Angelo Montilla | Sat 23/12/2017 - 07:31 EST

College Football Bowls Picks This Weekend

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December 23 – Birmingham Bowl

South Florida Bulls (-140) vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders (+120)

The University of South Florida is looking for its second consecutive Birmingham Bowl title when they take on Texas Tech at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. The game kicks off at noon and will be aired on ESPN. The Bulls, who finished 9-2 this season, head into Saturday’s contest as the -140 favorites. SFU boasts the 16th-best offense in the country as the Bulls are averaging 38.27 points per game. SFU is also opening as the 3-point favorites but expect them to surpass that mark.

Pick: South Florida Bulls (-140)

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Armed Forces Bowl

San Diego State Aztecs (-265) vs. Army Black Knights (+225)

San Diego State heads into the Armed Forces Bowl on a hot streak as the club is 10-2 straight up this season. But they’ll face a stiff test when the Aztecs take on the Army Black Knights, who are making back-to-back bowl appearances for the second time in program history. This match kicks off at 3:30 p.m. and will be aired on ESPN.  San Diego State may be 31-5 straight up in its last 36 games, but the Black Knights are 6-2 against the spread in its last 8 games in December and 7-1 straight up in its last 8 games overall. Go for the upset here.

Pick: Army Black Knights (+225)

Dollar General Bowl

Toledo Rockets (-310) vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers (+255)

In a rematch from last year’s Camellia Bowl, the Toledo Rockets and Appalachian State Mountaineers will lock horns in the Dollar General Bowl at Ladd Pebbles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. The match kicks off at 7 p.m. and can be viewed on ESPN. Toledo will be looking for a measure of revenge after losing to App. State a year ago. As -310 favorites, the Rockets enter the contest boasting an impressive 11-2 season record. Toledo is 6-2 against the spread in its last 8 games and despite being -7½ favorites, expect the Rockets to cover and win the Dollar General Bowl.

December 24 – Hawaii Bowl

Houston Cougars (-135) vs. Fresno State Bulldogs (+115)

Bowl games haven’t been kind to Fresno State, which has dropped its sixth consecutive matches dating back to the 2008 season. The Bulldogs will try to snap the long-lasting skid when they take on the Houston Cougars in the Hawaii Bowl on Christmas Eve. The game will begin at 8:30 p.m. and will air on ESPN. Houston, which finished the season at 7-4 (6-5 against the spread) head into the match as -135 favorites. But it’s time to back the Bulldogs, who were 9-4, but 10-2-1 against the spread this season. The Bulldogs — averaging 26.69 points per game — are the intriguing +115 underdogs.

Pick: Fresno State Bulldogs (+115)

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