The 2018-19 college football season continues to roll along and college football odds continue to shift as we get more detailed information on who will and won’t play their bowl games. Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert announced that he would play in Monday’s 2018 Redbox Bowl against Michigan State earlier this month despite the fact that he might be the No. 1 overall pick. That news helped take the Ducks from 1.5-point favorites at open up to -2.5. Meanwhile, LSU will be without star corner Greedy Williams and defensive tackle Ed Alexander, who are sitting out to prepare for the NFL Draft. The Tigers opened at -8, but currently sit at -7.5 in the latest college football spreads. With so much in flux and college football odds and lines on the move, be sure to check out the college football picks and predictions for every bowl game from the proven computer model at SportsLine before locking in your own selections.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times, and those who have followed it have seen massive returns. Over the past three years, this proprietary computer model has generated a jaw-dropping $4,210 profit for $100 bettors on its top-rated point-spread picks.
The model made some huge calls during Championship Week, including nailing Ohio State (-16.5) against Northwestern and Oklahoma (-9.5) against Texas. And when it comes to all top-rated picks, the model has been red-hot, entering the 2018 college football bowl season on a blistering 45-25 run. Anybody who has followed it is way, way up.
Now it has simulated every single play 10,000 times and its 2018 college football bowl picks and predictions are in.
One of the top college football bowl picks the model is extremely high on: No. 12 Penn State (-6.5) covers against No. 14 Kentucky in the 2019 Citrus Bowl on New Year’s Day.
The Wildcats clearly exceeded expectations this season, but their second half of the season wasn’t nearly as impressive as the first. They dropped three of their last five conference games, including a 24-7 defeat at the hands of 5-7 Tennessee. Penn State, meanwhile, won five of its last six games to enter the postseason with plenty of momentum. James Franklin’s squad held Wisconsin, Rutgers, and Maryland to a combined 20 points to close out the season.
The model projects Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley to account for over 250 yards of total offense against a tough Kentucky defense. That helps the Nittany Lions cover in 60 percent of simulations, while the Under (47.5) has plenty of value as well because that hits over 60 percent of the time. Penn State continues its dominating point differential this season of +14.6, compared to Kentucky’s +7.8.
Another one of the top college football predictions from the model: NC State covers as seven-point underdogs against No. 19 Texas A&M at the 2018 Gator Bowl on New Year’s Eve.
Having an experienced quarterback in a bowl setting is always a blessing, so Ryan Finley’s three years of starting experience is a definite advantage for NC State. Finley has put up gargantuan numbers at NC State, passing for over 10,000 yards and 59 touchdowns after transferring in from Boise State.
Finley looks like a potential first-round pick, but he elected to play the bowl game because he felt like he had more to show NFL scouts. The model agrees, as Finley throws for over 300 yards with multi-touchdown potential to help fuel an NC State cover in 55 percent of simulations. The under (56.5) also hits in nearly 60 percent of SportsLine’s projections.
The model is also calling for multiple favorites to get stunned in bowl season, and has an extremely strong pick for the national semifinal between Alabama and Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, saying one side covers in over 60 percent of simulations.
So what college football picks can you make with confidence during college football bowl season? And which side of Alabama vs. Oklahoma should you be all over? Check out the latest college football bowl game odds below, and then visit SportsLine to see which teams are winning more than 50 percent of simulations, all from a proven computer model that has returned over $4,000 in profit over the past three seasons.
Military Bowl: Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech (+5.5, 53.5)
Redbox Bowl: Michigan State vs. Oregon (-2.5, 48)
Liberty Bowl: Missouri vs. Oklahoma State (+9, 74.5)
Holiday Bowl: Northwestern vs. Utah (-7, 46)
Gator Bowl: Texas A&M vs. NC State (+7, 58.5)
Sun Bowl: Pittsburgh vs. Stanford (-5.5, 52)
Outback Bowl: Mississippi State vs. Iowa (+7, 43.5)
Citrus Bowl: Kentucky vs. Penn State (-6.5, 47.5)
Fiesta Bowl: LSU vs. Central Florida (+7.5, 55.5)
Rose Bowl: Ohio State vs. Washington (+6.5, 58)
Sugar Bowl: Georgia vs. Texas (+12.5, 58)
National Championship: Clemson vs. Alabama (-6, 59.5)