College Bowl Predictions

The bowl schedule and matchups were released and I’m ready to make my early predictions. Covid-19 has really thrown us a curveball this season with bowls getting cancelled and players opting out, so I apologize in advance if there are bowls up here that end up getting cancelled.

I’ve picked the straight up winner for each bowl game below.

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 deciding not to play, that could definitely sway my opinion on a game. Click here to get free bowl picks from our expert handicappers.
For what it’s worth, Alabama should go on to win another College Football Playoff this season if you need to pick an overall winner for any of your pools. As for the total points in the Championship for the tie-breaker, be sure to shoot high. Since the Tide are the most likely to be in the game, Alabama games in the regular season had an average of 69 points, which seems like a reasonable estimate without knowing their opponent yet.

2020-21 College Bowl Predictions & Picks on Straight up Winners

DATEGAMEMATCHUPPICK
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF
Jan. 1Sugar (CFB Playoff Semi-Final)Ohio State vs.Clemson
Clemson (-7)
Jan. 1"Rose" (CFB Playoff Semi-Final)Notre Dame vs.Alabama
Alabama (-19)
Jan. 11ChampionshipTBDTBD
TBD
TRADITIONAL POWER BOWLS
Dec. 30CottonFlorida (-2.5) vs.Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Jan. 1PeachCincinnati vs.Georgia
Georgia (-7)
Jan. 2OrangeNorth Carolina vs.Texas A&M
Texas A&M (-7)
Jan. 2FiestaIowa State (-4.5) vs.Oregon
Oregon
OTHER BOWL GAMES
Dec. 23New OrleansGeorgia Southern (-6.5) vs.Georgia Southern
Louisiana Tech
Dec. 23MontgomeryFlorida Atlantic vs.Memphis
Memphis (-8.5)
Dec. 24New MexicoHawaii vs.Houston
Houston (-11)
Dec. 25CamelliaMarshall vs.Marshall
Buffalo (-4)
Dec. 26CureLiberty vs.Liberty
Coastal Carolina (-7)
Dec. 26First ResponderUL Lafayette (-13.5) vs.UL Lafayette
UTSA
Dec. 26LendingtreeWestern Kentucky vs.Western Kentucky
Georgia State (-3.5)
Dec. 29Cheez-ItOklahoma State (-2) vs.Miami (FL)
Miami (FL)
Dec. 29AlamoColorado vs.Texas
Texas (-9)
Dec. 30MayoWisconsin (-7) vs.Wisconsin
Wake Forest
Dec. 31Armed ForcesMississippi State vs.Mississippi State
Tulsa (-2.5)
Dec. 31ArizonaBall State vs.San Jose State
San Jose State (-8.5)
Dec. 31TexasArkansas vs.Arkansas
TCU (-5.5)
Jan. 1CitrusAuburn vs.Auburn
Northwestern (-3.5)
Jan. 2GatorKentucky (-2.5) vs.Kentucky
NC State
Jan. 2OutbackOle Miss vs.Indiana
Indiana (-6.5)