Every College Football Bowl Game Until Christmas Preview – Prediction MEGA THREAD

71-52 on College Football in 2018 up 53.33 units

29-19-2 on College Football in 2019 up 16.89 units

Bahamas Bowl – Buffalo Vs. Charlotte – 2:00 PM December 20th

Buffalo -6.5 at -115 for 3 units. Buffalo goes up against a Charlotte team playing in their first ever bowl. Buffalo has never won a bowl game. Troy beat Buffalo 42-32 in last year’s bowl. Buffalo’s running game is insane. Jaret Patterson and Kevin Marks combined for 2,634 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns this season for Buffalo. The Bulls have the 4th best run defense in the nation. Charlotte are 1-5 when they don’t rush for 230 yards or more. I like this matchup for Buffalo. Take the favorite to kick off bowl season. I expect UB to be able to run the ball more and sustain drives better.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl – Kent State Vs. Utah State – 7:30 PM December 20th

Kent State +7.5 at -110 for 2 units. Dustin Crum and Jordan Love are two solid Qbs here. Love has announced his decision to enter the NFL draft after this Utah State season ends on Friday. Love has thrown a lot of interceptions this season. Kent State’s Crum has only thrown 2. Mike Carrigan is a stud wideout for Kent State. Stopping the run is a problem for Kent State, but I expect their offense to do enough to keep them in it.

Celebration Bowl – North Carolina A&T Vs. Alcorn State – Noon December 21st

Alcorn State +2.5 at -108 for 1 unit. Felix Harper was SWAC offensive player of the year for Alcorn State. State are 0-2 in this bowl, but this team is better than the other 2 that lost to A&T. Alcorn State led the FCS in forcing turnovers. If Alcorn State can limit Jah-Maine Martin, they will win this game; however, I am just here for the bands.

New Mexico Bowl – Central Michigan Vs. San Diego State – 2:00 PM December 21st

San Diego State -3.5 at -110 for 2 units. San Diego State has the best defense Central Michigan will face this season besides maybe Wisconsin. Central Michigan had under 60 yards against Wisconsin. I like San Diego’s State average offense to do enough while their defense shines for the win. San Diego State lost last year’s bowl game to Ohio 27-0. That won’t happen again this season.

Cure Bowl – Liberty Vs. Georgia Southern – 2:30 PM December 21st

Liberty at +165 for 2 units. Hugh Freeze is the highest paid head coach outside of the Power Five. He coached his first game this season from a hospital bed and now he finishes his season in the Cure Bowl. That irony is not lost on me! GA Southern gives up a lot of big plays, while Liberty can complete big plays. Stephen Calvert and Liberty’s passing game are legit. Georgia Southern could run Liberty to death, but I expect Liberty to focus on stopping the run while completing some big plays on their offensive side of the ball. The Flames figure out Southern’s option attack with the extra time to prepare and get the win.

Boca Raton Bowl – FAU Vs. SMU – 3:30 PM December 21st

SMU -3 at -110 for 2 units. Home game for the Owls of FAU, but that doesn’t scare me. Lane Kiffin has left for Mississippi. Willie Taggart will be the new coach next season for FAU. SMU has the offense to capitalize on FAU’s defense that gives up a lot of chunk plays.

Camellia Bowl – Arkansas State Vs. Florida International – 5:30 PM December 21st

FIU +2.5 at -110 for 3 units. FIU is 0-5 outside of Miami this season, but I like them to win this bowl game in Alabama. FIU pass defense is miles better than Arkansas State’s. James Morgan’s final game as FIU’s QB. He was hurt last season in FIU’s bowl game. If FIU can slow Omar Bayless (one of the best wideouts in college football), they will win easy.

Las Vegas Bowl – Boise State Vs. Washington – 7:30 PM December 21st

Over 49.5 at -112 for 2 units. The Chris Petersen Bowl Game. Petersen coached at Boise for 8 years before taking the job at Washington. He is retiring after this game. 3 of Boise State’s last 4 games went over this number. Memphis got the Cotton Bowl against Penn State instead of Boise State. Boise was/is pissed. I expect them to run the ball well and score in this one. Washington has a very good kicker, Peyton Henry, which helps overs. I think this number is a little too low for two solid offenses.

New Orleans Bowl – Appalachian State Vs. UAB – 9:00 PM December 21st

Appalachian State -16.5 at -110 for 3 units. App State is just plain better than UAB. UAB doesn’t have the ability to stop App State from running the ball. I would make this a huge play, but App’s motivation may not be all there with their coach leaving for Missouri and them missing out of the Cotton/Belk Bowl. UAB’s strength is their pass rush, but App State’s o-line matches up well. The Mountaineers win the turnover and yards battle on the way to an easy win.

Gasparilla Bowl – Marshall Vs. UCF – 2:30 PM December 23rd

Marshall +17.5 at -110 for 2 units. Marshall lost to Boise State by only 7. UCF lost to Tulsa. It all depends who shows up for each team. I like taking the points in games like this. Marshall rarely lose the turnover battle and have been playing good football over the past two months. Marshall can control the game with their running offense. I expect UCF to win, but 17.5 points is too much.

Hawaii Bowl – BYU Vs. Hawaii – 8:00 PM December 24th

Hawaii +2 at -110 for 4 units. Home game for Hawaii. Have played in this bowl 3 of the past 4 years. Familiarity. Hawaii’s passing game will complete more big plays than BYU’s. I like taking the points with the home team that has a stronger offense. This game is on Christmas Eve. I can’t wait to get drunk and watch it while my family keeps themselves entertained.

Soccer December 17th – Bundesliga Action and Predictions

92-78-9 on Soccer in 2018 up 8.17 units

63-57-11 on Soccer in 2019 down 13.32 units

Going with the home favorites, Augsburg, Dortmund, and Werder Bremen in Bundesliga today.

Dortmund at +128 for 5 units. 2 of the top 3 in the Bundesliga meet here today. Leipzig have won their past 6 matches in the league and are league leaders for a reason. Reus and Sancho are better than any players Leipzig have played lately. Dortmund have been scoring a lot of second-half goals, are great at home, and can lessen the gap for the league lead with a win. Timo Werner is second in the league in goals, but I like Dortmund’s offense to have their say today. Dortmund’s midfield is injured, but the “backups” looked great over the weekend.

Augsburg at -123 for 5 units. Dusselforf gave up a lot of goals to Dortmund, Bayern, and Leipzig recently. Augsburg are not on that level, but I still expect them to capitalize today. Augsburg are in the best form they have been in in a couple of years. Dusseldorf are worse on the road and Augsburg are better at home. Niederlechner can score and create for Augsburg. I like this spot.

Werder Bremen at -125 for 3 units. Mainz defense has struggled over the past couple of games. Werder Bremen have not kept a clean sheet all season, but there is a chance they do it today, Opponents have scored at least two goals in 11 of Mainz’s 15 Bundesliga matches this season. Milot Rashica is in-form. I like Werder Bremen at home today to win by 1 or 2 goals.

Augsburg/Dusseldorf over 3 at +120 for 2 units. Dusseldorf defense fade.

Dortmund/Leipzig under 3.5 at -130 for 2 unit. Leipzig have a solid defense and I expect them to slow the game down a little. Leipzig have the highest scoring offense in the league, but they won’t want to get into a shootout with Dortmund.