Saturday’s football lineup has both NFL and college as the NFL enters Week 16 and college football starts its bowl season.
While the first round of college bowl games does not have the marquee names or matchups, every game can be riveting when there is a wager on the line.
According to data taken from Bovada and sportsbook.com, Saturday’s lineup includes two NFL games and five bowl games.
College Bowl Games
New Orleans Bowl – Louisiana Lafayette vs. Nevada
According to topbet and betonline, this matchup is a pick’em with the point total at 62. This is a neutral site, but ULL has a big edge playing in their home state. On any other neutral field, Nevada is a 3.5-point favorite.
Gildan New Mexico Bowl – Utah State vs. UTEP
The Utah State Aggies are 10-point favorites with a point total sitting on 44.5. The Aggies will start a fourth string quarterback but nevertheless will likely cover.
Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl – Colorado State vs. Utah
Utah is favored by 3 points with the point total at 58. Colorado State will be without Jim McElwain it head coach, but it will be the strong pass rush of Utah that will be the game changer. Utah looks too tough for CSU.
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl – Air Force vs. Western Michigan
Western Michigan is favored by 1.5 points with a point total sitting on 56.5. Both teams will run and run effectively in this matchup. A number of points will be scored in this matchup and the OVER is the way to go.
Camellia Bowl – Bowling Green vs. South Alabama
South Alabama is favored by 2.5 points with the point total on 54. South Alabama will feel like this is a home game. Rain is expected which will push both teams towards a running game.
NFL Saturday Lineup
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins
The Eagles are favored by 7.5 points with the point total sitting on 50.5. Philly has the edge in motivation as they try to maintain pressure on the Dallas Cowboys and find a way to secure a wildcard berth if not the NFC East title. The Eagles will look to shut down the Redskins offense and use their up-tempo offense to put a number of points on the board.
San Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers are favored by 1.5 points with the point spread on 41. The defense for the 49ers is always tough. The San Diego offense is not the best. The Chargers have not lived up to expectations, nor have the 49ers. The play here is the UNDER.