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Smooth’s Football Picks – Divisional Playoffs

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We’re down to the final 8. Four teams survived to keep their Super Bowl dreams alive. Now they have to take on the top two teams and keep their playoff hopes in check.

All odds courtesy of oddshark.com

Saturday, January 14

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Seattle at Atlanta
Line: Falcons by 5

The Seahawks finally found their offense at the right time, easily beating Detroit last weekend. Now they have to travel to the ATL in the final game being played at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons got a much needed rest and they look to break their playoff jinx. They’ve only been successful once in the playoffs since 1999, that’s when they went to their only Super Bowl appearance, but Atlanta haven’t had much success since. Matt Ryan is looking to break that streak after having an MVP-type season. The Seahawks have experience in the playoffs and despite being the underdog, their defense is able to shut down Atlanta’s high power offense. But for Seattle to win, they’ll need a monster game from Russell Wilson, otherwise its curtains.

Smooth’s Pick – Atlanta (24-21)

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Houston at New England
Line: Patriots by 15

The Texans took advantage of home field after disposing of Oakland to move on to the next round. But now, they have a tougher challenge. To travel to Foxborough, where they didn’t have much success the last time around. In fact, they were shut out by the Patriots 27-0 in week 3. Tom Brady has a chip on his shoulder and would love to prove his naysayers that he can win without resorting to cheating. If the Texans want to win this game, they’re gonna have to stop Tom Brady. Don’t give him time to pass. A low scoring game will be beneficial to Houston. But with so much trouble on the road all season, this game could get ugly by halftime.

Smooth’s Pick – New England (44-10)

Sunday, January 15th

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Pittsburgh at Kansas City
Line: Chiefs by 1½

This is about as evenly matched as you can get. The Chiefs are looking for revenge for being clobbered by the Steelers 43-14 in week 4. In that game, they were their top pass rusher, Justin Houston. The four-time Pro Bowler and 2014 sacks leader is expected to be back in the lineup, look for a tougher go this time around. Ben Rothlisberger will play despite walking with an air-cast after last week’s win verses Miami. He’ll need to be at 100% percent to go against the Kansas City defense. The Chiefs are tough at home, only losing once this season. This game may be a pick ‘em by game time, so it’s anyone’s guess. We’re going for our pre-season pick.

Smooth’s Pick – Pittsburgh (27-24)

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Green Bay at Dallas
Line: Cowboys by 4½

The Packers started off slow and finally gained steam to knock off the Giants last weekend. It was like that all season. After a 4-6 start, Green Bay bounced back by putting together seven straight victories. They can’t afford to do that this weekend in Dallas. Aaron Rodgers is getting hot at the right time. He should be able to put up big numbers verses the Cowboys defensive secondary. The big story will be, how will the Dallas rookies handle the pressure? Dak Prescott and Ezikiel Elliott have been lights out all season, and if they get out front early, it could be a long day for the Packers. This game will eventually be about whether Dez Bryant holds onto the ball after catching it. The Packers were our pre-season Super Bowl pick, and we’re still going with them.

Smooth’s Pick – Green Bay (31-28)

Now with all of our picks, past performance doesn’t guarantee future results. If you have a gambling problem, then please seek help by going to gamblers anonymous dot org.

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Smooth’s Football Picks – Wildcard Weekend

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The NFL playoffs are in full swing. After 5 months over 200 games and plenty of excitement. It’s now down to 12 teams, for of them, New England, Kansas City, Dallas and Atlanta will enjoy a 1st round bye. The rest will battle it out to keep their season going.

Before we tell you who out picks are, let’s tell you how we did last weekend and for the season.

Head to Head: 14-2
Against the Spread: 10-2-4

Final Season Stats

Head to Head: 152-102
Against the Spread: 110-102-43

All odds courtesy of Oddsshark.com

Saturday January 7th

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Oakland at Houston
Line: Texans by 3½

 

With the problems on both teams, this match-up could be a coin toss. The edge goes to the Texans because of home field advantage. But for the Raiders to win, they’ll need a big time performance from the defense and a stellar performance from their 3rd string QB, Connor Cook, a task that may be too much for the silver and black.

Smooth’s Pick – Houston (17-13)

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Detroit at Seattle
Line: Seattle by 8

 

Century Link Field is one of the hardest places for opponents to play in. it’s loud. It’s hostile and it’s the perfect place if you want home field advantage. That makes winning even tougher for the Lions. Unless Matthew Stafford has a monster game against the Seahawk Secondary, this may be a cakewalk for Seattle.

