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Famous Idaho Potato Bowl 2021: Kent State vs Wyoming - Fearless Leader Picks and Best Bets

Because there’s more to the game than the game

2021 MAC Championship - Kent State v Northern Illinois Photo by Mike Mulholland/Getty Images

Follow the Belt long enough and you come to learn that Fearless Leader has been known from time to time to dabble in the money-making side of sports otherwise known as sportsbook wagers. Bowl season is no different, and in some respects even more important. It’s the last opportunity to be profitable on the sport we all know and love until next fall rolls around. So, when opportunity knocks, you have to let it in. And Fearless Leader is here to guide you through all of the MACtion bowl-bonanza with his predictions, picks, and best bets for each of the games on gameday morning. Consider it your wake up call that there’s money to be made and MACtion can be your own personal ATM.

It’s a fact of life that we all have a budget (except for you, Elon, and free to send over that custom MACtion Tesla). So, rather than be all willy nilly reckless with the virtual bucks, Fearless leader is going to be placing no more than $250 on each game and tracking the results the following day. Call it a heat check, call it accountability, call it an archived cold take for when it doesn’t go as planned. Thanks to math, you can scale that for your budget. Only went to risk $25 per game, divide the pick amounts by 10. And so on and so forth. Yay education!

How We’ve Done So Far:

What’s gambling without accountability?

Bahamas Bowl 2021 - Link
Hit the spread, hit the points, missed the props, which I’ll take any day of the week.
Spent: $250 Game result: W $330 (+80)

Cure Bowl 2021 - Link
Hit the NIU spread, missed the total going against my own rule. Serves me right.
Spent: $150 Game result: W $190.91 (+40.91)

Lending Tree Bowl 2021 - Link
Missed the mark with both an EMU spread bet and a total point under, which only proves to me I can never bet the under ever. If the spread is a million, give me the over and hang on. Spent: $245 Game result: W $0 (-245)

Prior to stupid EMU we were red hot and plus 120+. But, you can’t win them all, I guess. We right the ship below.

2021 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Picks & Best Bets

Odds current at the time of publication and provided by DraftKings*

Thoughts/Commentary: As my colleague, Steve, pointed out in his preview, Kent State is actually a good football team led by a high-powered offense. They didn’t look phenomenal in their last outing, but give me an offensive shoot-out and watch the points pile up. As referenced prior, I will now be betting the over until I die, so sign me up for that as well. I have learned my lesson, GAMBLOR. Please do not smite me again, Lord of gambling and wagers. How I’m spending my $250 for the Potato Bowl:

$100 Kent State +3.5
$100 Over 59
$50 Kent State moneyline +140

Remember, it’s all just fun and games until it puts your kid through college and buys your parents a Lexus. Always be cashing...

*Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See for details.