College football odds, picks, top 2023-24 predictions: Computer favors Penn State, Oregon

College Football Playoff games take center stage on Jan. 1 with No. 1 Michigan vs. No. 4 Alabama in the opener, followed by No. 2 Washington vs. No. 3 Texas. Three additional games will be played on Jan. 1, including two Top-25 showdowns. The No. 23 Liberty Flames take on the No. 8 Oregon Ducks in the Fiesta Bowl, while No. 17 Iowa takes on No. 21 Tennessee in the Citrus Bowl.

According to the latest SportsLine consensus College Football Playoff odds, Michigan is favored by 1.5 points against Alabama, while the Longhorns are 4-point favorites over the Huskies. Before you lock in any college football picks for these or any other games, be sure to check out the latest college football predictions from SportsLine’s proven model.

The SportsLine projection model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Since its inception, it has generated a strong profit of over $2,000 for $100 players on its highest rated college football picks against the spread. The pattern enters the bowl season with a winning record of 13-9 on the top-rated spreads this season. Anyone who has followed it has seen strong returns.

Now, he’s turned his attention to the latest college football odds for the bowl season and locked down picks for every FBS game. Go here to see each selection.

Top college football predictions for bowl season

One of the college football picks the pattern is high on during bowl season: No. 10 Penn State (-4.5) builds on a 10-win season with a convincing win over No. 11 Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl on Dec. 30 at noon ET. This is a matchup of 10-2 teams, but their records against the spread are far different. Penn State is 9-3 ATS, which is one of the top five ATS records in all of college football. Meanwhile, Ole Miss is just 6-4-2 against the spread and has failed to cover in each of its last four games.

The Nittany Lions also took care of business as the favorite, going 9-1 in those games, and that 90% coverage percentage is the best in the FBS (min. five games). The balance that James Franklin’s team brings is a big reason for its success, as PSU ranks in the top 12 in both scoring offense and scoring defense. Any team Lane Kiffin coaches has no trouble putting points on the scoreboard, but the Rebels are 41st in scoring defense and gave up 300 yards rushing to Georgia last month. Penn State being able to eat up yardage on the ground will keep Ole Miss’ offense off the field as the Nittany Lions (-4) cover nearly 60% of the time.

Another prediction: No. 8 Oregon (-16.5) fights to beat Liberty in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1 at 1 p.m. ET. The Ducks feature one of the most explosive offenses in college football. Led by quarterback Bo Nix, Oregon ranked second in the nation in total offense, averaging 526.6 yards per game.

Nix has been a star center for the Ducks all season. He finished the regular season with 4,145 passing yards, 40 touchdowns and just three interceptions. He also added 228 rushing yards and six extra points. The Liberty have allowed a respectable 22.7 points per game this season, but the Flames haven’t faced as dynamic an offense as Oregon’s. In fact, the Liberty haven’t played a ranked team all season and the defense has given up at least 25 points in six of its last seven games. These are big reasons why the Oregon model covers the spread in almost 60% of the simulations. See what other teams the model likes here.

How to make college football picks for bowl season

The model also calls who wins and covers in every other FBS game during the bowl season and calls for several underdogs to win outright. You can get every pick for every game only at SportsLine.

So what college football picks can you make with confidence, and which underdogs are winning outright? Check out the latest college football odds below, then visit SportsLine to see which teams are winning and cover the spread, all from a proven computer model that has returned well over $2,000 in profit since its inception, and find out.

College football bowl season odds

See the full college football picks, odds and predictions here.

Friday, December 29

Gator Bowl: Kentucky vs. Clemson (-3.5, 44.5)

Sun Bowl: Oregon State vs. Notre Dame (-6, 41)

Liberty Bowl: Memphis vs. Iowa State (-10.5, 57.5)

Cotton Bowl: Ohio State vs. Missouri (+4.5, 49)

Saturday, December 30

Peach Bowl: Ole Miss vs. Penn State (-4.5, 48.5)

Music City Bowl: Maryland vs. Auburn (-6.5, 47.5)

Orange Bowl: Florida State vs. Georgia (-20, 44.5)

Arizona Bowl: Toledo vs. Wyoming (-3.5, 44.5)

Monday, January 1

ReliaQuest Bowl: Wisconsin vs. LSU (-10, 55.5)

Fiesta Bowl: Liberty vs. Oregon (-16.5, 67)

Citrus Bowl: Iowa vs. Tennessee (-6.5, 35)

Rose Bowl: Alabama vs. Michigan (-1.5, 45)

Sugar Bowl: Washington vs. Texas (-4, 63.5)

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