By now, the lives of most adult Americans have returned to normal, with homes all tidied up and new gifts incorporated into daily routines. While many have to go back to work on the Tuesday after Christmas, the lucky ones still remain at home and are able to take in a day’s worth of college football bowl game action.
Beginning at 3:15 PM, the First Responder Bowl kicks off at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas. The 6-6 Utah State Aggies are a touchdown underdog to the 6-6 Memphis Tigers in what is projected to be a high-scoring affair.
Utah State Aggies vs. Memphis Tigers
- Point Spread: Utah State +7.0. Memphis -7.0
- Money Line: Utah State +230, Memphis -280
- Over/Under: 58.5
The Aggies play in the Mountain West Conference and are playing for a chance to finish above .500, but college football betting sites are not favoring that outcome this afternoon.
The Memphis Tigers finished 3-5 in the American Athletic Conference (AAC), but are poised to top off the 2022-23 season with a win against the Aggies.
Beginning at 6:45 PM in Birmingham, Alabama’s Protective Stadium, the aptly naked Birmingham Bowl will host an all-Carolina battle.
East Carolina Pirates vs. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
- Point Spread: East Carolina -7.0, Coastal Carolina +7.0
- Money Line: East Carolina -280. Coastal Carolina +230
- Over/Under: 65.5
The East Carolina Panthers are currently 7-5 with a 4-4 record in the AAC. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers possess a 6-2 record in the Sun Belt Conference this year and stand at 9-3 overall.
The odds posted at legal college football bowl game sportsbook sites suggest that the Chanticleers don’t have much of a chance of claiming the Birmingham Bowl title. One dollar wagers on Coastal Carolina’s current moneyline will earn gamblers a payout of $3.30 if they win.
The final bowl game of the day begins at 10:15 PM when the Guaranteed Rate Bowl gets going at Pheonix, Arizona’s Chase Field.
Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Wisconsin Badgers
- Point Spread: Oklahoma State +3.5, Wisconsin -3.5
- Moneyline: Oklahoma State +140, Wisconsin -165
- Over/Under: 45.0
The 6-6 Wisconsin Badgers finished near the bottom of the pack in the Big Ten with an in-conference record of 4-5. Still, their continued relevance in the realm of college football, along with a loyal and traveling fanbase, has propelled them to a berth in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl.
Wisconsin’s opponent will be the Oklahoma State Cowboys who also finished one game under .500 in conference with a 4-5 record in the Big 12.
The NCAAF betting sites that are included in our list of online sportsbook reviews are in unison in their belief that the Badgers will beat the Cowboys by at least a field goal tonight.
If you are uncertain about any of the above college football betting lines as they currently sit, live wagering allows for bets to take place after kickoff throughout the entire game. These live betting options typically include the point spread, money line, and the over/under.
There are also odds on the boards for the remaining NCAAF bowl games, as well as CFP betting lines for the semifinals and overall champion.
College Football Bowl Game Betting Odds – Bovada Sportsbook
Sources: Salt Lake Tribune, Oregon Live, Milwaukee Journal Sentinal