Friday, December 22, 2006

College Bowl Season: Daily Picks

Hopefully you jumped on the Mormon's in Vegas last night, as that was the 2nd game that was never in doubt. Our under "gun to head" play also came in, which leaves us at a YTD of 2-0 ATS and 2-0 O/U.

Tonight the bowl game quality takes a little bit of a dip as we have the New Orleans Bowl, Rice (-4) vs. Troy.

Troy plays in just a horrendous conference - the only reason I see them being close with regards to the line, is because they have played good teams tough this year. They are 7-2 against the spread against teams with a winning record.

Rice on the other hand is really a tale of two seasons. Major Applewhite took over as Offensive Coordinator after being the flavor of the month for many NFL practice squads and it took Rice some time to adjust to his new spread option. The wild card tonight is whether QB Chase Clements will play. He's been out for most of the year with a shoulder injury. Rice coaches aren't saying what they plan to do with him, and I'm not sure it matters.

This line opened at Rice -7.5, but early betting has driven it to -4. That early betting was with Clemens not playing at all, but he was medically cleared to play last week.

Thatguysports picks Rice -4 tonight. Over/under opened at 49 but has been pushed to 53.5/54 on most books, and gun to head we'll go Under tonight but not by much. 34-17 Rice.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I thought Alabammer was playing Troy in a bowl?