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Cactus Bowl Odds - Boise State vs. Baylor

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Cactus Bowl Betting Odds - Boise State vs. Baylor Prediction

Sun Devil Stadium Game LinesVenue: NCAA Cactus Bowl

When: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 10:15pm ET / ESPN

Where: Chase Field Phoenix, AZ

Who: Boise State Broncos vs. Baylor Bears

It's not often you see a team on a six-game losing streak playing in a bowl game. Alas, that's what's happening this year with the Baylor Bears, who opened up the season at 6-0, only to finish 6-6 with six straight losses in Big XII play. That's only a part of the reason why caretaker Jim Grobe wasn't offered the job on a full-time basis and the team is going in a completely different direction with the much more defense-oriented Matt Rhule from the point that this game ends.

The Boise State Broncos certainly won't be intimidated going against the big boys from the Big XII. Every year, they schedule a couple Pac-12 opponents and usually beat them, as was the case this year against Washington State and Oregon State. But the Broncos weren't without their flaws, and that's why they've ended up in the Cactus Bowl. This is the same team that lost to Wyoming and Air Force and could have easily suffered three or four more losses had some late breaks in games not gone their way.

Cactus Bowl Football Prediction - Boise State vs. Baylor

NCAA Bowl Betting PredictionsNeed some Cactus Bowl Betting Picks to cash in big this holiday season?

Well you've come to the right place, as we get set to preview each college bowl and picks on this year's Cactus Bowl Game.

Opening Line: Boise State -8

Preview: The Motel 6 Cactus Bowl has a great matchup this year when the Baylor Bears take on the Boise State Broncos in the only postseason matchup between the Big 12 and Mountain West conferences. Both teams had higher aspirations entering the year but heading to Phoenix, Arizona in December isn’t a bad thing. Boise State is favored by 7.5 points and will once again be motivated to prove that they can beat a Power 5 opponent. Baylor’s program is in disarray, still battling off field issues from last year’s sex scandal, losing starting quarterback Seth Russell for the year, losing their last six games and now find themselves without a head coach. The Bears motivation for this game is a real concern. Continue...

Cactus Bowl Sports Betting Odds

Who will win the NCAA Cactus Bowl Classic in 2016?

The NCAA Cactus Bowl betting has been a fine example of what College bowl betting should be. No doubt there will be some sort of commemorative activity at half-time of the game, which will only be a bonus for Cactus Bowl betting fans.

The Cactus Bowl game currently draws its competitors from the Big Ten and Big 12 conferences and is one of the best non-BCS bowls will take place in Chase Field Phoenix, AZ on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 10:15 pm ET, but that will be 8:15 AZ time, televised on ESPN.

There are plenty of great college bars all around that stadium, so plan on tailgating and staying there all night checking on your other bowl game betting winners.

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Cactus Bowl Betting Tips

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.

History of the Cactus Bowl

This game originated as the Copper Bowl on Dec. 31, 1989. From 1989 to 1999, the game was played in Tucson's Arizona Stadium. The Cactus Bowl as we know it today, formerly Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (2012-2013), and before that it was named the Insight Bowl (2002-2011), that had been played in Tempe, Arizona.

The bowl always featured a WAC team until 1998, when it offered a matchup between the Big East and the Big 12.

The partnership with the Big 12 and Big Ten conferences will provide the opportunity to make the Insight Bowl one of the region's most successful sports betting events. Since 2000, the games have been played at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix, now known as Chase Field. Starting in 2006, the bowl has moved to Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe.

Sun Devil Stadium is no stranger to big games. It has hosted a Super Bowl, several NCAA National Championship games and was the home of the Fiesta Bowl for 25 years.

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Trophy

The Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl has a unique trophy. The trophy is about 3 feet tall and in the shape of a tree on a base. The main tree trunk splits in half with a completely round silver ball in the middle.

Coming of the top of one side of the trunk is a large fruit like object.

This fruit is shaped at one end like a football. The other end is elongated beyond the end of the football, and decorated with brown squares and shapes that relate to Insight and Arizona.

Cactus Bowl winners and scores

Date Winning Team Score Losing Team Score
28 Dec. 2013 Kansas State 31 Michigan 14
29 Dec. 2012 Michigan State 17 TCU 16
30 Dec. 2011 Oklahoma 31 Iowa 14
28 Dec. 2010 Iowa 27 Missouri 24
31 Dec. 2009 Iowa State 14 Minnesota 13
31 Dec. 2008 Kansas 42 Minnesota 21
31 Dec. 2007 Oklahoma State 49 Indiana 33
29 Dec. 2006 Texas Tech 44 Minnesota 41
27 Dec. 2005 Arizona State 45 Rutgers 40
28 Dec. 2004 Oregon State 38 Notre Dame 21
26 Dec. 2003 California 52 Virginia Tech 49
26 Dec. 2002 Pittsburgh 38 Oregon State 13
29 Dec. 2001 Syracuse 26 Kansas State 3
28 Dec. 2000 Iowa State 37 Pittsburgh 29
31 Dec. 1999 Colorado 62 Boston College 28
26 Dec. 1998 Missouri 34 West Virginia 31
27 Dec. 1997 Arizona 20 New Mexico 14
27 Dec. 1996 Wisconsin 38 Utah 10
27 Dec. 1995 Texas Tech 55 Air Force 41
29 Dec. 1994 BYU 31 Oklahoma 6
29 Dec. 1993 Kansas State 52 Wyoming 17
31 Dec. 1992 Washington State 31 Utah 28
31 Dec. 1991 Indiana 24 Baylor 0
31 Dec. 1990 California 17 Wyoming 15
31 Dec. 1989 Arizona 17 NC State 10

