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The 2021-22 college football bowl schedule kicks off with a pair of games on Dec. 17. It’s MTSU vs. Toledo in the Bahamas Bowl and Northern Illinois and Coastal Carolina in the Cure Bowl on that day. Bettors might notice right off the bat that bowl season can bring some challenging games to handicap such as those. The latest college football odds for bowl season from Caesars Sportsbook list both Toledo and Coastal Carolina at -10.

Whether you’re looking for betting advice on games such as those, or trying to find the best value in the College Football Playoff matchups between No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Cincinnati (+13.5) or No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 3 Georgia (-7.5), there’s certainly a lot to consider as the postseason rolls all the way into January. Before making any college football picks for the 2021-22 bowl schedule, be sure to see the latest college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,700 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It also enters the 2021-22 college football bowl season on a 43-29 run on all top-rated college football side picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, it has turned its attention to the latest bowl season college football odds from Caesars and locked in picks for every FBS matchup. Head here to see every pick.

Top college football predictions for bowl season

One of the top college football picks the model is recommending for the 2021-22 bowl season: No. 16 Oklahoma (-3) covers against No. 14 Oregon in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29 at 9:15 p.m. ET. Former OU head coach Bob Stoops will return to lead the squad after Lincoln Riley bolted to USC last week. The Ducks will also have an interim as well with Mario Cristobal on his way to Miami.

The model projects that it is Oklahoma’s offense that makes the biggest impact in this matchup. OU quarterback Caleb Williams throws for over 250 yards in the simulations as the Sooners put up 34 points. They cover almost 60 percent of the time, while the under (61.5) also hits in almost 60 percent of simulations.

Another one of the college football predictions from the model: Auburn (-3) covers against No. 23 Houston in the Birmingham Bowl on Dec. 28 at noon ET. The Cougars put together an impressive 11-2 campaign and finished second in the AAC. But they lost their only matchup against a Power Five team, Texas Tech, by 17 points.

Houston was stout against the run this season, but the Tigers have backfield talent that the Cougars aren’t accustomed to facing. The simulations project that Tank Bigsby and Jarquez Hunter combine for around 150 yards on the ground. That helps the Tigers cover the spread almost 60 percent of the time, while the over (52.5) clears well over 50 percent of the time.

How to make college football bowl picks

The model has also made the call on who wins and covers in every other game during bowl season, and it’s projecting multiple shocking upsets. You can only get every pick for every game at SportsLine.

So what college football picks can you make with confidence? And which underdogs do you need to jump on now? Check out the latest college football odds below, then visit SportsLine to see which teams win and cover the spread, all from a proven computer model that has returned almost $3,700 in profit over the past five-plus seasons, and find out.

College football odds for bowl season (via Caesars)

Here are the college football lines for bowl season:

Dec. 17:

Bahamas Bowl: Toledo vs. MTSU (+9.5, 53.5)

Featured Game | Middle Tenn. Blue Raiders vs. Toledo Rockets

Cure Bowl: Coastal Carolina vs. Northern Illinois (+10, 62.5)

Featured Game | Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

Dec. 18:

New Orleans Bowl: Louisiana vs. Marshall (+6, 51.5)

Featured Game | Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns vs. Marshall Thundering Herd

L.A. Bowl: Oregon State vs. Utah State (+7.5, 64.5)

Featured Game | Utah State Aggies vs. Oregon State Beavers

LendingTree Bowl: Liberty vs. Eastern Michigan (+8.5, 57)

Featured Game | Liberty Flames vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles

Independence Bowl: BYU vs. UAB (+7, 54.5)

Featured Game | UAB Blazers vs. BYU Cougars

New Mexico Bowl: Fresno State vs. UTEP (+12.5, 52)

Featured Game | UTEP Miners vs. Fresno State Bulldogs

Boca Raton Bowl: Appalachian State vs. Western Kentucky (+2.5, 67.5)

Featured Game | Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers

Dec. 20:

Myrtle Beach Bowl: Tulsa vs. Old Dominion (+9.5, 51.5)

Featured Game | Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Old Dominion Monarchs

Dec. 21:

Frisco Bowl: San Diego State vs. UTSA (-2.5, 49)

Featured Game | UTSA Roadrunners vs. San Diego State Aztecs

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Wyoming vs. Kent State (+3, 58.5)

Featured Game | Wyoming Cowboys vs. Kent State Golden Flashes

Dec. 22:

Armed Force Bowl: Army vs. Missouri (+3.5, 59.5)

Featured Game | Missouri Tigers vs. Army West Point Black Knights

Dec. 23:

