CFB Bowl Week 3 (Through 12/30)

We’re in the full swing of college football bowl game madness but we continue to hold steady and roll with the punches (opt outs, injuries, etc). Keep a close eye on this article as we’ll plan to add more bets through 12/30 as more information becomes available for certain games. Bet smarter, not harder.

Q’s Best Bets (Since Week 16: 18-15 Overall, +3.902 Units)

Memphis vs Utah State/Tennessee vs Clemson
Pick: 2 Team Parlay: Memphis Moneyline, Clemson Moneyline (+115) (1 unit); 2 Way Parlay: Cade Klubnik Total Passing Yards Over 257.5, Cade Klubnik Total Pass TDs Over 1.5 (+205) (0.5 units); Cade Klubnik Anytime TD Scorer (-115) (0.5 units)

This Memphis Moneyline leg is truly just a conservative play on my part. Memphis should absolutely torch Utah State’s suspect pass defense all game, Utah State’s starting two RBs won’t be playing (their best player opted out and their backup is injured) and Utah State has been playing with a backup QB (Legas) for most of the year after their starter Bonner went down earlier in the season. Considering Legas has played average at best and Utah State will have no run game, it seems highly unlikely Memphis doesn’t win by multiple scores. Memphis should also have some home field advantage over the Aggies playing this bowl game in Dallas, TX. Score Prediction: Memphis 34 – Utah State 24.

Cade. Klubnik. Enough said.

Ok… so more to be said… but you get the point. Losing Myles Murphy to the draft definitely hurts Clemson on defense but Tennessee is not nearly the same team that beat Alabama earlier this season without Hendon Hooker (out for the year with an ACL injury). Not only will the Vols be forced to start backup Joe Milton again (who hasn’t looked great in Hooker’s absence) but Milton will also be without Tennessee’s star WRs Cedric Tillman and Jalin Hyatt (opt outs), effectively taking away Tennessee’s deep ball threats and likely forcing them to go one dimensional on offense. Clemson, on the other hand, finally gets to bask in Cade Klubnik’s greatness absent the shadow of DJ Uiagalelei and boy oh boy it could be a masterclass. Klubnik absolutely lit up the Tarheels in the ACC Championship almost to the point of frustration for Clemson fans as they were forced to sit back and ponder what could have been if Dabo had made the switch under center earlier in the season. To add to the Vols’ woes, their secondary is absolute trash… best of luck against a likely Heisman frontrunner for 2023. Most sports books haven’t released props for this game yet but best believe I’ll be hammering Cade Klubnik passing props as soon as they’re available. Go Tigers. Score Prediction: Clemson 38 – Tennessee 27.

***PROP ADDITIONS*** The Cade Klubnik prop bets for the Orange Bowl have finally been released and I could not be more all in. Klubnik has only started one game this season but he easily covered 257.5 pass yards (he threw for 279 yards in the ACC Championship basically by the 3rd quarter), Tennessee has allowed 284 passing yards on average to opposing defenses and I think there’s a great chance the floodgates open for Klubnik in the second half which makes me think 2 pass TDs is more than attainable. Klubnik is also playing in his second start ever which just happens to be in a major bowl game so I highly suspect he’ll have no fear of scoring on his feet whatsoever (a feat he achieved in the ACC Championship as well). Tiger nation, welcome to the future. Prop Predictions: 305 Passing Yards, 3 Pass TDs, 1 Rush TD.

Oregon vs North Carolina/Oklahoma vs Florida State
Pick: 3 Way Parlay: Florida State -6.5, Bo Nix 2+ Passing TDs, Drake Maye 2+ Passing TDs (+195) (0.5 units)

Life lesson for anyone who needs to hear it… SAVE MULTIPLE DRAFTS. I probably just spent close to an hour on this parlay’s write up and an apparent glitch just deleted all of it, but I digress.

I’ll keep this breakdown brief (considering it’s the third time I’m writing it).

Jordan Travis has this Seminoles offense looking explosive for the first time since the Dalvin Cook era. Oklahoma has struggled on defense all season (and really all around in generally) and they’ve been decimated by opt outs/transfers lately. Specifically, multiple pieces on the offensive line, several important players on the defensive side of the ball and their starting RB Eric Gray. Without Eric Gray and only half of their usual O Line starters, the Sooners offense should struggle mightily against the Seminoles to move the ball offensively considering Florida State’s secondary is pretty solid. Oh, and the game is being played in Orlando, FL. Seminoles by a landslide. Score Prediction: Florida State 34 – Oklahoma 20.

This Holiday Bowl between Oregon and North Carolina should be an absolute workout for the scoreboard. Both QBs have had career seasons and plan to return to their respective schools next season and neither opposing defense can defend the pass whatsoever. I contemplated taking multiple different totals for this game but the market is actually pretty saturated in that regard at this point (75.5 point game total, 44.5 point Oregon total). Instead, I’ll place my confidence in both QBs to jumpstart their 2023 Heisman campaigns this week and easily cover 2+ passing TDs each. Both QBs average over 2 passing TDs per game and both have covered at least 2 passing TDs in 75% or more of their games this season. Expect both QBs to light it up through the air at Petco Park this week. Prop Predictions: Bo Nix: 2.5 Pass TDs; Drake Maye: 3 Pass TDs.

DPJ’s Best Bets (Since Week 16: 24-24 Overall, -1.383 Units)

Coastal Carolina vs ECU (Birmingham Bowl) – Tuesday, 12/27 (6:45 PM EST)
Pick: ECU -7 (-110) (1 unit)

TBA

Wisconsin vs Oklahoma State (Guaranteed Rate Bowl) – Tuesday, 12/27 (10:15 PM EST)
Pick: Wisconsin -3.5 (-110) (1 unit)

TBA

Oregon vs North Carolina/Syracuse vs Minnesota/Oklahoma vs Florida State
Pick: 3 Team Parlay: Oregon Moneyline, Minnesota Moneyline, Florida State Moneyline (-107) (1 unit)

TBA

Texas vs Washington (Valero Alamo Bowl) – Thursday, 12/29 (9:00 PM EST)
Pick: Washington Moneyline (+140) (0.75 units)

TBA

Disclaimer: SidehustlebetsMJQ.com is not an online gambling operator or a gambling site of any kind. Our insights about sports/sports betting are purely for entertainment purposes only.

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