2021 Bowl Games Betting Odds

It’s college football bowl season and the calendar is loaded with some terrific matchups over the next few weeks. The action officially starts on Friday, December 17, and games will go all the way through January 10 with the College Football Playoff Championship Game. 

This is a major opportunity for sports bettors and sportsbooks as college football always brings plenty of sports betting action. The biggest games are obviously taking place later in the year, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t great matchups right at the beginning. 

Here is a look at the betting odds for each bowl game on the schedule. 

Friday, December 17:

Bahamas Bowl: Toledo Rockets -10.5 vs. MTSU Blue Raiders

Tailgreeter Cure Bowl: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers -11.0 vs. Northern Illinois Huskies

Saturday, December 18:

Boca Raton Bowl: Appalachian State Mountaineers -3.0 vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

New Mexico Bowl: Fresno State Bulldogs -11.5 vs. UTEP Miners

Independence Bowl: BYU Cougars -6.5 vs. UAB Blazers

LendingTree Bowl: Liberty Flames -9.5 vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles

Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl: Oregon State Beavers -7.0 vs. Utah State Aggies

New Orleans Bowl: Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns -5.0 vs. Marshall Thundering Herd

Monday, December 20: 

Myrtle Beach Bowl: Tulsa Golden Hurricane -9.0 vs. Old Dominion Monarchs

Tuesday, December 21: 

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Wyoming Cowboys -3.0 vs. Kent State Golden Flashes

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl: UTSA Roadrunners -2.0 vs. San Diego State Aztecs

Wednesday, December 22

Armed Forces Bowl: Army Black Knights -4.0 vs. Missouri Tigers

Army Football is the favorite against Memphis in the Armed Forces Bowl.

Thursday, December 23

Frisco Football Classic: Miami (OH) RedHawks -3.0 vs. North Texas Mean Green

Gasparilla Bowl: Florida Gators -6.5 vs. UCF Knights

Friday, December 24

Hawaii Bowl: Memphis Tigers -7.5 vs. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors

Saturday, December 25

Camellia Bowl: Georgia State Panthers -4.5 vs. Ball State Cardinals

Monday, December 27

Quick Lane Bowl: Western Michigan Broncos -6.0 vs. Nevada Wolf Pack

Military Bowl: Boston College Eagles -3.0 vs. East Carolina Pirates

Tuesday, December 28

Birmingham Bowl: Auburn Tigers -2.5 vs Houston Cougars

First Responder Bowl: Louisville Cardinals -1.5 vs. Air Force Falcons

Liberty Bowl: Mississippi State Bulldogs -8.5 vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders

Holiday Bowl: NC State Wolf Pack -1.0 vs. UCLA Bruins

Guaranteed Rate Bowl: Minnesota Golden Gophers -4.0 vs. West Virginia Mountaineers

Wednesday, December 29

Wasabi Fenway Bowl: Virginia Cavaliers -2.0 vs. SMU Mustangs

Pinstripe Bowl: Maryland Terrapins -1.0 vs. Virginia Tech Hokies 

Cheez-It Bowl: Iowa State Cyclones -1.5 vs. Clemson Tigers

Valero Alamo Bowl: Oklahoma Sooners -4.5 vs. Oregon Ducks

Thursday, December 30

Duke’s Mayo Bowl: North Carolina Tar Heels -9.5 vs. South Carolina Gamecocks

Music City Bowl: Tennessee Volunteers -4.5 vs. Purdue Boilermakers 

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: Michigan State Spartans -2.0 vs. Pittsburgh Panthers

Las Vegas Bowl: Wisconsin Badgers -7.0 vs. Arizona State Sun Devils 

Friday, December 31

Gator Bowl: Texas A&M Aggies -4.5 vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl: Miami Hurricanes -2.5 vs. Washington State Cougars

Arizona Bowl: Boise State Broncos -8.0 vs. Central Michigan Chippewas

Cotton Bowl Classic: Alabama Crimson Tide -13.5 vs. Cincinnati Bearcats

Orange Bowl: Georgia Bulldogs -8.0 vs. Michigan Wolverines

Saturday, January 1

Outback Bowl: Penn State Nittany Lions -2.5 vs. Arkansas Razorbacks

Fiesta Bowl: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -2.0 vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys

Citrus Bowl: Kentucky Wildcats -3.0 vs. Iowa Hawkeyes

Rose Bowl Game: Ohio State Buckeyes -6.5 vs. Utah Utes

Sugar Bowl: Baylor Bears vs. Ole Miss Rebels: EVEN

Tuesday, January 4

Texas Bowl: Kansas State Wildcats -1.5 vs. LSU Tigers

Betting Odds to win 2021 NFL MVP

We have reached Week 15 of the NFL regular season, and that means that there are just four weeks to go. Four more opportunities for teams to play themselves into the playoff race and four more weeks for players to win the NFL MVP Award.