Gasparilla Bowl: Florida vs. UCF (+7.5, 56.5)

Featured Game | Florida Gators vs. UCF Knights

Frisco Football Classic Bowl: Miami (OH) vs. North Texas (+3.5)

Featured Game | North Texas Mean Green vs. Miami (OH) RedHawks

Dec. 24:

Hawaii Bowl: Memphis vs. Hawaii (+3, 60)

Featured Game | Hawaii Rainbow Warriors vs. Memphis Tigers

Dec. 25:

Camellia Bowl: Ball State vs. Georgia State (-3.5, 49.5)

Featured Game | Georgia State Panthers vs. Ball State Cardinals

Dec. 27:

Military Bowl: Boston College vs. East Carolina (+3.5, 49.5)

Featured Game | Boston College Eagles vs. East Carolina Pirates

Quick Lane Bowl: Nevada vs. Western Michigan (+2.5, 63)

Featured Game | Western Michigan Broncos vs. Nevada Wolf Pack

Dec. 28:

Guaranteed Rate Bowl: Minnesota vs. West Virginia (+4.5, 44.5)

Featured Game | Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. West Virginia Mountaineers

Liberty Bowl: Mississippi State vs. Texas Tech (+8, 60)

Featured Game | Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders

Holiday Bowl: UCLA vs. NC State (-1, 60)

Featured Game | UCLA Bruins vs. NC State Wolfpack

First Responder Bowl: Air Force vs. Louisville (-1.5, 54.5)

Featured Game | Louisville Cardinals vs. Air Force Falcons

Birmingham Bowl: Auburn vs. Houston (+3, 52)

Featured Game | Auburn Tigers vs. Houston Cougars

Dec. 29:

Alamo Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Oregon (+3, 61.5)

Featured Game | Oklahoma Sooners vs. Oregon Ducks

Cheez-It Bowl: Iowa State vs. Clemson (-1, 45.5)

Featured Game | Iowa State Cyclones vs. Clemson Tigers

Pinstripe Bowl: Virginia Tech vs. Maryland (+1.5, 54)

Featured Game | Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Maryland Terrapins

Fenway Bowl: SMU vs. Virginia (-1, 72.5)

Featured Game | Virginia Cavaliers vs. SMU Mustangs

Dec. 30:

Las Vegas Bowl: Wisconsin vs. Arizona State (+7, 43)

Featured Game | Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Wisconsin Badgers

Music City Bowl: Tennessee vs. Purdue (+3, 61)

Featured Game | Tennessee Volunteers vs. Purdue Boilermakers

Duke’s Mayo Bowl: South Carolina vs. UNC (-7.5, 58.5)

Featured Game | South Carolina Gamecocks vs. North Carolina Tar Heels

Peach Bowl: Pittsburgh vs. Michigan State (+3.5, 63)

Featured Game | Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Michigan State Spartans

Dec. 31

Tony the Tiger Bowl: Washington State vs. Miami (Fla.) (-2.5, 59)

Arizona Bowl: Boise State vs. Central Michigan (+9.5, 53)

Featured Game | Boise State Broncos vs. Central Michigan Chippewas

TaxSlayer Bowl: Texas A&M vs. Wake Forest (+6.5, 58.5)

Featured Game | Texas A&M Aggies vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons

College Football Playoff semifinal: Alabama vs. Cincinnati (+13.5, 58)

Featured Game | Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Cincinnati Bearcats

College Football Playoff semifinal: Georgia vs. Michigan (+7.5, 43.5)

Featured Game | Michigan Wolverines vs. Georgia Bulldogs

Jan. 1:

Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Notre Dame (-1.5, 45.5)

Featured Game | Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Rose Bowl: Ohio State vs. Utah (+6.5, 67)

Featured Game | Utah Utes vs. Ohio State Buckeyes

Sugar Bowl: Ole Miss vs. Baylor (-1, 52.5)

Featured Game | Ole Miss Rebels vs. Baylor Bears

Citrus Bowl: Iowa vs. Kentucky (-2.5, 45)

Featured Game | Kentucky Wildcats vs. Iowa Hawkeyes

Outback Bowl: Penn State vs. Arkansas (+3, 46)

Featured Game | Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Penn State Nittany Lions

Jan. 4:

Texas Bowl: Kansas State vs. LSU (-2.5, 46.5)

Featured Game | LSU Tigers vs. Kansas State Wildcats

Jan. 10:

CFP National Championship Game: Matchup TBD

College football odds, lines, predictions for bowl season, 2021-22: Model picks Oklahoma, Auburn

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