Steve Janus is the top football handicapper we have had on our site for college football in 2008, and he’s ready to extend that success to the post-season. Take a look at his subscription of bowl picks if you want the best chance of beating the bowl game odds this season. Let’s take a look at his first choice of the season, where he went with Arizona over BYU.
For this game I’m looking at who really wants to be here in the Las Vegas Bowl. We’ve got BYU, who had aspirations of winning their conference and being a BCS buster team, but who actually ended up 3rd in their conference (behind Utah and TCU) and in the no-so-glamorous Las Vegas Bowl. Then we have Arizona. The Wildcats are playing in their first bowl since 1998 and were lucky to get into this game, let alone any bowl at all. When you look at each team’s numbers side-by-side you’ll see two very good offenses and one solid defense, which belongs to Arizona. BYU struggled against teams like TCU and Utah because the Cougar defense wasn’t fast enough to keep up. I expect AZ to score early and often and easily cover 3.5-7 points.
Predicted Score: Arizona 42, BYU 28