College Football Bowl Season is officially upon us.
That means it’s a return of the college football picks.
Though some of the regular names aren’t available, we have a running tally of some of the biggest names in sports.
Here’s a look at the who the experts are siding with in a lengthy bowl season.
Who is making the College Football Bowl picks?
Instead of breaking things up into individuals, we will have a running table throughout bowl season.
While we have some of our regulars breaking down the college football odds, we also have some new names.
Our Cash The Ticket duo of Mike Valenti and Jim Costa will be around making new picks as bowl season progresses. The same can be said for infamous Barstool founder Dave Portnoy.
Both ESPN and FOX Sports have a collective group making picks. Bill Bender of Sporting News stuck his neck out by making his picks for each bowl game well in advance.
Keep in mind that spreads have varied over the past week for most of the games and will continue to do so as new games approach. The spreads of our pickers may be a bit different by the time others make their selections.
College Football Bowl picks
Here’s a look at the college football bowl picks from our panel:
|Bowl Game||ESPN Predictor||FOX Sports||Bill Bender||Dave Portnoy||Mike Valenti||Jim Costa|
Miami (Ohio) vs. UAB
|Miami (Ohio) +11 (W)||Under 44.5 (W)||Miami (Ohio) +11 (W)||No pick||UAB -10.5 (L)||Miami (Ohio) +10.5 (W)|
UTSA vs. Troy
|UTSA +1.5 (L)||UTSA +1.5 (L)||UTSA +1.5 (L)||Troy -2 (W)||Troy -1.5 (W)||UTSA +1.5 (L)|
Cincinnati vs. Louisville
|Louisville -1.5 (W)||Under 44.5 (W)||Cincinnati +1.5 (L)||No pick||Cincinnati +1.5 (L)||No pick|
|Las Vegas Bowl|
Florida vs. Oregon St.
|Florida +10 (L)||Oregon St. -10.5 (W)||Florida +10 (L)||Oregon St. -10 (W)||No pick||No pick|
Washington St. vs. Fresno St.
|Washington St. +3.5 (L)||Over 53.5 (L)||Washington St. +3.5 (L)||Washington St. +3.5 (L)||Fresno St. -3 (W)|
Under 53.5 (W)
|Fresno St. -3 (W)
Under 53.5 (W)
Rice vs. Southern Miss
|Southern Miss -6 (W)||Southern Miss -6.5 (W)||Southern Miss -6 (W)||No pick||No pick||Southern Miss -6 (W)|
|New Mexico Bowl|
SMU vs. BYU
|SMU -4 (L)||BYU +3.5 (W)||BYU +4 (W)||Over 64 (L)||No pick||No pick|
North Texas vs. Boise St.
|North Texas +10.5 (W)||Boise St. -9.5 (L)||Boise St. -10.5 (L)||No pick||Over 58.5 (W)||Over 58.5 (W)|
|Myrtle Beach Bowl|
Marshall vs. UConn
|Marshall -9.5 (W)||Marshall -10.5 (W)||UConn +9.5 (L)||No pick||UConn +10.5 (L)||UConn +10.5 (L)|
Eastern Michigan vs. San Jose St.
|San Jose St. -4.5 (L)||Over 53.5 (W)||Eastern Michigan +4.5 (W)||No pick||San Jose State -3.5 (L)||Under 53.5 (L)|
|Boca Raton Bowl|
Liberty vs. Toledo
|Toledo -4.5 (L)||Toledo -4.5 (L)||Toledo -1.5 (L)||No pick||Liberty +4.5 (W)||Under 54.5 (W)|
|New Orleans Bowl|
Western Kentucky vs. South Alabama
|Western Kentucky +2.5 (W)||South Alabama -4 (L)||South Alabama -2.5 (L)||No pick||South Alabama -4.5 (L)||South Alabama -4.5 (L)|
|Armed Forces Bowl|
Baylor vs. Air Force
|Air Force +5.5 (W)||Under 49.5 (W)||Air Force +5.5 (W)||No pick||Air Force +3.5 (W)||Air Force +3.5 (W)|
Louisiana vs. Houston
|Louisiana +6.5 (L)||Over 58.5 (L)||Houston -6.5 (W)||No pick||Louisiana +7 (P)||Louisiana +7 (P)|
Wake Forest vs. Missouri
|Wake Forest -1 (W)||Wake Forest -1.5 (W)||Wake Forest -1 (W)||Missouri +1 (L)|
Under 60.5 (W)
|No pick||Over 59.5 (L)|
Middle Tennessee vs. San Diego St.
|Middle Tennessee +7 (W)||Middle Tennessee +7 (W)||Middle Tennessee +7 (W)||No pick||San Diego State -6.5 (L)|
Over 49.5 (L)
|Quick Lane Bowl|
New Mexico St. vs. Bowling Green
|Bowling Green -3.5 (L)||New Mexico St. +3 (W)||New Mexico St. +3.5 (W)||No pick||No pick||New Mexico St. +3.5 (W)|
Georgia Southern vs. Buffalo
|Georgia Southern -3.5 (L)||Under 67.5 (W)||Georgia Southern -3.5 (L)||No pick||No pick||No pick|
|First Responder Bowl|
Memphis vs. Utah St.
