The New Year’s Day Bowls will feature an outstanding matchup in the Fiesta Bowl as the Central Florida Knights from the AAC conference will go head to head with the Baylor Bears from the Big 12 conference. The Knights and Bears get things started from Glendale Arizona at 8:30PM Eastern Time and ESPN TV will provide the coast to coast TV Broadcast. Check out the college football bowl odds at Top Bet sportsbook.
The current college football odds from the Fiesta Bowl has the Baylor Bears favored by -17 ½ points with a total lined at 73 points. Those who bet on Baylor on the money line will lay -720 odds with the return on the Central Florida Knights at +525 odds on the money line.
Both teams enter play in the Fiesta Bowl with identical 11-1 records. The Baylor Bears are champions of the Big 12 conference while the Central Florida Knights are champs from the AAC conference. The Knights have built up a solid reputation over the years of being a rock solid defensive team in the time they spent in Conference USA. When the AAC conference was formed Central Florida took the opportunity to move into the newly formed conference. The team maintained a good defense in 2013 as their good formed carried into their new conference. What we saw was an improved offense as Central Florida finished off the regular season with a passing attack that averaged 280 yards per game and earned a 26th ranking in college football. They put up 33 points per game good for 39th best in the nation. On defense Central Florida allowed just 19 ½ points per game to opponents on the season. Baylor runs that spread offense that is pretty familiar to Central Florida. When the Knights competed in Conference USA most of the teams ran that fast paced passing offense and Central Florida had success defending. The only loss suffered in 2013 regular season by the Knights came against SEC power South Carolina and the Knights lost by just a field goal. Central Florida made a road trip to Louisville and the team held was able to put up 38 points on the number two ranked college football squad in the nation en route to a three point win.
With our college football pick for Wednesday we will play on the Central Florida Knights +17 ½ points against the Baylor Bears at the sportsbooks.