Pam Maldonado gets you set for the bowl double header on Tuesday. First up, Wyoming and Kent State clash in the Idaho Potato Bowl. The main course though is San Diego State taking on UTSA in the night cap in the Miami Beach Bowl. Pam has you covered for both games.
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PAM MALDONADO: Welcome to the "Yahoo Sportsbook Daily." It is Tuesday, December 21. I am your gambling guide, Pam Maldonado, bringing you a preview for the day's college football Bowl game action.
We are 4 and 0 in the last two weeks. So let's see if we can keep that little streak going, starting first with the famous Idaho Potato Bowl. One of the MAC's finest, the Kent State Golden Flashes, will face the Wyoming Cowboys as 3-point underdogs with the game total set at 59. There has been no significant line movement as the open total was 3 and 1/2 and 58 and 1/2. The weather, it does look good.
So I think it's going to be a fantastic day of college football. Give me the over. The strength of both offenses lies in the run game, both ninth and 26 in rushing offense. Both teams terrible at defending the run, 103 and 93 in rushing yards allowed. Both teams have one game in common, and that was against the Northern Illinois Huskies, another great rushing team. Wyoming gave up 244 rushing yards and 43 points. Kent State gave up 266 rushing yards and 41 points.
Kent State's defense, 102nd in opponent points per play, sixth worst in opponent red zone scores, bottom 15 in touchdowns allowed. Looking at the offense, though, it is a fast-tempo offense, top 15 in plays per game and in red zone scores. Give me some points!
Moving over to the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl in Frisco, Texas, you have the best team in all of the state. The UTSA Road Runners will face the San Diego State Aztecs as 2 and 1/2 point underdogs with the total set at 49. This game definitely has seen some [? live ?] movement through the [? 0. ?]
UTSA was 2 and 1/2 point favorites and have since shifted to an underdog after news of leading rusher Sincere McCormick declaring [? for ?] [? the ?] draft. McCormick accounts for 1,500 of the 2,500 rushing yards and 15 of the 25 total rushing scores. Definitely a big loss not to have him. For San Diego State, he was out from the last two games from injury.
Quarterback Lucas Johnson will get the start for the final bowl game of the season. The spread may have changed, but the total has not. So I will be looking to the under. The Aztecs are a run-only team, 114th in total offense, 73rd in points per play, and averaging 24 points per game. UTSA's defensive strength against the run.
Now defensively, the Aztecs, they are a top 10 in opponent points per play, opponent red zone scores, and touchdowns allowed, limiting teams to 19 points per game. Now you're down at your best offensive weapon and facing one of the best-scoring defenses in all of college football. I will take the under in the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl in Frisco, Texas. To recap, for Tuesday's bowl game action, Kent State versus Wyoming, over, 59. San Diego State versus UTSA, under, 49.
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Nick Bromberg will be back tomorrow to preview some more bowl game action this weekend on the next episode of the "Yahoo Sportsbook Daily." But until then, goodbye and good luck with your bets.