Hurricanes, Bearcats look like bowl winners
December 23, 2014 3:00 AM
by Doc's Sports
Doc’s Sports has been releasing free picks for GamingToday for the entire college football regular season and, heading into our final week of selections, we have crossed into the black at 25-24-1 after cashing-in on our first two plays in the extensive college football bowl season.
We are 26-14 this season in our top college football plays, which means $100 bettors using our Unit Betting System are up $6,240 on the year.
Here are this season’s final three selections:
Take CINCINNATI (-3) over Virginia Tech (1 p.m. Sat.): The Bearcats finished the regular season with seven straight-up victories while going a profitable 6-0-1 ATS. This pushed their record on the year to 9-3 SU and 7-4-1 ATS. Cincinnati was an excellent play as a favorite this season with a 6-2-1 record ATS. Cincy was ranked 13th in the nation in passing (300.2 ypg) and averaged 35.4 points a game.
Virginia Tech made some early noise with a stunning upset of Ohio State in Week 2 as a heavy road underdog, but as in the past few seasons went on to lose six of its final 10 games SU while going just 3-7 ATS. The Hokies did cover 3 of 4 as underdogs, but will struggle to keep pace with the Bearcats. This offense was ranked 98th in the nation in scoring (23.2 ppg).
Take DUKE (+7.5) over Arizona State (2 p.m. Sat.): After failing to cover in three of their first five games, the Blue Devils were a solid play at 5-2 ATS over the course of their final 7 games. They showed good balance on both sides of the ball with an offense that averaged 32.5 ppg and held foes to 20.6 ppg.
At one point in the season Arizona State was still in the thick of the national playoff race at 8-1 SU, but stumbled down the stretch with losses to Oregon State and Arizona in two of its last three games. The Sun Devils were also 9-3 SU and 6-6 ATS. They should be able to match Duke on the scoreboard with an average of 37 ppg, but the defense allowed 34.8 ppg.
Take MIAMI, FLA. (-3.5) over South Carolina (3:30 p.m. Sat.): The Hurricanes came painfully close to ending Florida State’s unbeaten streak this season in a 30-26 loss as 2-point home underdogs. This kicked-off a three-game losing streak both SU and ATS to close-out the year. Miami is 5-3 ATS this year as a favorite. The U has a strong betting trend in its favor in this bowl with the favorite going 9-2 ATS in the last 11 Independence Bowls.
South Carolina has struggled with consistency all season long, starting with a blowout loss to Texas A&M in its opener as a 9-point home favorite. The Gamecocks also ended the season with a lopsided 35-17 loss to bitter rival Clemson as 4.5-point road underdogs. They did manage to score an average of 33.3 ppg, but this is another defense (31.2 ppg) we have absolutely no confidence in.
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