2018-19 College Football Bowl Games: Picks Against the Spread

Do you need your playoff bet to cover the spread?

Do you need to win a bowl mania office pool?

Do you need to finish your holiday shopping?

If you answered yes to the first two questions, then you’ll be happy to know that we’ve got you covered.

The 2018-19 college football bowl season kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 15 and ends on Monday, Jan. 7 with the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship game.

We’ll go through each of the matchups by date, but there’s no more time to waste (especially if you still have shopping to do), so let’s jump right into our pick to cover the spread!

All point spreads are provided by Bovada. To view the current and other up-to-date betting lines for college football, click here. Our ATS picks will be highlighted in green.

Saturday, Dec. 15th

Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl  

  • North Carolina A&T (-7.5) vs. Alcorn State

New Mexico Bowl 

  • North Texas vs. Utah State (-7.5)

AutoNation Cure Bowl   

  • Tulane (-3.5) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette  

Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl    

  • No. 21 Fresno State (-6) vs. Arizona State

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl 

  • Georgia Southern (-3) vs. Eastern Michigan

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl           

  • Middle Tennessee vs. Appalachian State (-7)

Tuesday, Dec. 18th

Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl   

  • UAB (-2.5) vs. Northern Illinois

Wednesday, Dec. 19th

DXL Frisco Bowl   

  • San Diego State vs. Ohio (-3)

Tuesday, Dec. 20th

Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl       

  • Marshall (-3) vs. South Florida

Friday, Dec. 21st

Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl           

  • FIU vs. Toledo (-5.5)

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl      

  • Western Michigan vs. BYU (-12)

Saturday, Dec. 22nd

Jared Birmingham Bowl  

  • Memphis (-4) vs. Wake Forest

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

  • Houston vs. Army (-3.5)

Dollar General Bowl         

  • Buffalo (-2) vs. Troy

SoFi Hawai’i Bowl

  • Hawaii (-1) vs. Louisiana Tech

Wednesday, Dec. 26th

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl        

  • Boston College vs. No. 25 Boise State (-3)

Quick Lane Bowl   

  • Minnesota vs. Georgia Tech (-6)

Cheez-It Bowl        

  • California vs. TCU – Pick

Thursday, Dec. 27th

Walk-On’s Independence Bowl 

  • Temple (-4.5) vs. Duke

New Era Pinstripe Bowl  

  • Miami (-3.5) vs. Wisconsin

Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl    

  • Baylor vs. Vanderbilt (-4.5)

Friday, Dec. 28th

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl         

  • Purdue vs. Auburn (-3.5)

Camping World Bowl       

  • West Virginia (-1) vs. Syracuse

Valero Alamo Bowl          

  • No. 24 Iowa State vs. No. 8 Washington State (-3.5)

Saturday, Dec. 29th

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

  • No. 10 Florida vs. No. 7 Michigan (-7)

Belk Bowl    

  • South Carolina (-4.5) vs. Virginia

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

  • Arkansas State (-1.5) vs. Nevada

College Football Playoff Semifinal

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

  • No. 2 Clemson (-12) vs. No. 3 Notre Dame

College Football Playoff Semifinal

Capital One Orange Bowl

  • No. 1 Alabama (-14) vs. No. 4 Oklahoma

Monday, Dec. 31st

Military Bowl          

  • No. 24 Cincinnati (-6) vs. Virginia Tech

Hyundai Sun Bowl

  • Stanford (-6.5) vs. Pittsburgh

Redbox Bowl         

  • Michigan State vs. Oregon (-3)

AutoZone Liberty Bowl  

  • No. 23 Missouri (-8) vs. Oklahoma State

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl        

  • No. 21 Northwestern vs. No. 17 Utah (-7)

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl    

  • N.C. State vs. No. 19 Texas A&M (-6)

Tuesday, Jan. 1st

Outback Bowl        

  • No. 18 Mississippi State (-7) vs. Iowa

VRBO Citrus Bowl           

  • No. 14 Kentucky vs. No. 12 Penn State (-6.5)

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

  • No. 11 LSU (-7.5) vs. No. 8 UCF

Rose Bowl Game

  • No. 9 Washington vs. No. 6 Ohio State (-7)

Allstate Sugar Bowl

  • No. 15 Texas vs. No. 5 Georgia (-12.5)

Monday, Jan. 7th

College Football Playoff National Championship

Note: We picked Notre Dame/Oklahoma ATS but believe neither will win their semifinal game. The spread below is not official and is the predicted spread if the title game was held today between who we believe will win the CFP semifinal matchups.

  • No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 1 Alabama (-2.5)