This is an updated version of the bowl guide, tossing in a last minute NFL play. The bowls are just opinions unless I say am playing it. The NFL I’m actually playing:
Cincinnati -1.5 over Baltimore: The Ravens had one of those “dream crusher” losses last week that knocked them out of the playoffs. No real motivation on either side here, but Cincy is at home and the Ravens have to be still recovering from a heartbreaker. Small play.
I honestly could not find anything else to play on today’s NFL card.
Florida minus-3 over Iowa: There is absolutely no reason to watch this game unless you attended one of the schools. Or you are betting on it. I am not. But if you stick a gun to my head, give me Florida and over 40. No play.
Western Michigan plus 7.5 over Wisconsin: The Badgers were in the mix for the playoffs and this has to be a bit of a letdown. WMU will be motivated and can score points. Plus, P.J. Fleck has a lot to prove after being ignored for bigger coaching jobs. Like WMU quite a bit here. Moderate play.
USC -7 over Penn State: What the Nittany Lions have done this season is amazing. But USC might be playing as well as anybody not named Alabama right now. The Rose Bowl is hardly a disappointment, but PSU thinks it should have been in the playoffs. Hopefully the number dips under 7. Not playing it yet but small play at -6.5.
Oklahoma -3 over Auburn: This Sooners team has improved all season long. Auburn played its best football a month ago. Even if QB Sean White is healthy, I don’t think Auburn’s offense is good enough to keep up with Oklahoma. Will be playing the Sooners in a moderate play.
So that’s it. Good luck.