College football's bowl season continues January 2, when Boston College and Cincinnati face off in the Birmingham Bowl at Legion Field Stadium in Birmingham, Alabama.
It’s rivalry week across the ACC, with cross-conference matchups for most of the conference’s teams. One rivalry matchup that is within the conference, however, will decide the Coastal Division and who faces Clemson in the ACC Championship Game.
At one point this year, some followers of the ACC jokingly predicted the Coastal Division would ultimately end up in a seven-way tie, with all teams at 4-4 in conference play. Through 12 weeks there has been some stratification, and we have three teams that have risen up for an opportunity to play against Clemson in the ACC Championship Game. Two of those teams, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech, will face off Saturday.
Which big favorites are in danger this week, and which plucky underdogs have a chance to cover massive spreads? BetAmerica analyst Jeremy Jones has you covered!
While Florida State has been disappointing this season, the Seminoles have still shown more signs of life recently than Syracuse. Look for them to make a late-season push toward a bowl game.
Last week we had another pick win straight up! Illinois pulled off the upset of the season as a 31-point underdog with a victory over Wisconsin. We also had another 4-1 week, and the underdogs are rolling. Here's to another week of underdogs hitting hard with Week 9 spread busters.
Can Louisville keep it close or even spring a shocking upset, or will Clemson roll for the second straight week?
After a second consecutive 4-1 week, the underdogs are officially back! We have increased our overall record to 14-11 and almost hit another huge moneyline with North Carolina over Clemson. This week there are not many options with the plus 20 spread, but we strongly feel there are still winners available!
It’s unlikely defensive coordinator Bud Foster predicted this kind of season for his beloved Virginia Tech Hokies. In his 33th year with the program, Foster undoubtedly hoped for a more positive final campaign. Virginia Tech is 2-2 so far (0-4 against the spread) and enters Week 6 as a significant underdog against Miami.
A trio of unbeaten (and perhaps surprising) teams—California, Minnesota and Wake Forest—are in the spotlight in Week 5. We will back two of them and fade the other in our four pack of picks.