Bowl betting bible: Covers' best bowl handicapping stories

Dec 16, 2012 |
Here's a handful of our most informative handicapping stories for bowl season to date.

NCAAF odds: Bowl season opening line report
The Monday following the final week of the college football season is one of the busiest and frustrating days for oddsmakers.

Non-BCS bowls drawing early betting action
The odds for bowl season are still fresh on the college football board but books are already getting an idea of what matchups will draw heavy action this postseason.

Are Heisman Trophy winners a good bowl bet?
We show you the numbers on betting on Heisman Trophy winners over the past 11 seasons.

First-year bowl coaches playing into losing betting trend
There is a staggering betting trend that goes against coaches who are in bowl games in their first year at a new school.

How to handicap bowl season: Six betting tips
This year there are 35 bowl games spread between the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 15 and the BCS National Championship on Jan. 7. Here are some handy handicapping tips that apply to those two bowls and every game in between.

Bowl season betting totals hit historic heights

There are six bowl games that currently have totals of 70 points or more, headlined by an 80-point number for the Holiday Bowl between Baylor and UCLA on Dec. 27.

Bettors loving SEC teams in early bowl betting
It's no secret that once again the SEC is the dominant conference in the land. Two teams from the SEC are going bowling BCS style and seven of the eight
SEC schools playing in bowl games are kicking off on New Year's Day or later.

Inside the betting stats: Bowl season & NFL stretch run
Here’s a quick-read into some illuminating numbers heading into college bowl season

Which bowl games are best to bet now and best to bet later?
We asked some of Covers Experts’ sharpest minds which bowls are best to bet now, and which ones are best to bet later, depending on where they see the odds moving before kickoff.

Pac-12 good, Big 12 bad: Best conferences to bet in bowl games
Teams from the SEC have been a popular pick with those college football bettors getting down early on the bowl season odds.

Five NCAAF teams bowling for the first time in a long time
Five teams blow the dust off their bowling shoes this college football season after an extended absence from the postseason. Two of those programs have actually never taken those shoes out of the box.

Where the action is: Bowl season's biggest line moves
We talk to Aaron Kessler, sportsbooks supervisor at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, about the biggest line moves on the bowl board so far.

NCAAF betting mismatches: Pre-New Year's Day bowls
During bowl season we’ll break down some of the underlying mismatches, hoping to give you an inside edge when handicapping the schedule. Here are five of the biggest NCAAF betting mismatches for the pre-New Year’s Day bowl games:

70 helpful stats you didn't know for 70 bowl teams
We dug to find you one helpful stat for every bowl team on the betting board that you may have overlooked when handicapping the 35 bowl games. We listed them by matchup in chronological order.

Double-digit BCS bowl favorites near-perfect against the spread
If you’re a big fan of the upcoming college football playoff system, you’re pointing to BCS bowl matchups like the Orange and Sugar Bowl as to why the Bowl Championship Series process was ultimately flawed in the first place.

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