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The Washington Huskies and the Oklahoma State Cowboys will get a reprieve from winter on January 2 when they meet up in the desert in the Cactus Bowl.

The Huskies won the Fight Hunger Bowl last year, toppling BYU 31-16 as a 4-point underdog. Even with the win Washington still owns a lacklustre 3-6 record SU and a 4-5 record ATS in their last nine bowl games.

The Cowboys were a 3-point favorite in last year’s Cotton Bowl, but were upset by Missouri 41-31. That snapped a three-bowl winning streak for Oklahoma State and dropped them to 2-4 ATS in their last six bowl games.

For updated lines and totals on all of this year’s bowl games head over to the college football betting boards at 5Dimes and Bodog today.

Cactus Bowl
Friday, January 2 @ 10:15 pm ET
Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona

Team: Washington Huskies
Conference: Pac-12
Records: 8-5 SU, 7-6 ATS, 4-9 OU

Team: Oklahoma State Cowboys
Conference: Big 12
Records: 6-6 SU, 5-7 ATS, 7-5 OU

Opening Spread / Total (from 5Dimes)
Washington -5 / 56.5 Points

[ Cactus Bowl Matchup Stats | Washington vs Oklahoma State Betting Preview ]

Cactus Bowl Betting Trends: Washington was 13-0 SU this year as favorites . . . Past three Cactus Bowls (Insight Bowls) played UNDER the total.

Washington had quite an up and down regular season. The Huskies started off 4-0, before winning only two of their next seven games. Washington was able to salvage their season with back-to-back wins in their final games, including a 31-13 win over rival Washington State in their regular season finale.

The Cowboys needed a 38-35 upset win over Oklahoma as a 19.5-point underdog in their final game to secure a bowl invite. That shocking win snapped a five-game losing streak for the Cowboys during which they were 1-4 ATS. As the underdog this season Oklahoma State was 1-6 SU and 3-4 ATS.

Oklahoma State previously appeared in the Cactus Bowl back in 2007. They faced Indiana and recorded a 49-33 win as a 6.5-point favorite.

Cactus Bowl History (teams, score, spread, ATS winner, SU winner)

1995 Insight Bowl Texas Tech 55 Air Force 41 4 TXTECH TXTECH
1996 Insight Bowl Wisconsin 38 Utah 10 8 WISCSN WISCSN
1997 Insight Bowl New Mexico 14 Arizona 20 -9 NEWMEX ARIZON
1998 Insight Bowl West Virginia 31 Missouri 34 -2 MIZZOU MIZZOU
1999 Insight Bowl Colorado 62 Boston College 28 9 COLO COLO
2000 Insight Bowl Pittsburgh 29 Iowa State 37 -3 IOWAST IOWAST
2001 Insight Bowl Syracuse 26 Kansas State 3 -6 SYRACU SYRACU
2002 Insight Bowl Pittsburgh 38 Oregon State 13 -1.5 PITT PITT
2003 Insight Bowl Virginia Tech 49 California 52 3 CAL CAL
2004 Insight Bowl Oregon State 38 Notre Dame 21 3 OREGST OREGST
2005 Insight Bowl Rutgers 40 Arizona State 45 -9 RUTGER ARIZST
2006 Insight Bowl Minnesota 41 Texas Tech 44 -8 MINN TXTECH
2007 Insight Bowl Indiana 33 Oklahoma State 49 -6.5 OKLAST OKLAST
2008 Insight Bowl Minnesota 21 Kansas 42 -9 KANSAS KANSAS
2009 Insight Bowl Iowa State 14 Minnesota 13 -2 IOWAST IOWAST
2010 Insight Bowl Missouri 24 Iowa 27 3 IOWA IOWA
2011 Insight Bowl Iowa 14 Oklahoma 31 -14 OKLA OKLA
2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Michigan State 17 TCU 16 -2 MICHST MICHST
2013 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Michigan 14 Kansas State 31 -7 KSU KSU
2014 Cactus Bowl Washington   Oklahoma State        



The Michigan Wolverines and the Kansas State Wildcats meet for the first time ever in this year’s Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.

The Wolverines are competing in a bowl game for the fourth consecutive year. This is the third trip to this bowl game for Kansas State. They were 1-1 SU in their appearances in this bowl game in 2001 and 1993.

For updated lines and totals on all of this year’s bowl games head over to the college football betting boards at 5Dimes and Bodog today.

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl
Saturday, December 28 @ 10:15pm ET
Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona

Team: Michigan Wolverines
Conference: Big Ten
Records: 7-5 SU, 7-5 ATS, 6-6 OU

Team: Kansas State Wildcats
Conference: Big 12
Records: 7-5 SU, 7-5 ATS, 5-7 OU

Opening Spread / Total (from 5Dimes)
Kansas State Wildcats -3.5 / 55.5 Points

[Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Matchup Stats | Michigan vs. Kansas State Betting Preview]

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Betting Trends: Formerly known as the Insight Bowl . . . The OVER is 11-4 in the last 15 Insight Bowl games . . . The OVER is 11-2 in the last 13 bowl games involving Michigan . . . Kansas State is 1-8 ATS in their last nine bowl game appearances.

