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- Our 10 college football experts give their favorite betting picks for the 2018 college football bowl season.
- You'll find a number of intriguing bowl angles, including historical trends, motivation and matchup analysis.
Bowl season has arrived! Make sure you cherish every second of it — because before you know it, we will be restarting our countdowns to college football. And that eight month void will drag on at times.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. We have 39 bowl games — 40 if you want to count the Celebration Bowl (yes, that’s a thing) — plus a national championship to cover. We have plenty of fascinating matchups, many of which involve key players sitting and/or coaches transitioning.
To help you navigate where to put your money, we asked 10 of our staffers for their one favorite bet during bowl season. Hopefully, the supporting information can help guide you to a winner or two that wasn’t on your radar.
We will get things started with a few wagers on the first Saturday of bowl season — and eventually finish up with a few bets on New Year’s Day, including Washington vs. Ohio State (-7) and Kentucky vs. Penn State (-6.5). You’ll also find two moneyline underdogs, which can be a very profitable investment during bowl season.
Oh, and don’t forget to sign up for our bowl confidence contest — we’re giving away $500 and it’s free to enter! Stay tuned for more pools and giveaways throughout bowl season.
We hope you at least pick up one key nugget of information that can help you make a more informed wagering decision. I think you’ll find plenty. Let’s jump in.
*All odds pulled overnight from Bookmaker/CRIS on Dec. 13.
**YTD: 85-84-2 -0.25 units