Smooth’s Pick – Seattle (24-12)

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Sunday January 8th

Dolphins at Pittsburgh
Line: Steelers by 10

 

There’s a reason why the point spread is so large in this game. Miami doesn’t do well in mid-winter games. But the Dolphins may get a reprieve as it will be mostly sunny and in the 40’s. Their only hope is to give the ball to Jay Ajayi and keep Ben Rothlisberger’s offense off the field as much as possible. But I don’t see that happening. The Steelers were our pre-season pick to go to the Super Bowl, we’re not changing just yet.

Smooth’s Pick – Pittsburgh (37-10)

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NY Giants at Green Bay
Line: Packers by

 

This is the game of the weekend. Earlier this year, Green Bay beat the Giants 23-16. In that game, Rodgers had 259 yards passing and threw two interceptions. The big difference will be Eli Manning. He’s been in big time games before, including two at Lambeau Field and won both. I’m a firm believer of defense winning championships. And as much as the Packers have been hot and were our pre-season pick, the Giants defense is also getting hot, as well.

Smooth’s Pick – NY Giants (19-17)

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College Football Championship Game 2017

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The final college football game of the season seems like déjà vu. Same teams, will it be the same out come? Before we tell you who our selection is, let’s see how we did in our college bowl picks.

College Bowl Results

Head to Head: 26-13
Against the Spread: 18-13-8

Odds Courtesy of Oddsshark.com

College Football Playoff Championship Game
Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, Florida
(1) Alabama vs. (2) Clemson
Line: Alabama by 7

Analysis:

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Clemson steamrolled over Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl 31-0. Junior QB Deshaun Watson had a solid game, throwing for 259 yards and 3 TD’s, two of those were rushing TD’s. Now they’re looking for redemption. In last year’s championship game, the tigers came up short in a stinging 45-40 loss to Alabama. Senior Wide Receiver Mike Williams didn’t play in that game, but will be the difference maker this time around. The Tigers defense only allowed 88 yards rushing last week and got 3 sacks on Ohio State quarterback JT Barrett. Freshman defensive end Clelin Ferrell dominated in the Buckeyes’ backfield for much of the game, and the Tigers secondary clamped down on the Buckeyes receivers even when quarterback J.T. Barrett had time to throw. Deshaun Watson and Co. are trying to bring home a national championship to Clemson for the first time since 1981.

Bama.pngAlabama got a quick scare when Washington scored first. But the Crimson Tide cruised into overdrive, scoring 24 unanswered points to beat the Huskies in the Peach Bowl. Sophomore running back Bo Scarborough ran roughshot on the Washington defense, rushing for a career high 180 yards and 2 TD’s. True to form, the Alabama defense allowed minimal yards on the ground. 44 yards to be exact, 1.5 yards per carry. Reuben Foster, Tim Williams, Ryan Anderson, a group of premiere pass rushers and playmakers in the secondary. Simply put, this team looks unbeatable. Alabama looks to win its second championship in a row and its 3rd in 5 years. Plus, go undefeated for the second year in a row, an incredible task for an NCAA Division 1 football program.

Prediction – Head coach Nick Saban has possibly the best class in Alabama history. The team allows very few mistakes. But if there’s an opening, as they did in last week’s game, it could lead to a possible Clemson upset. Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney will have his team ready, and I can see the Clemson defensive front causing issues for ‘Bama’s OFFENSIVE Line for the duration of the game.  But as good as the Tigers have been all year, I just can’t see that happening. A big play by the Tide defense is the difference, however, and it allows Saban and crew to score the win.

Smooth’s pick – Alabama (35-27)

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Smooth’s Football Picks – Week 17

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Week 17 and most of the playoff slots have been determined except two in the NFC. Those teams in the playoffs are still jockeying for positions, hoping they can either get a first round bye, or home-field advantage thru out the playoffs.

Last Week’s Results

Head to Head: 9-7
Against the Spread: 9-7

Season to Date

Head to Head: 138-100
Against the Spread: 101-100-39

All odd courtesy of oddsshark.com

All games take place on New Year’s Day
Sunday January 1st, 2017

New England at Miami
Line: Patriots by 9½

The Patriots can clinch home field thru out the playoffs with a win. As for Miami, they need to win and a Kansas City loss for a 5th seed in the wild card. The Dolphins run game is the equalizer in this matchup. If they can keep Tom Brady off their field enough time, they could pose an upset.