The Michigan Wolverines reached as high as 11th in the national rankings after starting the season with five straight victories. However, they struggled thereafter, going 2-5 SU and 4-3 ATS the rest of the way. The Wolverines were 15.5-point dogs in their last outing against Ohio State, a game in which they overcame a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit before falling to the Buckeyes 42-41. Michigan are 3-2 ATS in their last five, but twice recorded negative total rushing yards and failed to produce better than 152 ground yards in any game during that stretch. Kansas State has accumulated a mere 386 rushing yards combined in their last three games, but have only allowed more than 123 yards rushing once in their last five. The Wildcats have won four of their last five SU and are 6-2 ATS in their last eight, but are just 3-3 ATS as favorites.


The Michigan State Spartans only turned in two OVER results in 12 games this season, which will make them interesting to totals bettors on the college football odds as they take on TCU in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl on December 29 in Tempe.

For updated lines and totals on all of this year’s bowl games head over to the college football betting boards at 5Dimes, Bodog, and BetOnline today.

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl
Saturday, December 29 @ 10:15pm ET
Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona

Team: TCU Horned Frogs
Conference: Big 12
Records: 7-5 SU, 5-7 ATS, 4-7 OU

Team: Michigan State Spartans
Conference: Big Ten
Records: 6-6 SU, 4-8 ATS, 2-9-1 OU

Opening Spread / Total (from BetOnline)
TCU -2 / 42.5 Points

[Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Matchup Stats]

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Betting Trends: OVER is 11-3 in past 14 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowls (formerly Insight Bowl) . . . Big 12 schools are 5-1 SU in past six vs Big Ten schools . . . TCU is 0-4-1 ATS in past five bowl games.


Both the Oklahoma Sooners and Iowa Hawkeyes come into this year’s Insight Bowl with bowl winning streaks on the line as Oklahoma won in its last two bowl appearances and Iowa won in each of its last three.

For lines and totals on all of this year’s bowl games head over to the college football betting board at Bodog today.

Insight Bowl
Friday, December 30 @ 10:00pm ET
Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona

Team: Oklahoma Sooners
Conference: Big 12
Records: 9-3 SU, 6-6 ATS, 6-6 OU

Team: Iowa Hawkeyes
Conference: Big Ten
Records: 7-5 SU, 5-7 ATS, 7-4 OU

Spread / Total (from 5Dimes)
Oklahoma -13.5 / 57.5 Points

[Insight Bowl Matchup Stats]

Coming into the year with the No. 1 ranking, the Oklahoma Sooners had much higher hopes than playing in the Insight Bowl. But here they are, and they’ll take on the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Oklahoma looked poised to make a run at the national championship at 6-0 SU (4-2 ATS), but the Sooners went just 3-3 SU (2-4 ATS) in the second half of their schedule, including an inexplicable home loss to Texas Tech. Season-ending injuries to star wide receiver Ryan Broyles and running back Dominique Whaley didn’t help matters down the stretch. Iowa had a decent year in a rebuilding campaign, highlighted by an upset win over Michigan in November.

Landry Jones failed to live up to preseason Heisman Trophy hype and took a step backwards from last year’s production. Still, he ended up fourth in the nation in passing yards with 4,302, and had 28 touchdown passes with 14 interceptions.


Despite the dismissal of their all-time top receiver and the benching of their best running back, Iowa rolls into the Insight Bowl as just a slight 1-point underdog to 14th-ranked Missouri in the NCAAF odds menu.

Insight Bowl
Tuesday, December 28 @ 10:00pm ET
Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona

Team: Missouri Tigers
Conference: Big 12 Conference
Records: 10-2 SU, 6-5 ATS, 3-8 OU

Team: Iowa Hawkeyes
Conference: Big Ten Conference
Records: 7-5 SU, 5-5-1 ATS, 4-7 OU

Spread / Total (from Bodog)
Missouri -1 / 47 Points

[Insight Bowl Matchup Stats]

Consecutive losses to Nebraska and Texas Tech cost Missouri a trip to their third Big 12 championship in four years, but a win in the Insight Bowl will take some of the sting out of those defeats. The Tigers rebounded to take their final three games and can reach the 11-win mark if they take down the Hawkeyes.

The Tigers are known to spread the ball around on offense, as three different backs had at least 380 yards. Missouri will rely mostly on its FBS sixth-best 15.2 points per game allowed to shut down the relentless Hawkeyes.

Missouri should draw lots of interest in college football betting circles with the intriguing Insight Bowl odds. The strong finish by Missouri and sluggish end for Iowa should lend plenty of confidence to bettors who think Missouri will be an easy line to cover.

Iowa hopes to silence all doubters in NCAAF odds for this game, but when two of your best players are gone it can be a daunting task – or a rallying cry. The Hawkeyes were ranked ninth entering the season and were expecting to earn a second consecutive trip to a BCS game.

Three straight losses brought them to fourth in the conference and the Hawkeyes will now have to overcome adversity to get a school-record third straight postseason victory.

Usually a total set at 47 for a college game is not conducive to UNDER betting, but considering these teams combined to pay UNDER bettors 15 times this season you may think twice on that wager.

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