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BlackJack’s Weekend Bowl Preview: 3 Plays for Friday and Saturday

Dec 21, 2018 8:00 AM EST

Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Darnell Woolfolk

  • BlackJack Fletcher gives his three favorite plays of the weekend slate, including Toledo-FIU, Memphis-Wake Forest and Army-Houston.

“Twas’ the weekend before Christmas and all through the house, not a single bet was stirring, not even a tease.”

Not in this house, baby.

We’ve got bets all day, every day. It is a holiday weekend of sorts and the bowl games are starting to get interesting, and that’s where we live. Interesting bowl games is what we do.

Hell, interesting, not interesting, it doesn’t really matter. What matters is that there is still football left to bet on, and bet it we shall, friends.

FIU vs. Toledo (-7)

Friday, 12 p.m. ET, ESPN

FIU’s top running back and quarterback are out for this game, which will seriously damage its offense. I also like the offensive and defensive lines of Toledo better than the Panthers.

Toledo is a more experienced and balanced team.

THE PICK: Toledo -7

Wake Forest vs. Memphis (-3.5)

Saturday, 12 p.m. ET, ESPN