College football odds, lines, picks and predictions for the 2022-23 bowl season: Proven computer backs USC

Illinois head coach Bret Bielema has been granted a contract extension through 2028 after guiding Fighting Illini to an eight-win season in 2022. Now he hopes to continue building on that momentum to his schedule as Illinois takes on 22 Mississippi. State at the Reliaquest Bowl on January 2. Kickoff is scheduled for noon ET, and the Bulldogs are listed as 1.5-point favorites over Bielema’s squad according to the latest college football odds from Caesars Sportsbook.

In another Big Ten vs. SEC game on Jan. 2, current college football lines rank Brian Kelly and LSU as 14.5-point favorites over Purdue at the Cheez-It Citrus Bowl. The Boilermakers lost head coach Jeff Brohm to Louisville earlier this month and starting quarterback Aidan O’Connell entered the transfer portal, but can the program conjure up a little more magic after winning the Big Ten West? Before you make college football bowl picks on these or other games, be sure to see the latest college football predictions from SportsLine’s advanced computer model.

The SportsLine projection model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past six-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an astonishing profit of nearly $2,500 for $100 players on its top college football picks against the spread. Everyone who followed him saw huge returns.

Now, he’s turned his attention to the latest Caesars Bowls college football odds of the season and locked in picks for every FBS game. Head here to see each choice.

Best college football predictions for bowl season

One of the college football picks the model is high on: No. 8 USC covers as a 2-point favorite in the Cotton Bowl Classic against No. 14 Tulane on Jan. 2, 2023 at 1 p.m. ET at AT&T Stadium in Arlington , Texas. The Trojans are undoubtedly disappointed that a Pac-12 Championship Game loss to Utah cost them a chance to make the college football playoffs, but Lincoln Riley’s first season at the helm of the program has always been a resounding success and they hope to continue to build on that. .

Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams said he was confident he would be available for the Cotton Bowl despite suffering a hamstring injury in the conference title game. Williams threw for 4,075 yards and 37 touchdowns with just four interceptions while adding 372 rushing yards and 10 rushing scores.

Tulane just hasn’t seen a player of that caliber this season and the defense is a little shaken, giving up at least 400 total offensive yards in three of its last four games. This is one of the reasons why the model covers USC 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 made the call on who wins and covers in all other FBS matchups during the bowl season, and he says several underdogs will win outright. You can only get every pick for every game on SportsLine.

So what college football picks can you make with confidence? And which underdogs will outright win? Check out the latest college football odds below, then visit SportsLine to see which teams are winning and covering the spread, all from a proven computer model that has returned nearly $2,500 in profit over the past six months. seasons and more, and find out.

College football odds for bowl season (via Caesars)

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Friday, December 30

Duke’s Mayo Bowl 2022: No. 23 NC State vs. Maryland (+1, 45.5)

Sun Bowl 2022: Pittsburgh vs. 18 UCLA (-8, 54)

Gator Bowl 2022: 19 South Carolina vs. 21 Notre Dame (-3.5, 50)

Arizona Bowl 2022: Wyoming vs. Ohio (-2.5, 41.5)

Orange Bowl 2022: No. 6 Tennessee vs. No. 7 Clemson (-6, 63.5)

Saturday December 31

Sugar Bowl 2022: 9th Kansas State vs. 5th Alabama (-6.5, 56)

Music City Bowl 2022: Iowa vs. Kentucky (+2, 31)

Fiesta Bowl 2022: No. 3 TCU vs. No. 2 Michigan (-7.5, 58.5)

Peach Bowl 2022: No. 4 Ohio State vs. No. 1 Georgia (-6.5, 62)

Monday January 2

ReliaQuest Bowl 2023: Illinois vs. 22nd Mississippi State (-1.5, 46)

Cotton Bowl 2023: No. 16 Tulane vs. No. 10 USC (-2.62)

Citrus Bowl 2023: Purdue vs. 17 LSU (-14.5, 56)

Rose Bowl 2023: No. 11 Penn State vs. No. 8 Utah (-2, 52.5)

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