College football bettors likely will be foaming at the mouth on Tuesday after there were no games to bet on Christmas. The NCAA postseason returns with three bowl games, the first of the day featuring Utah of the Pac-12 and West Virginia of the Big 12 in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. Let’s see who’s the favorite in the NCAAF lines for this matchup.
2017 Heart of Dallas Bowl Betting Preview: Utah vs. West VirginiaWatchESPNRadio: ESPN 700 AM (Utah) / Mountaineer IMG Sports Network (West Virginia)Opening NCAAF Lines: Utah -6.5 (56)
- Chance of Rain: 4°C/40°F
- Humidity: 83%
- Precipitation: 33%
- Wind: 8 mph ENE
- Cloud Cover: 100%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Heart of Dallas Bowl HistoryThis game had had a few names and has been played since the 2010 season. Last year, Army beat North Texas in the game, 38-31. North Texas is the only school to play in the bowl twice; it also did following the 2013 season and beat UNLV. Neither Utah nor West Virginia has played in the game previously. After having been played on January 1 or January 2 for its first four editions, the game moved to a late December date beginning with the 2014 season.It’s held at the historic Cotton Bowl, which is located at Fair Park in Dallas, home of the State Fair of Texas. That’s where Texas and Oklahoma play each year. The Cotton Bowl Classic called the stadium home from 1937 until the 2009 game, after which it moved to AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
Latest Heart of Dallas Betting Trends
- Utah is 8-3-1 ATS in the last 12 games
- Utah is 2-6 SU in the last 8 games
- The total went OVER in 4 of Utah’s last 5 games
- WVU is 2-4 ATS in the last 6 games
- WVUa is 17-8 SU in the last 25 games