College Football Bowl Games, Playoff Odds, Opening Lines, Early Values

What are the early college football lines and odds for the bowl games and College Football Playoff. Where are the potential values?

College Football Bowl Game Odds, Opening Lines

Trying to figure out the lines for the bowl games is next to impossible early on.

Who’s playing? Which stars will opt out, which coaches will be leaving, who’s going to care about playing in the exhibitions? Which players – like probably Caleb Williams – will be out?

On the plus side, if you get it right, you can crush the value before the lines start to change – because they will change over the next several weeks, and wildly.

Just like the regular season, I come up with what I think the lines probably should be, and then go in and look after to see if there might be any massive discrepancies.

The real lines will be added when they’re released.

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College Football Week Bowl Game Odds, Opening Lines

Friday, December 16, 2022

HomeTown Lenders Bahamas Bowl
UAB vs Miami University
Fiu First Guess: UAB -10.5
Actual Line: UAB -11.5

Duluth Trading Cure Bowl
Troy vs UTSA
Fiu First Guess: UTSA -2.5
Actual Line: Troy -2.5

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Wasabi Fenway Bowl
Louisville vs Cincinnati
Fiu First Guess: Louisville -3.5
Actual Line: Cincinnati -1.5

Cricket Celebration Bowl
North Carolina Central vs Jackson State
Fiu First Guess: Jackson State -12
Actual Line: TBA

New Mexico Bowl
Fiu First Guess: BYU -2
Actual Line: SMU -2.5

Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl
Fresno State vs Washington State
Fiu First Guess: Fresno State -2
Actual Line: Washington State -4

LendingTree Bowl
Rice vs Southern Miss
Fiu First Guess: Southern Miss -5.5
Actual Line: Southern Miss -5.5

SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl
Florida vs Oregon State
Fiu First Guess: Oregon State -2.5
Actual Line: Oregon State -7.5

Frisco Bowl
Boise State vs North Texas
Fiu First Guess: Boise State -11
Actual Line: Boise State -7.5

Monday, December 19, 2022

Myrtle Beach Bowl
UConn vs Marshall
Fiu First Guess: Marshall -13.5
Actual Line: Marshall -9.5

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Eastern Michigan vs San Jose State
Fiu First Guess: San Jose State -2.5
Actual Line: San Jose State -4.5 Boca Raton Bowl
Toledo vs Liberty
Fiu First Guess: Toledo -1.5
Actual Line: Toledo -1.5

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
South Alabama vs WKU
Fiu First Guess: South Alabama -4
Actual Line: South Alabama -2.5

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Air Force vs Baylor
Fiu First Guess: Baylor -4
Actual Line: Baylor -6.5

Friday, December 23, 2022

Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl
Houston vs Louisiana
Fiu First Guess: Houston -11
Actual Line: Houston -3.5

Union Home Gasparilla Bowl
Missouri vs Wake Forest
Fiu First Guess: Missouri -2
Actual Line: Wake Forest -1.5

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Easyport Hawaii Bowl
San Diego State vs Middle Tennessee
Fiu First Guess: San Diego State -3.5
Actual Line: San Diego State -1.5

Monday, December 26, 2022

Quick Lane Bowl
Bowling Green vs New Mexico State
Fiu First Guess: Bowling Green -5
Actual Line: New Mexico State -1.5

Tuesday, December 27, 2022 

Camellia Bowl
Buffalo vs Georgia Southern
Fiu First Guess: Georgia Southern -7.5
Actual Line: Georgia Southern -4.5

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
Memphis vs Utah State
Fiu First Guess: Memphis -7.5
Actual Line: Memphis -10.5

Birmingham Bowl
East Carolina vs Coastal Carolina
Fiu First Guess: East Carolina -6.5
Actual Line: East Carolina -7.5

Guaranteed Rate Bowl
Wisconsin vs Oklahoma State
Fiu First Guess: Oklahoma State -5
Actual Line: Wisconsin -2.5

NEXT: More December Bowls, New Year’s Six, College Football Playoff Games

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Military Bowl
Duke vs UCF
Fiu First Guess: UCF -2.5
Actual Line: UCF -3.5

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Kansas vs Arkansas
Fiu First Guess: Arkansas -6
Actual Line: Arkansas -4.5

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl
Oregon vs North Carolina
Fiu First Guess: Oregon -10
Actual Line: Oregon -9.5

TaxAct Texas Bowl
Texas Tech vs Ole Miss
Fiu First Guess: Ole Miss -5
Actual Line: Ole Miss -3

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Pinstripe Bowl
Syracuse vs Minnesota
Fiu First Guess: Minnesota -8.5
Actual Line: Minnesota -6.5

Cheez-It Bowl
Florida State vs Oklahoma
Fiu First Guess: Florida State -5
Actual Line: Florida State -7.5

Valero Alamo Bowl
Texas vs Washington
Fiu First Guess: Texas -2
Actual Line: Texas -3.5

Friday, December 30, 2022

Duke’s Mayo Bowl
Maryland vs NC State
Fiu First Guess: Maryland -2
Actual Line: Maryland -2.5

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl
UCLA vs Pitt
Fiu First Guess: UCLA -6
Actual Line: UCLA -3.5

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
Notre Dame vs South Carolina
Fiu First Guess: Notre Dame -4
Actual Line: Notre Dame -4.5

Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl
Ohio vs Wyoming
Fiu First Guess: Wyoming -3.5
Actual Line: Ohio -2.5

Saturday, December 31, 2022

TransPerfect Music City Bowl
Iowa vs Kentucky
Fiu First Guess: Iowa -2
Actual Line: Kentucky -3.5

Monday, January 2, 2023

ReliaQuest Bowl
Illinois vs Mississippi State
Fiu First Guess: Illinois -3
Actual Line: Mississippi State -1.5

Monday, January 2, 2023 

Cheez-It Citrus Bowl
LSU vs Purdue
Fiu First Guess: LSU -5.5
Actual Line: LSU -6.5

NEXT New Year’s Six Bowl Game, College Football Playoff

New Year’s Six Bowl Games

Friday, December 30, 2022

Capital One Orange Bowl
Tennessee vs Clemson
Fiu First Guess: Clemson -3
Actual Line: Clemson -4.5

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Allstate Sugar Bowl
Alabama vs Kansas State
Fiu First Guess: Alabama -8
Actual Line: Alabama -4.5

Monday, January 2, 2023

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
USC vs Tulane
Fiu First Guess: Tulane -2.5
Actual Line: Tulane -1.5

Rose Bowl
Penn State vs Utah
Fiu First Guess: Penn State -3
Actual Line: Penn State -1.5

College Football Playoff

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Vrbo Fiesta Bowl
Michigan vs TCU
Fiu First Guess: Michigan -8
Actual Line: Michigan -9.5

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Georgia vs Ohio State
Fiu First Guess: Georgia -6
Actual Line: Georgia -6.5

Bowl Schedule, Predictions

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