Posts From: December 2013

Rose Bowl Wagering: Michigan State vs. Stanford

December 30, 2013 NCAA College Football Betting

On Wednesday, January 1st 2014 we have the first of the five BCS Bowls and this game with the #4 Michigan State SPARTANS (12-1, 8-0 Big Ten) playing #5 Stanford CARDINALS (11-2, 7-2 Pac-12) with the game kicking off at 5:10 pm ET on ESPN TV and coming to us from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California and another game weather should not be a factor.

For those who Bet on College football they have to know that this bowl game is the Granddaddy of all the bowl games, the Rose Bowl and this year's game may be the quickest game to end of all bowl games regarding the amount of time it takes to play the game.  Why, because of the matchup of teams.  Hard to believe but the statistics from SBG Global indicate that this is the Stanford’s team 14th appearance in the Rose Bowl and its second consecutive as last year they defeated Wisconsin 20-14.  In those appearances the Cardinals are 6-6-1 in the 1st 13 Rose Bowls they attended, and yes there are ties.  For the Spartans this is their 5th appearance and the first since back in 1988 when they beat Southern Cal 20-17. This game may belong to the quarterback that can make the big play!

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Outback Bowl Betting Odds: Iowa vs. LSU

December 30, 2013 NCAA College Football Betting

Another great New Year’s Day Bowl game on Wednesday, January 1st 2014 with the game being played at the Raymond James Stadium (65,657) in Tampa, Florida with the Iowa HAWKEYES (8-4, 5-3 Big Ten) playing the # 21 LSU TIGERS (9-3, 5-3 SEC) with kick off at 1 pm ET and on ESPN TV.

At the sports wagering site for those that Bet on College Football the opening line at Bet Royal has the Tigers of LSU favored at -7 -115 with the total at 49 and -290 money line.  The Tigers three losses where all road games as they lost to Ole Miss, Georgia and Alabama and a feather in their cap is that they are the only team to beat the Auburn Tigers this year and that was with QB Mettenberger playing and he now is injured with a torn ACL in cannot play in this bowl game. A major concern for this game is can back-up QB Jennings while making his 1st start of the season will he get the job done?  For his sake he has talented receivers with Landry and Beckham and RB Hill who has 14 TD’s on the year with 184 yards offense and averages 6.8 yards each carry.   LSU ranks 21st averaging 27 points each game with an offense that is well balanced averaging 265.1 yards passing and 200.9 yards rushing per game. 

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Gator Bowl Betting Lines: Nebraska vs. Georgia

December 30, 2013 NFL Football

On the first day of 2014, Wednesday January 1st we will be viewing the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl that takes place at the EverBank Field (77,511) at Jacksonville, Florida with the Nebraska HUSKERS (8-4, 5-3 Big Ten) taking on the Georgia BULLDOGS (8-4, 5-3 SEC) with the kickoff at 12 pm ET on ESPN2 TV and presumably the weather will not be a factor.

One would be amazed at the number of Bet on College football fans will be celebrating the new year either attending or watching on TV this New Year’s Day Bowl game and they will place their wagers at SBG Global or similar Offshore Betting facilities through the internet and the opening line for this game has the Bulldogs favored at -9 with the total at 60.  This game turned out to be a rematch of the Capital One Bowl last year when Georgia beat Nebraska 45-31 and Nebraska actually led in that game late in the third quarter.  This season will be somewhat different as both teams have lost their 1st string quarterbacks to injuries.

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Chick-fil-A Bowl Betting: Duke vs. Texas A&M

December 30, 2013 NCAA College Football Betting

This Tuesday, December 31st New Year’s Eve Chick-fil-A Bowl game comes to us from The Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia with the Duke BLUEDEVILS (10-3, 6-2 ACC) playing the much publicized Texas A&M AGGIES (8-4. 4-4 SEC) with kickoff at 8 pm ET on ESPN TV.  

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NFL Lines: Chiefs vs. Chargers

December 30, 2013 NFL Football

This Sunday, December 29th 2013 is NFL Week #17 which is the last week of regular season NFL with 16 games and today we review an NFL-AFC West game with rivals Kansas City CHIEFS (11-4, 2-3 2nd AFC West) taking on the San Diego CHARGERS (8-7, 3-2 3rd AFC West) with kickoff at 4:25 pm ET and the game is being played at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California and weather not a factor unless they have rain or an earthquake!

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Sun Bowl Betting: Virginia Tech vs. UCLA

December 30, 2013 NCAA College Football Betting

This New Years Eve those that Bet on College football will have the pleasure December 31st 2013 to enjoy the Hyundai Sun Bowl which takes place at 2 pm ET with the Virginia Tech HOKIES (8-4, 5-3 ACC) playing the UCLA BRUINS (9-3, 6-3 Pac-12) and the game will be played at the Sun Bowl Stadium (50,526) in El Paso, Texas.

