One of the best soccer weekends of the season is here.
With the College Football Playoffs on New Year’s Eve, Week 17 of the NFL season on New Year’s Day, and the Rose Bowl on Monday, it’s one of the best NFL games of the year between the Bills and the Bengals. game.
The big game of the day is the Orange Bowl (8pm ET, ESPN). And the name of the game hasn’t been this apt for decades, with No. 6 Clemson he’s a 6-point favorite over No. 7 Tennessee.
It’s also a backup quarterback matchup. Joe Milton starts for Tennessee after Hendon Hooker suffered a torn ACL in UT’s penultimate game of the season, Cade Klubnik took over as his QB during his game for the ACC title After his first career in Clemson got off to a start. Kravnik was so good in that game that there was no doubt he started in the bowl game before the game ended. And DJ Uiagalelei, his two-year starter at Clemson, has already announced his transfer.
Tennessee is an underdog because it’s missing more than hookers. Neither star WR Jarrin Hyatt nor Cedric He Tillman are out. Linebacker Jeremy Banks is also out. I like under 63.5 for this play.
The day begins with either Dave Doeren of North Carolina or Mike Locksley of Maryland getting threatened with mayonnaise in Duke’s Mayo Bowl. North Carolina State is the 1-point favourite, although it’s unclear who will start at Wolfpack’s QB. With injured starter Devin Leary moving to Kentucky, Doren has yet to reveal whether freshman MJ Morris or Ben Finley will start bowl games. Taking over as the state starter, Finley earned a season-ending two overtime win against North Carolina.
The second game of the day is UCLA vs Pitt (2pm, CBS) in the Sun Bowl. There is a dramatic shift towards UCLA in this line as the Bruins are now 7.5 points favored. Pitt is missing a number of key players including QB Keddon Slobis, RB Izzy Avanikanda and many top defensive players UCLA has most of the roster ready including QB Dorian Thompson his Robinson . If he can pull UCLA down to the 6.5-point favorites, I suggest doing so.
Notre Dame is the 3.5-point favorite in the South Carolina Gator Bowl. After he opened at 53.5 in many spots, this one moved him up significantly in total. BetMGM is down to 50.5. Notre Dame’s Tyler Buchner is set to start after missing most of the season with a shoulder injury. Spencer He Rattler is playing for South Carolina, but he’s missing some key offensive pieces. Under is likely to be on the right here, even though the total is going down and down.
The least noticeable bowl of the day is the Arizona Bowl between Wyoming and Ohio (4:30 p.m. ET). The Cowboys are the 2.5 point underdogs. This is due to the lack of his back running in the top four. Star Ohio QB Curtis Considering he doesn’t have Rourke, it’s understandable why the total is only 41.5.
2 Premier League games
The English Premier League is back in action after Thursday’s day off. The EPL resumes its season on Monday and is in the midst of a fixture crunch until next weekend.
West Ham are +105 to beat Brentford at home, Bees +250 to win and +250 to draw. Liverpool are -375 as home favorites against Leicester City. A tie is +500 and a fox upset is +1000.
8 NBA games on tap
With more than half of the association playing Friday night, it looks like the closest game will be in New Orleans. The Warriors are a 2.5-point underdog at home against the Portland Trail Blazers, and the Denver Nuggets are a 4.5-point favorite at home against the Miami Heat.
Who redeemed tickets on Thursday?
The Cowboys and Titans helped Dallas win 27-13. Tennessee has a large number of key players, starting Josh Dobbs at QB in preparation for AFC South’s Week 18 winner-take-all game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Oklahoma lost 35-32 to Florida State in the Cheese It Bowl, and Washington lost 27-20 to Texas in the Alamo Bowl.