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Bet Western Michigan Vs Wisconsin Cotton Bowl

Bet Western Michigan Vs Wisconsin Cotton Bowl

The eighth-ranked Wisconsin Badgers will look to avoid the upset against the unbeaten 15th-ranked Western Michigan Broncos when the two teams throw down in the 2016 Goodyear Cotton Bowl.

The Badgers are solid 7.5-point Cotton Bowl spread betting favorites to win beat the Broncos in this intriguing affair. Kick-off takes place on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 at 1:00 PM ET, live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas while airing on ESPN.

Western Michigan Broncos Vs Wisconsin Badgers Cotton Bowl Odds

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
Who: No. 15 Western Michigan Broncos (13-0) vs No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers (10-3)
When: Monday, January 2, 2017
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET  
Where: Arlington, TX
Stadium: AT&T Stadium
Spread: Wisconsin -7.5
Moneyline: Western Michigan +265 vs Wisconsin -295
Game Total: 54
Watch: ESPN
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Why Bet The Western Michigan Broncos

Western Michigan (13-0 SU, 9-4 ATS) averages a stellar 43.5 points per game this season while simultaneously limiting their opponents to just 19.5 points per game defensively. The Broncos beat Ohio 29-23 in a hard-fought matchup to win their conference championship despite failing to cover the spread as 16.5-point favorites.

Quarterback Zack Terrell has a stellar season in completing a blistering 70.8 percent of his passes while throwing for 3,376 yards with 32 TD passes and just three interceptions.

Unheralded running back Jarvion Franklin had a banner season in rushing for 1,300 yards and 12 scores while wide receiver Corey Davis caught a team-high 91 passes for 1,427 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Why Bet The Wisconsin Badgers

Wisconsin (10-3 SU, 9-3-1 ATS) jumped all over Penn State early in their Big Ten championship matchup, but couldn’t hold off the determined Nittany Lions and ended up on the wrong side of a humbling 38-31 loss to their conference rivals while failing to cover the college football betting line as a 2.5-point favorite.

Backup quarterback Bart Houston has completed 65.1 percent of his passes for 1,086 yards with five touchdowns and three interceptions after replacing injured starter Alex Hornibrook.

Running back Corey Clement rushed for a team-high 1,304 yards and 14 touchdowns while wideout Jazz Peavy and tight end Troy Fumagali combined for 74 catches for 1,132 yards and six scores.

Cotton Bowl Pick & Final Score Prediction

I’ve been a huge Wisconsin backer all season long, but right now, I like the motivation factor that Western Michigan has and I believe they’re going to stun a lot of folks by giving the Badgers all they can handle and then some.

Wisconsin has won six of their last seven games while going 11-3-1 ATS over their last 15 games, but Western Michigan has compiled a robust 11-4 ATS mark in its last 15 games and has an offense that is very difficult to keep in check, even for an elite defensive team like the Badgers.

60 percent of public bettors likes Wisconsin to win and cover, but I like the Broncos cover the college football ATS spread as a value-packed 7.5-point underdog in a thriller.

Wisconsin 28 – Western Michigan 27

Bengals Vs Texans Spread, ATS Pick & How To Watch

Bengals Vs Texans Spread, ATS Pick & How To Watch

The 72 Million Dollar Man just lost his job to an unknown who makes 70 times less. It’s the best Christmas present for the underdog.

Tom Savage will make his first career start as the Houston Texans host the Cincinnati Bengals this weekend. The Week 16 NFL Cincinnati Vs Houston spread favors the Bengals by 2-points. Kick-off is this Saturday, December 24th at 8:25 PM ET on NFL Network from the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Cincinnati Bengals Vs Houston Texans Seahawks Spread & ATS Pick

What: Cincinnati Bengals (5-8-1) at Houston Texans (8-6)
When: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Start Time: 8:25 
Where: Houston, TX
Stadium: NRG Stadium
Spread: Bengals -2
Game Total: 42
Watch: NFL Network
Stream: NFL.com
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Why Bet The Cincinnati Bengals To Beat The Texans

The Bengals won’t make the playoffs this year. That doesn’t mean they won’t want to enjoy Christmas with their sixth win of the season. They are 5-8-1 SU and 4-9-1 ATS this season. They average 20.4 points per game (23rd) and allow 20.9 points per game (11th).

Cincinnati averages 248.6 passing yards per game (15th). QB Andy Dalton (3712 yards, 16 TDs & 7 INTs) has had a pedestrian season. Dalton threw two touchdowns and zero picks in two of the last three games. Last week, against the Pittsburgh Steelers, he threw one interception and zero TDs. His team lost 24-20. WR A.J. Green (66 rec, 964 yards, 4 TDs) could be back this week. He has missed the last four games with a hamstring injury. The Bengals average 111.9 rushing yards per game (11th). RB Jeremy Hill (215 car, 831 yards, 9 TDs) ran for 43 yards and one touchdown against the Steelers last week. He’s dealing with a knee injury.

The Bengals have the 21st-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 242.0 passing yards per game (13th) and 117.5 rushing yards per game (26th). Cincinnati has 26 sacks this season (24th). Vontaze Burfict has 101 tackles, and Carlos Dunlap has 7.0 sacks.

Why Bet The Houston Texans To Beat The Bengals

The Houston Texans lead the AFC South going 8-6 SU and 6-7-1 ATS. They beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 21-20 last week. They average 17.7 points per game (28th) and allow 21.0 points per game (12th).

The Texans average 198.4 passing yards per game (30th).

