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Red Raiders vs. Bulls Prediction - Birmingham Bowl Odds

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Birmingham Bowl Prediction - Red Raiders Vs. Bulls Football Odds

NCAA Birmingham Bowl Betting Odds and Prediction

When: Saturday, December 23, 12 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Where: Legion Field, Birmingham, AL

Who: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. South Florida Bulls

Apparently, a bowl bid in the Birmingham Bowl is enough to let Kliff Kingsbury keep his job for one more season. These middling 6-6 years aren't generally good enough for coaches in power conferences to keep their jobs, but a rebuilding effort is set to happen in the post-Nic Shimonek era, and Kingsbury is going to be the man to lead the charge.

In fairness to Kingsbury, the Red Raiders pulled out a huge comeback victory in Austin against hated Texas just to get to 6-6. Had that game been lost, Kingsbury surely would have been let gone.

Still, after a 3-0 start to the year, wins were really hard to come by. Kansas and Baylor were given victories, but it was the game against Texas that had to be won when opportunities against the likes of West Virginia, Iowa State and Kansas State were lost.

South Florida was disrespected all year long. The Bulls were always serious contenders for the New Year's Six, and in the end, they might have gotten there had they beaten UCF on Black Friday. Instead, that game was lost, and that effectively ended the hopes of going to a great bowl game.

Charlie Strong did a great job in his first season in Tampa, though. He guided the team to 30+ points in each of the first seven games of the season, helping break the FBS record for consecutive games scoring 30+ before losing to Houston. Still, to go through the whole campaign and suffer just two one-score losses at the hands of the Cougars and Knights is impressive.

Birmingham Bowl Prediction - Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. South Florida Bulls

Opening Line: South Florida -2

Preview: Two high scoring offenses will take the field on Saturday, December 23 in the Birmingham Bowl, as the Texas Tech Red Raiders face the South Florida Bulls. About the only thing that Texas Tech can do under head coach Cliff Kingsbury is score, as they average 34.3 points per game, while the Bulls are even more prolific, as they average 38.3 points per contest. Oddsmakers may have made a mistake on the total for this game, as it opened at 64.5 and has been bet up to 67. Continue...

Birmingham Bowl Football Betting

Who will win the Birmingham Bowl in 2017?

The Birmingham Bowl will host their annual NCAA bowl game on Thursday, December 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET at Legion Field in Birmingham, home to the UAB Blazers, and seats nearly 72,000 Sports betting fans.

This bowl game will feature a team from the Big East, SEC or American Conference, and there is also the chance of an at-large team depending on how many bowl-eligible teams emerge from those conferences.

That flexibility has allowed the Birmingham Bowl to draw some pretty strong programs in its short history. The bowl is managed by ESPN Regional Television, an ESPN subsidiary and the sports network has naturally held broadcast rights to the game since its creation.

As far as College football bettors are concerned, the annual Birmingham Bowl matchup looks like a value-packed venture that gridiron gamblers will have a good chance of cashing in against, no matter whether they like backing the Favorite or Underdog.

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One of the first things to look for when examining the college football bowl odds is the current form of the teams. Some teams are coming into the bowl game playing very well, while others are coming in flat or disappointed.

Motivation is a big key factor when it comes to looking at college football bowl betting lines, we also have to look at other things.

Schedule strength, turnovers, recent form, and overall team power ratings are things to consider as the bowl games begin. You also want to take the individual game odds into consideration.

2014 BBVA Compass Bowl Recap

Patton Robinette threw two 50-yard touchdown passes to Jordan Matthews, and Vanderbilt recovered after blowing a 24-point lead to beat Houston 41-24 on Saturday in the BBVA Compass Bowl.

After Houston (8-4) pulled even by scoring 24 points in the third quarter, Vanderbilt reclaimed the lead on Brian Kimbrow's 21-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

BBVA Compass Bowl l Results

Date Winning Team Losing Team    Attendance
January 04, 2014 Vanderbilt 41 Houston 24 42,717
January 05, 2013 Ole Miss 38 Pittsburgh 17 59,326
January 07, 2012 SMU 28 Pittsburgh 6 29,726
January 08, 2011 Pittsburgh 27 Kentucky 10 41,207
January 02, 2010 Connecticut 20 South Carolina 7 45,254
December 29, 2008 Rutgers 29 NC State 23 38,582
December 22, 2007 Cincinati 31 Southern Miss 21 35,258
December 23, 2006 South Florida 24 ECU 7 32,023

