Alamo Bowl Odds

The Kansas State Wildcats and the UCLA Bruins will journey to Texas for January 2 to meet up in the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome.

The Wildcats snapped a five-bowl losing streak last year by defeating Michigan 31-14 in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl as a 7-point favorite. Before that victory Kansas State hadn’t won a bowl game since 2002.

The Bruins recorded a win in the Sun Bowl last season, taking care of Virginia Tech 42-12 as a 7-point favorite. In their last nine bowl games UCLA owns a disappointing 3-6 record SU and a 4-5 ATS mark.

For updated lines and totals on all of this year's bowl games head over to the college football betting boards at 5Dimes and Bovada today.

Alamo Bowl
Friday, January 2 @ 6:45 pm ET
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas

Team: Kansas State Wildcats
Conference: Big 12
Records: 9-3 SU, 8-4 ATS, 7-5 OU

Team: UCLA Bruins
Conference: Pacific 12
Records: 9-3 SU, 4-8 ATS, 4-8 OU

Opening Spread / Total (from 5Dimes)
Kansas State -1 / 59 Points

[ Alamo Bowl Matchup Stats | Kansas State vs UCLA Betting Preview ]

Alamo Bowl Betting Trends: Favorites are 5-1 ATS in the last six Alamo Bowl games . . . Kansas State is 1-5 SU and ATS past six bowl games . . . UNDER is 6-1 past seven games when UCLA is underdog.

The Wildcats closed out the regular season with a 38-27 loss to Baylor as a 7-point road underdog. Kansas State began the season 7-1 SU and 6-2 ATS before going 2-2 SU and ATS in their last four games. One plus for Kansas State, heading into the Alamo Bowl all three of their losses during the regular season came as the underdog.

The Bruins also finished the regular season with a loss, falling to Stanford 31-10 as a 6-point favorite. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak SU and a three-game winning streak ATS. UCLA was the underdog only once this season (+1), in a 42-30 loss to Oregon.

UCLA and Kansas City clashed in back-to-back seasons in 2009 and 2010. The Bruins won the first matchup 23-9 as an 11.5-point favorite, while the Wildcats won the rematch 31-22 as a 1.5-point chalk.

Alamo Bowl History (teams, score, spread, ATS winner, SU winner)

1995 Alamo Bowl Michigan 20 Texas A&M 22 5 TEXA&M TEXA&M
1996 Alamo Bowl Texas Tech 0 Iowa 27 3 IOWA IOWA
1997 Alamo Bowl Purdue 33 Oklahoma State 20 3.5 PURDUE PURDUE
1998 Alamo Bowl Kansas State 34 Purdue 37 -14 KAN.ST PURDUE
1999 Alamo Bowl Penn State 24 Texas A&M 0 -6 PENNST PENNST
2000 Alamo Bowl Nebraska 66 Northwestern 17 14.5 NEBR NEBR
2001 Alamo Bowl Iowa 19 Texas Tech 16 -1.5 IOWA IOWA
2002 Alamo Bowl Colorado 28 Wisconsin 31 7 WISCSN WISCSN
2003 Alamo Bowl Michigan State 3 Nebraska 17 -3 NEBR NEBR
2004 Alamo Bowl Ohio State 33 Oklahoma State 7 -2 OHIOST OHIOST
2005 Alamo Bowl Nebraska 32 Michigan 28 -10 NEBR NEBR
2006 Alamo Bowl Iowa 24 Texas 26 -9 IOWA TEXAS
2007 Alamo Bowl Penn State 24 Texas A&M 17 4.5 PENNST PENNST
2008 Alamo Bowl Northwestern 23 Missouri 30 -14 NWESTN MIZZOU
2009 Alamo Bowl Michigan State 31 Texas Tech 41 -9.5 TXTECH TXTECH
2010 Alamo Bowl Arizona 10 Oklahoma State 36 -4.5 OKLAST OKLAST
2011 Alamo Bowl Washington 56 Baylor 67 -9 BAYLOR BAYLOR
2012 Alamo Bowl Texas 31 Oregon State 27 -1 TEXAS TEXAS
2013 Alamo Bowl Oregon 30 Texas 7 +14.5 OREG OREG
2014 Alamo Bowl Kansas State   UCLA        

 

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The Oregon Ducks are appearing in their first Alamo Bowl after posting their sixth straight 10-win regular season.

The Ducks are looking for their third bowl game victory in as many years. The Texas Longhorns are heading to the Alamo Bowl for the second straight year and are appearing in their 15th bowl game in 16 years.

For updated lines and totals on all of this year's bowl games head over to the college football betting boards at 5Dimes and Bovada today.

Valero Alamo Bowl
Monday, December 30 @ 6:45pm ET
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas

Team: Oregon Ducks
Conference: Pacific-12
Records: 10-2 SU, 7-5 ATS, 7-5 OU

Team: Texas Longhorns
Conference: Big 12
Records: 8-4 SU, 6-6 ATS, 5-7 OU

Opening Spread / Total (from 5Dimes)
Oregon Ducks -14 / 67 Points

[Alamo Bowl Matchup Stats | Oregon vs. Texas Betting Preview]

Alamo Bowl Betting Trends: Favorites are 4-1 ATS in the last five Alamo Bowl games . . . Texas are 12-1 SU in their last 13 bowl game appearances . . . The UNDER is 6-2 in the last eight bowl games involving Oregon.

