Allstate Sugar Bowl betting on New Year’s Day features unbeaten Cincinnati taking on last year’s national champs, Florida.
It would seem like the Bearcats would have a chance in college football betting but with an interim coach and facing an inspired Florida team, the oddsmakers don’t like their chances.
Allstate Sugar Bowl betting favors Florida by 11 points with a total of 57 in this game that can be seen on Fox. This will be Florida quarterback Tim Tebow’s last game in college and most people believe the Gators will get a victory in Tebow’s last game. What doesn’t help Cincinnati in Allstate Sugar Bowl betting is that they don’t have head coach Brian Kelly anymore as he left to become Notre Dame’s head coach.
Allstate Sugar Bowl betting has Cincinnati ranked 4th in the country, yet they are double-digit underdogs to Florida. How the Bearcats respond to losing their head coach is anyone’s guess but it doesn’t look good against Tebow and Florida. Cincinnati probably would have ended up in the BCS championship if Texas had lost to Nebraska in the Big 12 title game but that didn’t happen and now head coach Brian Kelly is at Notre Dame.
Florida is coming off a loss in the SEC title game to Alabama that ended their 22-game winning streak. Tebow will want to go out with a win though and that is one reason why Florida is an Allstate Sugar Bowl betting favorite. "I don’t think you’re over a loss. It’s going to hurt, probably will hurt for a while," Tebow said. "I think we’re over the point where we’re feeling sorry for ourselves and we’re getting back to working, working hard and just getting better."
Allstate Sugar Bowl betting could be high scoring but Cincinnati has not faced a defense like Florida’s. The Bearcats were sixth in the country in total offense but playing in the Big East helped their numbers. Florida will be without running back Brandon James who will miss this game due to injury.
Allstate Sugar Bowl betting has Cincinnati at 10-1-1 ATS in their last 12 games as an underdog. The Bearcats are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 bowl games. Florida is 15-6 in college football betting in their last 21 games as a favorite.
Six of the last seven Cincinnati games have gone under in college football betting. Six of the last eight Florida games have gone over the college football betting odds.