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Game 1: Famous Idaho Potato Bowl – Over 51.5 Points (-105): BYU Cougars vs. Western Michigan Broncos, 4 p.m. EST

BYU comes into the 2018 Idaho Potato Bowl as the fourth-biggest favorite of any bowl game with a 12.5-point spread separating the Cougars from Western Michigan, but we're more concerned each team's offense. BYU averaged 25 points per game on offense while the Broncos averaged 30 PPG on the season, but the Cougars have put up 35.67 PPG over their last three games. 

We know it's going to be a cold one up in Boise, which usually brings about lower-scoring games, but BYU and Western Michigan are no strangers to playing in chillier weather. 


Game 2: Indiana Pacers @ Brooklyn Nets (+2.5, -110) 7:40 p.m. EST

The Nets have put together an NBA-best seven straight wins heading into Friday night while the Pacers have gone just 3-3 over their last six games. Indiana has gone 7-2 against the spread and 8-1 straight up against Brooklyn over the last three seasons, but that trend is due for a regression. 

Especially given the Nets have gone 37-23 ATS versus teams with a winning record over the last two seasons. Look for Brooklyn to notch another one in the win column tonight at home. 


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