These NFL MVP odds have been changing throughout the season, but you aren’t going to see much movement from here on out. The list of top candidates is pretty well set, and it’s starting to become clear as to which players are legitimate MVP candidates.

Here is a look at the current betting odds to win the 2021 NFL MVP Award:

  • Tom Brady -165
  • Aaron Rodgers +500
  • Patrick Mahomes +1200
  • Dak Prescott +1400
  • Justin Herbert +1400
  • Kyler Murray +1400
  • Matthew Stafford +1400
  • Jonathan Taylor +2500
  • Josh Allen +2500

With only four weeks remaining in the regular season, there really are just nine candidates in the NFL MVP race. The betting odds show that this race might actually already be wrapped up, but things can change in a hurry in the NFL.

Brady Now the Favorite

Tom Brady is now the clear betting favorite to win the NFL MVP Award, which is remarkable considering the quarterback’s age. Brady was always going to be in the conversation, but he might be having the best year of his career.

The future Hall of Famer just led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a title a season ago, and he could have them in a position to do it again this season. Brady just continues to rack up the passing yards, and he doesn’t turn the ball over.

Aaron Rodgers is another veteran quarterback that is having one of the best years of his career. Rodgers now has odds set at +500 to win the MVP Award, which has him at second place on the list.

Brady and Rodgers have been two of the best players in the NFL for more than a decade, and it looks like the MVP Award is going to come down to these veteran quarterbacks again in 2021.

Allen Fading, Mahomes Rising

Before the 2021 season, it looked as if the MVP Award was going to come down to a pair of young AFC quarterbacks. Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs was one of the betting favorites to win the award, but he was right behind Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills.

Allen spent the preseason as the betting favorite to win MVP, but his odds have now fallen all the way down to +2500. Mahomes got off to a rough start to the year, but his odds have improved to +1200 due to a great run over the last few weeks.

It seems pretty unlikely that either of these players are going to win the MVP Award this season, but it’s been interesting to watch the odds change for each player. Allen and Mahomes should be in the mix to win the MVP Award for years to come.

Young QB’s In the Mix

The NFL MVP Award is often an award given to the best quarterback in the league. There are some terrific young quarterbacks currently starring in the NFL. It should come as no surprise that they have emerged as MVP contenders.

Dak Prescott, Kyler Murray, and Justin Herbert all currently have sports betting odds set at +1400 to win the award after having great seasons. All three quarterbacks should have their teams in the postseason this year, and that has helped them gain recognition as well.

Prescott, Murray, or Herbert might not come away with the award in 2021. Rest assured, their time is coming soon.

2022 Stanley Cup Betting Odds

The 2021-22 NHL season has been going on since October, but this sport doesn’t always get a ton of recognition since other sports are more popular. It has been a great start for a number of NHL teams, and it should be another exciting season.

The Stanley Cup betting odds have been changing since the season began, and these will continue to shift throughout the year. Here is a closer look at the current Stanley Cup betting odds.

Title Favorites

  • Colorado Avalanche +600
  • Florida Panthers +900
  • Tampa Bay Lightning +900
  • Vegas Golden Knights +1000

Four teams have emerged as the main title favorites to win the Stanley Cup. The Colorado Avalanche have been the favorites since the 2021 season ended, and they remain in that position to this day.

Florida and Tampa Bay are right on the heels of the Avalanche, and that has turned into a great battle in the Sunshine State. The Panthers are an up-and-coming team, while the Lightning have won two straight Stanley Cup championships.

The Vegas Golden Knights are another team that always seems to come up when discussing Stanley Cup title favorites. Vegas has come close in recent years but just haven’t been able to come through.

