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College Football Bowl Game Betting Preview For December 16th

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The final weeks of college football betting are upon us as bowl game season is now in full swing. Here are the NCAA Football bowl games that are going down this weekend.

Betting On The Myrtle Beach Bowl

Starting off the day at 11 a.m. are the Georgia Southern Eagles and the Ohio Bobcats in the Myrtle Beach Bowl. Ohio finished second in the Mid-America Conference, but they’re 3.5-point underdogs to the Eagles, who finished 6-6 this season. The game takes place at Brooks Stadium in Myrtle Beach, SC, so Georgia Southern should have more fans present to cheer them on.

Georgia Southern vs. Ohio Betting Line

  • Point Spread: Eagles -3.5, Bobcats +3.5
  • Moneyline: Eagles -175, Bobcats +150
  • Over/Under: 48.5

Betting On The New Orleans Bowl

At 2:15 p.m., the Big Easy will be the setting for the New Orleans Bowl between the Jacksonville State Gamecocks and the University of Louisiana Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns. The Gamecocks finished third in Conference USA with an 8-4 overall record. JSU is favored by -2.5 over UL Lafayette, who finished the season with an even 6-6 record.

Jacksonville State vs. UL Lafayette Betting Line

  • Point Spread: Gamecocks -2.5, Ragin’ Cajuns +2.5
  • Moneyline: Gamecocks -140, Ragin’ Cajuns +120
  • Over/Under: 58.5

Betting On The Cure Bowl

At 3:30 p.m., the Miami of Ohio RedHawks face the Appalachian State Mountaineers in Orlando, Florida’s FBC Mortgage Stadium. The betting sites featured in our online sportsbook reviews all unanimously favor the Mountaineers to win.

Miami Ohio vs. Appalachian State Betting Line

  • Point Spread: RedHawks +6.5, Mountaineers -6.5
  • Moneyline: RedHawks +200, Mountaineers -240
  • Over/Under: 42.5

Betting On The New Mexico Bowl

Albuquerque, New Mexico’s University Stadium will host the New Mexico State Aggies and the Fresno State Bulldogs at At 5:45 p.m. NCAAF odds are posted now that suggest FSU will lose to the Aggies by at least a field goal.

New Mexico State vs. Fresno State Betting Line

  • Point Spread: Aggies -3.5, Bulldogs +3.5
  • Moneyline: Aggies -175, Bulldogs +150
  • Over/Under: 51.5

Betting On The L.A. Bowl

Prime-time college football begins when the UCLA Bruins and Boise State Broncos kick off the L.A. Bowl at 7:30 p.m. The Bruins hold a 4.5-point edge on the Broncos at NCAAF sportsbooks, and it should be noted that UCLA is basically playing at home.

UCLA vs. Boise State Betting Line

  • Point Spread: Bruins -4.5, Broncos +4.5
  • Moneyline: Bruins -220, Broncos +180
  • Over/Under: 48.0

Betting On The Independence Bowl

Capping off Saturday’s slate of bowl games is a 9:15 p.m. pairing of the California Golden Bears and the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Cal is traveling across the country, but the Red Raiders are only a state away from Shreveport, LA, where the game is being played. Texas Tech is favored by 3 points, but we’ve seen some variety on the boards, so be sure to shop the lines for the best sportsbook payout.

California vs. Texas Tech Betting Line

  • Point Spread: Golden Bears +3.0, Red Raiders -3.0
  • Moneyline: Golden Bears +135, Red Raiders -160
  • Over/Under: 56.5


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