2016 Battlefrog Fiesta Bowl
#8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs #7 Ohio State Buckeyes
Friday, January 1, 2016, 1:00 pm Eastern, TV: ESPN
University of Phoenix Stadium – Glendale, Arizona
Opening Line: Ohio State -6 1/2
Current Line: Ohio State -6
Opening Total: 54
Current Total: 57 1/2
Opening Money Line: Ohio State -260 / Notre Dame +225
Current Money Line: Ohio State -230 / Notre Dame +200

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2013 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
Thursday, January 3, 2013, 8:30 pm Eastern, TV: ESPN
#5 Kansas State Wildcats vs #4 Oregon Ducks
University of Phoenix Stadium – Glendale, Arizona
Opening Line: Oregon -7 1/2
Current Line: Oregon -8 1/2
Opening Total: 75
Current Total: 75 1/2
Opening Money Line: Oregon -325 / Kansas St +275
Current Money Line: Oregon -350 / Kansas St +290

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Miami at Ohio State
Saturday, 9/11/10, 3:40 PM EDT, TV:  ESPN
Opening Point Spread: Ohio State -10
Current Betting Line: Ohio State -9
Opening Total: 45
Current Total: 47
Current Moneyline: Ohio State -360/Miami +300
Point Spread Info from above taken from Bookmaker Sportsbook.

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Fiesta Bowl
TCU (-7.5) vs. Boise State
8:00 pm ET

This is the bowl I have been looking forward to more than any other (though I still think it would have been better to have these teams play Cincinnati and Florida instead of each other again). I really haven’t got a good sense of how this one is going to turn out, but I am a bit surprised by the size of the spread. TCU played a significantly tougher schedule overall, but Boise State’s win over Oregon was the most impressive that either team had all year. That perceived slight could be good motivation for Boise State – not that they need it. It’s interesting to note that this is the first time that undefeated teams have played each other in a bowl game without a national championship on the line. Both teams have a lot to offer on both sides of the ball. TCU is brilliant defensively, and very good on offense as well. Boise State is explosive on offense, and showed against Oregon that they can smother on defense as well. Both teams are reasonably healthy, and they are both exceptionally well coached so they are going to be ready for his one. It was a brilliant game last year when the two teams met and TCU got a narrow win, and I expect even more from this one. The best individual matchup I will be keeping my eye on is Boise State QB Kellen Moore against TCU sack machine Jerry Hughes. Moore and the Broncos need to find a way to contain the TCU pass rush if they want to be able to come out on top.

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1. I don’t think that we should read too much into how the Saints won today. It wasn’t pretty, and it probably shouldn’t have happened, but there was a lot to take from that. First, Washington was the best passing defense in the league coming into the game but the Saints managed 419 passing yards against them, and they made the winning TD look as easy as it can possibly look. Next, the Redskins were at home and were fired up by trying to save their season and all that so it made sense that they were stout. Finally, the Saints were missing three cornerbacks , so I’m not concerned by their ability to stop Jason Campbell. The Saints almost lost to a bad team, but they found a way to get the win in the end, and that’s all that matters.

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I’m watching Canada attempt to win its fifth consecutive World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal right now. They are playing Sweden. Canada is obviously hockey-crazy, and this tournament is massively important. Beyond the Olympics, no hockey event matters to the whole country more than this. Canada is fairly heavily favored (-180 at Pinnacle, or -0.5, -115). This plus the Fiesta Bowl ensures that this will be a good night. Unless we lose, of course.

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