The college bowl season gets underway this Saturday with the first six games on the slate. All told, there are 40 bowl games on this year’s schedule including a College Football Playoff double-header on New Year’s Eve. I am starting out this week with a pair of picks for this Saturday that will hopefully get things going in the right direction. The betting odds for these two games were provided by GT Bets live mobile betting Bitcoin sports betting site. Get your free bet by clicking through a GTBETS link or banner on the A + online Sportsbook review website and enter GTBETS bonus promotion coupon code CHALK10 to claim your free bet offer plus 100% in welcome sign up bonuses that are valid up to $500. GTBETS accepts major credit cards and Bitcoins from American gamblers and people that bet sports online from all over the world. Click here to read about the GT BETS ratings and reviews.
College Football Betting Parlay Picks Arizona Wildcats vs. New Mexico Lobos
Pointspread: Arizona -8.5
The Wildcats cannot be too thrilled playing the New Mexico Bowl this season after a straight-up 5-2 start, but a 1-4 slide down the stretch ended their hopes of landing in a bigger game. Injuries took their toll down the stretch and the big question will be the availability of quarterback Anu Solomon, who is still listed as questionable with a head injury. The other question mark is an Arizona defense that allowed an average of 35.7 points a game this year.
The Lobos will have the home field advantage in this game which could be a big factor following a season-ending 47-35 victory against Air Force as 11-point underdogs at home. They finished strong with a 3-1 run both SU and against the online NCAAF betting spread and the motivation to pull-off another upset as a healthy underdog will be running high. I like New Mexico’s chances to take advantage of a depleted Arizona defense with another cover this Saturday.
NCAAF Sportsbook Betting Parlay Picks BYU Cougars vs. Utah Utes
Pointspread: Utah 2.5
The Cougars come into this season’s Las Vega Bowl with a head of steam after winning seven of their last eight games SU. They are 9-3 overall with an 8-4 record against the spread. BYU will look to quarterback Tanner Mangum to get this one last victory after filling-in for an injured Tayson Hill with 3,062 yards passing and 21 touchdown throws. BYU averaged 37.3 points a game, while allowing 21.8 points on defense.
Utah is another Pac-12 team that cannot be all that happy playing this early in the bowl season. The Utes bolted out of the gate with six wins to climb deep into the national rankings, but a SU 3-3 finish resulted in them falling all the way to No. 22 in the current CFP Poll. They failed to cover in five of their last six games to end the season 5-7 ATS. Utah lost a big chunk of its running game when Devontae Booker was lost for the season and that could make things all the more difficult to keep pace with the Cougars in this matchup. Take BYU and the 2.5 points in this one.