Smooth’s Pick – New England (21-17)

Oakland at Denver
Line: Broncos by 1

The Raiders will have to go forward without Derek Carr, Matt McGloin will attempt to do what another former Raider did Jeff Hostetler when he was with the Giants, win a Super Bowl. McGloin did start 6 games with the Raiders in 2013. The Broncos will be a tough ‘w’ to get.

Smooth’s Pick – Denver (23-21)

Kansas City at San Diego
Line: Chiefs by 5½

The Chiefs can clinch the AFC West and a 1st round bye with a win and an Oakland loss, but they’ll have to do it on the road in San Diego, which may be the Chargers final game at Quallcom Stadium. There’s talk of the Bolts moving back to LA to share the new home with the Rams. This game will be tough for both teams.

Smooth’s Pick – Kansas City (17-13)

New Orleans at Atlanta
Line: Falcons by 6½

Atlanta needs this game to gain a first round bye. They can also get it with three other scenarios involving a Falcons tie and Seattle and Detroit to either tie or lose. It won’t be easy on the road in New Orleans, as the saints look to finish strong.

Smooth’s Pick – Atlanta (34-28)

Seattle at San Francisco
Line: Seahawks by 9½

Seattle clinches a first round by win and an Atlanta loss or a tie, an Atlanta loss and a tie in the Green Bay/Detroit game. This game may figure to be an easy “w” for Seattle, and probably Chip Kelly’s last game for San Francisco.

Smooth’s Pick – [Lock] Seattle (23-14)

NY Giants at Washintgon
Line: Redskins by 7½

Washington’s slim playoff hopes depend on a win verses the G-men, a Green Bay loss and a Tampa Bay loss or tie. What can’t happen is a GB/Det tie. Head coach Ben McAdoo has stated he will start his first squad for this game, making the point spread generous to Washington.

Smooth’s Pick – [Upset Special] NY Giants (24-21)

Carolina at Tampa Bay
Line: Bucs by 6

Tampa Bay needs a miracle. They need a win, a Washington win, and a Green Bay loss. The Bucs would get the 6th seed based on strength of schedule over Green Bay. It won’t be easy. They take on a Panthers team that is looking to even their disappointing season.

Smooth’s Pick – Tampa Bay (28-26)

Dallas at Philadelphia
Line: Eagles by 4

The Cowboys will probably sit most of their starters. They clinched home field thru out the playoffs. The Eagles will most likely take advantage.

Smooth’s Pick – Philadelphia (30-24)

Cleveland at Pittsburgh
Line: Steelers by 6

Pittsburgh also wrapping up the 3rd seed and will look to try and protect their big guns for next weekend. This makes the spread less than what it should be verses a weaker opponent.

Smooth’s Pick – Pittsburgh (31-17)

Buffalo at NY Jets
Line: Bills by 3½

The Bills just fired the Ryan brothers, they’ve sat their starting QB and will have to try and somehow get to .500 against the lowly Jets, who will have to regroup after a poor campaign.

Smooth’s Pick – Buffalo (28-13)

Jacksonville at Indianapolis
Line: Colts by 4½

Disappointing seasons on both teams, the Colts were supposed to contend but floundered. The Jaguars also flopped this season and will have to regroup with a new head coach and the draft.

Smooth’s Pick – Indianapolis (24-16)

Chicago at Minnesota
Line: Vikings by 5

What should have been a promising season with Teddy Bridgewater turned into a disaster. Sam Bradford will compete for the job next year. Chicago probably will part ways with John fox after a disappointing season.

Smooth’s Pick – Minnesota (20-18)

Houston at Tennessee
Line: Titans by 3

Tennessee had their chance last week and failed. They have to regroup next season with a healed Marcus Mariotta. The Texans need to get their QB problems settled before wildcard weekend, otherwise, they could be 1 and out.

Smooth’s Pick – Tennessee (30-14)

Baltimore at Cincinnati
Line: Bengals by 2½

This could be the “swan song” of Marvin Lewis after 14 years as Cincinnati’s head coach and another disappointing season. Baltimore looks to the future many stars, like Steve Smith will call it a career.

Smooth’s Pick – Cincinnati (19-14)

Arizona at LA
Line: Cardinals by 6

A disappointing season as Arizona will say goodbye to wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald after 14 years. The Rams also look to the future as they will have to look to the draft and next season.

Smooth’s Pick – Arizona (34-12)

Green Bay at Detroit
Line Packers by 3½

This is set up to be a knockdown, drag out fight for all the marbles. The Packers are riding a 7 game win streak. The Lions have lost 2 straight and can’t afford to lose another. Look for this final game of the regular season to be a thriller. Last time these two teams met, Aaron Rogers lobbed a hail Mary for the win. Look for something similar.

