New Year’s Six Bowl Odds: January 1 CFB Lines & CFB Playoff Preview
The biggest day of the college football season is here, and BetRivers.com is proud to offer a wide variety of New Year’s Six Bowl odds and props.
Before the College Football Playoff Semifinals take place between No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Notre Dame, and No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Ohio State, there are two New Year’s Six bowl games with great intrigue. Undefeated Cincinnati gets a crack at SEC power Georgia, and the upstart Northwestern Wildcats take on Auburn.
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Longtime sports broadcaster and gambling expert Michael Jenkins is here to give you his betting analysis and favorite picks for the New Year’s Six Bowl odds.
NEW YEAR’S SIX BOWL ODDS
CHICK-FIL-A PEACH BOWL ODDS
#6 CINCINNATI (9-0) vs. #11 GEORGIA (7-2) 12:00 p.m. ET
Moneyline: Georgia -165, Cincinnati +120
Spread: Georgia -2.5
Over/Under: 50.5 points
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Are the Bearcats ready to play with the big boys in the SEC, or are they chicken? And when I say chicken, I’m talking of course talking about the delicious Chick-fil-A Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich. When am I going to get paid for this?
The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is a virtual home game for Georgia, and the Bulldogs have seen their offense improve with J.T. Daniels at quarterback. Cincinnati escaped the AAC championship game with a 27-24 win over Tulsa, and quarterback Desmond Ridder is the key to the offense.
He’s accounted for 2,699 yards and 19 total touchdowns this season. The Bearcats are 4-0 ATS in their last four games as an underdog.
VRBO CITRUS BOWL ODDS
#15 NORTHWESTERN (6-2) vs. AUBURN (6-4). 1:00 p.m. ET
Moneyline: Northwestern -195, Auburn +155
Spread: Northwestern -4.5
Over/Under: 45 points
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The Auburn Tigers will have a new look at the VRBO Citrus Bowl, but it’s not because they’re rolling out new uniforms.
Gus Malzahn was fired after a 6-4 season, so defensive coordinator Kevin Steele will coach the team before Bryan Harsin takes over the job permanently. The Tigers need more from quarterback Bo Nix, who took a step back in his sophomore season.
Northwestern put up a fight against Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game before falling 22-10. The Wildcats are making their fourth straight bowl appearance and are 4-0 ATS in their last four games against a team with a winning record.
ROSE BOWL ODDS
#1 ALABAMA (11-0) vs. #4 NOTRE DAME (10-1). 4:00 p.m. ET
Moneyline: Alabama -1115, Notre Dame +650
Spread: Alabama -20
Over/Under: 66 points
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The Rose Bowl Game presented by Capital One will give Notre Dame a chance to play for the national title despite a 34-10 drubbing at the hands of Clemson in the ACC championship game—a contest in which the Tigers rattled off 34 consecutive points and tailback Kyren Willilams was held to just 50 yards.
Alabama survived a 52-46 shootout versus Florida to capture the SEC crown, and receiver Devonta Smith caught 15 passes for 184 yards and two scores.
That’s why he’s the Heisman front-runner. The Tide are 7-0 ATS in their last seven following an ATS loss.
ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL ODDS
#2 CLEMSON (10-1) vs #3 OHIO STATE (6-0). 8:00 p.m. ET
Moneyline: Clemson -286, Ohio State +220
Spread: Clemson -7.
Over/Under: 68.5 points
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You want a bowl game? This is a bowl game. The other of the two College Football Playoff semifinals features heavyweights Ohio State and Clemson in the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
The Buckeyes are here on the legs of Trey Sermon, who gouged Northwestern for 331 yards rushing in the Big Ten championship game. Clemson manhandled Notre Dame in the ACC title tilt and avenged its only loss of the season—this time with Trevor Lawrence at the controls.
The Tigers beat the Buckeyes a year ago in the Fiesta Bowl and are 4-0 against Ohio State all-time. Clemson is also 6-0 in its last six games as a favorite on a neutral field.