I was able to split my first two college bowl picks of the season with New Mexico covering against Arizona, while BYU came up short against Utah this past Saturday. There are six more bowl games on this Saturday’s slate and I have narrowed things down to my two top picks based on betting odds by GT Bets. Click here to read the GTBETS reviews, ratings and rankings. Sign up for GTBETS by clicking through our links and banners and entering the GTBETS free bet offer bonus promotional coupon code CHALK10 to claim your free bet plus your 100% welcome sign up bonus that is valid up to $500. GTBETS accepts Bitcoins and major credit cards from American online sports and casino gamblers.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Virginia Tech Hokies
Pointspread: Virginia Tech -14
Tulsa did just enough to land itself into a bowl game out of the AAC with a straight-up 6-6 mark on the year. Its biggest win came early in the year with a 40-21 road upset against New Mexico as a 6.5-point underdog, but since then it is 2-3 against the spread in five other games closing as an underdog. The Golden Hurricane did manage to average 35.9 points a game this season, but defensively they were ranked 120th in the nation in points allowed (38.6).
The Hokies are coming off another pedestrian 4-4 SU run through the ACC as part of an overall record of 6-6 both SU and ATS, but the main reason I like their chances to win big this Saturday is the sentimental inspiration this team should have in long-time head coach Frank Beamer’s final game at the helm. It also helps that Virginia Tech is the better all-around team and it has a huge edge on defense behind a unit that held its opponents to 24.2 points a game.
Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. UCLA Bruins
Pointspread: UCLA -6.5
The USA friendly online sports gambling sites feel that in today’s watered-down bowl season, Nebraska’s SU 5-7 record was good enough to earn a spot in the 80-team field. The Cornhuskers ended the season on a 2-3 slide both SU and ATS, but their lone claim to fame was a stunning 39-38 upset against No. 3 Michigan State as four-point home favorites. That game was the exception and not the rule on a team that was ranked 71st in the nation in rushing offense and 75th in points allowed on defense.
UCLA cannot be all too happy with the way its season came to a close after suffering losses (SU and ATS) to Washington State and rival USC in two of its final three games, but the Bruins still had a winning 8-4 SU (6-6 ATS) record on the year. They come into this matchup with an offense that was ranked 25th in the country in passing behind quarterback Josh Rosen. UCLA averaged 32.5 points a game and it should have no problem running up points on the Cornhuskers in a SU win that covers the 6.5-point spread.