Friday Bowl Odds, Critical Winning Picks Information, What Pro Bettors Know And Sportbooks Pray You Don’t

What bettors must know for Belk Bowl, Autozone Liberty Bowl, Playstation Fiesta Bowl, Capital One Orange Bowl betting picks on Kentucky-Northwestern, Utah State-New Mexico State, USC-Ohio State, Texas A&M-Wake Forest, NC State-Arizona State. All this info from the clipboard of

Friday, December 29, 2017

Wake Forest (-3, 65.5) vs. Texas A&M

  • Big travel disparity with Wake Forest going 69 miles, Texas A&M 952
  • Texas A&M with interim coach Jeff Banks after Kevin Sumlin was fired
  • Wake Forest OL is undersized but many experts believe smaller teams at point of attack benefit most from rest between games
  • A&M has four wins while trailing in second half
  • Aggies will use two QB, proverbial pocket passer and mobile runner
  • Wake averaging 33.7 points per game in their last 13

Kentucky vs. Northwestern (-7.5, 51)

  • Kentucky -3.9 against the spread margin, third worst of any bowl team
  • Many sharps believe long time off and practices exactly what underachieving Nortwestern QB Clayton Thorson needs
  • Kentucky’s defense allowed 201.78 rushing yards per game to Power 5 schools
  • Favorites of 3.5 or more in minor bowl games on at least a seven-game winning streak are 13-7 (Northwestern)
    • However, bowl teams in reverse streaks of at least nine, going with colder dog is 3-0 all-time in bowls (Kentucky)
      • Northwestern won seven straight while KU lost two straight
  • Kentucky 179 miles, Northwestern coming 409
  • Strong consensus on Northwestern

Utah State (-4, 63.5) vs. New Mexico State

  • New Mexico State first bowl game in 57 years
  • Mountain West favorites of 7 or less have gone under 21-4 in the bowls
  • NMS ranked fourth in nation in passing
  • Utah State freshman QB Jordan Love played his best football late in season
  • NMS 242 miles away, Utah State 659

USC vs. Ohio State (-7.5, 65)

  • USC fourth luckiest team in nation with four wins of five or less, three by three or less
  • Ohio State was the first team out of the playoffs, letdown or motivation?
  • USC 1220 miles, Ohio State 929
  • Small, but across-the-board consensus for underdog USC

NC State (-6.5,59.5) vs. Arizona State

  • Arizona State traveling a mere 336 miles, compared to 1618 for NC State

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