Rose Bowl and Fiesta Bowl Could Be Better Bets Than Championship Game
2011-12 Rose Bowl and Fiesta Bowl Betting Preview and Pick

College Bowl Betting Lines –Rose Bowl and Fiesta Bowl Could Total OVER 100 Points

January 2 is going to give all you New Year’s Eve partiers an extra day to dry out for the biggest College Bowl Betting day of the season. The Rose Bowl and Fiesta Bowl are going to be two of the highest scoring games of the NCAA Bowl season if not the absolute most.

Rose Bowl - Wisconsin Badgers (11-2) vs. Oregon Ducks (11-2)
Monday, January 2, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. ET on ESPN
Rose Bowl Stadium (94,392) – Pasadena, California

If you are a fan of defensive College Bowl Games, you are going to be throwing your sofa cushions at your kids as much as Russell Wilson and Darron Thomas are throwing bombs for touchdowns in the Rose Bowl Game. This game will not be a blowout though, so it will be a game waking you from your two day hangover.

College Bowl Betting Lines:

#9 Wisconsin Badgers- (ML +170) +5
#6 Oregon Ducks- (ML -210) -5
Over/Under Total – 71.5

The Oregon Ducks are going to test Wisconsin to see if they can keep up with their speed game and incredibly lightning fast players in this year’s Rose Bowl Game. Wisconsin has what many consider a decent defense that will be having fits trying to keep the Ducks in check. This could be a shootout where the last team scoring wins the game.

Wisconsin coach Bret Bielma is great at home coaching with a 33-2 record. Unfortunately, this Rose Bowl Game is away where he is a paltry 16-13 since he started coaching the Wisconsin Badgers.

Wisconsin is there for a second straight year looking to improve on last year’s loss to the TCU Horned Frogs. The difference this year is they won’t be going against the best defense in the nation. I think the Ducks actually just tell their D to let the opponents score if they have it more than 6 plays so their offense can fire away.

Wisconsin’s got an offensive line that will break any family’s yearly food budget in one week. These barbarians are averaging over 300 pounds each, and they are still growing boys. That is where the difference in the game will happen.

Montee Ball has 38 total touchdowns this season and needs only one more to break Barry Sanders’ record. LaMichael James is leading the FBS in rushing yards this year, so the stars are out when you’re watching Rose Bowl action.

This is the fifth time the Oregon Ducks have been in the Rose Bowl but haven’t won here since 1917. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if that goes another year against a strong, large and in charge Badger team.

College Bowl Betting Advice – Bet Wisconsin Badgers +5 over the Oregon Ducks and OVER 71.5 Points

Fiesta Bowl Stanford Cardinal(11-1) vs. Oklahoma St. Cowboys(11-1)
Monday, Jan. 2, 2011 at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN
University of Phoenix Stadium (63,400 Expandable to at least 78,600) – Glendale, Arizona

The Fiesta Bowlcould be argued to have the possible BCS National Championship teams playing if you just look at the teams, records and statistics. Late losses in the regular season to Oregon by Stanford and to Iowa State by Oklahoma State took both teams out of what would have been a definite BCS National Championship bid.

College Bowl Betting Lines:
#4 Stanford Cardinals - (ML +145) +3.5
#3 Oklahoma State Cowboys- (ML -165) -3.5
Over/Under Total – 73.5

These two teams are ranked the same in the BCS standing at numbers 3 and 4 as they are in scoring offense. They both throw up the points, and this will be another great high scoring game for you to make a winning wager on.

Andrew Luck is of course the biggest talk this year and will be this spring, this summer and this fall. Luck is definitely going number 1 in the NFL draft even though he was disappointed on losing the Heisman Trophy. Luck though isn’t the only weapon on offense for the Cardinal. They boast a stellar rushing attack and zone blocking scheme that surprises and out-maneuvers most opponents.

Oklahoma State is known as a bombs away passing offense and will be this game also. I believe some people may be a little surprised at how much the Cowboys try to establish the run to set up the pass even more. If the Cowboys can establish the run early and have the Play Action available? Whew boy. I mean Stanford’s defense isn’t bad, but the OK State offense, when running at full speed, is a thing of beauty.

The defense of Oklahoma State is ranked a horrible 103rd in the FBS rankings, and with the Stanford Cardinal’s balanced rush and pass attack, they will be giving up that ass for a trainload of points. The thing is they will score MANY more than that, lucky for you College Football bettors.

College Bowl Betting Advice – Bet Oklahoma State -3.5 OVER Stanford Cardinals