New Year’s NCAAF Six Bowl Games Are Set: Where to Bet?
What are the “Bowls”?
The New Year’s Six bowl games are a pinnacle of excitement in NCAAF, offering a thrilling end to the season for bettors and fans. This year’s lineup is particularly noteworthy, headlined by the Orange Bowl where the undefeated Florida State, ranking No. 5 after winning the ACC Championship, will face the reigning national champion Georgia, now at No. 6, on December 30th at 4 p.m. ET. This matchup is a clash of titans, with Florida State’s spotless record and Georgia’s recent 27-24 loss to Alabama, which snapped their 29-game win streak.
With all these options it’ll be important for bettors to decide where to place their money on BUSR’s NCAAF Lines. So let’s check out date by date the predictions for each game.
The Cotton Bowl, set for December 29th, features No. 9 Missouri against No. 7 Ohio State. Ohio State, with a challenging 2-12 record against SEC teams in bowl games, looks to change its fortune. The Buckeyes have a historic edge over Missouri, leading the series 10-1, with their last victory in 1998. Missouri enters this game on a high, having their best season since 2014, which included 11 wins.
In the Peach Bowl, No. 10 Penn State and No. 11 Ole Miss will face off on December 30th. Penn State stands on the brink of history, poised to be the first to win every New Year’s Six trophy. Both teams have had their share of challenges this season, with Penn State losing to No. 7 Ohio State and No. 1 Michigan, while Ole Miss suffered defeats against No. 4 Alabama and No. 6 Georgia.
The Fiesta Bowl showcases No. 23 Liberty against No. 8 Oregon on January 1st. Liberty, representing Conference USA, surprised many by securing the Group of 5 berth over SMU. Despite a weaker schedule and no matches against Power 5 teams, they remained undefeated. Liberty’s quarterback Kaidon Salter has been exceptional, throwing for 2,750 yards, rushing for 1,064 yards, and scoring 43 touchdowns. Liberty’s coach, Jamey Chadwell, boasts an impressive 44-6 record since 2020, trailing only behind renowned coaches Kirby Smart and Nick Saban in wins during this period.
For bettors, these matchups offer a wealth of opportunities. The unpredictability and high stakes of these games make them ripe for both excitement and strategic betting. The Orange Bowl, in particular, presents a unique scenario with Florida State seeking to prove its mettle against a formidable SEC champion. Similarly, the Cotton Bowl and Peach Bowl are more than just games; they’re about redemption and making a statement. The Fiesta Bowl is a chance to witness a rising star in Liberty, challenging a top-ranked Oregon. BUSR’s NCAAF Odds will give you a better outlook on where the opportunities are.