Sports gambling on the bowls, however, is not just about matching up teams on the gambling sports board. It’s also evaluating the mental status of teams and their motivation. A great sports gambling value in the bowl season can be a team making their first post season appearance after a period of down years in which they were not in the gambling sports bowl picture.
A great sports betting example of such a team comes from last year when the Arizona Wildcats made their first sports gambling bowl appearance in ten years as they met the BYU Cougars in the Las Vegas Bowl. Arizona got the sports gambling cash with a 31-21 win as they made the most of their return to the sports gambling bowl board.
The Florida Atlantic Owls made their first ever post season sports gambling appearance in 2007 when they met the Memphis Tigers in the New Orleans Bowl. The Owls had a brilliant inaugural bowl appearance as they blew out the Tigers 44-27.
Louisiana Tech was another sports gambling commodity that was bowling for the first time in many seasons last year as they made the Independence Bowl against Northern Illinois after a seven year absence from post season competition. The Bulldogs came through with a 17-10 sports gambling payout.
The Vanderbilt Commodores may be one of the best examples of a team that you can find for a bowl comeback. Vandy went to the Music City Bowl last year after a 26-year post season drought and was matched up against Boston College.
The Commodores had plenty of fan support as the game took place in Nashville, Tennessee, their home state, and there was considerable hype and pride in their finally breaking through. If ever a team was ready to bowl it was Vandy and they delivered the goods with a 16-14 win as 5-point underdogs.
This year SMU will make its first bowl appearance in a generation as they play Nevada in the Hawaii Bowl on December 24. Temple is in the same boat as they will end their generational bowl drought on December 29 against UCLA in the Eagle Bank Bowl.