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The Missouri Tigers will be gunning for their third straight bowl victory, SU and ATS, when they take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the Citrus Bowl.

The Tigers won outright as three-point underdogs in last season’s Cotton Bowl, topping Oklahoma State 41-31. That win marked Mizzou’s return to postseason action following a two-year absence. Overall, the Tigers are 3-2 SU in their last five bowl appearances, but a meagre 2-4 ATS in their last six.

Minnesota looks to end a six-game bowl game losing streak, 2-4 ATS, in their third straight bowl appearance. The Gophers dropped a 21-17 decision to Syracuse in last season’s Texas Bowl, losing outright as 3.5-point favorites.

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.

Citrus Bowl
Thursday, January 1 @ 1:00pm ET
Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida

Team: Minnesota Golden Gophers
Conference: Big Ten
Records: 8-4 SU, 8-4 ATS, 5-6-1 OU

Team: Missouri Tigers
Conference: SEC
Records: 10-3 SU, 8-5 ATS, 6-7 OU

Opening Spread / Total (from 5Dimes)
Missouri -6 / 48 Points

[ Citrus Bowl Matchup Stats | Minnesota vs Missouri Betting Preview ]

Citrus Bowl Betting Trends: SEC schools are 5-1 SU and ATS vs Big Ten squads in the past six Citrus Bowls (former Capital One Bowls) . . . The total has played OVER in Mizzou’s last three bowl appearances, while the OVER is 4-2 in Minnesota’s last six bowl games . . .  Mizzou is 2-4 ATS in their last six as bowl game favorites

The Missouri Tigers look to bounce back from a disappointing 42-13 loss to Alabama in the SEC Championship Game, failing to cover as long 14-point underdogs. The loss ended Mizzou’s six-game winning streak, 5-1 ATS, which earned them a second consecutive SEC East division title.

The Tigers held opponents to just 16.7 points per game during the win streak, which included four outright wins while pegged as underdogs. The Tigers are 1-2 SU in their last three against Big Ten opponents, including a 31-27 loss to Indiana as heavy 14.5-point favorites earlier this season, but are 8-2 SU in their last 10 overall against the Big Ten, 6-4 ATS.

Following a 6-1 start to their season, Minnesota struggled down the stretch against stiff competition, going 2-3 SU in their last five. However, the Gophers are 4-0 ATS in their last four, all as underdogs, including a pair of convincing outright wins over Iowa and Nebraska, pushing them to 3-3 SU and 5-1 ATS overall as underdogs this season.

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

1996 Capital One Bowl Tennessee 48 Northwestern 28 9 TENN TENN
1997 Capital One Bowl Penn State 6 Florida 21 -15 Push FLA
1998 Capital One Bowl Arkansas 31 Michigan 45 -2.5 MICH MICH
1999 Capital One Bowl Michigan State 37 Florida 34 -1 MICHST MICHST
2000 Capital One Bowl Auburn 28 Michigan 31 -8 AUBRN MICH
2001 Capital One Bowl Michigan 17 Tennessee 45 -3.5 TENN TENN
2002 Capital One Bowl Auburn 13 Penn State 9 -7.5 AUBRN AUBRN
2003 Capital One Bowl Georgia 34 Purdue 27 3.5 GEORGI GEORGI
2004 Capital One Bowl Iowa 30 LSU 25 -6 IOWA IOWA
2005 Capital One Bowl Wisconsin 24 Auburn 10 -10 WISCSN WISCSN
2006 Capital One Bowl Wisconsin 17 Arkansas 14 -2.5 WISCSN WISCSN
2007 Capital One Bowl Michigan 41 Florida 35 -10.5 MICH MICH
2008 Capital One Bowl Michigan State 12 Georgia 24 -9 GEORGI GEORGI
2009 Capital One Bowl LSU 17 Penn State 19 -2 Push PENNST
2010 Capital One Bowl Michigan State 7 Alabama 49 -8 ALAB ALAB
2011 Capital One Bowl Nebraska 13 South Carolina 30 -3 S.CARO S.CARO
2012 Capital One Bowl Georgia 45 Nebraska 31 10 GEORGI GEORGI
2013 Capital One Bowl South Carolina 34 Wisconsin 24 -1.5 S.CARO S.CARO
2014 Citrus Bowl Minnesota   Missouri        

 

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Wisconsin was one of the best bets in all of college football this season, going 9-3 against the spread. Will that ATS success carry over to New Year’s Day, when the Badgers take on the explosive South Carolina Gamecocks in one of bowl season’s most intriguing games?

Here's a look at the Capital One Bowl betting matchup for New Year's Day in Orlando.

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.

Capital One Bowl
Wednesday, January 1 @ 1:00pm ET
Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida

Team: South Carolina Gamecocks
Conference: Southeastern
Records: 10-2 SU, 6-6 ATS, 5-7 OU

Team: Wisconsin Badgers
Conference: Big Ten
Records: 9-3 SU, 9-3 ATS, 4-8 OU

Opening Spread / Total (from 5Dimes)
Wisconsin -1 / 51 Points

[Capital One Bowl Matchup Stats | South Carolina vs. Wisconsin Betting Preview]

Capital One Bowl Betting Trends: SEC is 4-1 ATS past five Capital One Bowls vs. Big Ten . . . South Carolina is 1-4 ATS past five bowl games . . . South Carolina is 4-1 SU in bowl games vs. Big Ten since 1999.

