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NCAA College Football Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Saturday

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

The Bowl season comes to an end on Saturday January 2nd as there are four outstanding college football games scheduled over national television to the satisfaction of sports bettors worldwide.

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The action gets underway at 12PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV in the Taxslayer Bowl as the Georgia Bulldogs will meet the Penn St Nittany Lions. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the Georgia Bulldogs favored by -6 ½ points with the total lined at 42 ½ points. Penn St finished the regular season at 7-5 after suffering three straight losses. They were crushed at Michigan St 55-16 to close out the regular season. Despite four straight wins to finish at 9-3 the Georgia Bulldogs still fired head coach Mark Richt.

The Liberty Bowl gets underway at 3:20PM Eastern Time on ESPN as the Arkansas Razorbacks will battle the Kansas St Wildcats. Arkansas is the -13 point wagering favorite with the over under line slated at 55 ½ points. Kansas St needed a 24-23 home victory to West Virginia at the end of the regular season to become bowl eligible at 6-6. It was a rebuilding season for the Wildcats. Arkansas was a very inconsistent team with several poor defensive games on the year.

A good one is scheduled in the Alamo Bowl over ESPN at 6:45PM Eastern Time as the TCU Horned Frogs will meet the Oregon Ducks. TCU is the -1 point betting favorite with the total lined at 77 ½ points. Late news in this game is that starting quarterback Trevone Boykin is suspended in this game after an arrest on Wednesday night. Oregon is playing their best football of the season as their starting quarterback Vernon Adams got healthy.

The late night game goes off at 10:15PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV in the Cactus Bowl as the Arizona St Sun Devils will battle the West Virginia Mountaineers. West Virginia is favored by -1 point with the total coming in at 64 ½ points. Arizona St has an explosive offense but their defense has trouble defending the pass. West Virginia struggled mightily against the top competition from the Big 12 conference as they finished at 7-5 overall.

NCAA College Football Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Friday

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

The College Football Bowls for Friday January 1st features five outstanding games over national television to the satisfaction of sports bettors worldwide.

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The activity gets started at 12PM Eastern Time in the Outback Bowl as the Tennessee Volunteers will meet the Northwestern Wildcats on ESPN2 TV. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the Tennessee Volunteers favored by -8 points with an over under line set at 48 points. Northwestern was able to win very close games this season which failed them last year in their 5-7 season. Tennessee rallied winning five straight to close the regular season.

The Fiesta Bowl gets underway at 1PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV as the Ohio St Buckeyes will face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Ohio St is favored by -6 ½ points with the total coming in at 57 ½ points. The Ohio St defense will be tested greatly by the dynamic offense of Notre Dame in this game. The Buckeyes crushed rivals Michigan entering their bowl game while Notre Dame suffered a close loss to Stanford to greatly damage their playoff hopes.

At 1PM Eastern Time on ABC TV it’s the Citrus Bowl as the Florida Gators will meet the Michigan Wolverines. Michigan is favored by -4 points with the total lined at 38 ½ points. Two strong defenses with weak offenses collide in this game with a very low total.

The Rose Bowl goes off at 5PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV as the Iowa Hawkeyes will face the Stanford Cardinal. Stanford is favored by -6 points with the total lined at 53 points. This sets up to be a very physical battle at the line of scrimmage. Senior quarterback Kevin Hogan and running back Christian McCaffrey gives the Cardinal an edge in this contest.

The last of the five games goes off at 8:30PM Eastern Time in the Sugar Bowl as the Mississippi Rebels will battle the Oklahoma St Cowboys over on ESPN. Ole Miss is lined as a -7 point favorite with the total set at 67 ½ points. Figures to be a very high scoring game as both defenses has struggled to defend the pass.

NCAA College Football Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Thursday

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

On New Year’s Eve scheduled are three outstanding games from college football to the satisfaction of sports bettors worldwide.

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It all gets underway in the Chick Fil-A-Peach Bowl as the Florida St Seminoles will meet the Houston Cougars. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Florida St Seminoles the -7 point favorite with the total lined at 55 ½ points. Houston earns a New Year’s Day Six Bowl berth following a 12-1 record. This team from the AAC conference closed the regular season with four wins against bowl teams in Cincinnati, Memphis, Navy and Temple. There was a loss at bowl bound Connecticut during that span. The Cougars can defend now since they are no longer all offense and no defense. The team is 20th in scoring defense by allowing 20.5 points per game. Florida St finished at 10-2 with losses coming at Georgia Tech and Clemson. They closed the regular season with a 27-2 road win at Florida.

