There’s no better way to nurse that post-Christmas hangover than some college football. We’ve got three games to enjoy. Accordingly, here are three college football picks and bets for December 26.
College Football Picks and Bets for December 26
Quick Lane Bowl: Minnesota vs. Bowling Green
2:00 pm on ESPN
Bowling Green to WIN over Minnesota (+154)
There’s a lot of value here in betting on the underdog. Minnesota doesn’t even have a winning record this season – they lost their last 4 games straight to finish at 5-7. Bowling Green, however, went 7-5 in a tougher-than-advertised MAC conference. They even finished the season, winning four of the last five games! Take the value in Bowling Green here.
First Responder Bowl: Texas State vs. Rice
5:30 pm on ESPN
Rice and Texas State to go OVER the 59.5-point total
What do you get when two top-40 offenses meet in a bowl game? A shootout! Both of these teams have been putting up a ton of points to end the season. This includes the 52 points that Texas State put up against a tough Southern Alabama defense at the end of November. This should be a fun one to bet on and a fun one to watch.
Guaranteed Rate Bowl: Kansas vs. UNLV
9:00 pm on ESPN
Kansas to COVER the -12.5 spread against UNLV
Kansas has won some big football games this season – highlighted by their defeat of the then-undefeated Oklahoma Sooners. UNLV should play tough, and this game may start out close – but Kansas’ talent should win out here, giving them no reason to cover this spread. Take the Jayhawks to score a lot of points and win big here.