Quick article because I’m preparing for the new year and getting my ducks in a line but we got picks for you still. Check em’ out.
While both these teams love to score, 65.5 is a ton of points to expect in a bowl game. Especially when these teams don’t look like themselves in this one. Purdue is down 3 WR’s including David Bell and their best pass rusher, while Corey Trice also battles a knee injury. Tennessee is missing their top corner, their right tackle and duo running back TiYon Evans. I think this game will be who can figure it out first and if it’s Tennessee they could run away with it. But the slow start leans me towards the under.
Pitt/Michigan State, Pitt +3.5
Couldn’t compel myself to ride with Michigan State. I honestly think that the backup for Pitt could get rolling and take this one home. Junior Nick Patti has shown signs of playing well and will certainly be competing for a starting job with a solid game here. Michigan State’s pass defense is one of the worst in the sport and they are without KW3 of course who opted to enter the draft. It’s up to Patti but I think the ACC Champs walk away with this one.
Arizona State/Wisconsin, Wisconsin -7
WE BET EVERY BOWL GAME IN THIS HOUSE! This is a defensive matchup where it is going to be running and run stopping. Total is too low for me to commit, but when Arizona State loses they have no real attack in the pass game to catch up and they are without their starting running back who is preparing for the draft. Wisconsin is the better team and doesn’t seem to be missing anyone, I hope the motivation is there.