NCAA Football Betting – Non-BCS Bowl Outlook

NCAA Football OddsNCAA football betting players shouldn’t just check out the BCS bowls, as there are a number of other matchups worth taking a look at. Here are the top five matchups outside of the BCS bowls.

Utah Boise State Betting – December 22nd, 8:00 PM ET

The No.10 Broncos are favored by 16.5 points in the Las Vegas Bowl, where they will face the No.19 Utes in a clash of top non-AQ teams. The Broncos and Utes both had disappointing seasons, especially Boise State, so this game should be exciting. This game could be won up front: Boise State is second in sacks, while Utah is fifth in sacks allowed. The Utes have won nine bowl games in a row, but they’ll be in tough against the Broncos, who have won all three meetings with Utah.

Hawaii Tulsa Betting – December 24th, 8:00 PM ET

The Warriors are 12-point favorites in what is a home game at the Hawaii Bowl, and they’ve made six appearances in this game since 2002. The Golden Hurricane have won two bowls in a row, and they’re in for a shootout this time. You may be in for a sports betting bonus if you bet on the posted total as both teams are ranked in the top 10 in scoring offense. These two met five times between 2000 and 2004, with Hawaii winning three.

Florida State South Carolina Betting – December 31st, 7:30 PM ET

The No.20 Gamecocks are 3-point favorites in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl against the No.23 Seminoles in this matchup of teams that lost in their conference title games. The Gamecocks have lost three of their last four bowl games, while FSU has won three of their last four heading into their first meeting against South Carolina. There is some history here: South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is 5-8 against FSU from his time at Florida.

Alabama Michigan State Betting – January 1st, 1:00 PM ET

Pay per head sportsbook odds have the No.16 Crimson Tide as an 11-point favorite in the Capital One Bowl against the No.9 Spartans, and both teams will be angry heading into this game. The defending national champs from Alabama lost a 24-point lead at home to rival Auburn in the “Iron Bowl”, while the Spartans feel slighted about being left out of the BCS bowl picture. These two have not met before, and both teams are ranked in the top 30 in terms of scoring offense and defense.

LSU Texas A&M Betting – January 7th, 8:00 PM ET

The No.11 Tigers are favored by a point in the Cotton Bowl, making their first appearance here since 2002. The No.17 Aggies will be out to end a four-bowl losing streak, and they’ve been blown out by SEC teams in two of them. These two have met once, in 1995, and LSU’s No.8 defense will try to slow down Texas A&M’s No.20-ranked offense, so those who bet will have a tough choice.

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