Welcome to the opening edition of my College Football Betting Picks on Sports Blog Net. Before moving on from the Bleacher Report, I compiled a record of 26-15 ATS (11-2 in my Game of the Week picks). Two days ago I wrote on my Wordpress to take Syracuse to cover the +3.5 spread against West Virginia. Syracuse covered the spread and beat West Virginia 38-14, in a snowy Yankee Stadium.
Let's keep the money train rolling into the New Year, with my five bowl games to make a play on. Have a happy and safe New Year. Pick number two
AutoZone Liberty Bowl - Iowa State (6-6) vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane (10-3)
Date: Dec. 31 @ 3:30 PM ET
Line: Tulsa +1.5
In a re-match from Sept. 1, the Golden Hurricanes of Tulsa look to avenge their 38-23 loss that was handed to them by Iowa State.
Tulsa makes their eighth bowl appearance this decade and looks to win 11 games for the second time in their program history. Tulsa's offense has been the key to their success as the Golden Hurricanes are ranked 25th in the NCAA (average 460.8 yards per game).
The main course of the Golden Hurricanes offensive attack has been their rushing attack. A running back duo-attack led by Juniors Trey Watts (959 rushing yards with three touchdowns) and Ja'Terian Douglas (857 rushing yards and seven touchdowns) has brought their opponents defenses to their limits. Their rushing attack averages 240.2 yards per game, which ranks Tulsa 11th in the NCAA. Tulsa
Despite losing five of their past seven games, Iowa State snuck into this bowl game over Louisiana Tech. Iowa State has struggled on both sides of the ball. The Cyclones average a less than impressive 372.2 total yards per game, which ranks Iowa State 90th in the NCAA. Iowa State averages 25.2, which is ranked near the bottom of the NCAA (85th). The Cyclones defense is ranked 98th in total defense giving up 444.83 yards per game. To make matters worse, Iowa State will be without three-time All-Big 12 linebacker Jake Knott. Knott will be sidelined as he's recovering from shoulder surgery.
Iowa State is 5-6-1 ATS this season.
Tulsa is 8-5 ATS this season.
Iowa State is 2-3 ATS in their last five games.
Tulsa is 3-2 ATS in their last five games.
Pick- In what is destined to be a rain-filled sloppy game, the key to victory will be the rushing attack. Don't be fooled by the line. Iowa State is by no means a better football team than Tulsa. Rain and a terrible Iowa State defense should help the Golden Hurricanes rushing attack. Tulsa should win and cover this game easily. Take Tulsa.
Tulsa 38, Iowa State 24
All lines are subject to change based on the line movement. All lines are from ScoresandOdds.com
[caption id="attachment_14" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Who will cover the spread...Tulsa or Iowa State?[/caption]
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