Betting The New Year’s Six Bowl Games
We continue our season long Top 25 college football coverage that included some of the big rivalry games and college conference championship games. Now it’s the biggest games of the bowl season with the New Year’s Six Bowl Games.
I provide my picks and insights for Offshore Gaming Association as I did throughout the season, along with more odds, insight and information you can bet on in my New Year’s Six bowl games coverage for Forbes.
Check out those articles and links for more details, and bet or fade my picks and opinions below.
No. 12 Pittsburgh (11-2) vs. No. 10 Michigan State (10-2), at Atlanta, Dec. 30, 7 p.m., ESPN
Line: Michigan State -3.5, Total 55 at Circa
Lean: Michigan State
College Football Semifinal: No. 4 Cincinnati (13-0) vs. No. 1 Alabama (12-1), at Arlington, Texas, Dec. 31, 3:30 p.m., ESPN
Line: Alabama -13.5, Total 57.5 at BetMGM
I bet first half under and game under. Read more…
Pick: Under and preferred opinion Alabama
College Football Semifinal: No. 3 Georgia (12-1) vs. No. 2 Michigan (12-1), at Miami Gardens, Fla., Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Line: Georgia -7.5, Total 45.5 at Caesars
Is Michigan’s defense with dominator Aidan Hutchinson able to hold serve with Georgia’s elite defense and top-ranked scoring defense? Michigan’s stronger, balanced offense will have to be up for the challenge.
No. 9 Oklahoma State (11-2) vs. No. 5 Notre Dame (11-1), at Glendale, Ariz., Jan. 1, 1 p.m., ESPN
Line: Notre Dame -2.5, Total 44.5 at FanDuel
Opinion: Oklahoma State
No. 11 Utah (10-3) vs. No. 6 Ohio State (10-2), at Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 1., 5 p.m., ESPN
Line: Ohio State -4.5, Total 64 at SuperBook
Check out the Q & A with a Utah beat writer, who provides the added insight of motivation which can be of greater significance in these bowl games.
No. 7 Baylor (11-2) vs. No. 8 Mississippi (10-2), at New Orleans, Jan. 1, 8:45 p.m., ESPN
Line: Ole Miss -1. Total 55.5 at DraftKings
Pick: Ole Miss
Non New Year’s Six Bowl but Top 25 match-up also on New Year’s Day.
Citrus Bowl: No. 15 Iowa (10-3) vs. No. 22 Kentucky (9-3), at Orlando, Fla., Jan. 1, 1 p.m., ABC
Line: Kentucky -3, Total 44 at WynnBet
First one to 20 wins. But not sure either team will score 20 points.