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College Football – Conference Championships
The conference championships are set and from here on out every team is looking to get new hardware to stash in their trophy cases. All of the teams this season had to fight for twelve weeks to get in the position they are today so every single game will be close for all bettors, we will be focusing on the top 4 and the five power conferences. In a wild season of upsets we should all be treated to presents for the holidays.
The Pac-12 Championship on Friday night features #10 Oregon and #17 Utah. In their last meeting on week 12 the Utes shut out Oregon at home 38-7. This go-around will be held at a neutral site in the brand-new Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Utah still might have the Ducks figured out but this time there will be plenty more scoring than the last contest.
To kick off Saturday’s slate #9 Baylor will battle #5 Oklahoma State for the Big 12 Championship. Depending how well Oklahoma State and how bad Cincinnati, Alabama, Michigan and Georgia play the Cowboys can insert themselves into the CFP with a big win here.
A big game here for #3 Alabama and #1 Georgia in the SEC Championship game looms large. A loss would give Alabama two losses on the season and could be booted from the CFP and I don’t think the Bulldogs are looking to take a blemish on their perfect record.
While being played at the same time the AAC Championship will be played in the shadows. #4 Cincinnati is still holding strong onto their 12-0 record and would become the very first non-power five conference team to make it to the CFP, first they have to get past #21 Houston.
For the first time in a long time Clemson will not be in the ACC Championship. This time #16 Wake Forest and #15 Pittsburgh take the spotlight. Both squads sit with two losses on the year and will both be getting a highly sought after bowl game but at this point the ACC championship game is more important, especially if they want to catch up to Clemson in wins.
The nightcap will be the Big Ten Championship where #13 Iowa will duel #2 Michigan at Lucas Oil Stadium in Tennessee. Iowa at the beginning of the season held that number two spot believe it or not and plummeted since then but still managed to get into the Big Ten Championship game. Michigan is red hot coming off of a stellar win against Ohio State and look to continue that momentum into the biggest game of the year.
A few best bets should wrap up a fairly fruitful season for bettors.
Score Cast & Bets Bets
Friday, December 3rd
|Western Kentucky 35||UTSA 38 (+3.5) O/U 72.5|
|#10 Oregon 30||#17 Utah (-3) 38 O/U 58|
Saturday, December 4th
|#9 Baylor 25||#5 Oklahoma State (-5.5) 30 O/U 46.5|
|Kent State (-3.5) 38||Northern Illinois 31 O/U 74|
|Utah State 21 (+6)||#19 San Diego State 17 O/U 50|
|Appalachian State (-3) 24||#24 Louisiana 21 O/U 53|
|#1 Georgia 31||#3 Alabama (+6.5) 28 O/U 49.5|
|Houston (+10.5) 24||#4 Cincinnati 31 O/U 53|
|#2 Michigan (-11) 28||#13 Iowa 17 O/U 43.5|
|#15 Pittsburgh 27||#16 Wake Forest (+3) 30 O/U 71|
|USC 21||California (-4.5) 28 O/U 58|
Best Bets –
Wake Forest +3
Over 49.5 Georgia vs Alabama