South Carolina is built around gutty senior quarterback Connor Shaw and a talented defense that held Clemson’s prolific offense to only 17 points in the Gamecocks’ win over the Tigers in their regular season finale. South Carolina knocked off Big Ten foes Nebraska and Michigan in its past two bowl trips and owns an impressive comeback win over Missouri. The Gamecocks’ losses came against Georgia and Tennessee.

Wisconsin was stunned by Penn State at home in its regular-season finale or the Badgers might have been in a BCS bowl game. First-year coach Gary Andersen put together a typical powerful Wisconsin team that averages 283 yards on the ground and allows only 14.8 points per game.

As the point spread indicates, these are two evenly-matched teams. Wisconsin opened as high as a 2-point favorite, but the Capital One Bowl line dropped as low as a pick‘em at some shops by mid-December. The total opened at 51.

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After falling just short of a shot at the national title the Georgia Bulldogs will have to settle for a berth in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando on January 1. They'll enter the bowl matchup as a favorite on the betting lines against Nebraska.

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.

Capital One Bowl
Tuesday, January 1 @ 1:00pm ET
Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida

Team: Georgia Bulldogs
Conference: Southeastern
Records: 11-2 SU, 7-6 ATS, 6-6 OU

Team: Nebraska Cornhuskers
Conference: Big Ten
Records: 10-3 SU, 6-6-1 ATS, 7-4-1 OU

Opening Spread / Total (from BetOnline)
Georgia -8.5 / 57 Points

[Capital One Bowl Matchup Stats]

Capital One Bowl Betting Trends: Four of past five Capital One Bowls played UNDER the total.

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The South Carolina Gamecocks are just 4-12 SU in 16 all-time bowl appearances for the school since 1945 but they are slight favorites on the Capital One Bowl odds menu to win in 2011.

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

Capital One Bowl
Monday, January 2 @ 1:00pm ET
Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida

Team: Nebraska Cornhuskers
Conference: Big Ten
Records: 9-3 SU, 4-7-1 ATS, 5-7 OU

Team: South Carolina Gamecocks
Conference: Southeastern
Records: 10-2 SU, 6-6 ATS, 5-7 OU

Spread / Total (from 5Dimes)
South Carolina -2.0 / 46 Points

[Capital One Bowl Matchup Stats]

The South Carolina Gamecocks and the Nebraska Cornhuskers enter the Capital One Bowl looking to end their season on a high note after failing to reach higher preseason expectations.

South Carolina overcame an injury to star running back Marcus Lattimore to finish the season with a respectable 10-2 SU record (6-6 ATS). Nebraska was in the hunt for the Big Ten Legends Division with a 7-1 SU start to the season (3-5 ATS), but finished 2-2 SU (1-2-1 ATS) down the stretch including a loss as a 17.5-point favorite at home to Northwestern.

Connor Shaw did a solid job leading the offense after Marcus Lattimore went down. Shaw finished the season with 1,218 passing yards and 12 touchdowns with six interceptions after taking over the starting job from Stephen Garcia.

On the trends side, the Big Ten is 5-2 SU in the past 7 Capital One Bowls vs SEC schools. Favorites are also 2-0-1 ATS past 3. [ Up to $100 free wager bonus on your favorite bowl team, check out the huge launch party promotion at Bovada ]

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Without leading receiver B.J. Cunningham the Michigan State Spartans aren’t getting much of a chance by oddsmakers as the Alabama Crimson Tide are big 10-point favorites in the Capital One Bowl odds.

Capital One Bowl
Saturday, January 1 @ 1:00pm ET
Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida

Team: Alabama Crimson Tide
Conference: Southeastern Conference
Records: 8-3 SU, 6-5 ATS, 3-7-1 OU

Team: Michigan State Spartans
Conference: Big Ten Conference
Records: 11-1 SU, 6-5 ATS, 5-6 OU

Spread / Total (from Bovada)
Alabama -10 / 52 Points

[Capital One Bowl Matchup Stats]

Alabama led the SEC in points allowed per game at 14.1 and yards allowed per game at 296, and more of that type of defense should make the Crimson Tide the strong favorite to cover the NCAAF odds for the bowl matchup.

The Crimson Tide also sports a balanced attack on offense with wide receiver and second-team All-American Julio Jones being the focal point of that passing game. He had a record-setting year at the school with 75 catches for 1,084 yards, with seven of Greg McElroy’s 19 TD passes.

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Alabama has alternated wins and losses in eight bowl appearances, but this team looks poised to garner a lot of attention among college football betting enthusiasts. The Crimson Tide tied for the conference lead with just 14 turnovers, and may need more of that to ensure victory over the ailing Spartans.

Michigan State needs its highly-ranked defense to hold the fort long enough for them to get under the skin of an Alabama offense that put up big yards per game with 435.6 this season.

Senior linebacker Greg Jones can be that thorn in the side of McElroy - as he led the team with 98 tackles and is the only AP first-team all-star on either team. Michigan State was third-best in the Big Ten with 337.8 yards allowed per game, and cutting the Crimson Tide's offensive average down by nearly 100 yards in this bowl game will be a huge task.

The Spartans are also going against their bowl odds, having dropped four straight in the postseason. [ Matchup Stats ]

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