Listed below are links to each NCAA Football Bowl Game

BOWL DATE TIME / TV LOCATION MATCHUP
CELEBRATION BOWL Dec. 16, 2017 12 p.m. ET on ABC Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia North Carolina A&T vs Grambling State
NEW ORLEANS BOWL Dec. 16, 2017 1 p.m. ET on ESPN Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana Troy vs North Texas
CURE BOWL Dec. 16, 2017 2:30 p.m. ET on CBS Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida Georgia State vs Western Kentucky
LAS VEGAS BOWL Dec. 16, 2017 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada Oregon vs No. 25 Boise State
NEW MEXICO BOWL Dec. 16, 2017 4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, NM Marshall vs Colorado State
CAMELLIA BOWL Dec. 16, 2017 8 p.m. ET on ESPN Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama  Middle Tennessee vs Arkansas State
BOCA RATON BOWL Dec. 19, 2017 7 p.m. ET on ESPN FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida Akron vs Florida Atlantic
FRISCO BOWL Dec. 20, 2017 8 p.m. ET on ESPN Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas SMU vs Louisiana Tech
GASPARILLA BOWL Dec. 21, 2017 8 p.m. ET on ESPN Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida Temple vs Florida International
BAHAMAS BOWL Dec. 22, 2017 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas UAB vs Ohio
FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL Dec. 22, 2017 4 p.m. ET on ESPN Lyle Smith Field at Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho Wyoming vs Central Michigan
BIRMINGHAM BOWL Dec. 23, 2017 12 p.m. ET on ESPN Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama Texas Tech vs South Florida
ARMED FORCES BOWL Dec. 23, 2017 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas Army vs San Diego State
DOLLAR GENERAL BOWL Dec. 23, 2017 7 p.m. ET on ESPN Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama Appalachian State vs Toledo
HAWAI'I BOWL Dec. 24, 2017 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawai'i Fresno State vs Houston
HEART OF DALLAS BOWL Dec. 26, 2017 1:20 p.m. ET on ESPN Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas Utah vs West Virginia
QUICK LANE BOWL Dec. 26, 2017 5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan Duke vs Northern Illinois
CACTUS BOWL Dec. 26, 2017 10 p.m. ET on ESPN Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona Kansas State vs UCLA
INDEPENDENCE BOWL Dec. 27, 2017 1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana Florida State vs Southern Miss
PINSTRIPE BOWL Dec. 27, 2017 5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York Boston College vs Iowa
FOSTER FARMS BOWL Dec. 27, 2017 8:30 p.m. ET on FOX Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California Arizona vs Purdue
TEXAS BOWL Dec. 27, 2017 9 p.m. ET on ESPN NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas Texas vs Missouri
MILITARY BOWL Dec. 28, 2017 1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland Virginia vs Navy
CAMPING WORLD BOWL Dec. 28, 2017 5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida Oklahoma State vs Virginia Tech
ALAMO BOWL Dec. 28, 2017 9 p.m. ET on ESPN Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas Stanford vs TCU
HOLIDAY BOWL Dec. 28, 2017 9 p.m. ET on FOX Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California Michigan State vs Washington State
BELK BOWL Dec. 29, 2017 1 p.m. ET on ESPN Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina  Wake Forest vs Texas A&M
SUN BOWL Dec. 29, 2017 2 p.m. ET on CBS Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas NC State vs Arizona State
MUSIC CITY BOWL Dec. 29, 2017 4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee Kentucky vs Northwestern
ARIZONA BOWL Dec. 29, 2017 5:30 p.m. ET on CBS Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona Utah State vs New Mexico State
COTTON BOWL CLASSIC Dec. 29, 2017 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas USC vs Ohio State
TAXSLAYER BOWL Dec. 30, 2017 12 p.m. ET EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida Louisville vs Mississippi State 
LIBERTY BOWL Dec. 30, 2017 12:30 p.m. ET on ABC Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee  Iowa State vs Memphis
FIESTA BOWL Dec. 30, 2017 4 p.m. ET on ESPN University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona Washington vs Penn State
ORANGE BOWL Dec. 30, 2017 8 p.m. ET on ESPN Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida Wisconsin vs Miami
OUTBACK BOWL Jan. 1, 2018 12 p.m. ET on ESPN2  Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida Michigan vs South Carolina
PEACH BOWL Jan. 1, 2018 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia Auburn vs UCF
CITRUS BOWL Jan. 1, 2018 1 p.m. ET on ABC Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida Notre Dame vs LSU
ROSE BOWL (CFP SEMIFINAL) Jan. 1, 2018 5 p.m. ET on ESPN Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California No. 2 Oklahoma vs No. 3 Georgia
SUGAR BOWL (CFP SEMIFINAL) Jan. 1, 2018 8:45 p.m. ET on ESPN Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana No. 1 Clemson vs No. 4 Alabama 
NCAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP Jan. 8, 2018 8 p.m. ET on ESPN Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia TBD vs TBD

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