Ohio State vs. Oregon Betting Preview

Marcus Mariota and the Oregon Ducks are favored over Cardale Jones and the Ohio State Buckeyes for the College Football Championship Game with that national title matchup set to hit the gridiron in Arlington on Monday, January 12.

The Ducks won and covered the posted spread in a 59-20 rout of Florida State in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day, while the Buckeyes are coming off a 42-35 upset win over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl as betting underdogs.

The Buckeyes won and covered the posted spread in their last game against the Ducks in the 2010 Rose Bowl, grabbing a 26-17 victory in that contest as a 4.5-point underdog on the betting lines. That game produced an UNDER result for totals bettors.

The Oregon Ducks are 13-1 so far on the season, and 10-4 ATS vs the point spread. The Ohio State Buckeyes, meanwhile, are 13-1 and 9-5 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Oregon go 7-7 and the Ohio State Buckeyes go 12-2 on the totals.

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NCAA Football Championship Game Odds

After demolishing the Florida State Seminoles in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day the Oregon Ducks are sitting as the favorites on the betting lines against the Ohio State Buckeyes for the College Football Championship Game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Monday, January 12.


College Bowl Odds: 2014/15 Bowl Games

College football bowl season has become one of those must-bet events each year, along with betting on the Super Bowl and the Kentucky Derby. And with so many bowl games now dotting the college football landscape starting in mid-December and extending through to the championship game in January, there is plenty of betting product out there at the online sportsbooks.


Bowl Season: Bowl Games Betting Trends

The 2014/15 college football bowl season gets underway on Saturday, December 20 in New Orleans and runs through the inaugural College Football Championship Game on Monday, January 12 in Arlington.

And the sportsbooks started posting their betting lines for each and every one of the bowl game matchups as soon the schedule was announced, including odds for the two national semifinal matchups set for January 1 - the Sugar Bowl between Alabama and Ohio State, and the Rose Bowl between Oregon and Florida State.


Birmingham Bowl College Football Betting Odds with Pick - East Carolina Pirates vs Florida Gators

The Florida Gators will be gunning for their ninth ATS win in their last 12 bowl game appearances when they face the East Carolina Pirates in the Birmingham Bowl. The Gators are 3-2 SU and 4-1 ATS in their last five overall, with the total finishing UNDER in both of their SU losses, bucking a 7-1 trend by the OVER in Florida's previous eight.

The Pirates are 5-1 ATS over the past two seasons when pegged as underdogs, but are just 1-7 ATS in their last eight overall, while the OVER is a solid 5-1-1 in their last seven. The OVER prevailed in the last two former Compass Bowls, ending a stretch of six straight playing UNDER the posted total.

The East Carolina Pirates will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 5-7 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Florida Gators are 6-5 ATS. East Carolina is 6-6 against the over under total, while Florida is 8-3 versus the number.

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GoDaddy Bowl College Football Betting Odds with Pick - Toledo Rockets vs Arkansas State Red Wolves

The Arkansas State Red Wolves will look to remain undefeated, SU and ATS, in their third straight GoDaddy Bowl appearance when they take on the Toledo Rockets. The Red Wolves are 3-3 SU and ATS in their last six games this season with the OVER finishing 6-0 during that stretch. However, the UNDER is a strong 7-2 in the last nine GoDaddy/GMAC Bowls.

Favorites are 8-2-2 ATS in the last 12 GoDaddy/GMAC Bowls. However, the Rockets have struggled to reward bettors, going 3-4-1 in their last eight as favorites. Overall, Toledo is 4-7-1 ATS this season but are a solid 2-0-1 ATS in their last three and 4-1 SU in their last five.

This season the Arkansas State Red Wolves are 7-5 overall and 8-4 ATS against the spread, while the Rockets are 8-4 and 4-7-1 ATS. As for the totals, Arkansas State is 7-5 on the OU, and Toledo is 7-5

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Cowboys visit Washington Huskies Cactus Bowl College Football Betting Clash

The Washington Huskies are 15-0 SU in their last 15 games as the betting favorite. Washington will look to extend that winning streak in the Cactus Bowl squaring off against the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

Oklahoma State picked up bowl eligibility in its final game of the season with a 38-35 road win over Oklahoma as a 19.5-point underdog. The Cowboys were 0-5 SU and 1-4 ATS in their previous five games before that win. Each of the last three Cactus Bowls (previously named the Insight Bowl) have played UNDER the total. Washington went 9-4 on the UNDER this season and 3-0 on the UNDER in its last three games.

The Washington Huskies sport a record of 8-5 and 7-6 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Oklahoma State Cowboys sit at 6-6 and 5-7 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 4-9 for the Huskies and 7-5 for the Cowboys.

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Bruins visit Kansas State Wildcats Alamo Bowl College Football Betting Clash

Betting favorites are 5-1 ATS in the last six Alamo Bowl games. The Kansas State Wildcats hope that trend will continue as a small favorite against the UCLA Bruins in this year's Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.

UCLA cost itself a trip to the Pac-12 championship game with a 31-10 loss at home to Stanford in its final game of the regular season, falling to 9-3 SU and 4-8 ATS on the year. The Wildcats went 7-2 SU and ATS over their last nine games of the season with the two losses coming on the road to Big 12 co-champions Baylor and TCU. KSU is 1-5 SU and ATS in its last six bowl games.

The Kansas State Wildcats sit at 9-3 (8-4 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the UCLA Bruins are currently 9-3 (4-8 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? Kansas State is 7-5 OU, and UCLA is 4-8 OU.

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Armed Forces Bowl College Football Betting Preview and Pick - Houston Cougars Underdogs vs Panthers

The Houston Cougars will be gunning for their ninth ATS win in their last 11 games as underdogs when they take on the Pittsburgh Panthers in the Armed Forces Bowl. Underdogs have covered in five of the last six Armed Forces Bowls, but the Cougars are just 1-2-1 ATS in their last four games.

The Panthers have struggled as favorites in recent outings, just 2-4 SU and 1-5 ATS in their last six. The total has finished OVER in four of Pittsburgh's last five this season, however the UNDER is 6-2 in the Panthers' last eight bowl game appearances. Overall, Pitt is 3-2 SU and ATS in their last five bowl games.

Houston bring a 7-5 record (6-5-1 ATS) to the Bowl game betting matchup against the 6-6 Pittsburgh Panthers, who are 6-6 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Houston go 4-8 so far and the Panthers go 6-5-1.

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TaxSlayer Bowl College Football Betting Line Favors Tennessee over Iowa

The Tennessee Volunteers will be looking for just their fourth SU postseason victory since 2000 when they take on the Iowa Hawkeyes in the TaxSlayer Bowl. Tennessee will be making their first bowl game appearance since 2010 and is a dismal 3-10 SU in their last 13 postseason outings.

The Hawkeyes have been a solid bowl game bet in recent years, going 5-1 ATS in their last six, but following a fast 6-2 start this season Iowa finished 1-3 SU in their last four, 2-2 ATS, with the total finishing OVER in five of their last seven. Conversely, the UNDER went a strong 5-1-1 in the last seven Gator Bowls.

Betting fans of the Tennessee Volunteers have seen them go 6-6 and 6-6 ATS so far this season, while the Iowa Hawkeyes are at 7-5 and 6-6 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Iowa Hawkeyes are 6-5-1, while the Tennessee Volunteers are 5-6.

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