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New Years Eve / Day Game Schedule

New Years Eve / Day Game Schedule

The year may be ending but the big sporting events are here to stay for your betting needs. From bowl season to basketball, there’s plenty of action to keep you occupied during the lead up to your New Year’s Eve festivities. New Years Day will feature more bowl games, along with the NHL Winter Classic taking place in the Big House in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

New Year’s Sports Guide

*All odds as of December 20.

New Year’s Eve — December 31

1. AdvoCare V100 Bowl: Boston College Eagles vs. Arizona Wildcats

When: December 31, 2013, 12:30 PM ET

Where: Shreveport, Louisiana

Odds

Money: Eagles (+260) vs. Wildcats (-320)

Spread: Eagles (+7.5) vs. Wildcats (-7.5)

Over/Under: 57.0

Where to watch: ESPN

Doak Walker Award and Heisman Trophy finalist Andre Williams is said to be ready to play in this game. The nation’s top rusher tweaked his shoulder in their last game against Syracuse, but he will look to add to his nation-leading 2,102 rushing yards against Arizona. Meanwhile, the Wildcats also have an explosive running back in Ka’Deem Carey, who isn’t that far behind Williams with 1,716 yards.

2. Hyundai Sun Bowl: Virginia Tech Hokies vs. UCLA Bruins

When: December 31, 2013, 2:00 PM ET [sc:NCAA240banner ]

Where: El Paso, Texas

Odds

Money: Hokies (+240) vs. Bruins (-280)

Spread: Hokies (+7) vs. Bruins (-7)

Over/Under: 47.0

Where to watch: CBS

Virginia Tech had 26 bowl appearances in its program’s history with the first one happening in 1947 in you guessed it, the Sun Bowl. The Hokies look to win it more than 60 years later against the 17th ranked, Jim Mora-coached, Bruins.

3. AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Rice Owls vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs

When: December 31, 2013, 4:00 PM ET

Where: Memphis, Tennessee

Odds

Money: Owls (+240) vs. Bulldogs (-280)

Spread: Owls (+7) vs. Bulldogs (-7)

Over/Under: 50.5

Where to watch: ESPN

The Owls are going bowling again after joining the party last season. This is the first time Rice has been bowl-eligible for two straight seasons in more than 50 years. Rice will be up against Mississippi State, a program that is no stranger to the Liberty Bowl having played in it and won in 2007.

4. Chick-fil-A Bowl: Duke Blue Devils vs. Texas A&M Aggies

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When: December 31, 2013, 8:00 PM ET

Where: Atlanta, Georgia

Odds

Money: Blue Devils (+400) vs. Aggies (-500)

Spread: Blue Devils (+11.5) vs. Aggies (-11.5)

Over/Under: 74.5

Where to watch: ESPN

It’s not the BCS National Championship, but if this is going to be Johnny Manziel’s last game wearing an Aggies uniform, then it’s of paramount interest to him that he leaves the program on a winning note against the Blue Devils, who have been exceeding expectations throughout the season.

5. Brooklyn Nets vs. San Antonio Spurs

When: December 31, 2013, 7:00 PM ET

Where: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas

Odds

Money: Nets (TBA) vs. Spurs (TBA)

Spread: Nets (TBA) vs. Spurs (TBA)

Over/Under: TBA

Brooklyn was on a spending-spree back in the offseason, but found out that money can’t always buy success. The Nets are hoping to end the year on a positive note against a team that has exemplified how to run a successful team on minimal resources for a long time now.

6. Portland Trail Blazers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

When: December 31, 2013, 8:00 PM ET

Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Odds

Money: Trail Blazers (TBA) vs. Thunder (TBA) [sc:Other250banner ]

Spread: Trail Blazers (TBA) vs. Thunder (TBA)

Over/Under: TBA

This game is a powder keg waiting to be lit on New Year’s Eve.  The Blazers have been proving so far that they belong in the upper tier of the NBA and they could add more backing to that claim if they can handle the Thunder on the road. Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant will sure make it a rocky affair for Portland.

