingTree Bowl game between the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and Georgia State Panthers.

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Saturday afternoon features a matchup between a pair of Group of 5 teams hovering around .500 as the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers face the Georgia State Panthers in the LendingTree Bowl. The game will kick off on Saturday, Dec. 26 at 3:30 p.m. ET from Mobile, Alabama. This game will air on ESPN and can be streamed on the WatchESPN app.

Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Western Kentucky vs. Georgia State

Point spread: Georgia State (-4.5) vs. Western Kentucky
Point total: Opened at 53.5, now 52.5

How they got here

Western Kentucky comes in with a 5-6 overall record, though every team is eligible for bowl games this season. The Hilltoppers finished with a 4-3 record in Conference USA for third place in the East division, but they finished off their season with three consecutive victories. Georgia State checks in at 5-4 overall this season including 4-4 in the Sun Belt for a tie for third place in the East division. After getting beat 51-0 by Coastal Carolina at home, the Panthers rallied to win three of their final four games and closed with a two-game winning streak.

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