In the Hunt

  • Toronto Maple Leafs +1100
  • Carolina Hurricanes +1400
  • Calgary Flames +1600
  • Edmonton Oilers +1600
  • Washington Capitals +1600

If one of the four teams from the group of favorites fail, then you can expect a team from this group to make a run at the Stanley Cup. There are some terrific offensive teams on this list, but it also takes a great defensive effort to win the title.

Three teams from Canada are currently on the hunt, and each team will be interesting to follow throughout the year. The Carolina Hurricanes have seen their odds fall since the season began, but they will remain a threat.

Dark Horses

  • Boston Bruins +1800
  • Minnesota Wild +1800
  • St. Louis Blues +2400
  • Pittsburgh Penguins +2400
  • New York Rangers +2400
  • Dallas Stars +2800

This is where things really get interesting because any team from this group could have what it takes to win the Stanley Cup. There are some recent Stanley Cup champions in this group, including the Bruins, Blues, and Penguins.

Making the playoffs will be the first step for each team listed as a dark horse, but it would be a shock to see them not in the playoff field. The odds for some of these teams will be changing dramatically throughout the year.


  • Winnipeg Jets +3000
  • Anaheim Ducks +4400
  • New York Islanders +5000
  • San Jose Sharks +6000
  • Nashville Predators +6000
  • Philadelphia Flyers +7000
  • New Jersey Devils +7000
  • Los Angeles Kings +8500

The Stanley Cup Playoffs usually feature a number of upsets, and that makes betting on the title interesting. Even though these teams are currently considered longshots, don’t be surprised to see one of them making some noise in the playoffs.

Out of this group, the Anaheim Ducks have been one of the biggest surprises, and that veteran group appears to be for real. Keep an eye on the odds for each team on this list as the season moves along.

Better Luck Next Year

  • Detroit Red Wings +10000
  • Columbus Blue Jackets +10000
  • Seattle Kraken +10000
  • Montreal Canadiens +15000
  • Chicago Blackhawks +15000
  • Ottawa Senators +15000
  • Vancouver Canucks +15000
  • Arizona Coyotes +15000
  • Buffalo Sabres +15000

One of the teams from this list could go on a big run and reach the Stanley Cup Playoffs this season, but that’s not likely. Most of these teams are going to be battling it out for a draft position in the 2022 NHL Draft.

Favorites, Darkhorses and Longshots to win Super Bowl LVI

The Super Bowl is just over two months away, and NFL Playoff races continue to heat up in each conference. Some Super Bowl contenders have made themselves clear while other teams are still playing their way back in the race.

Betting odds for the Super Bowl have been open since February, but they have been updating throughout the regular season. Here are the updated odds to win the Super Bowl, with the teams’ place in specific groups.

Title Favorites

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers +500
  • Kansas City Chiefs +650
  • Arizona Cardinals +750
  • Green Bay Packers +750
  • New England Patriots +750

The two betting favorites to win Super Bowl LVI should come as no surprise since they are the two teams that played in the Super Bowl a season ago. Tampa Bay is now the favorite at +500, but the Kansas City Chiefs are right behind them at +500.

Tampa Bay doesn’t always get great play out of the defense. But betting against Tom Brady in the postseason usually doesn’t work out. Kansas City has not been as explosive on offense this season, but they are still loaded with talent.

After those teams, there does appear to be a pretty clear gap. The Cardinals, Packers, and Patriots are all having great seasons, but they still have some issues.

A rematch in the Super Bowl is pretty uncommon in the NFL, and that’s why a team from outside of the top two could join the party. The New England Patriots have a ton of momentum, and their odds have been slashed in recent weeks.

Dark Horses

  • Buffalo Bills +1000
  • Los Angeles Rams +1200
  • Dallas Cowboys +1300
  • Baltimore Ravens +1600

There really are just two main betting favorites to win the Super Bowl, but that group included three other solid teams. The next category is full of four dark horse teams, and this is where things really get interesting.

The Buffalo Bills were a popular Super Bowl pick in the preseason, but they have been heading in the wrong direction. Buffalo has what it takes to go on a deep playoff run, but they have to get things turned around before the season ends.

The Los Angeles Rams are another team that has been hard to figure out. Los Angeles has made a number of moves to improve the roster, but that hasn’t translated into a dominating performance on the field.

Betting on the Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Ravens has also been popular with some bettors, and each team is having a great season. The problem for both franchises is that they have struggled to show up and play their best in the postseason.


