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Early College Football Bowl Betting Preview

Written by on December 17, 2015

The lack of busy action in the NCAAF odds over the last two weeks is about to come to end, as the NCAAF postseason presents us with a mouthwatering slate of 40 games between the 80 teams that qualified for the bowl games, starting this weekend. Saturday’s opening slate of five bowl games features some of your favorite teams, including a top-tier clash between BYU and Utah, and we have all the online College Football odds teaser guides succinctly prepared for you below.

Taking an Insider’s Look at the Early College Football Bowl Odds

Arizona Wildcats vs. New Mexico Lobos, Gildan New Mexico Bowl

When: Saturday, December 19 at 10:00 PM AST NCAAF Odds: Arizona (-10), OVER/UNDER 64.5Betting Teaser Preview: The Wildcats limped their way into the bowl games and are hoping to get something out of their wasted-away season in the form of a bowl win. That, however, is easier said than done, as they will be facing a highly-motivated New Mexico team that will be virtually playing at home. Obviously, the ‘Cats still have some talented pieces to see out the win here, but don’t be surprised if they are shocked with an upset by the Lobos, who already won out-right as 20.5-point underdogs against the Utah State Aggies and as 31-point underdogs against the Boise State Broncos.

BYU Cougars vs. No. 22 Utah Utes, Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl

When: Saturday, December 19 at 11:30 PM AST NCAAF Odds: Utah (-2.5), OVER/UNDER 54NCAAF Betting Teaser Preview:  The injury of Utah’s starting running back and top playmaker, Devontae Booker, in Week 11 has proved quite costly for the Utes, who dropped two of their final three games of the regular season. With Booker still out, the Cougars have an excellent opportunity to ride on the strong arms of QB Tanner Mangum to steal a win. That said, be on the lookout for a strong performance from Utah’s defense, which is likely to up its game to alleviate pressure in the offense, so don’t expect this game to be littered with too many scores.

Ohio Bobcats vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers, Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

When: Saturday, December 19 at 1:30 AM AST NCAAF Odds: Appalachian State (-7.5), OVER/UNDER 54NCAAF Betting Teaser Preview: After cruising through a largely soft schedule, the Mountaineers (10-2, 7-1 Sun Belt) will have their work cut out for them this Saturday against a decent Ohio (8-4, 5-3 MAC) team is equally coming off good-enough season. Nevertheless, the Bobcats (even with their good defense) struggled against tough offensive teams, suffering three blowout defeats against three teams outside of the Power Five conferences. This means they could be in for another rough showing if they can’t contain the Taylor Lamb-led offense.

San José State Spartans vs. Georgia State Panthers, Cure Bowl Predictions

When: Saturday, December 19 at 3:00 AM ASTNCAAF Odds: San Jose (-3), OVER/UNDER 56NCAAF Betting Teaser Preview: Though San Jose’s QB Kenny Potter has some solid skills to feature well in this all-important game, all eyes will be on his compatriot RB Tyler Ervin, who finished the regular season ranked among the best runners in the nation. Against Georgia State’s 73rd-ranked defense in yards allowed per carry, Ervin could be due for a big day. This game will, however, not be a one-sided affair, given that Georgia State’s Nick Arbuckle and his top-10 ranked passing offense can also make big plays. Added to the fact that both teams come into this game with something to prove, you can expect a highly contested shifty affair that could go either way, depending on who will finish the game strongly.

Arkansas State Red Wolves vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

When: Saturday, December 19, 5:00 AM ASTNCAAF Odds: Louisiana Tech (-2), OVER/UNDER 67NCAAF Betting Teaser Preview: Riding on an impressive eight-game winning streak, the red-hot Wolves bring tons of momentum into this game, something that could trouble the embattled Bulldogs. Yes, Louisiana Tech is able to hang with Arkansas State’s offense and make a good number of plays on the defensive side to take this game down the wire. It, however, remains to be seen if the Bulldogs will have enough fuel in their tanks to run with the Wolves all the way to the very end of this encounter that guarantees plenty of scores from both sides.