It’s bowl season. Over 40 games in a two-and-a-half week schedule topped off by the College Football Playoff. Sit back and enjoy these betting trends as you prepare for another fun bowl season.
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Gildan New Mexico Bowl: New Mexico vs. Texas San Antonio
New Mexico is a touchdown favorite over UTSA. Bettors like the Lobos as 70% of the tickets are on New Mexico to cover.
Las Vegas Bowl: Houston vs. San Diego State
After beating Oklahoma early in the season, Houston thought it might be a contender for the playoff. Unfortunately, the Cougs didn’t even win the AAC. The oddsmakers have Houston as a field goal favorite over the Aztecs.
Raycom Media Camellia Bowl: Toledo vs. Appalachian State
Toledo is a small favorite over Appalachian State. Most of the bets are on the Rockets to cover but the majority of the money, per SportsInsights.com, is on the Mountaineers.
Autonation Cure Bowl: Arkansas State vs. UCF
This is the second edition of the Cure Bowl. This year’s participants are a combined 13-11 but at least the proceeds go to a good cause. Last year the bowl raised over $1,000,000 to fight breast cancer.
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Southern Mississippi
Southern Miss is favored and the majority of bets are on the Golden Eagles to cover but UL-Lafayette has never lost a bowl game.
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