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.

New Year's Six Bowl Games

Peach Bowl

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

Cotton Bowl

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

Orange Bowl

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.

Pick: Michigan

Fiesta Bowl

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

Rose Bowl

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.

Opinion: Utah

Sugar Bowl

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.

Opinion: Under


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