2019 SEASON RECORD: 91-75-1 (54.8%)
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS – December 28th
#1 LSU (-13.5) vs. #4 Oklahoma UNDER 76- 3:00pm
Game Preview: LSU’s offense is rolling with Joe Burrow (Bureaux). While the Oklahoma’s defense is improved it is nowhere near ready for LSU. LSU’s defense has also been much better giving up on average 12.3 points in their last three games. The Oklahoma offense will not be able to keep up. LSU to the Championship
Pick: LSU 45-24
#2 Ohio State vs. #3 Clemson (-2)- 7:00pm
Game Preview: The best game of bowl season. Ever since Clemson had their scare against North Carolina, they have been unstoppable. Ohio State will be by far their toughest opponent though. Both defenses are good, but not elite. This will come down to the offenses. Trevor Lawrence, Travis Etienne, Justyn Ross, and Tee Higgins are too dangerous and will lead Clemson to the championship.
Pick: Clemson 34-20
BOWL PICKS (All Times CST)
Buffalo (-6.5) vs. Charlotte – 1:00pm
Buffalo is one of the most up and down teams. However, when they are on they put up a ton of points. They’ll turn it up for the Bahamas.
Kent State vs. Utah State (-7.5)- 6:30pm
The last game for Utah State QB Jordan Love. He’ll put on a show despite being cited for marijuana possession earlier this week.
New Mexico Bowl
Central Michigan vs. San Diego (-3.5)- 1:00pm
San Diego State is a very good Mountain West team finishing the year at 9-3. Central Michigan on the other hand played well in MACtion, but the MAC isn’t a strong conference. Aztecs win by double digits.
Liberty vs. Georgia Southern (-5)- 1:30pm
Liberty may be the worst bowl team out there. They played a weak schedule including New Mexico State twice. Georgia Southern wins.
Boca Raton Bowl
Boca Raton, FL
FAU vs. SMU (-3) OVER 69.5- 2:30pm
No Lane Kiffin will have an impact. SMU has slumped down the stretch, but they’re still a good team. Expect a high scoring game.
Arkansas State vs. Florida International (+2.5)- 4:30pm
Butch Davis got his team pumped up enough to beat Miami, he is good enough to get them motivated to beat Arkansas State in a bowl game
Las Vegas Bowl
Las Vegas, NV
#19 Boise State vs. Washington (-3.5)- 6:30pm
Chris Petersen’s last game as a coach for the Huskies against his former team. Boise State has played some close games with below average opponents. Washington wins with their talent.
New Orleans Bowl
New Orleans, LA
#20 Appalachian State (-16) vs. UAB- 8:00pm
UAB played a weak non-conference and got destroyed by FAU. Appalachian State wins big.
Marshall (+18) vs. UCF- 1:30pm
From a New Years Six bowl to the Gasparilla Bowl. UCF wins, but doesn’t blow out a decent Marshall team.
BYU (-1.5) vs. Hawaii- 7:00pm
The Hawaii bowl is back on Christmas Eve! BYU is the better team and wins on the island.
Louisiana Tech vs. Miami (-6.5)- 3:00pm
Miami already has some players sitting out and ended the season terribly. But less than a touchdown favorite against Louisiana Tech? I’m not going that far.
Quick Lane Bowl
Eastern Michigan vs. Pittsburgh (-11)- 7:00pm
Eastern Michigan finished last in the MAC West and is somehow faced against one of the better ACC teams… Pitt wins big.
North Carolina (-4.5) vs. Temple – 11:00am
North Carolina will be excited to be there in Mack Brown’s first year. They seem to be going the right direction following their 41-10 win over NC State. Tar Heels by a touchdown
New York, NY
Michigan State vs. Wake Forest (+4.5)- 2:20pm
Two very average football teams who didn’t finish the season great. I’d take Wake Forest and the points.
#25 Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M (-7)- 5:45pm
Oklahoma State is not the same without Spencer Sanders. A&M can minimize Chuba Hubbard and finally get their quality win.
San Diego, CA
#16 Iowa vs. #22 USC (+2)- 7:00pm
Iowa finished the season struggling against Nebraska and Illinois. USC meanwhile posted an average of 46.5 points in their last two games. I’m going with the hot team and emerging USC QB Kedon Slovis.
Air Force vs. Washington State (+3)- 9:15pm
Air Force lost twice this year to Boise State and Navy. They haven’t seen an offense like the Cougars yet though. Washington State QB Anthony Gordon plays great in his last game as a Coug.
