Nick Bromberg has your best bets ahead of the massive conference title game Saturday in college football. We have Bama vs UGA in the SEC, Michigan vs Iowa in the Big Ten. Does it get any better?
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NICK BROMBERG: Welcome to "Yahoo Sportsbook Daily." It's Wednesday, December 1, 2021, and I am your betting guide, Nick Bromberg. It is conference championship week. Let's take a look at conference title game Saturday.
Kicking off first among the Power Five conferences on Saturday, the Big 12, Oklahoma State versus Baylor, noon Eastern, ABC. Cowboys probably in the College Football Playoff with the win. 5 and 1/2 point favorites. Total here 46 and 1/2. 50% of bets, 60% of the money is on Oklahoma State. Baylor 8 and 4 against the spread, six unders, six overs this year. Oklahoma State pushed against Oklahoma on Saturday night. 9-2-1 against the spread this year. Only 4 overs, 7 unders, 1 push on the total for the Cowboys. I think this is going to be a low-scoring game with two fantastic defenses. Going under 46 and 1/2.
The AAC title game, 4:00 PM Eastern, ABC, Houston at Cincinnati. These two teams did not meet in the regular season. Bearcats favored by 10 and 1/2 points.
The total here is 53 and 1/2. 70% of bets, 90% of money on Houston, probably because of that hook on the 10. Cougars, 7 and 5 against the spread, 7 overs, 5 unders. Cincinnati's also 7 and 5 against the spread but with 5 overs, 7 unders. I'm going over in this game, over 53 and 1/2. I think we could see some points.
Same time, CBS, the top-five match-up we've been waiting for the entire season for, Georgia-Alabama. Bulldogs now favored by 6 and 1/2 points. Total here is 50 and 1/2. 80% of the bets and the money is on Georgia. Bulldogs are 8 and 4 against the spread, 5 overs, 7 unders this year. Alabama 6 and 6 against the spread, also 6 overs, 6 unders. I'm going under 50 and 1/2. After watching what Alabama did in regulation against Auburn, I am not convinced this is going to be a high-scoring game.
ACC Championship game, 8:00 PM Eastern on ABC. We've got Pitt and Wake Forest. Big total compared to everything else this weekend, 72 and 1/2. Pitt favored by 3. Panthers also getting 60% of bets and money.
Pitt is 9 and 3 against the spread this year, 8 overs, 4 unders. Wake 6 and 6 and 6 and 6 in both categories. I'm taking under 72 and 1/2. It would be fun to have a shootout in this one, but I think it's going to be relatively low scoring. I like Wake to win on the moneyline as well.
Same time on Fox, Michigan versus Iowa. Wolverines favored by 10 and 1/2. Total here just 43 and 1/2. 60% of bets, 70% of money is on the Wolverines. Michigan 10 and 2 against the spread this year, 6 overs, 6 unders. Iowa is 7 and 5 with 5 overs, 7 unders. I'm going to go over 43 and 1/2. I think there will be some points. I like the way the Michigan offense performed against Ohio State. I think they can score on Iowa's defense unless the Hawkeyes force a few turnovers.
So to recap, under 46 and 1/2 in the Big 12 Championship Game between Oklahoma State and Baylor. Over 43 and 1/2 in the AAC Championship Game with Houston and Cincinnati. Under 50 and 1/2 in the SEC Championship Game with Alabama and Georgia. Under 72 and 1/2 in the ACC Championship Game between Pitt and Wake Forest. And over 43 and 1/2 in the Big Ten Championship Game between Michigan and Iowa. Yes, that's totals across the board. I'm trying to get back on track this week.
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