The New Year’s Holiday Weekend is dominated by football when it comes to sports betting at BetAnySports, but there is quite a bit of other action to choose from when it comes to college basketball, NBA and NHL games as well the return of MMA superstar Ronda Rousey to the ring in Friday night’s UFC 207. The whole holiday weekend will be a great way to cash a few more winners in 2016, while starting the New Year on a strong note with some early 2017 winners at BetAnySports.
While the ‘best of the best’ will be in action over the next three days when it comes to college football bowl games, the two matchups that everyone has circled on this list of must-see showdowns are Saturday’s Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl between No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Washington at 3 p.m. (ET) on ESPN followed by No. 3 Ohio State verse No. 2 Clemson in this season’s PlayStation Fiesta Bowl in a 7 p.m. start on that same network as part of this year’s College Football Playoff semifinals.
The SEC’s Crimson Tide head into the Georgia Dome as 14-point favorites against the Pac-12 Huskies with the total line at BetAnySports set at 54 in a battle between two conference champions. Alabama went a perfect 13-0 on the year straight-up with a profitable 9-4 record ATS. Washington was 12-1 SU this season with a 7-6 record ATS. The total has stayed UNDER in four of Alabama’s last six contests and it has also stayed UNDER in four of the Huskies last five games.
Ohio State is currently listed as a three-point favorite against Clemson in this Big Ten/ACC tilt and BetAnySports has the total line set at 58.5. Both teams come into this New Year’s Eve semifinal clash with one SU loss on the year, but the Buckeyes are just 2-6 ATS in their last eight games, while the Tigers have failed to cover in five of their last seven games. The total has gone OVER in three of Ohio State’s last four games and it has gone OVER in five of Clemson’s last six outings.
The final week of regular season games in the NFL will all be played on Sunday, but saving the best for last, the 9-6 Green Bay Packers will face the 9-6 Detroit Lions in an 8:30 p.m. start at Ford Field in a battle for the NFC North Division title. The Packers have been set as 3.5-point road favorites with the total line at America’s Bookie set at 49. Green Bay brings a 7-3 record both SU and ATS into this division showdown in its last 10 road games against the Lions.