After a dreadful first half Sunday, QB Brock Osweiler (2704 yards, 14 TDs & 16 INTs) was benched. His backup, Tom Savage, came in and promptly led Houston to a 21-20 comeback win after Osweiler had spotted the Jaguars 13 points. Savage (260 yards, 0 TDs & 0 INTs) will start after saving the Texans’ season last week.

"I got the little dry mouth at first," Savage admitted after the game. "I was kind of in shock, but other than that, just shook it off and kind of went out there and tried to execute my job."

Osweiler signed a four-year, $72 million contract with the Texans this offseason, though only two years and $37 million is guaranteed. This year, Osweiler had a $12 million signing bonus and is set to make $9 million total between his base salary and roster bonus. By comparison, Savage is on the final year of the rookie contract he signed in 2014, which will pay him $300,584 this season.

WR DeAndre Hopkins (68 rec, 788 yards, 4 TDs) could be in for his breakout game of the season after being ignored by Osweiler for most of the season. Houston averages 122.7 rushing yards per game (5th). RB Lamar Miller (268 car, 1073 yards, 5 TDs) reached the 1000-yard mark for the second time in his career. He is questionable for this game.

Houston has the best total defense in the NFL. They allow 204.0 passing yards per game (2nd) and 103.0 rushing yards (16th). The Texans have recorded 24 sacks this season (29th). Benardrick McKinney has 121 tackles, and Whitney Mercilus has 5.5 sacks.

If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:

  • Cincinnati is 4-10-2 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Cincinnati is 2-4-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Houston is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Cincinnati
  • Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cincinnati

Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction

When picking a winner, I hate not knowing what to expect with a new QB under center and when in doubt, I take the points.

My final score prediction is Cincinnati 17, Houston 14.

Arizona Vs Seattle Line, Pick & How To Watch

Arizona Vs Seattle Line, Pick & How To Watch

The already eliminated Arizona Cardinals want close out the season by beating their division rival Seattle Seahawks this weekend. The Week 16 Arizona Vs Seattle betting spread favors the Seahawks by 7.5-points. Kick-off is this Saturday, December 24th at 4:25 PM ET on FOX from CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington.

Arizona Cardinals Vs Seattle Seahawks Line, Pick & How To Watch

What: Arizona Cardinals (5-8-1) at Seattle Seahawks (9-4-1)
When: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Start Time: 4:25 PM ET  
Where: Seattle, WA
Stadium: CenturyLink Field
Spread: Seahawks -7.5
Moneyline: Arizona +295 vs Seattle -370
Game Total: 43
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Arizona vs Seattle

Why Bet The Arizona Cardinals To Beat The Seahawks

The Arizona Cardinals have lost four of their last five games, including a 48-41 loss to the New Orleans Saints last week. They are 5-8-1 SU and 4-10 ATS this season. They average 24.3 points per game (11th) and 23.2 points per game (19th).

The Cardinals average 257.1 passing yards per game (9th). QB Carson Palmer (3694 yards, 22 TDs & 13 INTs) completed 28 of 40 passes for 318 yards and two scores against the Saints last week. WR Larry Fitzgerald (98 rec, 949 yards, 5 TDs) doesn’t know if these will be their last two games in his career.

“I’ll be back,” head coach Bruce Arians said to ESPN.com. “I ain’t going nowhere “I hope he [Larry Fitzgerald] comes back.”

The Cardinals average 111.0 rushing yards per game (14th). RB David Johnson (260 car, 1138 yards, 13 TDs) has scored a total 25 touchdowns this season and is a strong MVP candidate.

Arizona has the 4th best total defense in the NFL. The Cardinals allow 213.0 passing yards per game (5th) and 99.1 rushing (12th). They have recorded 35 sacks this season (7th). Tony Jefferson has 96 tackles, and Chandler Jones has 8.0 sacks.

Why Bet The Seattle Seahawks To Beat The Cardinals

The Seattle Seahawks have won the NFC West division title this season. They are 9-4-1 SU and 7-6-1 ATS after beating the Los Angeles Rams 24-3 last week. They average 21.1 points per game (22nd) and give up 16.8 points per game (2nd).

The Seahawks average 251.6 passing yards per game (13th). QB Russell Wilson (3611 yards, 16 TDs & 11 INTs) had a good game against the Rams last week. He went 19 of 26 passes for 229 yards, with three touchdowns and one interception.

"It hasn’t gone as good as I want it to, but ultimately it’s about winning for me," Wilson said. "It’s been a little tough this year, obviously, because of the battling with the injuries and stuff. Haven’t been able to bring the extra juju as much as I wanted to for seven or games or whatever, maybe a little bit more. But you still find ways to win."

WR Doug Baldwin (79 rec, 913 yards, 6 TDs) and TE Jimmy Graham (59 rec, 816 yards, 5 TDs) are the two main receivers on this offense. Seattle averages 101.9 rushing yards per game (20th). RB Thomas Rawls (93 car, 327 yards, 2 TDs) has recorded one 100-yard game this season after missing most of the season with multiple injuries.

Seattle has the 6th best total defense in the NFL. They allow 225.0 passing yards per game (7th) and 95.1 rushing yards per game (8th). The Seahawks have sacked opposite quarterbacks 36 times this season (5th). Bobby Wagner leads the NFL with 145 tackles, and Cliff Avril has 11.5 sacks.

If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:

  • Arizona is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Arizona is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Arizona is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Arizona is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Seattle is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Seattle is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Seattle is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction

The public always sides with the Seahawks at home, this week is no exception. The sharps, however, are bullish on the Cardinals. Seattle -7.5 looks like the number attracting the most balanced action.

My final score prediction is Arizona 27, Seattle 31.