Belk Bowl Odds

The Georgia Bulldogs and the Louisville Cardinals will finish off their seasons on December 30 when they meet in the Belk Bowl at Bank of America Stadium.

Georgia stumbled in the Gator Bowl last season, losing to Nebraska 24-19 as an 8.5-point favorite. The Bulldogs are 1-3 SU and ATS in their last four bowl appearances, with all three losses coming as the favorite. The Cardinals are 4-1 SU and ATS in their last five bowl appearances, including a 36-9 win over Miami in last year’s Russell Athletic Bowl as a 5.5-point favorite.

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.

Belk Bowl
Tuesday, December 30 @ 6:30pm ET
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

Team: Georgia Bulldogs
Conference: SEC
Records: 9-3 SU, 7-5 ATS, 9-3 OU

Team: Louisville Cardinals
Conference: ACC
Records: 9-3 SU, 7-5 ATS, 5-6-1 OU

Opening Spread / Total (from 5Dimes)
Georgia -7.5 / 57 Points

[ Belk Bowl Matchup Stats | Georgia vs Louisville Betting Preview ]

Belk Bowl Bowl Betting Trends: Favorite has covered past three Belk Bowls . . . Louisville 4-1 SU and ATS past five bowl games . . . Louisville is 9-1 ATS as underdogs since start of 2011 season.

Georgia had a three-game winning streak snapped in their regular season finale, getting upset by Georgia Tech 30-24 as a 10.5-point favorite. Despite the loss the Bulldogs are still 8-2 SU in their last 10 games with a 6-4 mark ATS. For totals bettors Georgia was a solid OVER play all season with a 9-3 OVER record on the season.

Louisville won their final three games of the regular season while posting a 2-1 record ATS. In their final game they defeated Kentucky 44-40 but failed to cover the 14-point spread. The Cardinals were an odd mix for totals bettors throughout the season. In their first eight games of the season Louisville was 6-1-1 UNDER, but the rest of the way in their remaining four games Louisville posted a 4-0 OVER mark.

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

2002

Continental Bowl West Virginia 22 Virginia 48 5.5 VIRGNA VIRGNA
2003 Continental Bowl Pittsburgh 16 Virginia 23 -3 VIRGNA VIRGNA
2004 Continental Bowl Boston College 37 North Carolina 24 -4 BOST.C BOST.C
2005 Meineke Car Care Bowl South Florida 0 North Carolina State 14 -3.5 N.C.ST N.C.ST
2006 Meineke Car Care Bowl Navy 24 Boston College 25 -7.5 NAVY BOST.C
2007 Meineke Car Care Bowl Connecticut 10 Wake Forest 24 -2 WAKE WAKE
2008 Meineke Car Care Bowl West Virginia 31 North Carolina 30 2.5 UNC WESTV
2009 Meineke Car Care Bowl North Carolina 17 Pittsburgh 19 0 PITT PITT
2010 Meineke Car Care Bowl South Florida 31 Clemson 26 -5.5 S.FLA S.FLA
2011 Belk Bowl Louisville 24 North Carolina State 31 -1.5 N.C.ST N.C.ST
2012 Belk Bowl Cincinnati 48 Duke 34 10 CINC CINC
2013 Belk Bowl North Carolina 39 Cincinnati 17 +2.5 UNC UNC
2014 Belk Bowl Georgia   Louisville        

 

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The North Carolina Tar Heels take on the Cincinnati Bearcats in the 12th annual Belk Bowl on Sunday, December 28.

The Tar Heels are playing in the game for the first time since 2009, and for the fourth time in the game’s history. Cincy appears for the second time, after defeating Duke in last year’s Belk Bowl by a score of 48-34.

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.

Belk Bowl
Saturday, December 28 @ 3:20pm ET
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

Team: North Carolina Tar Heels
Conference: Atlantic Coast
Records: 6-6 SU, 7-5 ATS, 4-8 OU

Team: Cincinnati Bearcats
Conference: American Athletic
Records: 9-2 SU, 6-5 ATS, 6-5 OU

Opening Spread / Total (from 5Dimes)
North Carolina Tar Heels -3 / 56.5 Points

[Belk Bowl Matchup Stats | North Carolina vs. Cincinnati Betting Preview]

Belk Bowl Betting Trends: Cincinnati is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 bowl game appearances. However, they have won and covered in their last two . . . The Bearcats won the Belk Bowl last season and are 12-3 SU in their last 15 games overall . . . The OVER is 4-1 in North Carolina’s last five bowl game appearances, while UNC is 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall.

