|Bowl season . . .
Vanderbilt takes the field today, starting a run of 11 SEC appearances the next six days. Though the SEC made big money for backers in non-conference action during the regular season (34-21-1, 62% against the spread), sharps betting early have been a bit skeptical about the nation’s power league running roughshod over bowl opponents.
Jeff Fogle notes which SEC teams are getting the sharps’ support — and which ones aren’t.
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Dave Tuley’s ATS report . . .
TCU beats Cal 10-7 in Cheez-It Bowl on field goal in OT after missing one at end of regulation: ViewFromVegas is the Horned Frogs covered as 1-point favorites (stayed way Under 38.5 points). Faves still way ahead 12-4 SU & 11-5 ATS, Ivers dip to 8-7-1.
Earlier today, the First Responder Bowl at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas was canceled with BC leading Boise St. 7-0 in the first quarter; it was declared "no-contest"’ and all wagers should be refunded (parlays & teasers should be reduced by a game, subject to house rules).
Minnesota routs Georgia Tech 34-10 in Quick Lane Bowl: Golden Gophers closed as 6-point underdogs & +190 on the money line (stayed Under betting total of 57).
Contest corner . . .
The Week 17 lines for the Westgate SuperContest are out.
As per tradition, Westgate SuperBook manager John Murray gave Brent Musburger a pick for his SuperContest card: Vikings -4.5. Listen to the whole segment.
DraftKings sportsbook manager Johnny Avello joined Brent and his Guys in the Desert to discuss the first-ever DraftKings Sports Betting National Championship, to be held Jan. 11-13 in New Jersey. $2.5 million is guaranteed.
Full segment here.
Seen & Heard on VSiN
Windy City Sam Panayotovich and Amal Shah are joined by ESPN Sports Betting Analyst Doug Kezirian. Doug shares his favorite angles for betting the College Football Playoff.
Sam and Amal speak with Rampart sportsbook manager Duane Colucci about the challenge of making Week 17 NFL Lines.