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Sun Bowl betting: USC vs Georgia Tech

The USC Trojans had hopes of playing in the BCS championship game, but after an incredibly disappointing season they instead will settle for a New Year's Eve day date with a 6-7 Georgia Tech team in the Sun Bowl in El Paso (2 pm ET, ESPN).

The early Sun Bowl odds showed Southern Cal, which lost five games this season, going 5-4 in Pac-12 play, was favored by 10 points over the Yellow Jackets, who won the ACC's Coastal Division by default, then lost to Florida State in the conference championship game.

Nine of the past 11 Sun Bowls have played OVER the total, but spread bettors pay close attention to USC’s 7-1 ATS record in eight recent bowl games. As well, Georgia Tech is just 2-7 ATS in its past 9 bowl games. [ More Sun Bowl betting stats, trends and lines ]

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Little Caesars Bowl Betting

Playing in its first-ever bowl game 7-5 Western Kentucky goes against 6-6 Central Michigan in the Little Caesar’s Bowl Wednesday, Dec. 26 at Ford Field in Detroit (7:30 pm ET, ESPN).

The early Little Caesar’s Bowl odds listed the Hilltoppers, who went 4-4 in the Sun Belt Conference, as six-point underdogs vs. the Chippewas, who went 4-4 in the MAC.

The UNDER is 8-3 in the past 11 editions of this bowl, while underdogs are 4-1 ATS in the past five. [ More Little Caesars Bowl betting information, trends and picks ]

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Music City Bowl betting preview

Coming off its best regular season in 30 years 8-4 Vanderbilt goes looking for a bowl victory when it take on 7-5 North Carolina State in the Music City Bowl New Year's Eve day in Nashville (noon ET, ESPN).

The early Music City Bowl odds were listing the Commodores, who went 5-3 in the SEC this season, as six-point favorites over the Wolfpack, who just fired Coach O'Brien after going 4-4 in ACC play.

Eight of the past 11 Music City Bowls have played UNDER and aforementioned NC State is a money-making 6-1-1 ATS in its past 8 bowl games. [ More Music City Bowl betting stats, matchup info and trends ]

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Pinstripe Bowl betting odds preview

A discontinued conference rivalry is renewed when 7-5 Syracuse goes against 7-5 West Virginia in the Pinstripe Bowl Saturday, Dec. 29 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx (3:15 pm ET, ESPN2).

The early Pinstripe Bowl odds were listing the Mountaineers, who went 4-5 in the Big 12 this season, as four-point chalk over the Orange, who finished in a four-way tie for first in the Big East.

Syracuse is 3-1 ATS in its past 4 bowl games. [ More Pinstripe Bowl betting stats, trends and odds info ]

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Alamo Bowl betting preview

In a Big 12/Pac-12 battle 8-4 Texas and 9-3 Oregon State meet in the Alamo Bowl Saturday, Dec. 29 in San Antonio (6:45 pm ET, ESPN).

The early Alamo Bowl betting odds were lining the Beavers, who went 6-3 in the Pac-12 this year, as two-point favorites over the Longhorns, who went 5-4 in the Big 12.

Favorites are 4-1 ATS in the past 5 Alamo Bowls, while Oregon State is 5-1 ATS in its past 6 bowl games and Texas is 11-1 SU in its past 12 bowl games. [ More Alamo Bowl betting matchup information and stats ]

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Kraft Fight Hunger Betting preview

Already with its highest win total in five seasons 7-5 Arizona State goes looking for more when it runs into 7-4 Navy in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Saturday, Dec. 29 in San Francisco (3:15 pm ET, ESPN).

Early on, most bookmakers were holding off on offering Fight Hunger Bowl odds because the Middies still had one more game to play; their season finale vs. Army.

The past 5 games (formerly the Emerald Bowl) played well UNDER the total. Navy is 5-2 ATS in its past 7 bowl games, while ASU is 0-4 ATS in recent bowling. [ More Kraft Fight Hunger bowl betting preview and stats information ]

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Meineke Car Care Bowl Betting

In a re-match (of sorts) of a crazy bowl game from a few seasons ago 7-5 Texas Tech and 6-6 Minnesota get together in the Meineke Car Care Bowl Friday, Dec. 28 in Houston (9 pm ET, ESPN).

For the early Meineke Bowl odds most books were listing the Red Raiders, who tied for fifth place in the Big 12 this season, as 13-point favorites over the Gophers, who finished in last place in the Big Ten's Legends Division.

Favorites are 8-1-2 ATS in the past 11 Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas games while the Red Raiders are just 1-5 ATS in their past six bowl games. [ More Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas betting stats and trends ]

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Russell Athletic Bowl betting pick

In an old East Coast match-up 6-6 Virginia Tech, which had to win its last two games just to become bowl-eligible, meets 9-3 Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl Friday, Dec. 28 in Orlando (5:30 pm ET, ESPN).

The early Russell Athletic Bowl odds listed the Hokies, who just managed to extend their bowl streak to 20 seasons, as 2.5-point favorites over the Scarlet Knights, who were 9-1 but lost their last two games to miss out on the Big East championship.

ACC schools are 8-1 SU in the past 9 games, formerly the Champs Sports Bowls. Six of the past seven games played UNDER the total. [ More Russell Athletic Bowl betting preview stats and trends]

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Independence Bowl betting preview

The 8-4 Warhawks of Louisiana-Monroe will play their first-ever bowl game when they battle 8-4 Ohio in the Independence Bowl Friday, Dec. 28 in Shreveport (2 pm ET, ESPN).

The early Independence Bowl odds lined 8-4 UL-M, which went 6-2 in the Sun Belt Conference this year, as a seven-point favorite over the Bobcats, who only went 4-4 in the MAC.

Favorites are 8-1 ATS in the past 9 games including six in a row. [ More Independence Bowl betting stats, trends and preview info ]

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Holiday Bowl Betting: Bruins Bears Odds

Coming off the disappointment of losing the Pac-12 championship game 9-4 UCLA looks to get to double-digits in victories for this season when it plays 7-5 Baylor in the Holiday Bowl Thursday, Dec. 27 in San Diego (9:45 pm ET, ESPN).

Early Holiday Bowl odds were listing the Bruins as two-point favorites over the Bears, who finished tied for fifth place in the Big 12 this year.

Favorites are 11-3 ATS in the past 14 Holiday Bowls, while the past four games all played UNDER the total. [ More Holiday Bowl betting information, stats and trends ]

The game opened as a PK (watch for line moves at 5Dimes) with a huge total of 79.5.

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