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Opening Lines Released for Big 12 Bowl Games

NCAA Football: Alamo Bowl-Stanford vs Texas Christian

The 2020-21 Big 12 bowl match ups were announced on Sunday after the College Football Playoff was finalized. While there is no Big 12 team in the Playoff for the first time in four years, there are some really fun match ups we hope to all get to watch during bowl season.

And of course, for those of us who like a wager or two on a game, we’ve finally got the opening lines for each of the Big 12 bowl match ups.

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Opening Lines for 2020-21 Big 12 Bowl Games

Cotton Bowl: Florida -3 vs. Oklahoma

Fiesta Bowl: Iowa State -4 vs. Oregon

Alamo Bowl: Texas -12 vs. Colorado

Cheez-It Bowl: Oklahoma State -3 vs. Miami

Texas Bowl: TCU -5 vs. Arkansas

Liberty Bowl: West Virginia vs. Army (NO line yet)

Overall, there’s some nice respect here for the Big 12 here, as they are favored in five of their six games. I admit, I’m surprised. That being said, bowl games are always some of the toughest games to handicap because key players may not play due to NFL Draft preparations and you don’t know what the motivation is for each team based on how their respective seasons ended.

Of these lines, the ones I like the most are Oklahoma +3 against Florida, as I believe all of the young guys who grew leaps and bounds will be very motivated in their first bowl game. Plus, I like TCU -5 against Arkansas, as Gary Patterson also has his young team motivated and focused late in the season.

As always, I’ll release my Big 12 bowl picks against the spread within the next week. On the season, our picks went 29-21.

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