AdvoCare V100 Bowl - Arizona vs Boston College 12/31/13 - Free Bowl Picks, Odds, & Predictions
CFB: 12:30 PM EST December 31, 2013 TV: ESPN
With so many bowl games happening these days, some of them are bound to have oddball names, and the AdvoCare V100 Bowl is a prime example. This bowl has been played since 1976 but before this year was known as the Independence Bowl. This year's event will include Arizona University against Boston College squaring off at Independence Stadium located in Shreveport, LA.
Both teams are far from being big standouts nationally, with an identical 7-5 record in terms of performance in the regular season. Arizona stumbled down the stretch going 1-3 while Boston College finished strong going 5-1.
The Arizona Wildcats have gained a reputation for using a spread strategy effectively, allowing the team to post points on the board in quick succession. Offense has had up and down season but it was good enough to beat #4 Oregon Ducks. Defense might be the more steady side of the ball for Arizona as they only allwed 24.7 ppg in high powered PAC12.
Boston College is led by their great running game, Heisman finalist Andre Williams rushed for 2,102 yards and 17 Touchdowns. Ball control will be the key as their running game could really help allow their defense to face much less of the Zona spread offense.
Because of the unknowns, this match is too close to call, and either side could pull off a win quickly, leaving the other in the dust. That probably makes this match the sleeper hit of the bowl season as well.
Recent Betting Trends:
Under is 4-0 in Wildcats last 4 games following a ATS loss.
Wildcats are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in December.
Under is 4-0 in Eagles last 4 bowl games.
Eagles are 5-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Free Betting Pick: Boston Cellege Eagles +7.5
The Eagles are the one ACC team outside of Florida State that we think had solid season. Most will be all over Arizona as they remember the Oregon defeat but not us. Zona is way over rated and this spread should be a pick'em game. Take Boston College and the points as this looks like field goal game. Running game of BC will be the difference as their all star RB Williams will be the difference maker. Final Score Prediciton, Boston College wins 27-24.