Last Night Took An L, Today We Bounce Back: Bowl Picks

0-2 Yesterday. Not Great. That’s ok though, we are still 6-4 on the bowl season and up in the money. It’s a marathon. We have 4 games today to get well. 

  1. Memphis -3 vs Wake Forest; O/U 73

Memphis feasts on inferior defenses and Wake Forest is an INFERIOR defense. Wake Forest ranks 116th overall in defense and 128th in red-zone
defense. I expect the Memphis offense that averages 44 points a game to eat all day. Memphis -3

2. Army -5.5 vs Houston; O/U 60

Like this pick a lot. Army leads the nation in time of possession and is 2nd in the league in rushing. Houston is last in the nation in time of possession and gives up about 200 yards a game rushing. I expect Army to control the game on the ground. The only thing that worries me is that this is the 3rd option team of the year that Houston has faced and has had a few weeks to prepare for it. Houston is also without star Ed Oliver. Im going Army -5

3. Buffalo -1 vs Troy; O/U 49.5

Buffalo is loaded with star players on offense and their defense is not too shabby either giving up only 24 points a game. The Troy defense is also good only giving up 21 points a game but I don’t think their offense is as good especially after losing their starting QB. Buffalo is also motivated to win their first Bowl game ever coming off a 10 win season. Give me Buffalo -1

4. Hawaii -1 vs Lousiana Tech

Home game for Hawaii which makes me question their motivation. Is this really a bowl game to them. Hawaii started the year great averaging 42 points a game but they have recently slumped off to 24 points a game and have gone 1-5 ATS during that time. Louisiana Tech is also slumping going into tonight’s game going 1-3 ATS. The difference in this game is Skip Holtz, LT is 4-0 in bowl games under Holtz and he also is the best coach in the nation as an underdog at 48-24 ATS as an underdog in his career. Im taking LT +1

Good Luck to all. I’m staying away from NFL tonight. Maybe Put Tennessee in a teaser.