The College Football Bowl season kicked-off this past weekend and I have a trio of must bet games for the week of December 17th to 23rd.
College Bowl Must Bet Games of the Week Dec 17-23
San Diego State vs Ohio
When: Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 8:00 pm ET
Where: Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX
Odds: Ohio -2.5
Analysis: Based on odds the 2018 Frisco Bowl should be one of the most competitive matchups this bowl season. San Diego State didn’t have the same success in 2018 as they did in 2017. But, they still managed to finish with a 7-5 winning record.
Ohio finished with an 8-4 record. Not only that, but the Bobcats were hot to end the regular season. Ohio went 5-1 straight up and 4-2 against the spread. That’s a sharp contrast to San Diego State who went 1-4 straight up and 1-3-1 against the spread in their last 5 regular season games.
Ohio should beat San Diego State by at least 6 on Dec. 19.
Memphis vs Wake Forest
When: Saturday, Dec. 22 at 12:00 pm ET
Where: Legion Field, Birmingham, AL
Odds: Memphis -3.5
Analysis: AAC runner-up Memphis takes on ACC team Wake Forest in the Birmingham Bowl this Saturday. Memphis had Central Florida on the ropes in the American Athletic Conference Championship. The Tigers allowed UCF to storm back for a 56-41 win.
Just based on their AAC Championship performance, Memphis should have no trouble winning and covering against Wake Forest. But, the Demon Deacons often come up big in bowl games. Wake has a very good 4-1 ATS record in their last 5 bowls.
The Demon Deacons also won their last 3 road games. That shows Wake Forest doesn’t care on what field they must play. In this close matchup, it makes sense to take the points.
Pick: Wake Forest
Armed Forces Bowl
#17 Houston vs Army
When: Saturday, Dec. 22 at 3:30 pm ET
Where: Amon G. Carter Stadium, Ft. Worth, TX
Odds: Army -3.5
Analysis: Army carries an 8-game winning streak into the Armed Forces Bowl. The Black Knights don’t always cover, but this is the second lowest spread they’ve faced during the season.
Army averages over 296 rushing yards per. Houston allows 197.5 rushing yards each game. The Black Knights should have no trouble running it all day versus a Cougars squad that lost 3 of their final 4 regular season games and is 1-4 against the spread versus a team with a winning record.