By Mike Tenay

It’s the holiday season, and in Las Vegas, that means it’s College Bowl season. This year, no fewer than 40 games are on the casino sportsbook betting boards, and the action kicks off this Saturday, December 19.

The new Professor Vegas podcast has in-depth analysis and picks from expert handicapper Bryan Leonard of WagerTalk.com. Leonard shares his opinions on the Las Vegas Bowl, featuring the renewal of the Holy War as state rivals Utah and BYU square off. Leonard also has a selection in the Heart of Dallas Bowl, which pairs Washington and Southern Mississippi.

Bryan previews two of the biggest NFL games in week 15. What will happen when the Arizona Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles square off in prime time on Sunday night? Can the undefeated Carolina Panthers keep the streak alive against the New York Giants?

Get additional picks for every college bowl game. 

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Speaking of the NFL, fantasy football expert Matt Camp of BleacherReport.com breaks down the impact of the high-profile injuries and suggests some potential sleeper and waiver wire pickups.

This week marks the 20th episode of the Professor Vegas Podcast, and no show would be complete without the bookies’ POV, courtesy of Jimmy Vaccaro of the South Point Hotel and Casino. Vaccaro, now in his 41st year as a Vegas bookmaker, gives his behind-the-scenes opinion on who grabbed the cash last week, the bettors or the books. He also explains the impact of the NBA, college basketball and UFC 194 on his bottom line.

A new Professor Vegas Podcast drops every Thursday and it’s available on iTunes and Play.it.