|Memphis -7 (W)||Utah State +7 (L)||Memphis -7 (W)||No pick||No pick||No pick|
Coastal Carolina vs. ECU
|ECU -8 (W)||ECU -8 (W)||Coastal Carolina +8 (L)||No pick||No pick||No pick|
|Guaranteed Rate Bowl|
Wisconsin vs. Oklahoma St.
|Oklahoma State +3 (L)||Wisconsin -3 (W)||Wisconsin -3 (W)||No pick||No pick||No pick|
UCF vs. Duke
|Duke -2 (W)||Duke -3 (W)||Duke -2 (W)||No pick||Duke -3 (W)||No pick|
Kansas vs. Arkansas
|Arkansas -3 (L)||Kansas +3 (W)||Arkansas -3 (L)||No pick||Kansas +3 (W)||Kansas +3 (W)|
Oregon vs. North Carolina
|North Carolina +14 (W)||North Carolina +14 (W)||North Carolina +14 (W)||No pick||No pick||No pick|
Texas Tech vs. Ole Miss
|Ole Miss -3.5 (L)||Ole Miss -3.5 (L)||Ole Miss -3.5 (L)||Ole Miss -3.5 (L)||No pick||No pick|
Syracuse vs. Minnesota
|Minnesota -7.5 (W)||Under 42.5 (L)||Syracuse +7.5 (L)||Syracuse +8 (P)||No pick||No pick|
Oklahoma vs. Florida St.
|Oklahoma +7.5 (W)||Over 65.5 (W)||Oklahoma +7.5 (W)||Florida State -9 (L)||No pick||Florida State -9.5 (L)|
Texas vs. Washington
|Washington +4.5 (W)||Over 68.5 (L)||Texas -4.5 (L)||Washington +4 (W)||Washington +3.5 (W)||Washington +3.5 (W)|
|Duke's Mayo Bowl|
Maryland vs. N.C. State.
|N.C. State +1.5 (L)||Maryland -1.5 (W)||N.C. State +1.5 (L)||No pick||N.C. State even (L)||Under 46.5 (W)|
Pittsburgh vs. UCLA
|Pittsburgh +6 (W)||UCLA -6 (L)||UCLA -6 (L)||Pittsburgh +4.5 (W)||No pick||No pick|
Notre Dame vs. South Carolina
|South Carolina +2.5 (L)||South Carolina +2.5 (L)||South Carolina +2.5 (L)||South Carolina +2.5 (L)|
Over 51.5 (W)
|South Carolina +2.5 (L)||No pick|
Ohio vs. Wyoming
|Ohio -1 (W)||Ohio -1 (W)||Ohio -1 (W)||No pick||No pick||No pick|
Tennessee vs. Clemson
|Clemson -7 (L)||Clemson -7 (L)||Tennessee +4.5 (W)||Tennessee +6 (W)||Clemson -5.5 (L)||Clemson -5.5 (L)|
Alabama vs. Kansas St.
|Kansas State +3.5 (L)||Kansas State +3.5 (L)||Alabama -3.5 (W)||Kansas State +6 (L)||Kansas State +6.5 (L)||Kansas State +6.5 (L)|
|Music City Bowl|
Iowa vs. Kentucky
|Kentucky +2.5 (L)||Under 31.5 (W)||Iowa -2.5 (W)||No pick||Under 31.5 (W)||No pick|
TCU vs. Michigan
|TCU +7.5 (W)||Michigan -7.5 (L)||Michigan -7.5 (L)||Michigan -8 (L)||Under 58.5 (L)||Michigan -7.5 (L)|
Ohio State vs. Georgia
|Georgia -6.5 (L)||Ohio State +6.5 (W)||Ohio State +6.5 (W)||Georgia -6.5 (L)||Over 62.5 (W)||Georgia -6.5 (L)|
Mississippi St. vs. Illinois
|Mississippi St. +2 (W)||Under 46.5 (W)||Mississippi St. +2 (W)||No pick||No pick||Mississippi State +1.5 (W)|
Tulane vs. USC
|USC -1.5 (L)||USC -1.5 (L)||USC -1.5 (L)||Tulane +1.5 (W)||No pick||No pick|
LSU vs. Purdue
|Purdue +11.5 (L)||Over 58.5 (W)||LSU -11.5 (L)||No pick||No pick||No pick|
Penn St. vs. Utah
|Utah -2.5 (L)||Utah -2.5 (L)||Utah -2.5 (L)||Penn State +2.5 (W)|
Over 52 (L)
|No pick||Utah -2.5 (L)|
TCU vs. Georgia
TBA vs. TBA
College Football Bowl lines at Michigan sportsbooks
Some of these picks are made early in the bowl season and may have had the lines change. If you’re betting on college football, be sure to get your best value. Here’s what’s available at Michigan sportsbooks for each game this bowl season.