I have done well picking bowl games at the Juice blog, as the colleges have been my strength.
Cincinnati (-10.5) Southern Miss
Nevada (+3) New Mexico
Arizona St. (+2.5) Texas
Michigan St. (+3.5) Boston College
Oregon St. (-5) Maryland
You would have gotten rich betting on Cincy this year. They definitely have helped my record versus the spread. Nevada has lost more close, weird games than anyone in 2007. I will take the coaching of Erickson over Brown anytime. The Big 10 is the dog in 6 of the 8 bowl games they are in. The Spartans might be the best bet to win in outright in a game they are getting points in from the conference. I like Riley, and think the Pac-10 is far superior to the Big East.
Miss. State (+3) Central Florida
Wake Forest (-2.5) Connecticut
Alabama (-3.5) Colorado
California (-3.5) Air Force
Auburn (+2.5) Clemson
Oregon (+6.5) South Florida
I know the Knights have an all-timer at halfback, but the speed on D of State will help hold him down. Grobe at Wake is one of the Top 10 coaches in America. I’ve got to go with Saban and the SEC over the Buffs. Traditionally Air Force covers in their bowl game, but the underachieving Bears give good line value, so I will take Tedford to rekindle the magic. Who would have thought Tennessee would have been playing on Jan. 1, while Cal would be in the Armed Forces Bowl, after their game in September? Once again, I will go with coaching and the SEC over a Bowden-led Clemson squad that is hard to gauge. What a fall the Ducks took over their last 3 games, but I think they will get enough play out of their backup QB’s to keep the game close.