College Bowl Predictions

The bowl schedule and matchups were just released and I’m ready to make my predictions. I’ve picked the straight up winner for each bowl game below. Click on the link for a more in-depth look at the bowl betting odds.

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be taking a more in-depth look at each contest and providing a free betting lean. I’ll include links to those previews on this page, so be sure to check back often.

Keep in mind that these predictions do not necessarily reflect the premium pick I will have on the game. A lot can happen between now and when the game actually takes place. If new information becomes available, like a coach getting fired or a key player getting injured in practice, that could definitely sway my opinion on a game.

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2016-17 College Bowl Predictions & Picks on Straight up Winners

Jan. 9Championship Game(2) Clemson vs (1) AlabamaClemsonOdds
Dec. 31Peach (Semifinal)(1) Alabama vs (4) WashingtonAlabamaOdds
Dec. 31Fiesta (Semifinal)(2) Clemson vs (3) Ohio StateOhio StateOdds
Jan. 2Sugar(7) Oklahoma vs (14) AuburnAuburnOdds
Jan. 2Rose(5) Penn State vs (9) USCUSCOdds
Jan. 2Cotton(8) Wisconsin vs (15) Western MichiganWisconsinOdds
Dec. 30Orange(6) Michigan vs (11) Florida StateMichiganOdds
Jan. 2Outback(17) Florida vs IowaIowaOdds
Dec. 31TaxSlayerGeorgia Tech vs KentuckyKentuckyOdds
Dec. 31Citrus(13) Louisville vs (20) LSULSUOdds
Dec. 30ArizonaSouth Alabama vs Air ForceAir ForceOdds
Dec. 30Music City(21) Tennessee vs NebraskaTennesseeOdds
Dec. 30Sun(18) Stanford vs North CarolinaStanfordOdds
Dec. 30LibertyGeorgia vs TCUGeorgiaOdds
Dec. 29Alamo(10) Colorado vs (12) Oklahoma StateColoradoOdds
Dec. 29Belk(22) Virginia Tech vs ArkansasArkansasOdds
Dec. 29BirminghamSouth Carolina vs South FloridaSouth FloridaOdds
Dec. 28TexasKansas State vs Texas A&MTexas A&MOdds
Dec. 28Foster Farms(19) Utah vs IndianaUtahOdds
Dec. 28Russell Athletic(16) West Virginia vs Miami, FLMiamiOdds
Dec. 28Pinstripe(23) Pittsburgh vs NorthwesternPittsburghOdds
Dec. 27CactusBaylor vs Boise StateBoise StateOdds
Dec. 27HolidayWashington State vs MinnesotaWashington StateOdds
Dec. 27Military(24) Temple vs Wake ForestTempleOdds
Dec. 27Heart of DallasNorth Texas vs ArmyArmyOdds
Dec. 26IndependenceVanderbilt vs NC StateVanderbiltOdds
Dec. 26Quick LaneMaryland vs Boston CollegeBoston CollegeOdds
Dec. 26St. PetersburgMississippi State vs Miami, OHMississippi StateOdds
Dec. 24HawaiiHawaii vs Middle TennesseeHawaiiOdds
Dec. 23Dollar GeneralTroy vs OhioTroyOdds
Dec. 23Armed Forces(25) Navy vs Louisiana TechLouisiana TechOdds
Dec. 23BahamasEastern Michigan vs Old DominionOld DominionOdds
Dec. 22Famous Idaho PotatoColorado State vs IdahoColorado StateOdds
Dec. 21PoinsettiaWyoming vs BYUBYUOdds
Dec. 20Boca RatonWestern Kentucky vs MemphisWestern KentuckyOdds
Dec. 19Miami BeachCentral Michigan vs TulsaTulsaOdds
Dec. 17New OrleansLouisiana-Lafayette vs Southern MissSouthern MissOdds
Dec. 17CureArkansas State vs UCFUCFOdds
Dec. 17CamelliaAppalachian State vs ToledoAppalachian StateOdds
Dec. 17Las VegasHouston vs San Diego StateHoustonOdds
Dec. 17New MexicoUTSA vs New MexicoNew MexicoOdds