A playoff semifinal will take place in the Orange Bowl at 4PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV as the Clemson Tigers will meet the Oklahoma Sooners. Oklahoma is favored by -3 ½ points with the over under line set at 64 ½ points. Clemson navigated through the 2015 regular season with a perfect 13-0 record. Their close call came in a 24-22 home victory to Notre Dame where they defended a two point conversion to prevent overtime late in the game. Oklahoma after suffering a 24-17 loss to Texas has won seven straight with six of the wins coming by double digits.

Semifinal playoff number two will be played at the Cotton Bowl as the Alabama Crimson Tide will meet the Michigan St Spartans at 8PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV. The Crimson Tide is favored by -10 points with an over under line set at 47 points. Michigan St has defended very well down the stretch by limiting their past four opponents to 16 points or less. Alabama has been just as impressive on the defensive end as they have held nine of their past ten opponents to 16 points or fewer.

NCAA College Football Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Wednesday

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

The bowl season rolls on from college football on Wednesday December 30th as there are four outstanding matchups over national television to the satisfaction of sports bettors worldwide.

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The Birmingham Bowl gets the action started at 12PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV as the Memphis Tigers will face the Auburn Tigers. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the Auburn Tigers favored by -3 points with the total lined at 63 points. Auburn struggled through inconsistency with their offense for much of their 6-6 regular season. They have been held to under 20 points in three of their past five games. Memphis was one of the surprise teams who had a shot at a New Year’s Day Six Bowl. Unfortunately a late three game losing streak derailed those hopes. They got back in the win column with a 63-0 home victory to SMU on November 28th.

The Belk Bowl is set to air on ESPN TV at 3:30PM Eastern Time and the Mississippi St Bulldogs will meet the North Carolina St Wolfpack. The Bulldogs are favored by -6 points with the total set at 60 points. Both teams enter play following losses to their in-state rival. NC State looks to bounce back following the 45-34 home defeat to North Carolina and Mississippi St dropped a 38-27 home decision to Ole Miss.

At 7PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV it’s the Music City Bowl as the Louisville Cardinals will face the Texas A&M Aggies. Louisville is lined as a -4 ½ point wagering favorite with the total lined at 47 points. Aggies head coach is dealing with several quarterback transfers out of Texas A&M that has concerned the powers that be. After a sluggish start Louisville rallied with wins in five of their past six games.

The late night game gets going at 10:30PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV in the Holiday Bowl as the Wisconsin Badgers will meet the USC Trojans. USC is favored by -3 ½ points with the total lined at 50 ½ points. USC has struggled on the defensive side of the football as they have dropped two of their past three games all by wide margin. Wisconsin faced a weak schedule in the Big Ten yet still dropped two games in conference to Northwestern and Iowa at home scoring no greater that seven points in each defeat.

NCAA College Football Bowl Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Tuesday

Monday, December 28th, 2015

The college football bowl schedule for Tuesday December 29th features four games to the satisfaction of college football bettors worldwide.

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The action gets underway at 2PM Eastern Time in the Armed Forces Bowl from Fort Worth Texas at 2PM Eastern Time and ESPN TV has the coast to coast broadcast. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the California Golden Bears favored by -7 points with the total lined at 67 points. Behind NFL prospect Jared Goff the Golden Bears are fourth ranked passing team from college football. Air Force has a strong rushing attack as they run against the 104th ranked run defense.

At 5:30PM Eastern Time in the Russell Athletics Bowl it will be the Baylor Bears facing the North Carolina Tar Heels on CBS TV. The Tar Heels are favored by -2 ½ points with the total lined at 69 ½ points. Baylor has been hit hard with injuries to their quarterback position and end up in a bowl they don’t want to play it. The culture around Baylor is playoff or bust. North Carolina looks to close out a successful season as they enter at 11-2 off a loss to Clemson in the ACC Championship Game.

The Arizona Bowl on CampusInsider.com at 7:30PM Eastern Time it will be the Colorado St Rams facing the Nevada Wolf Pack. Colorado St is favored by -3 points with the total lined at 55 ½ points. These two Mountain West teams faced off on October 11th at Nevada with Colorado St posting the 31-24 victory on the road as a -1 ½ point favorite.

The late night game will begin at 9PM Time in the Teas Bowl as the Texas Tech Red Raiders will battle the LSU Tigers. LSU is favored by -7 points with the total lined at 73 ½ points. LSU head coach Les Miles survived a turbulent 8-3 regular season as his job appears safe after a victory against Texas A&M on November 28th. Texas Tech closed out their regular season with a home 59-44 victory to Kansas St and a road 48-45 win at Texas. The Red Raiders are 127th in the nation in total defense by allowing 540 yards per game.

