Can Feel A Cold Streak Coming, Friday Bowl Picks

Shoutout Temple for being up at half and then giving up like 40 straight and Vandy Blowing their lead as well to send us to 1-2 on the day and 10-9 overall on Bowl season. Still in the positive boys but we are taking on water. Maybe today we bounce back. Whatever. 

  1. Auburn -3.5 vs Purdue; O/U 57.5

Gus Malzahn is 1-4 in Bowl games and got blown out last year by Central Florida. I have a hard time thinking the Tigers will be any more motivated this year to face a middle of the road Big Ten team at the Music City Bowl. In Brohm I trust with Purdue. He turned down the Louisville job to stay at Purdue and I assume that is a lot of motivation for the team. Give me Purdue +3.5 in a game that means more to them. 

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2. Syracuse -3 vs WVU; O/U 66

Purely a motivational game pick here. WVU is without Will Grier and their starting tackle who are preparing for the NFL, not a good look for the team. Dana Holgersen is 1-4 in his last 5 Bowl games. He just doesn’t seem like someone who cares about a meaningless bowl game. On the other hand Syracuse is a program that hasn’t been to the bowl each of the last 5 years and is good to make a statement. Taking Syracuse and probably the over hoping WVU backup plays ok. 

3. Washington St -2.5 vs Iowa St; O/U 58

Hardest game of the day to pick. Washington St is the more talented team but after being as high as #8 in the country and 10-2 they can not be motivated after losing to Washington and losing out on the Rose Bowl. This is not a bowl Wash St wants to be playing in and I’d be surprised if Leach gives a shit. On the other hand Iowa St is happy to be there and won 7 of their last 8 games. Also the Pac 12 has been awful in bowl games. Give me Iowa St and the points to +3. 

Good Luck 

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