  • Los Angeles Chargers +2100
  • Tennessee Titans +2200
  • Cincinnati Bengals +3900
  • Indianapolis Colts +3900
  • San Francisco 49ers +4300

There are some teams in this group of longshots that still have some work to do before they even reach the 2021 NFL Playoffs. Other teams, like the Tennessee Titans, are leading their division but have some major injury concerns.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers proved last year that the Super Bowl could be won from the Wild Card spot, but that team also had Tom Brady. The Los Angeles Chargers have the best odds out of this group, but they are going to have to play well to get into the postseason.

It could be a wise move to take a flyer and bet on one of these teams, but it would be a pretty significant upset to see it pulled off. Keep an eye on these teams and the odds over the final few weeks of the regular season.

Updated Odds to win 2022 NCAA Basketball Tournament

The 2021-22 college basketball season is well underway, and the action has gotten off to an unbelievable start. Some of the best teams in the country are now making it a habit of playing each other, providing plenty of March Madness previews. 

The betting odds to win the 2022 NCAA Basketball Tournament were released almost immediately after the Baylor Bears cut down the nets. These odds have changed a few times since that time, and that will continue to happen as the season rolls along. 

Here are the updated odds to win the 2022 NCAA Basketball Tournament with some comments about certain teams. 

Quick Look at the Odds:

  • Gonzaga Bulldogs +450
  • Purdue Boilermakers +750
  • Duke Blue Devils +800
  • Kansas +1400
  • UCLA +1400  
  • Villanova +1400
  • Michigan +1500
  • Texas +1600
  • Kentucky +1800
  • Alabama +2000
  • Baylor +2000
  • Memphis +2200
  • Illinois +2200
  • Ohio State +2200
  • Arkansas +3000
  • Florida State +3000
  • Michigan State +3000
  • Everyone Else +3500 or Higher

Gonzaga-Duke Set For Rematch

The Gonzaga Bulldogs and Duke Blue Devils are two of the betting favorites to win the championship, and they will likely remain there throughout the season. Both programs are perennial Final Four contenders, and they aren’t afraid of playing some big games in the non-conference. 

The Bulldogs and Blue Devils actually took the court against each other at the end of November. The result was an instant classic. Duke came away with an 84-81 victory in that game, but it likely won’t be the last time the teams meet up this season. 

Gonzaga is likely going to be a Number 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament as they should walk through the West Coast Conference. Similarly, Duke will battle in the ACC, but the Blue Devils are inspired to win in Coach K’s final season. 

Three other blue-blood programs; Kansas, UCLA, and Villanova, all have odds set at +1400 to win the title, and each team will be tough to beat in March.

Can Big Ten End the Streak?

The Michigan State Spartans were the last Big Ten team to win the NCAA Championship. That title came all the way back in 2000. While the Big Ten continues to be one of the best in the country, its members have continued to struggle once the NCAA Tournament begins. 

You will notice that a number of teams from the Big Ten Conference are on the shortlist of betting favorites to win the NCAA Championship. The Purdue Boilermakers are at the top of the list as betting odds for that team have been slashed to +750. 

The next Big Ten Conference team to be on the list is the Michigan Wolverines at +1500. Last season, Michigan was just one game away from the Final Four, and they are loaded once again. 

Illinois, Ohio State, and Michigan State are also going to be tough teams to beat in March. The Big Ten Conference will be well-represented in the NCAA Tournament, but it remains to be seen if a team can go all the way.

Always Some Upsets

When betting on the NCAA Tournament, it’s important to remember that there are always going to be some upsets. This is why the tournament is called “March Madness,” and picking the eventual champion is something that isn’t easily done. 

This could also lead to some big payouts when making this future wager. There is plenty of betting value on some teams further down the list. While there is a bigger risk involved with choosing an upset, it could be the right play at NCAA Tournament time.

Updated Betting Odds to Win the College Football Playoff

The college football regular season is over, but that only means that the fun is really beginning. It’s now time for college football bowl season, and all eyes are on the College Football Playoff. 

Unlike most years, there were pretty clear top four teams, and that made the decision easy on the CFP Committee. The only debate was where to seed the top four teams. The betting odds also don’t reflect the order of the teams. 

These betting odds have been changing throughout the season, but there won’t be much movement in the coming weeks leading up to the game. The field is set, and now the only thing left is to sit back and enjoy the games.

Here are the betting odds for each of the four teams that will be playing in the college football playoff. 