The Oregon Ducks are an impressive 10-2, but have stumbled of late. They have lost two of their last four SU, failing to cover in either game. Oregon needed a last minute TD to eke out a 36-5 win over in-state rivals Oregon State; a game in which they were favored by 24. The previous week, the Ducks suffered a stunning 42-16 upset loss to Arizona, 18.5-point underdogs. Despite their recent troubles, the Ducks still rank third in total yards offense, averaging 573 per game, and score an average of 46.75 points per game, fifth in the nation. The 8-4 Texas Longhorns face the Ducks for the first time since a 35-20 loss in the 2000 Holiday Bowl. Texas had won six in a row SU earlier this season, before losing two of their last three games. The Longhorns have alternated between wins and losses ATS, covering in back-to-back games only once this season, when they recorded underdog wins over Oklahoma and TCU.

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The Texas Longhorns and Oregon State Beavers turned in similar SU records this season, but the Beavers were the much better ATS choice as those schools prepare to meet in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio on December 29.

For updated lines and totals on all of this year's bowl games head over to the college football betting boards at 5Dimes, Bovada, and BetOnline today.

Alamo Bowl
Saturday, December 29 @ 6:45pm ET
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas

Team: Texas Longhorns
Conference: Big 12
Records: 8-4 SU, 5-7 ATS, 6-6 OU

Team: Oregon State Beavers
Conference: Pacific-12
Records: 9-3 SU, 8-4 ATS, 6-5 OU

Opening Spread / Total (from BetOnline)
Oregon State -1 / 58.5 Points

[Alamo Bowl Matchup Stats]

Alamo Bowl Betting Trends: Favorites are 4-1 ATS in past five Alamo Bowls . . . Oregon State is 5-1 SU in past six bowl games . . . Texas is 11-1 SU in past 12 bowl games.

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The Baylor Bears are looking for their first bowl win since 1992 in only their second bowl appearance since 1994 in this year’s Alamo Bowl, where Heisman winner Robert Griffin III gets to strut his stuff.

For lines and totals on all of this year's bowl games head over to the college football betting board at 5Dimes today.

Alamo Bowl
Thursday, December 29 @ 9:00pm ET
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas

Team: Washington Huskies
Conference: Pacific 12
Records: 7-5 SU, 7-5 ATS, 6-5-1 OU

Team: Baylor Bears
Conference: Big 12
Records: 9-3 SU, 7-4-1 ATS, 10-2 OU

Spread / Total (from BetOnline)
Baylor -9.5 / 78.5 Points

[Alamo Bowl Matchup Stats]

Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III leads the Baylor Bears into the Alamo Bowl against the Washington Huskies. The total of 78.5 points is the highest total among all of the bowls.

No matter how high the total was set, with the incredible playmaking ability of Robert Griffin and the 109th ranked defense in the country, Baylor consistently sailed over it all season with a 10-2 record on the OVER. The total went over 80 in eight of Baylor’s 12 games.

Washington started the season off great at 5-1 SU and ATS, but tailed off with a 2-4 record SU and ATS down the stretch. Baylor won each of its last five games of the season (3-1-1 ATS). [ Get a free bowl wager at Bovada ]

Robert Griffin III gave the Heisman Trophy voters no choice but to hand him the hardware with his incredible season. Griffin had 3,998 passing yards and 36 passing touchdowns with just six interceptions, and also rushed for 644 yards and nine touchdowns.

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A fifth straight bowl appearance and a top-ranked offense are enough for most sportsbooks to list the Oklahoma State Cowboys as 5-point favorites on the Alamo Bowl odds against the Arizona Wildcats.

Alamo Bowl
Wednesday, December 29 @ 9:15pm ET
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas

Team: Oklahoma State Cowboys
Conference: Big 12 Conference
Records: 10-2 SU, 9-3 ATS, 8-4 OU

Team: Arizona Wildcats
Conference: Pac-10 Conference
Records: 7-5 SU, 4-7 ATS, 7-4 OU

Spread / Total (from Bovada)
Oklahoma State -5 / 65.5 Points

[Alamo Bowl Matchup Stats]

Oklahoma State shared the Big 12 South division title, exceeding everyone’s expectations en route to this bowl appearance. College football betting lines fluctuate with some books at 4.5 and some as high as 6-point edges for the Cowboys in this one.

The 16th-ranked Cowboys are considered the road team for the Alamo Bowl and are 5-0 on the road against the spread. Oklahoma State boasted the top offense in the entire FBS with 537.6 yards per game, and ranked third in points with 44.9.

Justin Blackmon will be a threat that Arizona will need to tame if it has any shot at this game. Blackmon led the nation with 151.4 yards receiving per game with 18 TD catches. Quarterback Brandon Weeden was second in the country in passing yards per game and ranked fifth in touchdown passes.

These offensive dynamos will probably have most bettors taking the NCAAF odds in this game and the betting lines will more than likely tip in favor of Oklahoma State.

Arizona was on a roll and possibly heading toward a BCS title shot, but four straight losses to end the season left them facing an uphill battle against this potent offense of the Cowboys.

Arizona was at 7-1 before they fumbled down the stretch. Junior QB Nick Foles led the Pac-10 in passing with 291.1 yards per game, and must regain his form at the quarterback position. And if they get league-leading receiver Juron Criner, who had 73 catches for 1,186 yards, involved, they could defy the oddsmakers.

Totals bettors should note these teams have piled up points all season with 15 of their combined 23 games making winners of OVER bettors.

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