2015 Chick-Fil-a Peach Bowl Game Odds and Analysis

  • by Matt Stevens
  • December 17th, 2015
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Houston vs. Florida State Odds - Chick-Fil-a Peach BowlDecember 31st will have its share of traditional college football and the Top Sportsbooks on the web have posted their verdict: The Seminoles are your -6.5 favorites to beat the Houston Cougars in the 2015 Peach Bowl. This has all the ingredients of a classic matchup. With the energized Cougars and the strong Seminoles clashing on the Georgia Dome, in what will surely be a spectacular bowl game. Predicting the outcome of this game is going to be tough, considering that both teams have provided enough evidence to convince everyone that they are the real deal. Will Florida State’s recent experience in these circumstances give them the edge to overcome? Or will Houston carry on the magnificent roll that they had all season?

The Houston Cougars are the reigning AAC Champions, and they had a great 2015. Closing out their season with a win on the Peach Bowl will be a fitting end to a memorable year. In order to do that they must find a way to be able to accomplish three things: 1- Stop Dalvin Cook, 2- Find the way to overpower The Seminoles strong defensive unit, and 3- Win the Red Zone battle. All three are very challenging points that puts the Cougars somewhat fighting an uphill battle in the eyes of the line makers in Top Sportsbooks all over the web. In more than one occasion they demonstrated they are capable to go to distance, the 2015 Peach Bowl will be a certified test for them.

On the Seminoles side, winning the Peach Bowl will depend mainly on how efficient their running game is, and how they are able to stand their ground on defense. Yet, they have in QB Sean Maguire an X-factor that could tip the balance on their favor. Maguire has shown a lot of promise and if he can manage to avoid the Cougars defense, The Noles will have a great deal of advantage. Top Sportsbooks in the web and other online sports betting reviews consider that The Seminoles will be able to contain Greg Ward Jr. And limit the Cougars offense enough to let Maguire and company produce on the other side of the ball.

This game is going to be close and exciting, both teams will have at least one or two big plays. It shouldn’t be surprising that there are a couple of lead changes, but at the end, coming down to the final minutes is where we will all see what Top Sportsbooks have considered all along, The Seminoles will have a couple of aces up their sleeves to steal the victory in the final minutes, maybe even in dramatic fashion. Final Score: Florida State 31 – Houston 28.