The First Game on the GridCard has a mix of college bowl games, top-tier NCAAM basketball, and the last NFL regular-season contests. Of course the marquee matchups are the two playoff semifinals on Saturday. Oklahoma and LSU--the top offenses in the country--square off in the early game where Vegas has set the Over/Under @ 76. Ohio State and Clemson meet in the late game where Chase Young will meet Trevor Lawrence in the Tigers' backfield.
The First Game bleeds into NFL Sunday to accommodate next week's bowl NCAAF games. Most of the games have playoff implications--and there's one more chance to lose money on the Cowboys when Washington travels to Dallas. The Second Game has a full slate of bowl games, including great New Year's Day action: Minnesota vs Auburn, Michigan vs Alabama, Wisconsin vs Oregon , and Georgia vs Baylor. Big Ten basketball closes the GridCard on Thursday when Illinois visits MSU.