PODCAST: Weekend bowl picks, odd prop bets

Will the long trip to Hawaii keep Fresno State and SMU from lighting up the scoreboard on Christmas Eve? (US Presswire)

The Weekend Picks Panel makes a bold return to break down the weekend bowl games both straight up and against the spread. Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) and Jerry Hinnen (@JerryHinnen) join me to break down all of the bowl games between the Poinsettia (Dec. 20) and Little Caesars (Dec. 26) both straight up and against the spread.

But since it can be difficult to predict the bowl games with so many more extraneous factors in play, I offer some odd props for each of the weekend bowl games. With no time to prepare, Tom and Jerry must answer the important questions: like how many "Home Field Advantage" references will be made on the New Orleans Bowl broadcast of East Carolina-Louisiana-Lafayette and which team is more likely to miss curfew in Las Vegas between Boise State and Washington. We also tackle some on-field props like point totals and Derek Carr's total passing yards against SMU.

In a hurry? Check the contents below for specific picks and props

0:00 -- Return of the Weekend Picks Panel
2:33 -- Poinsettia Bowl: BYU vs. San Diego State (+3 1/2)
5:00 -- Poinsettia Prop: More Total Yards -- Riley Nelson or James Lark?
6:30 -- Poinsettia Prop: San Diego State Total Points -- Over/Under 20.5
7:30 -- Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl: Ball State vs. UCF (-7 1/2)
10:20 -- Beef 'O' Brady's Prop: Total Points -- Over/Under 61.5
11:30 -- Beef 'O' Brady's Prop: UCF Turnovers -- Over/Under 1.5
12:20 -- New Orleans Bowl: East Carolina vs. La.-Lafayette (-6 1/2)
15:00 -- New Orleans Bowl Prop: "Home Field Advantages" references on the broadcast -- Over/Under 4.5 (In action, cutaways do not count)
17:00 -- New Orleans Bowl Prop: Game Attendance -- Over/Under 42,000
18:30 -- Las Vegas Bowl: Washington vs. Boise State (-5 1/2)
22:00 -- Las Vegas Bowl Prop: More Rushing Yards -- Bishop Sanke or D.J. Harper
23:00 -- Las Vegas Bowl Prop: More Likely to Miss Curfew -- Washington or Boise State?
24:15 -- Hawaii Bowl: Fresno State vs. SMU (+11 1/2)
27:15 -- Hawaii Bowl Prop: Derek Carr Passing Yards -- Over/Under 300
28:30 -- Hawaii Bowl Prop: Total Turnovers (Both teams) -- Over/Under 4.5
30:00 -- Little Caesars Bowl: Western Kentucky vs. C. Michigan (+5 1/2)

Got questions you want answered on a future podcast? Let me know on Twitter (@cnpatterson3) or send them to podcast@cbsinteractive.com. Feedback -- both love and hate -- is encouraged as well.

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Chip Patterson has spent his young career covering college sports from the Old North State. He's been writing and talking about football and basketball for CBS Sports since 2010. You may have heard him... Full Bio

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