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2014/15 Bowl Games NCAA Football Handicapping: Expert Free Picks & Betting Tips

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Here’s the full list and rundown of our Bowl Game NCAA football free picks & 4* plays posted on the blog.  Our stable of industry leading Cappers provide free college football handicapping tips all season long.

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2014 BCS Bowl Games & National Title Game Betting Preview

BCS Bowl Game Picks

The BCS bowl games were decided after a wild championship weekend on the field in which had teams change their destination for better or worse.

The games won’t commence until the New Year, but it’s not too early to begin looking for value in the lines.

Here’s a quick look at each of the five games with odds from [dfads params=’groups=63740&limit=1&return_javascript=0′] and analysis of which of the sides stands out.

15 Central Florida Knights +16.5 vs. 6 Baylor Bears

The Central Florida Knights are the Rodney Dangerfield of the college football world: they get no respect. The team looked solid in a one-loss regular season, losing to South Carolina by only three points, and picking up a huge comeback win over Louisville, yet the team is giving away better than two touchdowns to Baylor in their bowl game.

Bryce Petty has the Baylor offense functioning at a very high level which led to many blowout wins for Baylor, but Central Florida will bring a top flight quarterback into this battle as well in the form of soon to be first-round NFL Draft pick Blake Bortles, who has led the Knights to the biggest game in the history of the program.

An outright win may be asking a little much, but there’s no question the Knights aren’t getting the respect they deserve from oddsmakers in this one.

The play: Central Florida +16.5

5 Stanford Cardinals -5 vs. 4 Michigan State Spartans 

This game is probably the toughest to handicap on the BCS board. Two stellar defenses will meet in the 100th playing of the Rose Bowl.

The natural inclination is to take the points in a game where scoring will be difficult, but Stanford has proven to be very comfortable playing the Rose Bowl, and it’s hard to get a read on any Big Ten team given the state of the Conference.
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The play: Pass

3 Alabama Crimson Tide -15.5 vs. 11 Oklahoma Sooners

Alabama will be hitting the field for the first time since crashing down to Earth in the Iron Bowl with a loss to Auburn. The team surely had its sight set on a third consecutive national title game, so motivation could be an issue, but don’t expect it to be with future pros like AJ McCarron on the roster, and McCarron in particular will look to put an exclamation point on his career with a statement win.

Oklahoma picked up a big win over Oklahoma State in its last game, but they’ve gotten extremely inconsistent play from their quarterbacks this year, and they could get exposed against Alabama. It hurts to give away this many points at this time of year, but Alabama’s the team to do it with.

The play: Alabama -15.5

12 Clemson Tigers +3 vs. 7 Ohio State Buckeyes

The Ohio State was close to a likely spot in the national title game before stumbling in the Big Ten title game and have now been relegated to the Orange Bowl.

As for Clemson, the team has just two losses on the year and they can hardly be faulted for either, losing to a South Carolina team that they always lose to, and running into a buzzsaw in the form of a rising Florida State team.

Guys like Tajh Boyd and Sammy Watkins are going to want to go out with a bang. Frankly, it feels like the Buckeyes have been playing above themselves for the better part of two years, and they’re not going to be facing a Big Ten opponent on this night, so expect them to get exposed.

The play: Clemson +3

2014 BCS Title Game Pick

2 Auburn Tigers +8 vs. 1 Florida State Seminoles

This year’s national title game is tougher to predict than it appears to be on the surface. Florida State has run through its opponents with ease, winning all of their games by 14 points or more, leading the nation in scoring defense and finishing second in scoring, but their strength of schedule left a lot to be desired.

Now they get a red hot Auburn team that feels an awful lot like a team of destiny. Gus Malzahn has made all the right decisions since joining the program, and he may have a few more tricks up his sleeve to catch the Seminoles off guard.

This number has already been bet down after opening closer to 10, so getting in on Auburn quickly isn’t a terrible idea, if that’s the side you’re riding with.

The play: Auburn +8

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2013 College Football Bowl Games Betting Preview

The BCS bowl games may yield some extra money for the schools involved, but value for bettors is more likely to be found in the lesser bowl games that can sometimes be overlooked by the casual bettor and oddsmakers alike.

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2011 Bowls + BCS Championship – Auburn vs. Oregon

Alabama vs. Texas BCS Title Matchup

All I really want to ask though is anything really FAIR when it comes to the BCS? And this folks is why College basketball is better than college football. All I want for starters is the 10 best teams in college football in 2010 and let them play in five BCS bowl games.


New Years Day Bowl Game Betting

Nurse your hangover with some Bowl Betting

The Rose Bowl, as much a New Year’s Day tradition as a wicked hangover, kicks off two BCS Bowl games on the first day of 2010.

The oldest of all College Football games features the Pac-10 champion Oregon Ducks, ranked 7th, facing the No. 8 Ohio State Buckeyes, who won the Big 10 title (5 pm ET, ABC).


2009/10 Sportsbook Bowl Game Betting

It’s time to go Bowling at

The College Football Bowl matchups have been determined and has NCAAF Lines for Football Betting fans.

The biggest bowl of them all, the BCS National Championship Game, pits the newly No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide against the newly No. 2 Texas Longhorns on Jan. 7 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena (8:10 pm ET, ABC).

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2010 Bowls + BCS Championship – Alabama vs. Texas

Alabama vs. Texas BCS Title Matchup

All I really want to ask though is anything really FAIR when it comes to the BCS?

And this folks is why College basketball is better than college football. The gap between Texas and TCU was too great. Throw in the fact that Texas played a much harder schedule than TCU and they’re spot in the championship game is well deserved.

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Bookmaker: Sugar Bowl Betting Preview (Jan. 2)

Utah Utes vs. Alabama Crimson Tide

A “David vs. Goliath” BCS Bowl betting match-up takes place in New Orleans Friday evening when the vaunted Alabama Crimson Tide (12-1 SU, 9-4 ATS) play the undefeated Utah Utes (12-0 SU, 7-4 ATS) in SEC territory. Alabama might still be reeling after a its 31-20 NCAA CFB betting defeat at the hands of the Florida Gators in the SEC Championship game that cost them a chance at participating in the BCS Championship Game.

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Bookmaker: Rose Bowl Betting Preview (Jan. 1)

Rose Bowl: Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Southern California Trojans 4:30 PM

It’s the “Granddaddy of Them All” in Pasadena, California, and Bookmaker Sportsbook customers will have another chance to boost their bowl betting bankroll in the New Year’s Day Rose Bowl between the Penn State Nittany Lions (11-1, 7-3-1 ATS) and the Southern California Trojans (11-1, 6-6 ATS). This will be the 95th installment of the grand game in Pasadena, CA.  


2008 Big 12 Football Betting Review

The Big 12 Wrap Up and Championship

Plaxico Buress was not the only person to shoot himself in the leg this weekend, as Missouri shot themselves on national television with a surprising loss to Kansas as a 14+ point favorite, while Oklahoma scored 61 points on the 11th ranked team in the nation, jumped Texas in BCS ratings.