clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

College Football Duke’s Mayo Bowl and DirectTV Holiday Bowl Best Bet: Odds, Predictions to Consider for West Virginia vs. UNC and Louisville vs. USC on DraftKings Sportsbook

Julian Edlow gives his best bet on DraftKings Sportsbook for West Virginia vs. UNC and Louisville vs. USC.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 25 West Virginia at Baylor Photo by David Buono/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Bowl games start to get a bit more intriguing once Christmas is in the rearview, and we get a couple of good ones here on Wednesday. I’m taking a couple of favorites and parlaying them on DraftKings Sportsbook.

Make sure that you are in our DK Network betting group. A lot of these picks are released earlier, and you can find them here.


West Virginia vs. North Carolina (December 27, 5:30 pm ET)

Louisville vs. USC (December 27, 8:00 pm ET)

WVU/Louisville ML Parlay (-115) — 1-unit

Going against UNC and USC here, both of whom are playing for nothing here. Caleb Williams and Drake Maye are likely the top-two picks in the NFL Draft, and obviously neither of them will be playing in these games. The opt out of the starting quarterbacks has had a trickledown effect, with several key pieces on both the Tar Heels and Trojans sitting out these Bowls.

Pretty much identical handicaps for these two games, which I think makes for a safe parlay on the moneylines with the spreads really growing. West Virginia smashed expectations, going 8-4 this season, as did Louisville, which sits at 10-3 after an appearance in the ACC Championship. Both have minimal opt-outs and should be playing with plenty of motivation to finish the season strong.

Even before all they talented opt-outs on UNC and USC, these teams limped down the stretch. The Tar Heels once sat at 6-0 and were getting some hype to contend for a CFP spot. They responded by finishing the season 2-4 with wins over Campbell and a two-point win over Duke (which was playing a third-string QB). USC finished just 7-5 and remained one of the worst defenses in college football. The Trojans would be riding a six-game losing streak if not for a one-point win at Cal. Remove Williams from this offense, I don’t see how they can keep up.



Place your College Football bets at DraftKings Sportsbook or by downloading the DraftKings Sportsbook app.


The Crown Is Yours: Sign up for DraftKings and experience the ultimate host for games and betting experiences!


All views expressed are my own. I am an employee of DraftKings and am ineligible to play in public DFS or DKSB contests.


The contents contained in this article do not constitute a representation that any particular strategy will guarantee success. All customers should use their own skill and judgment.