Alabama Crimson Tide +120

Alabama enters the semifinals as the betting favorite, with odds set at +120. The Crimson Tide have seen their odds bounce around a ton over the last few weeks. Still, they became the favorite after winning the SEC Championship Game over the Georgia Bulldogs. 

The Crimson Tide were in danger of missing out on the CFP altogether as they came in last weekend with one loss already to Texas A&M. Alabama is the defending national champion, and they look like a real threat to win again in a few weeks. 

Quarterback Bryce Young has thrown 43 touchdowns to just four interceptions this year. He’s the betting favorite to win the Heisman Trophy as well. Alabama is a 13.5-point favorite over the Cincinnati Bearcats in the CFP semifinals. 

Georgia Bulldogs +130

The Georgia Bulldogs were considered the best team in the country all season long until they were dismantled in the SEC Championship Game. Georgia was giving up less than seven points per game before the loss to Alabama.

Georgia is right behind Alabama for betting odds to win the title, and the Bulldogs are loaded with talent. The Bulldogs were given the number three seed in the College Football Playoff, but they are still expected to reach the title game.

Georgia is a 7.5-point favorite over Michigan in what will be the second of two semifinal games played on New Year’s Eve. 

Michigan Wolverines +800

Michigan comes into the CFP with a 12-1 record, and they absolutely destroyed Iowa in the Big Ten Championship Game. Despite the best season in a decade for Michigan, the Wolverines still aren’t getting a ton of respect. 

Michigan is rushing for more than 223 yards per game this season. They will have to run the football well to keep it close against Georgia. The Wolverines are coming into this game with some momentum, and taking them at +800 could lead to a pretty impressive payout. 

Cincinnati Bearcats +1800

The Cincinnati Bearcats became the first team from the “Group of Five” to reach the College Football Playoff. A lot had to fall into place for this to happen. Despite being a perfect 13-0 on the year, Cincinnati is the fourth-ranked team in the playoff. 

The Bearcats have an impressive road win over Notre Dame this season. However, the rest of their schedule was pretty light compared to other teams. Cincinnati is a massive underdog to win the title, with odds currently being offered at +1800. 

Cincinnati is allowing just 16 points per game. That defense will have to take over this game if they want to upset the Crimson Tide. 

States With Legal Sports Betting

Legal USA Sports Gambling

The status of what states have legal sports betting is in a continual state of flux and one we stay up-to-speed with. At SportsGambling.us I will be writing reviews of new online sports gambling websites such as mobile sportsbooks and web casinos.

As this huge wave of states that have legal sports gambling in the United States of America continues to grow the popularity of online sports betting on mobile phones and home computers is likely to realize further explosive growth with SportsGambling.us analysts estimating it could bring in over 500 Million Dollars within the next 2 years.’

USA online sportsbooks are brining a revival to the United States gambling industry and a influx of dollars to State’s fiscal budgets.

What States Have Legal Sports Betting?

ESPN has an excellent page explaining online sports betting in the United States of America with an updated map of where each state stands. DraftKings also has a great page informing US sports bettors about which states have legal sports betting rules and gaming regulations in place.

The market demand for online casinos is also increasing along with mobile sports betting’s popularity. States Online Casino has extensive research articles and educational white papers. Check them before you play to see United States licensed web casinos on StatesOnlineCasino.com.

Sports Gambling USA – SportsGambling.us educates gamblers on sports betting matters on the web. Learn how to bet from your phone on football, baseball, tennis, soccer, golf, boxing, mma, etc.

New Jersey and Pennsylvania are often in the news and the internet betting markets for sports gambling in these states is very large. Following their success Delaware. West Virginia, New York, Michigan, Illinois, Maryland are all preparing to set up legal sports betting in their respective states.

New Jersey sports gambling is at the pinnacle of online sport betting entertainment inside the USA. Our NJ page explains everything you need to know about online gambling from the great state of New Jersey.

Virtual betting revenues from mobile PA sports betting and legal online sports gambling in Pennsylvania have surges passed the most optimistic expectations and there’s no telling how high they’ll go.

CO Sports Betting Resource

A guide to Colorado sport gambling on the internet, CO Online Sports Betting (coonlinesportsbetting.com) provides Coloradans, Bronco & Rockies Fans with accurate reviews of state licensed sportsbook operators (once they get established with the state of COLORADO).

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