College Bowl Predictions

The bowl schedule and matchups were just released and I’m ready to make my early 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, our staff will 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 deciding not to play, that could definitely sway my opinion on a game.

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2017-18 College Bowl Predictions & Picks on Straight up Winners

DATEGAMEMATCHUPPICKODDS
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF
Jan. 8Championship Game(3) Georgia vs (4) AlabamaGeorgiaOdds
Jan. 1Sugar (Semifinal)(1) Clemson vs (4) AlabamaAlabamaOdds
Jan. 1Rose (Semifinal)(2) Oklahoma vs (3) Georgia GeorgiaOdds
TRADITIONAL POWER BOWLS
Jan. 1Peach(12) UCF vs (7) Auburn UCFOdds
Dec. 30Fiesta(11) Washington vs (9) Penn State Penn StateOdds
Dec. 30Orange(10) Miami vs (6) Wisconsin WisconsinOdds
Dec. 29Cotton(8) USC vs (5) Ohio State USCOdds
OTHER BOWL GAMES
Jan. 1Citrus(14) Notre Dame vs (17) LSU LSUOdds
Jan. 1OutbackMichigan vs South Carolina MichiganOdds
Dec. 30LibertyIowa State vs (20) Memphis Iowa StateOdds
Dec. 30TaxslayerLouisville vs (23) Mississippi State LouisvilleOdds
Dec. 29ArizonaUtah State vs New Mexico State New Mexico StateOdds
Dec. 29Music CityKentucky vs (21) Northwestern NorthwesternOdds
Dec. 29Sun(24) NC State vs Arizona State Arizona StateOdds
Dec. 29BelkWake Forest vs Texas A&M Wake ForestOdds
Dec. 28Holiday(18) Washington State vs (16) Michigan State Washington StateOdds
Dec. 28Alamo(13) Stanford vs (15) TCU StanfordOdds
Dec. 28Camping World(22) Virginia Tech vs (19) Oklahoma State Virginia TechOdds
Dec. 28MilitaryVirginia vs Navy NavyOdds
Dec. 27TexasTexas vs Missouri TexasOdds
Dec. 27Foster FarmsArizona vs Purdue PurdueOdds
Dec. 27IndependenceSouthern Miss vs Florida State Florida StateOdds
Dec. 27PinstripeIowa vs Boston College IowaOdds
Dec. 26CactusKansas State vs UCLA Kansas StateOdds
Dec. 26Quick LaneDuke vs Northern Illinois Northern IllinoisOdds
Dec. 26Heart of DallasUtah vs West Virginia UtahOdds
Dec. 24HawaiiFresno State vs Houston Fresno StateOdds
Dec. 23Dollar GeneralAppalachian State vs Toledo ToledoOdds
Dec. 23Armed ForcesSan Diego State vs Army San Diego StateOdds
Dec. 23BirminghamTexas Tech vs USF South FloridaOdds
Dec. 22Idaho PotatoCentral Michigan vs Wyoming WyomingOdds
Dec. 22BahamasUAB vs Ohio UABOdds
Dec. 21GasparillaTemple vs FIU TempleOdds
Dec. 20FriscoLouisiana Tech vs SMU SMUOdds
Dec. 19Boca RatonAkron vs FAU FAUOdds
Dec. 16CamelliaMiddle Tennessee vs Arkansas State Arkansas StateOdds
Dec. 16New MexicoMarshall vs Colorado State Colorado StateOdds
Dec. 16Las Vegas(25) Boise State vs Oregon OregonOdds
Dec. 16CureWestern Kentucky vs Georgia State Georgia StateOdds
Dec. 16New OrleansTroy vs North Texas TroyOdds