In the Texas Bowl it will be the Syracuse Orange from the ACC conference facing off with the Minnesota Golden Gophers out of the Big Ten conference as they meet from college football game on Friday December 27th. The Orange and Golden Gophers will get things started from Minnesota at 6PM Eastern Time and ESPN TV will provide the coast to coast broadcast. Check out the college football odds at Bovada sportsbook.
The betting odds from the Texas Bowl have the Big Ten squad Minnesota Golden Gophers favored by -3 ½ points with a total lined at 47 ½ points. Those who play on the Minnesota Golden Gophers on the money line will lay -200 odds with the return on the Syracuse Orange at +170 odds on the money line.
Syracuse is a 6-6 team that needed a major rally in the final regular season game as they beat Boston College at home 34-31 as a +2 ½ point home underdog. The line makers are telling you something about Syracuse with that November 30th line. The Orange were a 5-6 teams with losses to Florida St and Pittsburgh entering their final regular season game. They needed a home win against a bowl qualified Boston College team to earn a bowl berth. That is usually a good spot for the home team and yet the line came with the Orange an underdog at home. Based on how that game ended the Orange got a miracle late drive that produced a fourth down touchdown that saved the season for the Orange so it was pretty much a coin flip game that qualified Syracuse for a bowl game. Syracuse went 0-2 against the Big Ten this season with a 6 point home loss to Penn St and a 21 point road defeat in week two at Northwestern. Minnesota and Syracuse met back in the regular season in 2012 and it was the Golden Gophers with the 17-10 home victory and cover as a +3 point wagering underdog. Minnesota finished the regular season at 8-4 on the year. They have notable wins against Penn St, Nebraska and Northwestern this season. They held opponents to 22.3 points a game ranking 27th best in college football. Syracuse participated in a weak ACC conference this season where Florida St and Clemson were the only good teams.
With our college football pick for Friday we will play on the Minnesota Golden Gophers -3 1/2 points with sportsbook betting.