Smooth’s Pick – Green Bay (24-21)

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2017 College Football Playoff Picks

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The College Football Playoffs take place on New Year’s Eve. The top 4 teams selected by a selection committee will take part to determine who will be College Football’s national champion.

All odd courtesy of oddsshark.com

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Sat, Dec 31
Playstation Fiesta Bowl
(3) Ohio State vs. (2) Clemson
Line: Ohio State by 3

This is Clemson’s 12th straight season playing in a bowl game. They lost last year to the eventual National Champion, Alabama. The Tigers got to the playoffs by winning the ACC championship over Virginia Tech. Their lone loss was against Pitt back in October. But aside from that, the Tigers look solid. They’re led by Junior QB Deshaun Watson. He threw for over 3,900 yards, 37 touchdowns and 15 interceptions this season for Clemson. He was also the team’s second-leading rusher with 529 yards and six scores. Wayne Gallman is their big running back, he ran for over a 1,000 yards. On the receiving end, Mike Williams is the go to guy, he has nearly 1200 yards and 10 TD’s. On Defense, the Tigers are led by Linebacker Ben Boulware with 105 tackles. Defensive tackle Carlos Watkins led all players with 8 sacks.

As for Ohio State they’ve steam rolled through competitors on their way to a Big-10 championship. The Buckeyes won five straight games. Their only loss this season – a 24-21 nail biter to Penn State on Oct. 22. The player to watch is QB J.T. Barrett, he has done it all for Ohio State this season. The sophomore has thrown for over 2,400 yards, 25 touchdowns and five interceptions and is the team’s No. 2 rusher with 847 yards and nine touchdowns. Mike Weber is their main back he rushed for nearly 1100 yards and scored 9 TD’s. Overall, Ohio State has rushed for 3,100 yards and 33 touchdowns this season. None of Ohio states’ receivers have over 1000 yards among them, but their best guys are Curtis Samuel and Noah Brown, each have 7 TD’s apiece this season. On defense look for Raekwon McMillan, the junior led the team with 78 tackles. Junior Defensive end Tyquon Lewis leads the team with 7½ sacks

The Buckeyes have won eight National Championships; Clemson has just one. Ohio State have never beaten Clemson; their most recent matchup was a 40-35 Clemson win in 2014. The Tigers defensive lineup is much bigger than the Buckeyes front 5 and that may make all the difference. Head coach Urban Meyer has his hands full and will have to get a rabbit out of his hat to solve this problem.

Smooth’s Pick – Clemson (37-22)

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Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
(4) Washington vs. (1) Alabama
Line: Alabama by 14

Alabama is in search of its second National Championship in a row and fourth in the last six seasons and its 16th overall. The Crimson Tide has won 25 games in a row since losing to Ole Miss on Sept. 19, 2015. Ironically, Ole Miss gave them their only scare this season, with Alabama winning, 48-43 on Sep 17. They’re in the midst of their 12th undefeated season. They’re led by Jalen Hurts. Alabama’s freshman quarterback sensation threw for nearly 2,600 yards with 22 touchdowns and nine interceptions this season and was second on the team with 841 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground. Sophomore running back Damien Harris is Alabama’s other ‘threat on the ground, He rushed for nearly a 1,100 total yards and scored 4 TD. Wide receiver ArDarius Stewart is questionable for the game with an undisclosed injury. If he does play, he’s a threat in the air with 800+ receiving yards and 7 TD’s. The crown jewel of Alabama is the defense. The Crimson Tide is #1 in the country, giving up an astonishing 63.4 yards a game on the run. They’re led by senior linebacker Reuben Foster with 94 tackles and 4 sacks. Seniors Jonathan Allen and Tim Williams are tied on the team with 8½ sacks.

Washington is in search of its second National Championship since; The Huskies have won three straight games since losing to then-No. 20 USC on Nov. 12. They took the Pac-12 championship by beating Colorado 41-10. Sophomore sensation Quarterback Jake Browning had a tremendous season for Washington, throwing for over 3,200 yards with 42 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Sophomore running back Myles Gaskin, a big beneficiary to Browning’s success, grabbing over 1,400 total yards and 11 TD. Wide receivers John Ross and Dante Pettis have 17 and 14 TD’s among them respectfully. On Defense, Washington is ranked 11th in the country, giving up 361 total yards. Junior linebacker Azeem Victor leads the team in tackles with 68. Senior linebacker, Psalm Woo-ching leads the team with 6 sacks.

