College Football Bowl Previews
Betting on college football has become increasingly popular around the world as more and more people look to get involved in what is the best known sport in the U.S. The second season of the college playoffs have added another level to the fun and excitement of the 2015-16 bowl season, which will ultimately decide who will be crowned the national champions of the college game. Clemson and Alabama seem to be in the top two positions to become national champions and should face off in the title game, but there is more to bowl season than just the national playoffs.
Starting with the college playoffs we see the semi-finals include the Orange Bowl game between Clemson and Oklahoma, which will be a more difficult game for the number one ranked Clemson Tigers than many believe. Oklahoma are ranked number four in the nation, but many experts have talked about the team being the number one in the nation based on some of their individual performances. DeShaun Watson will lead the Tigers from the quarterback position and should be looked at by college football betting fans for individual bets on all purpose yards as the best dual threat back in the college game.
The second semi-final sees number two ranked Alabama take on Michigan State, which could prove to be the game that shocks the nation with the number four ranked team winning through. The key for Michigan State will be to stop the Crimson Tide’s running back Derrick Henry, who forms the main weapon in the Alabama offense. The Heisman Trophy winner will have to continue with his impressive form, but the strong Michigan State defense could spring an upset as Alabama continues to struggle to find a consistent passing game.
In one of the strangest bowl seasons in history the number of bowl eligible teams was lower than the number of slots available. One of the most difficult bowls to predict this season comes on December 29th with North Carolina taking on Baylor, who have become well known for their high level of offense that has broken many records over the last two seasons. More of a certainty for a victory comes on the same day as LSU takes on Texas Tech in the Texas Bowl, which sees head coach Les Miles continuing to fight for his position as head coach at LSU that has seemed under threat for a number of months. Since the knives appeared to come out for Miles following their loss of form towards the end of the regular season the LSU Tigers have returned to form and should be too strong with their ground based offense for a Texas Tech team that could be overpowered by the traditional SEC running game.