At the Online Sportsbooks this game may not be at the top of your list, however in past years the Sun Bowl game has brought many fans a lot of entertainment.  In this game the Hokies of Virginia Tech will face the toughest challenge they have had all season since, as the Bruins whose offense is so-so, but the defense is very strong and may be the best that the Hokies have faced this 2013 season.  Tech has had problems developing deep threats but they have managed to success in the middle.  Thus the Hokies QB Thomas will have to pick on UCLA’s inexperienced young secondary.  The Hokies have three receivers (Knowles, Stanford and Byrn) who have developed excellent skill running pattern 10 to 15 yards down the field and in the middle, so expect to see a lot of mid-range routes run against the Bruins.  The Hokies have had 26 bowl appearances of which the first was in the Sun Bowl in 1947.

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Alamo Bowl Odds: Texas vs. Oregon

December 30, 2013 NCAA College Football Betting

This Monday evening, December 30th at 6:45 pm ET we will have the opportunity to watch the Alamo Bowl which many say it’s the consolation bowl with the Texas LONGHORNS (8-4, 7-2 Big 12) playing the #10 Oregon DUCKS (10-2, 7-2 Pac-12) with the game being played at the Alamodome (65,000) in San Antonio, Texas with the game on ESPN TV and the weather not a factor.

According to one Sportbook the Texas Longhorns had the opportunity to win the Bing 12 Title but in their final week lost to Baylor which put them out of the BCS Bowls. Oregon was presented for the final BCS bowl but was passed over as Oklahoma was given the spot. Thus this bowl, some are calling the consolation bowl if you Bet on College football.

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Fight Hunger Bowl Betting: Washington vs. BYU

December 30, 2013 NCAA College Football Betting

This Friday, December 27 we have another exciting Bowl game coming to us from San Francisco, California.  It’s the Fight Hunger Bowl and it is also the first NCAA Bowl game with two females officiating with the game being played at the AT&T Park with kickoff at 9:30 pm ET on ESPN TV as the Washington HUSKIES (8-4, 5-4 Pac12) play the Brigham Young COUGARS (8-4) with the weather not being a factor in California.

At an online sportsbook there was a comment asking how can the Huskies win without their coach as he is no longer with them, but the team has lots of talent and their losses were to Stanford, UCLA, Oregon and Arizona State.  However, with college kids this could be a big factor in this game and should make it a very interesting game. 

The center of this team is offensive RB Sankey who this season scored 18 TD’s and in nine of their 12 games he ran for more than 125 yards each of those nine games.  They also have plenty of talent on defense.  Their coach of this game will be MarquesTuiasosopo a Huskie who was the MVP of the 2001 Rose Bowl game.  He has no head coaching experience but has been an assistant for 5 years in the Pac 12 and is regarded as a great in game leader.  The new coach who will start the 2014 season is Chris Petersen who was 92-12 at Boise State win their conference five times a with two Fiesta Bowl wins. 

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Poinsettia Bowl: Utah State vs. NO. Illinios

December 26, 2013 NCAA College Football Betting

On Thursday, December 26th 2013, the day after Christmas we are presented with the Poinsettia Bowl Game which comes to us courtesy of the San Diego Credit Union and he game is played at the Qualcomm Stadium (66,000 capacity) in San Diego California.  The teams traveling to San Diego for this Bowl game are Utah State AGGIES (8-5, 7-1 Mountain West matched up with the #23 Northern Illinois HUSKIES (12-1, 8-0 Mid-American) with kick-off for this

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Super Bowl Futures Betting

December 20, 2013 NFL Football

One of the most popular NFL wagers is when the fanatics bet on who will win the next upcoming Super Bowl, and that wager is more specifically titled a “futures” and for Super Bowl betting those lines are available at online sportsbook sites like Bet Royal.  This type of wager is normally available and any time after the last Super Bowl was completed.  In the NFL off-season many times the futures odds are they only odds available for that sport and that the odds remain more or less constant for the off-season. Once the season starts the odds change on a weekly basis depending on the outcomes of that week's game and the performances of the NFL teams.  Normally in the two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl the betting sites like Bet Royal post many Super Bowl props as well as some alternate betting lines for the Bowl game.

Normally the Super Bowl futures 2014 include the odds on what teams will win the 2014 AFC Conference as well as the odd to win the NFC Conference and some offer odds on the teams to win the various Divisions of the AFC and NFC Conferences.

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