- Ohio State has -240 odds to beat Utah in the Rose Bowl.
- Notre Dame is a 2-point favorite over Oklahoma State in the Fiesta Bowl.
- Michigan State is favored to beat Pitt in the Peach Bowl with -140 odds.
- Ole Miss is a -120 favorite on Baylor at the Sugar Bowl.
LAS VEGAS – The two biggest New Years Six Bowl games this year will be the Orange Bowl and the Cotton Bowl as they make up the college football playoffs. However, there are four other New Years Six Bowls with plenty of action going into them.
The four remaining New Years Six Bowls are the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, Fiesta Bowl in Phoenix, Peach Bowl in Atlanta, and Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.
Rose Bowl: Ohio State Vs. Utah
Ohio State Vs. Utah
- Moneyline: Ohio State (-240) vs. Utah (+200)
- Spread: Ohio State -6.5
- Total: 66 Points
Looking at the Rose Bowl, online gambling sites are heavily leaning towards Ohio State over Utah considering the Buckeyes are the highest-scoring team in the country with 45.5 ppg this season. Their defense has also been top-notch allowing 20.9 ppg.
The Buckeyes also have impressive wins backing up their college football odds over #20 Penn State, #19 Purdue, and #7 Michigan State. As for Utah, they had an impressive season as well, but have three losses against unranked opponents. Also, Ohio State is out for revenge after getting a beat down 42-27 loss to #5 Michigan.
Pick: Ohio State Moneyline -240
Fiesta Bowl: Notre Dame Vs. Oklahoma State
Notre Dame Vs. Oklahoma State
- Moneyline: Notre Dame (-130) vs. Oklahoma State (+110)
- Spread: Notre Dame -2
- Total: 45.5 Points
While it is easy to pick on Notre Dame, they are favored over Oklahoma State for a reason and the 2-point spread should be considered a gift. Although both teams have done a similar job against the spread, Notre Dame is covering the spread by 8.5 points on average and is winning their games by 17 points.
As for the Cowboys, they are only covering the spread by 5.8 points. Looking even further, Notre Dame has covered the spread in seven straight games while Oklahoma State has failed to cover in their last two.
Pick: Notre Dame -2
Peach Bowl: Michigan State Vs. Pittsburgh
Michigan State Vs. Pittsburgh
- Moneyline: Michigan State (-140) vs. Pittsburgh (+120)
- Spread: Michigan State -2.5
- Total: 56.5 Points
Many are quick to flock to Michigan State to win based on the name alone, however, Pittsburgh is one of the hottest teams around. They are the third highest-scoring team in the country with 43 points per game. That is 11.1 points more than the Spartans are putting up. Pitt is also allowing 23.1 ppg to opponents while MSU has allowed 25.7.
Pitt is riding high coming off of the ACC Championship and could take advantage of a Michigan State team that has lost two of their last four games.
Pick: Pittsburgh Moneyline +120
Sugar Bowl: Ole Miss Vs. Baylor
Ole Miss Vs. Baylor
- Moneyline: Ole Miss (-120) vs. Baylor (+100)
- Spread: Ole Miss -1
- Total: 55 Points
This Sugar Bowl matchup between Ole Miss and Baylor is expected to be heavy-hitting. Both teams are putting up over 30 ppg this season. However, Baylor could come in with the advantage despite being an underdog. The Bears have gone 9-4 against the spread and are covering by 7.1 points while winning their games by 13.3 points. They have also covered in three of their last four games. Mississippi is well behind at a 7-4-1 spread record and are covering by just 2.8 points.
The Baylor defense has also held their own this season as one of the best in the country allowing 19.2 ppg. If their defense continues to show up as it has been, they could be walking away with an impressive win.
Pick: Baylor Moneyline +100