Cincinnati Bengals versus Denver Broncos NFL Pro Football Betting Preview

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

Monday night football will feature a battle between playoff contenders as the Denver Broncos will be home to face the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals and Broncos get things started from Denver at 8:30PM Eastern Time and ESPN TV has the coast to coast broadcast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the home team Denver Broncos the -3 ½ point betting favorite with the total lined at 40 points. Those who play on the Denver Broncos on the money line will lay -190 odds with the return on the underdog Cincinnati Bengals at +160 odds on the money line.

This is a big game that can determine a first round bye for these two division leaders. The Bengals enter play with a record of 11-3 with the Broncos. Both teams are led by their backup quarterbacks. A.J. McCarron got his first regular season start last week at San Francisco where the team earned the 24-14 victory on the road and a cover as a -7 point favorite. All eyes were on McCarron and the former Alabama Crimson Tide product hit on 15 of 21 passes for 192 yards and a touchdown in the victory. They did receive two rushing touchdowns by running back Jeremy Hill from one yard out. Bengals were able to storm out to the 24-0 lead midway through the third quarter. Cincinnati is the number one scoring defensive in all of the NFL as they allow just 17.4 points per game. Over on the offensive side the team is fourth in scoring offense as they average 27 points per game.

The Denver Broncos at 10-4 is one game back of the 11-3 Cincinnati Bengals for a first round bye in the playoffs. They look to rebound off a two game losing streak after a 34-27 road defeat to the Pittsburgh Steelers last week. Quarterback Brock Osweiler after throwing for 308 yards and no touchdowns in a loss to Oakland had three touchdowns and a pick against the Steelers. Problem is that Osweiler only completed 47.7% of his throws in the defeat.

NFL Pro Football Sports Betting Match Up Odds Previews for Sunday

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

We move into Week 16 of the NFL and on tap are several outstanding matchups over national television to the satisfaction of pro football bettors worldwide!

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An AFC East battle will go off at 1PM Eastern Time on CBS TV as the New York Jets will host the New England Patriots. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the road team New England Patriots the -3 point betting favorite with the total lined at 45 ½ points. The Jets need to win out and have the Steelers or Chiefs lose one more game to make the playoffs.

The 14-0 Carolina Panthers will put their perfect record on the road as they battle NFC South rival the Atlanta Falcons on FOX at 1PM Eastern Time. Carolina is favored by -6 ½ points with the total set at 47 ½ points. Panthers blew a 28 point second half lead to allow the Giants to tie late. It was a late Cam Newton led drive to set up the game winning field goal for the Panthers.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are the road side facing the Baltimore Ravens at 1PM Eastern Time on CBS TV. The Steelers are favored by -10 points with a total lined at 47 points. The Steelers control their destiny for the playoff berth. Just win out.

Two divisional leaders go head to head at 4:25PM Eastern Time on FOX as the Arizona Cardinals are home to face the Green Bay Packers. The Cardinals are lined as a -4 ½ point wagering favorite with the total set at 50 points. With a win the Cardinals can clinch a first round bye in the playoffs. Green Bay is holding a one game lead over the Vikings in the NFC North division.

NBC Sunday Night Football at 8:30PM Eastern Time will feature the Minnesota Vikings at home to meet the New York Giants. The Vikings are favored by -6 points with the total lined at 44 ½ points. If the Redskins win on Saturday the Giants are eliminated from the playoffs. A win and the Vikings clinch a playoff berth.

NCAA College Football Bowl Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Saturday

Friday, December 25th, 2015

The college football bowls are jam packed with action on Saturday December 26th with six games scheduled over national television to the satisfaction of sports bettors worldwide.

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The St Petersburg Bowl gets it all started at 11AM Eastern Time as the Marshall Thundering Herd will play the Connecticut Huskies. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the Connecticut Huskies favored by -5 points with the over under line of 44 ½ points. Marshall faced a very soft schedule this season. Connecticut has had struggles offensively for years.

The Sun Bowl is set to begin at 2PM Eastern Time on CBS TV as the Washington St Cougars will face the Miami Hurricanes. Washington St is favored by -3 points with the total lined at 62 points. The Cougars were one of the surprise teams in the PAC 12 this season and has notable wins against Oregon and Utah.

The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles will compete in the Heart of Dallas Bowl against the Washington Huskies at 2:20PM Eastern Time over ESPN TV. The Washington Huskies is favored by -3 points with the total of 62 points. The Huskies are built solidly on the defensive side of the football.

