College Football Handicapping – Betting The Bowl Games

Betting The Bowl Games – Match-ups, Stats and Situational Handicapping

The college football bowl games continue post Christmas, and the anticipation builds for the New Year’s Day Bowls and Final Four Semi-Final Playoff and National Championship Game January 12, 2015.

We’re having great success in the early bowl season, as Members have enjoyed a 5-1 start on rated selections, including 2-0 on Top Plays.  For just $89, you can get the rest of the 29 bowl games and I provide a rated play or opinion on every game.  That includes totals plays, of which we are 4-0 this bowl season.  If you would like 12 Bowls starting January 1, 2015 including the National Championship game on January 12, purchase those anytime prior to January 1 for $59 and start winning with other Members and Fairway followers.

Our only loss on rated plays thus far was on BYU (+2), who lost 55-48 in double overtime after Memphis converted a pair of fourth downs at the end of regulation and scored a TD to force OT.  That however pales in comparison to those that had Western Kentucky (-3.5) in their 49-48 win over Central Michigan – a Top Play total winner for us.  Western Michigan led 49-14 in the fourth quarter before the Chippewas battled back like Popeye in the Bahama’s Bowl and completed a Hail Mary, multiple-lateral, unbelievable 75-yard TD on the final play (video). However, Central Michigan then failed on the 2-point conversion for nearly the greatest-ever comeback win in a bowl game.

Here is the college football bowl game schedule.  Note that Big Ten teams play in 10 bowl games and are an underdog in every game.  The PAC-12 elite are favored in all six bowls starting December 27 through January 2, including Oregon a big 9-point favorite over defending national champion and undefeated Florida State in the Rose Bowl semi-final playoff game.  The big 3 in the Big 12, TCU, Baylor and Kansas State, all opened as small betting favorites with Kansas State now a 1.5-point underdog to UCLA in the Alamo Bowl.  And 9 of the 12 SEC teams are favored in their bowl games including #1 Alabama a 9-point choice over Ohio State in the Suger Bowl semi-final playoff game.

Plenty of stats and situations to sort through, and if you don’t have the time, energy or proven performance to pick point spread winners, then join a proven pro and we’ll win together!

Best wishes the rest of the bowl season and beyond.



Author: FairwayJay

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