With the 2017 college football betting season now officially in the rear-view mirror, bettors can look forward to a plethora of enticing bowl games to fill up December’s action. The bowl game betting season will kick off this Saturday, with a handful of matchups to wager on. College football bettors looking to get an in depth analysis or some sports betting tips on these matchups can feel free to check out our sportsbook previews on this Saturday’s bowl games. But in the meantime, players can look over this weekend’s spread lines to determine where the best action lies. Let’s mulch over the action gambling websites have put together for this weekend’s bowl game lineup.
Troy Trojans vs. North Texas Mean Green – New Orleans Bowl
The Trojans enter this matchup with a 10-2 record looking to finish the season on a high note by picking up their 7th straight win. The 9-4 North Texas Mean Green are tasked with stopping them. Considering that North Texas rides into this bowl game with a 2-game losing streak, it’s more than likely that they’ll fall short of that mark. However, the Mean Green might be the better option when betting on the spread. North Texas has a 8-5 against the spread record which is much better than Troy’s 5-7 ATS record. Furthermore, most sites are offering a -105 payout on this line, making it one of the better options ahead of this weekend’s top sportsbook site lineup.
Boise State Broncos vs. Oregon Ducks – Las Vegas Bowl
The 7-5 Oregon Ducks vie to pick up a bowl game victory against the 10-3 Broncos – the 25th best program in the nation. This matchup is alluring to say the least and the action is pretty interesting as well. It comes as a huge surprise to see the Ducks pegged as a heavy underdog on the money line. However, college football betting fans might be shocked that their superior sports betting tip on the spread is Boise State. The Broncos are an impressive 8-5 against the spread this season while the Ducks are a meager 6-6. Ultimately, there should be nothing stopping bettors from backing the No. 25 Boise State on the spread this weekend.
Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Colorado State Rams – New Mexico Bowl
The 7-5 Thundering Herd look to pick up another win in the 2017 year by defeating the 7-5 Colorado State Rams. While at first both teams seem to be fairly balanced, a look at their spread records will reveal that Marshall is the way to go on this one. The Thundering Herd are 8-4 against the spread this season while the Rams are 4-8.
Temple Owls vs. Florida International Golden Panthers – Gasparilla Bowl
The 6-6 Temple Owls look to finish the season on a high note by picking up a win over a tough football program. Despite the difference in records, the Owls are pegged as a decisive favorite by most NFL bookmakers against Florida International. Nevertheless, it’s not exactly clear that Temple is a better football team. The Owls are averaging 24.8 points on offense which is slightly less than the 27.5 the Golden Panthers are averaging. Defensively, Temple is allowing 27.7 points while Florida is given up 28.5. It’s obvious that both teams are pretty fairly balanced especially on the spread; both teams are 6-6 ATS this season. However, the +110 payout some sites are offering on Temple makes backing the Owls an enticing ordeal indeed.