College Football Bowl Games – Odds and Early Bowl Predictions

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Here is a look at the 2018 – 2019 College Football Bowl Schedule, Dates, Times and TV Channels.

(all odds updated at 2 pm ET on 12/8/18)

Bowl schedule

Dec. 15
New Mexico Bowl
North Texas vs. Utah State (-9)
2 p.m. ET, ESPN
Branch Field at Dreamstyle Stadium | Albuquerque, New Mexico

Prediction: no preview but North Texas Green Mean has a good defense and they are the underdog in this game. Take them +9.5 to cover.

Outcome: Utah State won big. LOST BET

AutoNation Cure Bowl
Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (+3.5)
2:30 p.m. ET, CBSSN
Camping World Stadium | Orlando, Florida

The Tulane Green Wave has accumulated 2,506 yards on the ground this season and quarterback Justin McMillan had passed for 1,159 yards. He has completed 68 passes on 36 attempts and averages 8.5 yards per pass attempt. The defense has allowed over 5,000 yards along with 334 points. They are a bit vulnerable against the pass as they have allowed 3,184 yards in the air. The Ragin’ Cajun ranks 14th best in the country in the run game as they have amassed 2,980 yards as a team on 523 runs and averaged 5.7 yards per carry as a rushing corps. Quarterback Andre Nunez averages 8.2 yards per pass with a 65% completion rate. The defense has been poor in the rush defense as they have given up 2,730 yards and 5,620 total yards have been yielded to their opponents.

Prediction: The ULL defense is poor but the offense is average. Look for Tulane to win and cover -3.5 in this game.

Outcome: Tulane won 41-24- WON BET

Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl
Fresno State vs. Arizona State (+4.5)
3:30 p.m. ET, ABC
Sam Boyd Stadium |Las Vegas

Preview: Fresno State enters with an 11-2 overall record and was 7-1 in the Mountain West Conference. Quarterback Marcus McMaryion spent two seasons in the Pac-12 and is familiar with his opponent for this contest. He completed almost 70% of his passes and threw 25 touchdowns and was only intercepted three times. Arizona State was 5-4 in the Pac-12 and 7-5 overall. The Sun Devils use senior Manny Wilkins at quarterback who brings in loads of experience. He passed for 19 touchdowns and with intercepted four times. He is calm and collected in close games but lost his favorite receiving target.

Prediction: Look for the defense to win this one and Fresno State covers the -4.5 spread and wins.

Fresno State won 31-20. WON BET


Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
Georgia Southern vs. Eastern Michigan (+1)
5:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Cramton Bowl |Montgomery, Alabama

Prediction: Georgia Southern is 26th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 259 and covers -1 with a win.

Ga Southern won but 2 points, therefore, WON BET.


R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Middle Tennessee vs. Appalachian State (-7)
9 p.m. ET, ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome | New Orleans

Prediction: App State wins and covers -7.

Final: App State won 45-13. WON BET


Dec. 18
Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl
UAB vs. Northern Illinois (+2.5)
7 p.m. ET, ESPN
Howard Schnellenberger Field at FAU Stadium | Boca Raton, Florida

Prediction: The offense of the NIU Huskies win this game. I am taking NIU +2.5

Dec. 19
DXL Frisco Bowl
San Diego State vs. Ohio (-3)
8 p.m. ET, ESPN
Toyota Stadium | Frisco, Texas

Prediction: Ohio -3

Dec. 20
Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl
Marshall vs. South Florida (+3)
8 p.m. ET, ESPN
Raymond James Stadium | Tampa, Florida

Prediction: South Florida Bulls and coach Charlie Strong hang on and cover.


