NEW YEAR'S EVE CFB BOWL-NANZA #1
Mississippi State Bulldogs (3-7) vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane (5-2)
Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Tulsa was one of our more under the radar profit teams this season going 7-1 ATS and 5-0 ATS on the road. And going against a 3-7 Mississippi State team almost sets up to be easy pickings for the Golden Hurricane. Almost too easy…. I think with this line, they’re begging you to take Tulsa and as much as I did this season, I won’t do it here. I trashed Mississippi State a lot this season, but Will Rogers looked to be the right guy under center for Mike Leach as the offense came alive in the second half of the season. Aside from an outlier bad game against Auburn, Rogers’ other three starts went pretty well and given that Tulsa’s offense had to play from behind a lot this season, I worry that the Golden Hurricane just won’t be able to catch up when they need to the most. I think Mississippi State knows how lucky they are to be in this spot and I don’t think they’ll waste the opportunity. I’ll take Mississippi State as my premium pick for this matchup.