Western Michigan takes on Wisconsin in the Cotton Bowl. Wisconsin is favored by 8 points and the over-under is set at 53 points. Historically, the Group of Five team has had success in these New Year’s Six matchups. Western Michigan comes into this game a perfect 13-0. They already have two wins this season against Big Ten opponents.
Heavy is not only taking the points but likes Western Michigan to win outright 27-24.
Iowa and Florida square off in the Outback Bowl. Florida enters the game as a slight 1.5 point favorite. The over-under is set at 40.5 points. The OddsShark computer likes Iowa to pull off the 21.8-21.6 victory. The S&P+ weighted projections are even more bullish on Iowa. Their projections have Iowa winning 25.7-16.3. With Florida stumbling at the end of the season, Heavy likes Iowa to win 23-20.
The Rose Bowl features USC and Penn State with USC a 7.5 point favorite. The over-under is set at 59 points. The metrics like USC to win, but Penn State to hang around. The OddsShark computer projects a 37.8-34 USC victory. The S&P+ weighted projections have USC winning 30.1-28.0. Heavy likes USC to come away with the 34-31 victory.
Finally, the Sugar Bowl features Oklahoma taking on Auburn. Oklahoma is favored by a point and the over-under is set at 67.5 points. It’s been a nice season for Auburn but the Tigers are about run into an buzz saw. Oklahoma is one of the hottest teams in the country. Heavy likes Oklahome to win 38-28.