Alabama, Air Force Currently Biggest Favorites To Win

Published on December 15th, 2016 2:22 am EST

College Football Playoff - 2016-17 season.The first five college football bowl games are slated to take place this Saturday. The first of these five games, the New Mexico Bowl, will see New Mexico take on UTSA. The Las Vegas Bowl, Camellia Bowl, AutoNation Cure Bowl and New Orleans Bowl will also take place on Saturday as well.

The Bowl season will run into the first week of January, when the winners of Washington/Alabama and Ohio State/Clemson will meet in the National Championship game.

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There are some very close games slated to take place during this Bowl season. LSU vs Louisville, for instance, is a pick'em, while TCU is a slender 1 1/2 point favorite to defeat Georgia in the Liberty Bowl.

There are, of course, some games that are expected to be very lopsided as well.

The biggest favorite of them all this Bowl season, at least according to the bookmakers, is Alabama against Washington in one of the playoff semi-final games.

Alabama, which is the #1 team in the nation, is currently a 14 point favorite to defeat Washington. Alabama is the #1 team in the nation for a reason, as they seemingly have no weaknesses and are the overwhelming favorites to win another college football national title.

The other semi-final game, on the other hand, has Ohio State as a field goal favorite over Clemson. While Clemson and Ohio State are expected to battle it out tooth-and-nail, Alabama is expected to coast against Washington.

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Here are this year's Bowl games in which there is a point spread of at least 10 points:

Miami Beach Bowl

Central Michigan, +11
Tulsa, -11

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Idaho, +13
Colorado State, -13

St. Petersburg Bowl

Miami-OH, +11.5
Mississippi State, -11.5

Military Bowl

Temple, -12.5
Wake Forest, +12.5

Cactus Bowl

Baylor, +10
Boise State, -10

Birmingham Bowl

USF, -11
South Carolina, +11

Arizona Bowl

South Alabama, +14
Air Force, -14

Chick-Fila-A Peach Bowl

Washington, +14
Alabama, -14

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