New Years Day — January 1

1. TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Georgia Bulldogs

When: January 1, 2014, 12:00 PM ET

Where: Jacksonville, Florida

Odds

Money: Cornhuskers (+305) vs. Bulldogs (-365)

Spread: Cornhuskers (+9) vs. Bulldogs (-9)

Over/Under: 60.5

For the second year in a row, the Cornhuskers and the Bulldogs will meet in the postseason, albeit in a different bowl. Last season, Georgia defeated Nebraska, 45-31, in the Capital Bowl.

2. Heart of Dallas Bowl: UNLV Rebels vs. North Texas Eagles

When: January 1, 2014, 12:00 PM ET

Where: Dallas, Texas

Odds

Money: Rebels (+220) vs. Eagles (-260)

Spread: Rebels (+6.5) vs. Eagles (-6.5)

Over/Under: 54.5

Where to watch: ESPNU

The Running Rebels and the Mean Green will warm the turf at Arlington before the real Cotton Bowl is played. UNLV hasn’t won a bowl in more than a decade while North Texas’ last postseason dance was back in 2004.

3. Capital One Bowl: Wisconsin Badgers vs. South Carolina Gamecocks

Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina Gamecocks

When: January 1, 2014, 1:00 PM ET

Where: Orlando, Florida

Odds

Money: Badgers (TBA) vs. Gamecocks (TBA)

Spread: Badgers (TBA) vs. Gamecocks (TBA)

Over/Under: 51.0

Where to watch: ABC

Two teams that boast terrific defenses will be entangled in the Capital One Bowl. The Badgers are trying to avoid losing their third consecutive bowl game, which is the opposite of the Gamecocks, who are attempting to annex a third-straight bowl win.

4. Outback Bowl: Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Louisiana State Tigers

When: January 1, 2014, 1:00 PM ET

Where: Tampa, Florida

Odds

Money: Hawkeyes (+250) vs. Tigers (-300)

Spread: Hawkeyes (+7) vs. Tigers (-7)

Over/Under: 49.0

Where to watch: ESPN

From 4-8 SU last season to 8-4 SU this season, it wasn’t that bad after all for the Hawkeyes as they’ll be rewarded a bowl date with Les Miles’ Tigers. LSU is looking to avenge its loss to Iowa in the 2004 Capital One Bowl.

5. Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO: Stanford Cardinal vs. Michigan State Spartans

Jeremy Langford, Michigan State Spartans, NCAA

When: January 1, 2014, 5:00 PM ET

Where: Pasadena, California

Odds

Money: Spartans (+170) vs. Cardinal (-200)

Spread: Spartans (+4.5) vs. Cardinal (-4.5)

Over/Under: 42.5

Where to watch: ESPN

The 100th edition of the Rose Bowl pits together the same teams that played in the original staging in 1902 – the Cardinal and the Spartans. Stanford is aiming for back-to-back Rose Bowl titles while the defensively supreme Michigan State look to end their 25-year drought in Pasadena.

6. Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Central Florida Golden Knights at Baylor Bears

When: January 1, 2014, 8:30 PM ET [sc:NCAA240banner ]

Where: Phoenix, Arizona

Odds

Money: Knights (+500) vs. Bears (-700)

Spread: Knights (+16.5) vs. Bears (-16.5)

Over/Under: 68.0

Where to watch: ESPN

The Knights are headed to the Fiesta Bowl, their first BCS trip, and will be paired with Baylor, who finished the regular season as the best scoring team in the FBS and earned the berth after copping the Big 12 title.

7. NHL Winter Classic: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings

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When: January 1, 2014, 1:00 PM ET

Where: The Big House, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Odds

Money: Maple Leafs (TBA) vs. Red Wings (TBA)

Spread: Maple Leafs (TBA) vs. Red Wings (TBA)

Over/Under: TBA

Things are going to get ugly right from the get-go of the New Year as the Maple Leafs and Red Wings square-off in a battle between two Original Six teams.

Head over to the sportsbook to place your bets on all these games and more in 2014.

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