Saturday has five college football bowl games on its lineup for bettors to take a shot at one day before the last week of the NFL regular season.
There have been a number of bowl games this past week to bet on but as the bowl season moves on towards the New Year, the games becoming more compelling.
On Saturday, the five games have some intriguing matchups including the Independence Bowl featuring Miami taking on South Carolina and the Holiday Bowl with USC playing Nebraska.
Here are a few words about each of the five games taking place on Saturday. The lineup of games should give bettors ample choices to choose from.
Military Bowl – Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech
Cincinnati is favored in this bowl by 3 points with the point total sitting on 51. Cincy has the better record. However, the Bearcats have faced weak competition this season. Virginia Tech beat Ohio State this season and the Buckeyes easily beat the Bearcats. The Hokies however have played inconsistently the entire season.
Sun Bowl – Arizona State vs. Duke
The Arizona Sun Devils are favored by 7 points, with the point total sitting on 65. Both teams should be highly motivated to reach win No. 10 for the season in this game. The Sun Devils have a strong offense with talent that likely will go on to play in the NFL. Look for high scoring in this one, with a lean toward Duke and the points.
Independence Bowl – South Carolina vs. Miami
The Miami Hurricanes are favored in this bowl by 3.5 points, with the point total sitting on 61.
Both motivation and defense favors the Hurricanes. Miami has a great deal to prove after Louisville blew them out last season in the Russell Athletic Bowl.
At the same time, South Carolina has been used to playing in bowl games that are more high profile and that could have a bearing on their overall play.
Pinstripe Bowl – Boston College vs. Penn State
Boston College is favored in this game by 2.5 points with the point total sitting on just 40.
Penn State will be highly motivated in this game as they return to play in the postseason since have their ban lifted. BC plays up to its level of competition or down depending up its opponent. The total is low and that could be the best way to go.
Holiday Bowl – USC vs. Nebraska
The Trojans are favored by 7 points with the point total sitting on 62. Nebraska will play under interim coach Barney Cotton. USC has one of the best quarterbacks in the country in Cody Kessler. The spread might by too much for USC to cover. Look for plenty of points to be scored in this one.