Underdogs Dominating 2016-2017 Bowl Season

If you bet on the underdog against the spread in every bowl game this season, you'd be winning at an amazing 68% rate.

 

It's been a good year to be an underdog in a bowl game. Through the first 35 bowls, underdogs are an amazing 24-11 against the spread (68%). That's over $1,000 in profit for a $100 player.

In fact, underdogs have won 14 bowl games outright, or 40%, highlighted by a 38-8 Oklahoma State bludgeoning of Colorado as a three-point dog and Clemson's shutout of Ohio State as a one-point underdog.

Here's a look at bowl results to date:

Favorites Don't Cover:
Colorado (-3) vs. Oklahoma State: 38-8 OKSU
USF (-10.5) vs. South Carolina: 46-39 USF
Texas A&M (-4) vs. Kansas State: 33-28 KSU
Utah (-3.5) vs. Indiana: 26-24 Utah
Pittsburgh (-3.5) vs. Northwestern: 31-24 NW
Boise State (-7) vs. Baylor: 31-12 Baylor
Washington State (-9) vs. Minnesota: 17-12 Minnesota
Temple (-10.5) vs. Wake Forest: 34-26 Wake
Army (-11) vs. North Texas: 38-31 Army
Maryland (-1) vs. Boston College: 36-30 BC
Mississippi State (-14.5) vs. Miami (Ohio): 17-16 MSU
MTSU (-7.5) vs. Hawaii: 52-35 Hawaii
Troy (-6) vs. Ohio: 28-23 Troy
LA Tech (-7.5) vs. Navy: 48-45 LA Tech
Old Dominion (-5.5) vs. Eastern Michigan: 24-20 ODU
Colorado State (-16) vs. Idaho: 61-50 Idaho
BYU (-10) vs. Wyoming: 24-21 BYU
UCF (-3.5) vs. Arkansas State: 31-13 ARKST
Houston (-4.5) vs. SDSU: 34-10 SDSU
New Mexico (-9) vs. UTSA: 23-20 NM
TCU (-3) vs. Georgia: 31-23 UGA
Stanford (-2.5) vs. North Carolina: 25-23 Stanford
Michigan (-7) vs. Florida State: 33-32 FSU
Ohio State (-1) vs. Clemson: 31-0 Clemson 


Favorites Cover:
Virginia Tech (-7.5) vs. Arkansas: 35-24 VT
Miami (-3) vs. West Virginia: 31-14 Miami
NC State (-6) vs. Vandy: 41-17 NC State
Western KY (-6.5) vs. Memphis: 51-31 WKU
Tulsa (12.5) vs. Central Michigan: 55-10 Tulsa
Southern Miss (-5.5) vs. ULL: 28-21 SMU
App State (-1) vs. Toldedo: 31-28 APSU
Tennessee (-9.5) vs. Nebraska: 38-24 UT
Alabama (-13) vs. Washington: 24-7 Bama
LSU (-3) vs. Louisville: 29-9 LSU
GA Tech (-3) vs. Kentucky: 33-18 GA Tech