Camping World Bowl
#15 Notre Dame (-3) vs. Iowa State- 11:00am
Notre Dame’s offense has been rolling, but they face a tougher Iowa State defense. I don’t trust Iowa State’s offense against the Notre Dame defense though. Fighting Irish win by double digits.
Cotton Bowl Classic
#10 Penn State vs. #17 Memphis (+6.5)- 11:00am
There’s a lot going on in this game. Memphis coach Mike Norvell isn’t coaching and they face a tough Penn State defense. But I don’t really trust the Penn State offense or Memphis defense. I have no idea what will happen so I’m just going to take the points and the team more motivated to play in this game. At least I’m honest with you guys.
First Responder Bowl
Western Kentucky (-2.5) vs. Western Michigan- 11:30am
Western Kentucky have played good football down the stretch including beating Arkansas 45-19. Western Kentucky also has played the better schedule. Really like the Hilltoppers here.
Music City Bowl
Louisville vs. Mississippi State (-4.5)- 3:00pm
Louisville couldn’t handle Kentucky’s run game… no idea how they are going to stop Mississippi State. Bulldogs win without the Cowbells.
Santa Clara, CA
California vs. Illinois (+6.5)- 3:00pm
I have no idea what to expect from Illinois. They are good enough to beat Wisconsin, but can be bad enough to lose to Northwestern. It will be a low scoring affair though so take Illinois with the points and just hold on.
Miami Gardens, FL
#9 Florida (-14.5) vs. #24 Virginia- 7:00pm
Virginia’s offensive line is bad. Florida’s defensive line is really good. Expect a blow out in the Orange Bowl.
Kentucky vs. Virginia Tech (-3)- 11:00am
Kentucky’s offense the second half of the season has been to run the ball with Lynn Bowden. Virginia Tech’s Defensive Coordinator Bud Foster coaches his last game and should be able to figure out a plan to stop him. Hokies win a close one.
El Paso, TX
Arizona State (-5.5) vs. Florida State – 1:00pm
All season we’ve trusted Herm Edwards… why stop now. QB Jayden Daniels is a special freshman and RB Eno Benjamin plays in his last game. Florida State’s best player RB Cam Akers is also skipping. Sun Devils win big.
Kansas State vs. Navy (+1) UNDER 52- 2:45pm
If you love QBs throwing it all over the field… this game is not for you. Expect Run, run, run, and more run plays. Navy runs the ball better and wins.
Georgia State vs. Wyoming (-7)- 3:30pm
Trust a good team in the Mountain West over an average Sun Belt team.
San Antonio, TX
#11 Utah (-7) vs. Texas – 6:30pm
Utah’s run game is going to give the Texas defense trouble. Their defensive line should also not make it easy on Sam Ehlinger. Texas may be able to keep it close, but I don’t see them winning. Utah by 9.
#13 Alabama (-7) vs. #14 Michigan OVER 59- Noon
Alabama has basically their entire team playing. Mac Jones and the Bama offense should outscore Michigan by a decent margin and try to make a statement. Alabama 41-24.
#12 Auburn (-7) vs. #18 Minnesota- Noon
Minnesota’s top linebacker is sitting out the bowl game. The Tigers will be by far the toughest defense the Golden Gophers face. Auburn wins by double digits.
#6 Oregon (+3) vs. #8 Wisconsin – 4:00pm
Oregon’s the better football team and can minimize RB Johnathan Taylor’s impact on the game. It should be close, but Oregon wins.
#5 Georgia (-6.5) vs. #7 Baylor UNDER 41 – 7:45pm
Expect very little scoring. Georgia’s left tackle is sitting out the game and their right tackle might be also. Their offense has not been great and Baylor’s defense isn’t bad. Still the Georgia defense will give Baylor more problems. 24-10 Georgia.
#21 Cincinnati (-7) vs. Boston College UNDER 55 – 4:00pm
With no AJ Dillon and an interim coach I don’t see Boston College being able to do much. Like the UNDER.
Indiana vs. Tennessee (-1.5)- 6:00pm
Tennessee have won it’s last five… Indiana has lost two of its last three. Tennessee wins and this line is too easy.
Famous Idaho Bowl
Nevada (+7.5) vs. Ohio – 2:30pm
I’m taking Nevada that beat a good San Diego State team. Ohio has been blowing out MAC teams, but Nevada should at least cover.
Armed Forces Bowl
Fort Worth, TX
Southern Miss (+7) vs. Tulane – 11:30am
Tulane has QB Justin McMillan who is up and down. Southern Miss is talented enough to keep this game close.
Lending Tree Bowl
Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Miami (Ohio) (+14)- 6:30pm
The MAC Champs can keep it within 14.