Sports gambling handicappers will have their choices of the International, Papa Johns.com, Cotton, Liberty, and Alamo Bowls for a fine gambling sports start to 2010. The International Bowl will feature an interesting sports gambling matchup between BCS Big East also-ran South Florida and a gambling sports stronghold of the Mid-American Conference with Northern Illinois.
Both teams finished 7-5 straight up. South Florida was a hot item with the sports gambling odds after starting off 5-0 before fading badly down the stretch. Head coach Jim Leavitt is battling abuse allegations which may have an adverse sports gambling affect on his Bulls.
South Carolina will face a resurgent Connecticut team in a sports gambling matchup from the Papa John’s.com Bowl. Connecticut finished strong with wins over Notre Dame and South Florida for a straight up sports gambling mark of 7-5. It was impressive because of the tragic death earlier in the season of Jasper Howard.
South Carolina also had a straight up sports gambling record of 7-5. Number 21 Oklahoma State will meet Ole Miss in the Cotton Bowl. This sports gambling matchup will be between teams that had higher expectations for more prestigious bowls in the preseason but simply didn’t have enough to get beyond where they are now.
Both teams have solid passing attacks that could make for a shoot out. Arkansas will have a potentially dangerous sports gambling matchup with East Carolina in the Liberty Bowl. East Carolina won its second consecutive Conference USA title and finished 9-4 while Arkansas was 7-5.
The Alamo Bowl will feature Michigan State of the Big Ten and high flying Texas Tech of the Big 12 in what may end up being a virtual home game for Tech, who finished 8-4 and is from close by Lubbock, TX. State was 6-6 and has had to deal with off field discipline issues that could have them distracted.
Tech had the 2nd most prolific passing attack in the nation this year.