Listed below are links to each NCAA Football Bowl Game

*Note: All times Eastern

BOWL/TITLE GAME DATE TIME SITE MATCHUP
New Mexico Bowl Dec. 17 2 p.m. Albuquerque, N.M. New Mexico vs. UTSA
Las Vegas Bowl Dec. 17 3:30 p.m. Las Vegas, Nev. Houston vs. San Diego St.
Camellia Bowl Dec. 17 5:30 p.m. Montgomery, Ala. Appalachian St. vs. Toledo
Cure Dec. 17 5:30 p.m. Orlando, Fla. Arkansas St. vs. UCF
New Orleans Bowl Dec. 17 9 p.m. New Orleans, La. Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Southern Mississippi
Miami Beach Bowl Dec. 19 2:30 p.m. Miami, Fla. Central Michigan vs. Tulsa
Boca Raton Bowl Dec. 20 7 p.m. Boca Raton, Fla. West. Kentucky vs. Memphis
Poinsettia Bowl Dec. 21 9 p.m. San Diego, Calif. BYU vs. Wyoming
Potato Bowl Dec. 22 7 p.m. Boise, Idaho Colorado St. vs. Idaho
Bahamas Bowl Dec. 23 1 p.m. Nassau, Bahamas Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion
Armed Forces Bowl Dec. 23 4:30 p.m. Fort Worth, Tex. Louisiana Tech vs. Navy
Dollar General Dec. 23 8 p.m. Mobile, Ala. Ohio vs. Troy
Hawaii Bowl Dec. 24 8 p.m. Honolulu, Hawaii Hawaii vs. Middle Tennessee
St. Petersburg Bowl Dec. 26 11 a.m. St. Petersburg, Fla. Miami (OH) vs. Mississippi St.
Quick Lane Bowl Dec. 26 2:30 p.m. Detroit, Mich. Boston College vs. Maryland
Independence Bowl Dec. 26 5 p.m. Shreveport, La. NC State vs. Vanderbilt
Heart of Dallas Bowl Dec. 27 Noon Dallas, Texas Army vs. North Texas
Military Bowl Dec. 27 3:30 p.m. Annapolis, Md. Temple vs. Wake Forest
Holiday Bowl Dec. 27 7 p.m. San Diego, Calif. Minnesota vs. Wash. St.
Cactus Bowl Dec. 27 10:15 p.m. Phoenix, Ariz. Baylor vs. Boise State
Pinstripe Bowl Dec. 28 2 p.m. New York, NY Northwestern vs. Pittsburgh
Russell Athletic Bowl Dec. 28 5:30 p.m. Orlando, Fla. Miami (Fla.) vs. West Virginia
Foster Farms Bowl Dec. 28 8:30 p.m. Santa Clara, Calif. Indiana vs. Utah
Texas Dec. 28 9 p.m. Houston, Texas Kansas St. vs. Texas A&M
Birmingham Bowl Dec. 29 2 p.m. Birmingham, Ala. South Carolina vs. South Fla.
Belk Bowl Dec. 29 5:30 p.m. Charlotte, N.C. Arkansas vs. Virginia Tech
Alamo Bowl Dec. 29 9 p.m. San Antonio, Texas Colorado vs. Oklahoma St.
Arizona Dec. 30 5:30 p.m. Tucson, Ariz. Air Force vs. South Alabama
Liberty Bowl Dec. 30 Noon Memphis, Tenn. Georgia vs. TCU
Sun Bowl Dec. 30 2 p.m. El Paso, Texas North Carolina vs. Stanford
Music City Bowl Dec. 30 3:30 p.m. Nashville, Tenn. Nebraska vs. Tennessee
Orange Bowl Dec. 30 8 p.m. Miami Gardens, Fla. Florida State vs. Michigan
Peach Bowl College Football Playoff Semifinal Dec. 31 3 p.m. Atlanta, Ga. Alabama vs. Washington
Fiesta Bowl College Football Playoff Semifinal Dec. 31 7 p.m. Glendale, Ariz. Clemson vs. Ohio State
TaxSlayer Bowl Dec. 31 11 a.m. Jacksonville, Fla. Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky
Citrus Bowl Dec. 31 11 a.m. Orlando, Fla. Louisville vs. LSU
Outback Bowl Jan. 2 1 p.m. Tampa, Fla. Florida vs. Iowa
Cotton Bowl Jan. 2 1 p.m. Arlington, Texas Western Mich. vs. Wisconsin
Rose Bowl Jan. 2 5 p.m. Pasadena, Calif. Penn State vs. USC
Sugar Bowl Jan. 2 8:30 p.m. New Orleans, La. Auburn vs. Oklahoma
CFP National Championship Jan. 9 TBD Tampa, Fla. Peach Winner vs. Fiesta Winner

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