Washington has never beaten Alabama (0-4), with the most recent loss coming at the 1986 Sun Bowl. This is a monumental task for the Huskies. They have a solid offense and have the potential for keeping the Alabama offense off the field. But defense wins championships, Alabama may be the defense that keeps them out of the championship game.

Smooth’s Pick – Alabama (44-17)

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2016 Ex-Live365 Fantasy Football League Season Recap

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Believe it or not, there was a fantasy football season, and the winner was a first time champion.  “Fumbles and Stumbles” captured their first league crown beating the heavily favored, “Quiet Assassins” 106-85.  Aaron Rodgers grabbed 44 points for the Fumbles, and was named the Playoff MVP.  The Assassins, formerly named WITD Radio, led all season grabbing the Eastern Division title and picking up a #2 seed in the Championship round.  But the Fumbles rode a 4 game win streak to end the season with the wildcard.  It was an incredible turnaround for the Fumbles.  Last season, they finished 10th at 6-8, outside the post season.

In the 3rd place matchup, Blake Bortles led the team with 276 points, as the Remedy Drive crushed Skol N Bones 114-66.  In the Consolation bracket, MOBetta Blues beat Souls In Isolation 118-74 for 5th place, Last year’s champ, Chiorboys beat The SJM ThunderCats 102-92 for 7th.

Final Team Standings

Rank Team W-L-T Div Pts For Pts Agnst
*2  Quiet Assasins 9-5-0 3-2-0 1388 1259
5  MOBetta Blues 7-7-0 3-1-0 1374 1298
8  The SJM ThunderCats 7-7-0 3-3-0 1299 1280
12  PVR Wasted Bandwidth 3-11-0 1-4-0 1002 1293
Central Division
*4  Skol N Bones 8-5-1 2-1-1 1281 1292
6  Souls in Isolation 6-7-1 2-1-1 1210 1199
7  Choirboys 8-6-0 1-3-0 1347 1267
10  Polarbear Express 5-9-0 2-2-0 1326 1370
Western Division
*1  Fumbles and Stumbles 9-5-0 4-1-0 1335 1294
*3  The Remedy Drive 10-3-1 2-2-1 1274 1188
9  Middletown FA’ers 5-8-1 1-3-1 1174 1246
11  Metal Maniacs 5-9-0 2-3-0 1176 1200

Fantasy Draft Positions for 2017 are as follows.

  1. PVR
  2. Metal Maniacs
  3. Polarbear Express
  4. Middletown FA’ers
  5. The SJM ThunderCats
  6. Choirboys
  7. Souls in Isolation
  8. MOBeta Blues
  9. Skol N Bones
  10. The Remedy Drive
  11. Quiet Assassins
  12. Fumbles and Stumbles

League Champions

The Fumbles came close in 2012, when they lost to the ThunderCats in their first title game.  They prevented a repeat by the Choirboys when they beat out the defending champions on the last week of the season.

2016 – Fumbles and Stumbles
2015 – Choirboys
2014 – MoBetta Blues
2013 – Choirboys
2012 – SJM ThunderCats
2011 – Choirboys
2010 – Metal Maniacs
2009 – Choirboys
2008 – Metal Maniacs

All-Fantasy League

The Fumbles has 3 players named to the All-Fantasy Team. The Remedy Drive led all teams with 5 players named.

1st Team

QB – Aaron Rodgers – Fumbles and Stumbles
RB – David Johnson – Polarbear Express
RB – Ezekiel Elliott – MOBetta Blues
WR – Jordy Nelson – Fumbles and Stumbles
WR – Antonio Brown – Quiet Assassins
WR – Mike Evans – The Remedy Drive
TE – Travis Kelce – The Remedy Drive
K – Matt Bryant – Middletown FAers
DEF – Kansas City – Middletown FAers

2nd Team

QB – Drew Brees – Skol N Bones
RB – LeSean McCoy – Souls In Isolation
RB – LeVeon Bell – Choirboys
WR – Odell Beckham Jr. – SJM ThunderCats
WR – T.Y. Hilton – Middletown FA’ers
WR – Brandin Cooks – The Remedy Drive
TE – Greg Olsen – Souls In Isolation
K – Justin Tucker – Choirboys
DEF – Denver – Choirboys

