NEW ORLEANS BOWL:
NORTH TEXAS (+5, O/U: 53.5) vs. SOUTHERN MISS:
North Texas has represented the Sun Belt in each of the three previous New Orleans Bowl games. The Mean Green are 1-2, both SU & ATS. The UNDER has also cashed in two of three games.
BOWLING GREEN (-4.5, O/U: 72) vs. MEMPHIS:
Conference USA representatives have lost four of the last five games SU & ATS in this bowl series formerly known as the Mobile Alabama Bowl. The OVER has come in three of five times.
GEORGIA TECH (-5, O/U: 43.5) vs. SYRACUSE: All three installments of the reincarnated Tangerine Bowl have gone OVER the total, and the closest game has been decided by 15 points.
LAS VEGAS BOWL:
UCLA (-12, O/U: 57.5) vs. WYOMING:
The Mountain West representative, the favorite, and the OVER have each cashed in two of the previous five games. The Pac10 is 2-0 SU & ATS in the last two.
HAWAII (-3.5, O/U: 76) vs. UAB:
The Christmas Day bowl game in Hawaii has been controlled by the underdog, which has covered three of the last four games. The OVER is also 3-1 in that span. This year the game is being played on Christmas Eve.
MOTOR CITY BOWL:
TOLEDO (-3.5, O/U: 66.5) vs. CONNECTICUT:
The MAC has enjoyed success in this game, going 5-2 SU & 4-3 ATS since it's inaugural game in 1997. The UNDER has also converted in four of the last five games in this bowl series.
NOTRE DAME (+3.5, O/U: 50) vs. OREGON ST:
After being dominated for most of the early to mid-90's, the underdog in this bowl series has turned the tables, covering in six of the last seven games. The OVER is also 5-2 during that span.
UTEP (+3, O/U: 59.5) vs. COLORADO:
Since losing the inaugural bowl game in Houston in 2000, the representative of from the Big 12 has converted three straight games in convincing fashion, going 2-0-1 ATS.
IOWA ST (+3, O/U: 51) vs. MIAMI OHIO:
The SEC representative has been very successful, going 7-2 SU & ATS in the last nine Independence Bowl games, unfortunately, that conference fell short of qualifying teams this year and will not be represented. The game has also gone UNDER three years in a row.
CALIFORNIA (-11.5, O/U: 65.5) vs. TEXAS TECH:
The Pac 10 has dominated the Big 12 in this bowl series, going 5-1 SU & 6-0 ATS in the last six years. Overall, the Big 12 representative has failed to cover in seven straight games.
CONTINENTAL TIRE BOWL:
N CAROLINA (-3.5, O/U: 51.5) vs. BOSTON COLLEGE:
Virginia, the ACC rep, has won and covered against separate Big East conference representatives in each of the first two Continental Tire Bowl games at Ericsson Stadium in Charlotte.
OKLAHOMA ST (-2, O/U: 49.5) vs. OHIO ST:
The Big Ten team is 6-2 SU & ATS in the last eight games of the Alamo Bowl since the format changed, matching representatives of the Big 12 and Big Ten. The OVER and UNDER have alternated in seven straight seasons.
MUSIC CITY BOWL:
ALABAMA (-4, O/U: 48.5) vs. MINNESOTA:
Auburn's win over Wisconsin last year snapped a five game SU & ATS losing skid for the SEC in this bowl series. The UNDER has cashed in the last three games.
FORT WORTH BOWL:
CINCINNATI (-2, O/U: 56) vs. MARSHALL:
Boise State took home the inaugural Fort Worth Bowl championship last year, in an exciting high scoring game. Host school TCU covered the spread however.
MPC COMPUTERS BOWL:
VIRGINIA (-5.5, O/U: 51.5) vs. FRESNO ST:
The favorite has covered four straight games in this bowl series, formerly known as the Humanitarian, and the team designated as the home team has covered the last six games.
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PURDUE (-7, O/U: 55.5) vs. ARIZONA ST:
The Sun Bowl could legitimately be renamed the underdog bowl, as the dog has compiled a mark of 6-3 SU & 8-0-1 ATS in the last NINE games!
LOUISVILLE (-14, O/U: 83) vs. BOISE ST:
The Liberty Bowl has been one of the lowest scoring bowl games over the past decade. Offenses have been hampered by cold weather, and consequently, this game has gone UNDER in 11 of the last 12!
SILICON VALLEY CLASSIC:
N ILLINOIS (-1, O/U: 47) vs. TROY ST:
The favorite has failed to win or cover in four previous games of this series. Fresno St has been in all four, and has won three straight Silicon Valley Classic games, both SU & ATS.
MIAMI (-2.5, O/U: 52) vs. FLORIDA:
The favorite is just 2-8-1 ATS since '92 in the Peach Bowl, and the designated "home" team has lost the last five. Also, the representative of the ACC has gone 3-0 SU & ATS in the last three years.
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NEW MEXICO (-2, O/U: 41.5) vs. NAVY:
The Big East has swept the Mountain West conference in the first two games of this series formerly known as the San Francisco Bowl. The leagues have split the ATS results though.
TEXAS A&M (-3, O/U: 56) vs. TENNESSEE:
The Cotton Bowl game series has been a low scoring one, going under in seven of the last nine years. Also, the favored team has gone 9-2 SU in the last 11, but just 5-5-1 ATS in that span.
GEORGIA (-7, O/U: 40.5) vs. WISCONSIN:
After winning and covering every game from 1993-98, the favorite in the Outback Bowl has dropped four of the last five, both SU & ATS. The OVER has also cashed in three straight years.
FLORIDA ST (-8, O/U: 45.5) vs. W VIRGINIA:
Not counting the 2002 game in which Florida State beat Virginia Tech 45-17 in a pick-em' spread, the favorite is on a 7-0 SU & ATS run in the last six Gator Bowl games. The UNDER is also on a 5-0 run.
CAPITAL ONE BOWL:
LSU (-7, O/U: 42) vs. IOWA:
Even two solid defensive teams like Purdue and Georgia a year ago couldn't slow a trend that has seen five of the last six games go OVER the total. The Big Ten representative has lost four in a row ATS.
TEXAS (-5.5, O/U: 54) vs. MICHIGAN:
The favorite in the Rose Bowl game has won three in a row SU & ATS after losing the previous four ATS. Also, the UNDER has hit in five straight years, and the designated home team is on a run of 9-2 ATS in the last 11.
AUBURN (-6.5, O/U: 44.5) vs. VIRGINIA TECH:
LSU's win over Oklahoma snapped a run of seven straight wins by the favorite in the Sugar Bowl. Overall, the favorite has gone 6-2 ATS in the last eight, and the designated home team has covered seven of the last nine.
UTAH (-16.5, O/U: 67.5) vs. PITTSBURGH:
Including last year's Ohio State victory, an amazing trend has formed in which the team with the better straight up record has won eight Fiesta Bowl games in a row, both SU & ATS. The favorite is 0-3 SU & ATS since 2001.
USC (-3, O/U: 54) vs. OKLAHOMA:
The designated home team and the favorite have owned the Orange Bowl series in recent years. Including one pick-em' spread, the "home" team has gone 10-2 SU & 8-4 ATS in the last 12 years while the favorite is 9-2 SU & 7-4 ATS in that same span.