The Cincinnati Bearcats return to the Belk Bowl for a second straight year. In their last outing of the regular season, the Bearcats suffered a heartbreaking 31-24 overtime loss to their Ohio River rivals Louisville, extinguishing Cincy’s AAC title hopes. The loss was their first of the season on home turf. The Bearcats had won their previous six SU, going 5-1 ATS. This was a turnaround for Cincinnati after going 0-3 ATS in their previous three games. The Bearcats own one of the strongest defensive lines in the nation, having allowed only 98.67 rushing yards per game. The Bearcats face the 6-6 North Carolina Tar Heels. UNC finished strong down the stretch despite a regular season loss to Duke in their last game, which catapulted the Blue Devils into the ACC title game. The Tar Heels won their previous five SU and ATS, including an astonishing 80-20 victory over Old Dominion.

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The Cincinnati Bearcats are favorites against the Duke Blue Devils for the Belk Bowl in Charlotte on December 27, and they proved to be a good wager during the regular season with an 8-4 ATS mark in their dozen contests.

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.

Belk Bowl
Thursday, December 27 @ 6:30pm ET
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

Team: Cincinnati Bearcats
Conference: Big East
Records: 9-3 SU, 8-4 ATS, 5-5 OU

Team: Duke Blue Devils
Conference: Atlantic Coast
Records: 6-6 SU, 6-6 ATS, 8-2-1 OU

Opening Spread / Total (from BetOnline)
Cincinnati -10 / 58 Points

[Belk Bowl Matchup Stats]

Belk Bowl Betting Trends: OVER/UNDER alternated all 11 Belk Bowls, UNDER is due . . . Cincinnati is 2-7 ATS in past nine bowl games.

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The North Carolina State Wolfpack enter the Belk Bowl against the Louisville Cardinals having won four of their last five bowl games both SU and ATS.

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

Belk Bowl
Tuesday, December 27 @ 8:00pm ET
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

Team: Louisville Cardinals
Conference: Big East
Records: 7-5 SU, 8-4 ATS, 3-8-1 OU

Team: North Carolina State Wolfpack
Conference: Atlantic Coast
Records: 7-5 SU, 5-6-1 ATS, 5-7 OU

Spread / Total (from Bovada)
North Carolina State -3.0 / 44.5 Points

[Belk Bowl Matchup Stats]

After overcoming slow starts to earn bowl eligibility, the North Carolina State Wolfpack and the Louisville Cardinals meet in this year’s Belk Bowl. This bowl was previously known as the Meineke Car Care Bowl from 2005-2010.

Louisville started the season just 2-4 SU (3-3 ATS), but finished strong in conference play with a 5-1 SU and ATS record. North Carolina State started the season 2-3 SU (0-4-1 ATS) and finished 5-2 SU and ATS. Louisville went 7-1 ATS over its last eight games, and finished the year 6-0 ATS as an underdog with four outright upsets.

Senior quarterback Mike Glennon had a strong season for North Carolina State in his first year as the starter. Glennon finished the regular season with 2,790 passing yards and 28 touchdown passes to just 11 interceptions.

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Despite a lopsided season-ending loss and a .500 record the Meineke Bowl odds will still favor the Clemson Tigers by 5.5 points when they take on the offensively-challenged South Florida Bulls.

Meineke Bowl
Friday, December 31 @ 12:00pm ET
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

Team: Clemson Tigers
Conference: Atlantic Coast Conference
Records: 6-6 SU, 5-6 ATS, 1-10 OU

Team: South Florida Bulls
Conference: Big East Conference
Records: 7-5 SU, 4-7 ATS, 3-8 OU

Spread / Total (from Sportsbook.ag)
Clemson -5.5 / 40.5 Points

[Meineke Bowl Matchup Stats]

The overall record of Clemson is not indicative of how well they played this season. The Tigers beat bowl-bound NC State, Maryland, and Georgia Tech, while three of their four conference losses were by less than a touchdown. And they were also spectacular in a three-point loss to Auburn in overtime.

Clemson finished 4-4 in the conference and tied for third in the Atlantic Division. Kyle Parker will get the start at quarterback, despite being pulled in an earlier loss and despite his struggles at the end of the season.

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The offense commanded by Parker might not have been the smoothest to watch, but the Tigers' defense commands much respect as it was tied for ninth in the FBS in scoring defense, allowing just 17.8 points per game. This is why college football betting lines favor Clemson.

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South Florida completed the regular season in a tie for third place in the Big East. They had wins over bowl-eligible Louisville and Miami, while giving BCS-bound Connecticut real trouble in a tough loss.

The Bulls will most likely be without second-year starting quarterback B.J. Daniels, who threw for 1,496 yards and 12 touchdowns while tossing 12 interceptions. With walk-on Bobby Eveld in the wings, it could be even tougher for South Florida to defy the NCAAF odds for this game.

South Florida ranks 103rd in total offense per game, while ranking 20th on the other side of the ball. With injuries to running back Bradley Battles and fullback Jeff Hawkins, the Bulls will have to dig deep if they expect to come out on top.

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