Jeff Alexander went with the underdog when posting his bowl picks on the 2009 Gator Bowl. He was confident that the Huskers would show up in a big way to finish off their season in a winning note over the Clemson Tigers and he was write on yet again. Let’s take a look at his analysis below to see if we can’t find out how to beat the bowl game odds on the few remaining contests in the season:
3* Gator Bowl BEST BET on Nebraska +3
In a game the odds makers originally gave the slight edge to Nebraska in, I will take the Huskers and the points now that action has made them a three-point dog. It was a very disappointing season for Clemson, a preseason top 10 expected to win the ACC. This team had its sights set on the Orange Bowl and nothing else. Football is very important to the state of Nebraska and the Huskers will want this game more. The key here is how badly Clemson’s offense struggled on the road, scoring only 16.8 ppg. Nebraska’s offense thrived on the road, scoring 37.5 ppg. Nebraska is 22-9 ATS vs. excellent passing teams with a completion pct. of 62% or better since 1992. We’ll take the points.