This Is The Best Bet For New Years Day Bowl Games

James BrownSenior Analyst IDecember 31, 2009

NEW ORLEANS - DECEMBER 27:  From left, head coach Urban Meyer, Tim Tebow and Ryan Stamper of the University of Florida Gators  speak during a press conference on December 27, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Meyer is going to take a leave of absense from the team due to health concerns.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Happy New Year everyone! If your like me you like the bowl games, and like to bet on them too. I wish they had a prop bet for how many time you will hear about Tim Tebow and Urban Meyer tomorrow. I would take the over on that bet with no hesitation.

However being the true gambler that I am I think the best bet is in the Outback Bowl! northwestern takes on Auburn in the early game on New Years Day. So drag your hung over body out of bed because this game will be exciting to watch.

New Year’s Day is upon us and this always marks the day when some really big bowl games start with big conferences and big teams facing off against one another for bragging rights and a bowl win.

This year the Outback Bowl will get the Northwestern Wildcats out of the Big Ten squaring off against the Auburn Tigers out of the powerful SEC.

Auburn plays in a very tough conference and its no surprise that they struggled mightily this year as they are just not skilled enough to compete with the elite in the SEC and this year the SEC was stacked with talent with such great teams to include Florida, Alabama, Ole Miss, and LSU just to name a few. 

Northwestern had a tough conference in the Big 10 but they also had inconsistent play that plagued them for most of the season. They were inconsistent at times and would lose to mediocre teams and beat powerhouses. The passing attack was the strength of this team and they thrived as underdogs. 

The Wildcats are 21-6 ATS in their last 27 games as an underdog of 3.5-10.0 and Auburn has a myriad of trends that will oppose them in this game. The Tigers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite. Auburn will not be able to stop the passing attack and slow down Northwestern. 

Outback Bowl Pick: Northwestern +7.5

Be Safe, and enjoy the Holiday! See you next year!