CFB Bowl Picks: Friday’s Red Hot Picks
WE’RE FEELING HOT, HOT HOT. Yes sir, we look to stay warm on Friday. Another great day for SnoTap going 3-0 in all three games for both ATS and Straight up. That’s put us at 16-9 for the bowl season. That’s pretty damn good. I’m happy with how things have turned out for us especially this week. I only wish we could turn fake bets into real bets and cash in. Five games on the slate today if we want to stay hot 4-1 would be ideal.
Orange Bowl: 6. Michigan (-7) vs. 11. Florida State 7:00 pm ESPN – We kick off the Power 6 bowls with a dandy tonight in Miami. Two of the best teams in the nation face off in what should be a beauty. Michigan is fully healthy again with Wilton Speight recovered from his injury, and their defense played like monsters all season long. Florida State finishes the year strong getting better as the weeks went on especially on defense. This game will come down to Dalvin Cook versus Michigan’s front seven. Winner of that matchup probably wins the game. I like Wolverines here, but the spread is too high. Speight does enough through the air with Jake Butt and Jehu Chesson to win. MICH 28-24
Sun Bowl: 18. Stanford (-2.5) vs. North Carolina 1:00 pm CBS – Hard to believe that Stanford is favored in this game without having Christian McCaffrey in the backfield. The dirty little secret about the PAC-12 is they’ve been bad this bowl season. ACC, on the other hand, has been great. Mitch Trubisky could have this stage as his final tape before the NFL combine. We saw Brad Kaaya put on a show, and Trubisky does the same here. I’m worried about Bryce Love, Stanford’s new running back, going off in this game as Carolina’s rush defense is pure and utter trash. I’m taking Carolina, but scared to death by it. UNC 34-31
Music City Bowl: Nebraska vs. 21. Tennessee (-7) 2:30 pm ESPN – These teams have former history with each other that none of the players give a damn about for 2016 matchup. There’s great uncertainty if Tommy Armstrong Jr. will play in this game means Ryker Fyfe gets the keys to Cornhuskers offense. He was less than stellar in the regular season, but one could think the extra practice could really help him. Tennessee limped to the finish line of the season. They lost games they shouldn’t have and Josh Dobbs was a turnover machine. Like Carolina pick, I’m taking the Vols to barely cover because there’s nothing that says Fyfe can win this game. UT 27-14
Liberty Bowl: Georgia vs. TCU (-3.5) 11:00 am ESPN – This game will feature a ton of defense. Both teams clamped down on teams throughout the year, and there’s no sign that this will change on Friday morning. It could come down to whatever quarterback makes the most plays. Kenny Hill had an up and down year for Horned Frogs with problems staying on the field. Jacob Eason is a soon-to-be stud, but he throws too many turnovers for anyone’s liking. That might be reason to ride TCU. Eason’s turnover problem could lead to Horned Frogs victory. Let’s go that way. TCU 21-17
Arizona Bowl: South Alabama vs. Air Force (-14) 4:30 pm American Sports Network – Remember during the regular season we have ‘Sleep off your hangover’ games? This is the bowl version of that. I doubt your hungover on a Friday afternoon, but if you are and have this channel, this is good nap fodder. Air Force rolls big in this unknown bowl. AFA 45-17