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Oklahoma State vs. Colorado Alamo Bowl Spread Pick from Teddy Covers: December 29th 2016

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Colorado Buffaloes
Football Bowl Game Pick: Oklahoma +3 points (December 29th 2016)
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Teddy’s NFL is 6-0 over the past two weeks and 76-50 (60%) over the last two seasons.  His college football is 47-32 (59%) since last December; including a 9-2 (82%) bowl run. Don’t miss a single winner!

Let me start by giving Colorado credit, before I make the case for betting against the Buffs in the Alamo Bowl.  The Buffs had gone 11-38 SU over the previous four seasons heading into the 2016 campaign.  Their last bowl appearance came back in 2007 against Alabama, in Nick Saban’s first year on the job with the Crimson Tide.

But head coach Mike MacIntyre – the architect of a significant program turnaround at San Jose State – did it again with the Buffs this season, guiding Colorado to a 10-3 record, both SU and ATS.  That 10-3 ATS mark was tied for the second best pointspread record in the country – for most of the season Colorado was an undervalued commodity.

That being said, no Colorado player has been to a bowl game before.  MacIntyre deserves serious ‘Coach of the Year’ consideration, but the biggest bowl game he’s coached at the collegiate level was the Military Bowl against Bowling Green in his stint at San Jose State.   Colorado did not execute well in their biggest game this year, a blowout loss to Washington in the PAC-12 title game.  And it’s surely worth noting that both of Colorado’s previous losses this season came against teams with offensive playmakers, Michigan and USC.

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Colorado’s offense can only be described as ‘pedestrian’.  Senior QB Sefo Liufau has battled injuries, throwing only eleven touchdowns in his senior season. RB Philip Lindsay is a workhorse, not a gamebreaker.  No receiver had more than 850 receiving yards and top WR playmaker Shay Fields had only two catches longer than 30 yards in his last ten games.  This team relies on their defense to stay in games, but that defense is likely to be challenged here!

Oklahoma State has the type of offensive playmakers that the Buffs defense has struggled to stop.  QB Mason Rudolph has an NFL future, with an impressive 25-4 TD-INT ratio while averaging a full nine yards per pass attempt for the season.  RB’s Justice Hill and Chris Carson have combined to average just shy of six yards per carry, while WR James Washington is drawing Cowboy alumnus Dez Bryant comparisons for his downfield playmaking ability, averaging a whopping 19.5 yards per catch.  Jalen McCleskey, Jhajuan Seales and Chris Lacy caught 13 TD’s between them as well, a deep and dynamic receiving corps!

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Unlike the bowl virgins from Boulder, Mike Gundy’s Cowboys will be playing in their 11th consecutive bowl game.  The Cowboys got thumped 48-20 by Ole Miss in the Sugar Bowl last year, an ugly and embarrassing New Year’s Day defeat.  From all indications, the Cowboys have redemption on their minds and some giddy-up in their step, facing a team they can beat this time around!  Take Oklahoma State.

Central Michigan vs. Tulsa Miami Beach Bowl Over-Under & Spread Pick: December 19th 2016

Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane – 2:30pm ET December 19th 2016

Point Spread: Tulsa is a 13.5 point favorite over Central Michigan in the Miami Beach Bowl. The over/under for this game is 69.5 points.

Public Perception: 59% of the wagering public is betting that Tulsa will cover the point spread over Central Michigan. 62% believe that that game will go over the posted total of 69.5 points.

Recent Performance: Tulsa finished out the season with a win over Cincinnati by a score of 40-37 in overtime as a 23 points favorite. Prior to that game they beat Central Florida by a score of 35-20 as a 1 point underdog. Central Michigan lost their last game of the season by a score of 26-21 against Eastern Michigan and won a week a earlier against Ohio by a score of 27-20 as a 1 point underdog.

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Side Betting Trends: Tulsa is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game. Tulsa is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games on grass. Tulsa is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game. Tulsa is 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss. Central Michigan is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss. Central Michigan is 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. Central Michigan is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game. Central Michigan i 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.

Over/Under Betting Trends: Over is 5-2 in Tulsa’s last 7 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game. Over is 35-17 in Tulsa’s last 52 games overall. Over is 13-3 in Tulsa’s last 16 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game. Over is 21-5 in Tulsa’s last 26 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game.

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Head-to-Head Betting Trends: None available

Betting Pick: Tulsa Golden Hurricane -13.5
Over-Under Pick: Over 69.5 points

Arkansas State vs. Central Florida Bowl Game Spread Pick: December 17th 2016

Arkansas State vs. Central Florida
Bowl Game Pick: Central Florida -5.5 points (December 17th 2016)
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The UCF Knights are heading back in the right direction as a program under their new coaching staff this season and there’s a lot of reasons for this group to give a great effort in their bowl game as they try to head into the offseason on a positive note. UCF was able to challenge some of the tougher teams in the AAC in conference play, but the Knights are coming off back to back losses against Tulsa and South Florida to close out the regular season. UCF was able to reach 6-6 overall with most of their better results coming in competitive losses against teams like Temple and Houston. The Knights don’t dominate in any particular facet of the game, but their special team has the ability to make big plays when given the chance. Arkansas State got off to a terrible start this season losing all 4 of their nonconference games back in the month of September.

The Red Wolves were able to find their footing in the Sun Belt however as Arkansas State went on to finish the regular season standing 7-5 overall and 7-1 in conference. Arkansas State hasn’t picked up an out of conference win this season and they’ll have a tough time accomplishing that in this matchup. UCF has motivation to head into the offseason on a high note as they try to put a ribbon on the finale of their first season under their new coaching staff and winning a bowl game would be a great start. We like the Knights to get the job done as they go on to win and cover.