College Football Tuesday Bowl Betting Preview
Five bowl games fill up the college football schedule on New Year’s Day, starting with the Mississippi State Bulldogs vs the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Outback Bowl.
The Bulldogs are a 7-point favorite at Bovada Sportsbook and have been a strong bet as a favorite this season at 7-2 straight up and against the spread. In its last 11 bowl games, Mississippi State is 9-2 SU and 7-4 ATS. The Hawkeyes finished the regular season 1-4 ATS in their last five games. As an underdog in bowl season, they’ve lost five straight at 1-4 ATS.
In the Fiesta Bowl, the LSU Tigers face the Central Florida Knights as a 7.5-point favorite. LSU was an awful 2-5 ATS when favored this season and is also 2-5 ATS in its last seven bowl games. The Knights have won 25 straight games at 17-7-1 ATS and as an underdog they’ve won three straight SU and five of their last six ATS.
Buckeyes 4-1 SU, ATS in last five bowl games
In the Citrus Bowl, the Penn State Nittany Lions are 7-point favorites vs the Kentucky Wildcats. The Nittany Lions have lived up to the hype as the favorite at 28-2 SU in their last 30, but in their last six bowl games they’re 2-4 SU and 3-3 ATS. The Wildcats have dropped their last four bowl games at 1-3 ATS, and they finished the regular season 2-5 ATS in their last seven. In the 1999 Outback Bowl, Penn State defeated Kentucky 26-14 as an 8.5-point favorite.
In this year’s Rose Bowl, the Ohio State Buckeyes take on the Washington Huskies as a 7-point favorite. The Buckeyes are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games when favored, and in bowl season they’re 4-1 SU and ATS in their last five. Washington is 5-10 SU and 7-8 ATS in its last 15 bowl games, and against the Buckeyes is 0-3 SU and ATS in their last three. In their last four bowl games as an underdog, the Huskies are 0-4 SU and 1-3 ATS.
Finally, in the Sugar Bowl, the Georgia Bulldogs face the Texas Longhorns as a 13-point favorite. As a double-digit favorite, the Bulldogs have won 18 straight while going 10-8 ATS. In its last five bowl games, Georgia is 4-1 SU and 4-0-1 ATS. Texas is 9-2-1 ATS in its last 12 games as an underdog, but in their last seven bowl games as an underdog the Longhorns are 3-4 SU and ATS.