Dec. 21
Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl
FIU vs. Toledo (-6)
12:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium
Nassau, Bahamas

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Western Michigan vs. BYU (-12)
4 p.m. ET, ESPN
Lyle Smith Field at Albertsons Stadium |Boise, Idaho

Dec. 22
Jared Birmingham Bowl
Memphis vs. Wake Forest (+5)
Legion Field | Birmingham, Alabama

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Houston vs. Army (-3)
3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Amon G. Carter Stadium | Fort Worth, Texas

Dollar General Bowl
Buffalo vs. Troy (+2.5)
7 p.m. ET, ESPN
Ladd-Peebles Stadium |Mobile, Alabama

SoFi Hawai’i Bowl
Louisiana Tech vs. Hawaii (-1)
10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Aloha Stadium | Honolulu

Dec. 26
SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
Boston College vs. Boise State (-3)
1:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Cotton Bowl | Dallas

Quick Lane Bowl
Minnesota vs. Georgia Tech (-4)
5:15 p.m. ET, ESPN
Ford Field |Detroit

Cheez-It Bowl
California vs. TCU (PK)
9 p.m. ET, ESPN
Chase Field | Phoenix

Dec. 27
Walk-On’s Independence Bowl
Temple  vs. Duke (+3.5)
1:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Independence Stadium | Shreveport, Louisiana

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Miami (FL) vs. Wisconsin (+4)
5:15 p.m. ET, ESPN
Yankee Stadium | New York

Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl
Baylor vs. Vanderbilt (-3.5)
9 p.m. ET, ESPN
NRG Stadium | Houston

Dec. 28
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
Purdue vs. Auburn (-4)
1:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Nissan Stadium | Nashville, Tennessee

Camping World Bowl
West Virginia vs. Syracuse (+1.5)
5:15 p.m. ET, ESPN
Camping World Stadium | Orlando, Florida

Valero Alamo Bowl
Iowa State vs. Washington State (-3.5)
9 p.m. ET, ESPN
Alamodome |San Antonio, Texas

Dec. 29
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
No. 10 Florida vs. No. 7 Michigan (-7.5)
Mercedes-Benz Stadium | Atlanta

Belk Bowl
South Carolina vs. Virginia (+4)
Noon ET, ABC
Bank of America Stadium |Charlotte, North Carolina

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl
Arkansas State vs. Nevada (+1.5)
1:15 p.m. ET, CBSSN
Arizona Stadium | Tucson, Arizona

Dec. 31
Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman
Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech (+5)
Jack Stephens Field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Annapolis, Maryland

Hyundai Sun Bowl
Stanford vs. Pittsburgh (+6.5)
2 p.m. ET, CBS
Sun Bowl Stadium | El Paso, Texas

Redbox Bowl
Michigan State vs. Oregon (-3)
3 p.m. ET, Fox
Levi’s Stadium | Santa Clara, Calif.

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Missouri vs. Oklahoma State (+7.5)
3:45 p.m. ET, ESPN
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium | Memphis, Tennessee

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl
Northwestern vs. Utah (-7)
7 p.m. ET, FS1
SDCCU Stadium |San Diego, Calif.

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
NC State vs. Texas A&M (-4.5)
7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
TIAA Bank Field | Jacksonville, Florida

Jan. 1
Outback Bowl
Mississippi State vs. Iowa (6.5)
Noon ET, ESPN2
Raymond James Stadium | Tampa, Florida

VRBO Citrus Bowl
Kentucky vs. Penn State (-6)
1 p.m. ET, ABC
Camping World Stadium | Orlando, Florida

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
No. 11 LSU vs. No. 8 UCF (+7.5)
1 p.m. ET, ESPN
State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona | Glendale, Arizona

Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual
No. 9 Washington vs. No. 6 Ohio State (-6.5)
5 p.m. ET, ESPN
Rose Bowl |Pasadena, California

Allstate Sugar Bowl
No. 15 Texas vs. No. 5 Georgia (-11)
8:45 p.m. ET, ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome | New Orleans


Dec. 29
College Football Playoff semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
No. 2 Clemson (-11) vs. No. 3 Notre Dame
4 p.m. ET on ESPN
AT&T Stadium | Arlington, Texas

College Football Playoff semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl
No. 1 Alabama (-14) vs. No. 4 Oklahoma
8 p.m. ET on ESPN
Hard Rock Stadium | Miami Gardens, Florida



  • All times are Eastern