What You Need to Know for the CFP Semifinals / Friday College Basketball Guide

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Friday Bowl Betting Guide

The last day of 2021 features the College Football Playoff semifinals and what a year it has been for those four teams. We’ve got all you need to know to bet the games.

Cotton Bowl: Cincinnati vs. Alabama, 3:30 p.m ET (ESPN)
Orange Bowl: Georgia vs. Michigan, 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

  • VSiN Staff: Best bets for the semifinals from Adam Burke, Matt Youmans, Dave Tuley and Bruce Marshall. READ MORE
  • Josh Appelbaum: Free for all readers, a College Football Playoff semifinal sharp money report, with updates on line moves and betting systems that apply to the games. KEEP READING
  • Chris Andrews: Also free for all readers, inside the betting action for the semis at the South Point and across the market with veteran sportsbook director Chris Andrews. READ MORE
  • Matt Youmans: Thoughts from Matt and other bookmakers and bettors on the two semifinal games. CONTINUE READING

​Those are not the only bowl games for Friday. We’ve got you covered for the other ones as well.

Gator Bowl: Wake Forest vs. Rutgers, 11 a.m. ET (ESPN)
Sun Bowl: Central Michigan vs. Washington State, 12 p.m. ET (CBS)

  • VSiN Staff: We’ve got best bets on these two bowl games, plus the New Year’s Day action and Tuesday’s Texas Bowl from Adam Burke, Danny Burke, Matt Youmans, Wes Reynolds and Bruce Marshall. READ MORE
  • Adam Kramer: The bettor’s guide to this week’s bowl action, including the College Football Playoff Semifinals. READ MORE


Check out the latest betting splits for today’s bowl games—and all the others, which are updated throughout the day.

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  • 4 p.m. The Edge with Jonathan Von Tobel & Wes Reynolds
  • 5 p.m. My Guys in The Desert with Femi Abebefe
  • 6 p.m. Rush Hour with Danny Burke
  • 7 p.m. Prime Time Action with Gill Alexander & Matt Brown
  • 10 p.m. The Night Cap with Tim Murray & Shaun King
  • 1 a.m. The Greg Peterson Experience with Greg Peterson
  • 4 a.m. First Strike with Dave Ross

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Other Stories on VSiN.com


Free for all readers, Greg Peterson’s spotlight game and best bet features the non-conference matchup between High Point and Kentucky (note the early start time!) (12 p.m. ET) READ MORE

  • Subscribers can see Peterson’s spread and total lines for every game on the board. GO HERE
  • Listen for best bets and expert insights on every CBB game on Peterson’s Coast to Coast Hoops podcast. LISTEN HERE


  • VSiN Staff: We’ve got best bets from Adam Burke, Matt Youmans, Wes Reynolds, Will Hill and Dave Tuley. READ MORE
  • Gill Alexander: The Beating the Book MegaPod is the most important NFL podcast you can listen to every week. The Week 17 edition featured Gill with guests Will Hill, Mike Palm and Todd Wishnev. LISTEN HERE
  • Reid Fowler: Betting trends for the upcoming Week 17 action. KEEP READING


Andy MacNeil’s daily NHL best bets and market report for today’s games is posted mid-to-late morning (check back throughout the day for updates). GO HERE

Jonathan Von Tobel’s NBA best bets and market report is also posted mid-to-late morning. GO HERE

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Betting splits for NBA, NHL, CBB, CFB, and NFL

Go Deeper on Your Local Teams

Want more sports betting analysis on your hometown teams?

Our roster of sports betting analysts bring you updates on local news surrounding your favorite teams the new CityCast podcast network, brought to you by BetRivers, your hometown sportsbook, and PlaySugarHouse.com in New York.

Here are the podcasts we’ve launched so far:

Josh Appelbaum & Dave Tuley

Josh Appelbaum: As linked above,Josh has more coverage for us on today’s College Football Playoff semis with a sharp money report and some betting systems to consider. READ MORE

Also, listen to Josh’s latest Market Insights podcast. LISTEN HERE

Dave Tuley: "Tuley’s Takes" for Friday features a recap of bowl action and updates from NBA, NHL and CBB, along with best bets for tonight’s matchups. READ MORE

Ron Flatter on horse racing

  • This week’s episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod, sponsored by 1/ST BET, features owner Kosta Hronis and trainer John Sadler talking about rising sprint star Flightline. Ron Mack discusses Legacy Equine Academy’s mission to make racing more inclusive. VSiN’s Vinny Magliulo handicaps weekend races, including Kentucky Derby points preps at Aqueduct, Oaklawn and Santa Anita. The Ron Flatter Racing Pod is always available via VSiN.com/podcasts. LISTEN NOW
  • Like him or not, trainer Bob Baffert has made the Grade 3 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita a port of call for the last two winners of the Kentucky Derby. That makes it one of the most important early preps for the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs, even if Baffert’s two starters this weekend are, for now, ineligible to collect Derby qualifying points. READ MORE

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VSiN betting resources

  • VSIN BEST BETS PODCAST:Never miss a show. Get one-hour segments of every show in podcast format, posted shortly after they finish. LISTEN HERE.
  • VIDEO: Replays are posted HERE.
  • LIVE ODDS: Comparisons from legal states HERE.
  • TOOLS: Parlay calculator posted HERE.
  • BETTING SHEETS: From South Point and Circa posted HERE

"How To"

New to betting on sports? Need a refresher now that the football season is here? We have lots of great "How To" articles for those eager to learn how to bet like the pros. GO HERE

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