On ABC TV it’s the Pinstripe Bowl from Yankees Stadium as the Duke Blue Devils will meet the Indiana Hoosiers. Indiana is favored by -2 points with the total lined at 70 ½ points. Two high scoring teams meet in unseasonably warm weather in the Big Apple.

The Virginia Tech Hokies will meet the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in the Independence Bowl at 5:45PM Eastern Time over ESPN TV. Virginia Tech is favored by -14 points with the total of 61 ½ points. It is head coach Frank Beamer’s last game with the Hokies.

The late night game will go off at 9:15PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV in the Holiday Bowl as the UCLA Bruins will meet the Nebraska Cornhuskers. UCLA is favored by -6 ½ points with the total lined at 61 points. Nebraska is 5-7 and has a very weak pass defense. UCLA struggled stopping the run since losing linebacker Mack.

NBA Pro Basketball TV Games Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Friday

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

On Christmas Day December 25th the NBA takes center stage with five outstanding matchups over national television to the satisfaction of pro basketball bettors worldwide.

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The action begins at 12PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV as the Miami Heat will play host to the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans have struggled on the road this year with a record of 3-13. The Heat are looking to rebound after dropping a 93-92 home decision to the much improved Detroit Pistons on Tuesday.

At 2:30PM Eastern Time on ABC TV it’s the Oklahoma City Thunder hosting the Chicago Bulls. After a slow start the Thunder has gotten their record up to 20-9 on the season. They are a hot team right now as the have won three straight and nine of their past ten games. OKC defeated the Lakers on Wednesday by the score of 120-85 and covering the point spread as a -14 point favorite.

In a rematch of last year’s NBA Finals the Golden St Warriors will be home to the Cleveland Cavaliers at 5PM Eastern Time on ABC TV. This is the big one of the Christmas Day card. Golden St is off to a 27-1 start after beating Utah at home by the score of 103-85. Cleveland travels to the west coast after a seven point home victory to the Nets to extend their winning streak to six straight games.

The San Antonio Spurs will be featured in prime time at 8PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV as the will travel to meet the Houston Rockets. The Spurs are off to a 25-5 start and have won seven straight after a 25 point victory at Minnesota on Wednesday. Houston is 15-15 after dropping a three point decision at Orlando. The Rockets are 27th in the NBA in points allowed and defensive field goal percentage. They are giving up 105 points per game along with 46.4% shooting.

The late night game gets underway at 10:30PM Eastern Time as the LA Lakers will host the LA Clippers on ESPN. Kobe Bryant’s final season with the Lakers is appearing to be the worst as the team is 5-25. Clippers aren’t happy with a 16-13 record. They have lost three straight after a one point home loss to Oklahoma City on Monday.

What to Watch and Bet NFL and College Football for Thursday December 24th 2015

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

On Christmas Eve on Thursday December 24th there is one NFL and two college football bowl games scheduled over national television to the satisfaction of sports bettors worldwide.

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NFL Thursday Night Football goes off at 8:25PM Eastern Time on NFL Network as the Oakland Raiders will play host to the San Diego Chargers. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Oakland Raiders the -5 point betting favorite with the total lined at 47 points. In their first meeting back on October 25th it was the Raiders with the 37-29 victory on the road to San Diego as a +3 ½ point underdog. Oakland jumped out to the 37-6 lead after three quarters and allowed 23 unanswered points to the Chargers in the second half. Derek Carr threw for 289 yards and three touchdowns. Phillip Rivers threw two early picks that got the Chargers behind early in the game. Oakland has now lost five of seven games after a 30-20 home defeat to Green Bay. The Chargers broke a two game losing streak with a 30-14 home victory last week to Miami.

From college football it’s the Bahamas Bowl beginning at 12PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV as the Western Michigan Broncos will face the Middle Tennessee St Blue Raiders. Western Michigan is favored by -5 points with the over under line set at 63 ½ points. Both teams are 7-5 on the year. The Blue Raiders rallied to close the regular season with four straight wins. Western Michigan closed out the regular season with an upset victory at Toledo winning 35-30. They are the 22nd best offensive team from college football as they average 480 yards per game.

The Hawaii Bowl is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV as the Cincinnati Bearcats will battle the San Diego St Aztecs. The road side San Diego St Aztecs are favored by -1 point with the total lined at 56 ½ points. The Aztecs were Mountain West champions after a home victory to Air Force on December 5th. The Aztecs are a strong rushing team running for 235 yards ranking 14th in the country. Cincinnati provides a more balanced offensive attack with 559 yards per game which is fifth best in the nation.