3rd Team

QB – Matt Ryan – SJM ThunderCats
RB – DeMarco Murray – Quiet Assassins
RB – LeGarrette Blunt – SJM ThunderCats
WR – Julio Jones – Souls In Isolation
WR – Doug Baldwin – FA
WR – Davante Adams – The Remedy Drive
TE – Delanie Walker – The SJM ThunderCats
K – Dustin Hopkins – The Remedy Drive
DEF – Minnesota – Fumbles and Stumbles

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Smooth’s College Football Bowl Picks – Part 2

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Sat, Dec 24

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Hawaii Bowl
Middle Tennessee vs. Hawaii
Line: Middle Tennessee by 5
Smooth’s Pick – Hawaii (25-21)

Mon, Dec 26

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Quick Lane Bowl
Maryland vs. Boston College
Line: Maryland by 1
Smooth’s Pick – Maryland (31-24)

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Independence Bowl
North Carolina State vs. Vanderbilt
Line: NC State by 4
Smooth’s Pick – Vanderbilt (33-28)

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St. Petersburg Bowl
Miami (OH) vs. Mississippi State
Line: Mississippi State by 14
Smooth’s Pick – Mississippi State (48-24)

Tue, Dec 27

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Military Bowl
(24) Temple vs. Wake Forest
Line: Temple by 11½
Smooth’s Pick – Temple (37-22)

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Holiday Bowl
Minnesota vs. Washington State
Line: Minnesota by 10
Smooth’s Pick – Washington State (30-21)

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Cactus Bowl
Boise State vs. Baylor
Line: Boise St. by 7½
Smooth’s Pick – Boise State (44-37)

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Heart of Dallas Bowl
Army vs. North Texas
Line: Army by 10
Smooth’s Pick – Army (20-18)

Wed, Dec 28

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Russell Athletic Bowl
(16) West Virginia vs. Miami (FL)
Line: Miami by 2½
Smooth’s Pick – Miami (36-33)

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Advocare V100 Texas Bowl
Texas A&M vs. Kansas State
Line: Texas A&M by 2½
Smooth’s Pick – Texas A&M (48-14)

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Pinstripe Bowl
(23) Pittsburgh vs. Northwestern
Line: Pitt by 5½
Smooth’s Pick – Pittsburgh (28-24)

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Foster Farms Bowl
Indiana vs. (19) Utah
Line: Utah by 7½
Smooth’s Pick – Utah (34-26)

Thu, Dec 29

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Belk Bowl
Arkansas vs. (22) Virginia Tech
Line: VT by 7
Smooth’s Pick – Virginia Tech (30-21)

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Alamo Bowl
(12) Oklahoma State vs. (10) Colorado
Line: Colorado by 2
Smooth’s Pick – Oklahoma State (38-35)

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Birmingham Bowl
South Florida vs. South Carolina
Line: South Florida by 10
Smooth’s Pick – South Carolina (27-24)

Fri, Dec 30

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Orange Bowl
(6) Michigan vs. (11) Florida State
Line: Michigan by 6
Smooth’s Pick – Florida State (33-28)

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Sun Bowl
(18) Stanford vs. North Carolina
Line: Stanford by 2½
Smooth’s Pick – Stanford (30-24)

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Music City Bowl
Nebraska vs. (21) Tennessee
Line: Tennessee by 3
Smooth’s Pick – Tennessee (31-27)

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Liberty Bowl
Georgia vs. TCU
Line: TCU by 1
Smooth’s Pick – Georgia (24-22)

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Arizona Bowl
South Alabama vs. Air Force
Line: Air Force by 14
Smooth’s Pick – Air Force (36-31)

Sat, Dec 31

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Taxslayer Bowl
Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky
Line: Georgia Tech by 5
Smooth’s Pick – Georgia Tech (28-20)

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Citrus Bowl
(20) LSU vs. (13) Louisville
Line: Pick ‘em
Smooth’s Pick – LSU (36-21)

 

Mon, Jan 2

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Sugar Bowl
(14) Auburn vs. (7) Oklahoma
Line: Oklahoma by 5½
Smooth’s Pick – Oklahoma (47-35)

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Outback Bowl
(17) Florida vs. Iowa
Line: Florida by 2
Smooth’s Pick – Florida (26-21)

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Rose Bowl
(9) USC vs. (5) Penn State
Line: USC by 6½
Smooth’s Pick – USC (28-24)

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Cotton Bowl
(15) Western Michigan vs. (8) Wisconsin
Line: Wisconsin by 6½
Smooth’s Pick – Wisconsin (36-20)

Next Week – College Football Playoff Picks