College Football Betting: Week 15
As if the BCS picture wasn't muddled enough, two-time champions Alabama lost at Auburn last week, and opened the door for Florida State, Ohio State, and Auburn to all vie for the right to play the BCS Championship. Most teams have completed their season and now everyone is waiting on bowl invitations, but there are still 14 games this week, including seven conference championships.
The first of the seven will be Bowling Green and Northern Illinois in the Mid-American Conference championship in Detroit on Friday. NIU, which is currently -3 at 5Dimes, has won the last three meetings between the schools, the last coming in 2011. Bowling Green has won four straight, while the Huskies are looking to remain undefeated and in line for a BCS bowl berth.
On Saturday, Marshall is laying -5 to Rice in Houston, in the Conference USA title game, which is being played in Rice Stadium. Both teams come in with identical 9-3 records. Marshall has won five consecutive games behind a healthy dose of offense that is averaging 53.8 points per game during the win streak, while Rice has won three in a row to close out the season.
Fresh off its upset of Alabama last week, Auburn is laying -2 to Missouri in the SEC Championship inside the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Both teams finished the season 11-1, and both teams covered 10 of their 12 games.
In Charlotte, N.C., in the ACC Championship, Florida State is laying a whopping -29 points to surprising Duke, which not only was 10-2 during the regular season, but had an identical record against the number. The Seminoles have won every game this season by double digits.
Arizona State is hosting the Pac 12 Championship in Tempe, Ariz., where the Sun Devils are -3 against Stanford. These two met earlier this season, in Palo Alto, and it was the Cardinal defeating Arizona State, 42-28, back in September. Stanford has won the last three meetings.
Ohio State is -5.5 in the Big Ten Championship against Michigan State, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The Buckeyes look to remain perfect and hope an impressive win will land them in the BCS Championship. To do so they'll need to overcome a Spartans defense that has allowed no more than six points in five of its last six games.
Finally, Fresno State is laying -3 at home to Utah State in the inaugural Mountain West Conference Championship. The Bulldogs saw their BCS season flushed down the toilet after being upset by San Jose State last week, and will be looking to salvage their chances at playing in a big bowl.