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Spooky Express Annual College Football Bowl Game Picks

January 2, 2024

Each year, since the early 2000's, Spooky Express has posted Spooky's personal plays according to a system that he came up with back in 1977.  That system has been reliable over the years but with the new trend in players leaving for the NFL, and entering the transfer portal, it sort of makes the process a bit more confusing. 

 

Therefore, this year, instead posting all of the numbers and all of the factors that play into the pick, we decided to give you the reason, the play and how strong of a play it will be.  

 

These plays will come in randomly as Spooky obtains information so be sure you check this post out frequently, over the next several weeks during the bowl season!  

 

Good luck this year, and let's have another winning Spooky Express Bowl Season!

 


 


Saturday, December 16th

Myrtle Beach Bowl - 11am ET on ESPN

Georgia Southern vs. Ohio


Brooks Stadium - Conway, South Carolina


Date Released: 12/15/2023

Ohio has lost a ton of players heading to the transfer portal and if teams were playing at 100% and there was no transfer portal, things may be different but the way they are, we have to sort of side with Georgia Southern. This is a very small play, half unit. Nothing crazy, this is day one of the bowl season!

 

Note: We initially had this as Georgia Southern minus the points but Spooky sent over a email late last night and told us to take the moneyline..... so moneyline it is! Go Georgia Southern PK -140. 

 

Official Sportsbook: BetAnySports

Official Play: Georgia Southern -140 ML (-110)

Unit Strength: (1/2 Unit)

 

Results (Loss 0-1 | -0.70 Units): Ohio came out and crushed Georgia Southern 41-21, giving us our first loss of the bowl season.  We didn't really care much for this so we only went a half unit. We will get it back in the next game. 

 

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl - 2:15 pm ET on ESPN

Louisiana vs. Jacksonville State


Caesars Superdome - New Orleans, Louisiana


Date Released: 12/12/2023

Jacksonville State would love nothing more than to end their first season in the FBS with a 9 win season and a bowl win!  Jacksonville State has an awesome run defense. 

 

Overall, they held half of their opponents to under 21 points and now face a Louisiana team that is on their 3rd QB of season. Louisiana has played a very strong schedule, with 12 of 14 opponents being bowl eligible.

 

There is no secret here what Jacksonville St will do. They run the 4th most in the country and they play at the 131st time of possession.  The Gamecocks are going to come in motivated and get the win here! We like this one a lot! Give us Jacksonville St here for 4 units!   

 

Official Sportsbook: Bookmaker

Official Play: Jacksonville State ML -150  

Unit Strength: (4 Units)

 

Result (Winner 1-1 | +3.30 Units) - This one went to overtime but Jacksonville St got the W 34-31. We played this and gave it out on the moneyline, so its a winner for us! 

 

Avocados from Mexico Cure Bowl - 3:30 pm ET on ABC

Appalachian State vs. Miami (Ohio)


FBC Mortgage Stadium - Orlando, Florida


Date Released: 12/15/2023

Both teams will lean on their defense in this game along with Miami Oh having a new quarterback.  But the logic behind this game is also the weather. Nothing crazy here, just a half unit play on a game we really aren't excited about. The line should move downwards so grab it when you can. 

 

Official Sportsbook: Bookmaker

Official Play: Under 45

Unit Strength: (1/2 Unit)

 


Result (Winner 2-1 | +3.85 Units) - This was a defensive oriented game, as we expected. App St got the win 13-9, in a very low scoring affair that got us the winner. 

 

Isleta New Mexico Bowl - 5:45 pm ET on ESPN

New Mexico State vs. Fresno State


University Stadium - Albuquerque, New Mexico



Date Released: 12/15/2023

The Aggies are just the better team and have the better coach whereas Fresno State will be without their head coach.  This line is much closer than we expect this one. Give us New Mexico State.

 

Official Sportsbook: BetDSI

Official Play: New Mexico St -3 (-118)

Unit Strength: (1 Unit)

 


Result (Loser 2-2 | +2.67 Units) - This was such an ugly game. New Mexico St struggled to move the ball with QB Pavia only gathering 58 yards passing. Not a good game, thankfully, we only gave it out as a unit play. 

 

 


LA Bowl Hosted by Gronk - 7:30pm ET on ABC

Boise State vs. UCLA


SoFi Stadium - Inglewood, California



Date Released: 12/13/2023

Boise Defense built to stop the pass and UCLA Defense is built to stop the run.  That will work in Boise State's favor since UCLA is unable to run the ball. The line is moving in our favor here, as it was +3 but is now sitting at +4.5 at BetDSI. Sign up for an account using the link below and take advantage of this juicy line! 

 

Official Sportsbook: BetDSI

Official Play: Boise State +4.5  

Unit Strength: (4 Units)

 

Result (Loser 2-3 | -1.73 Units) - Will the real Boise State please stand up? My god, they got dominated in the 2nd half by UCLA here, losing 35-22, and giving us another loss in the bowl season. 2-3 overall now.  

 


Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl - 9:15 pm ET on ESPN

Texas Tech vs. Cal


Independence Stadium - Shreveport, Louisiana



Date Released: 12/13/2023

California comes into this game healthy and without any transfer issues while Texas Tech cannot say the same. California has improved as the season went along and they should easily be able to keep up with Tech and outlast them at the finish. For now, it is a play but very small. 

 

Official Sportsbook: BetDSI

Official Play: California +3 

Unit Strength: (1 Units)

 

Result: (Loser 2-4 | -2.83) California came out strong, scoring 14 points in the 1st quarter but did nothing else! They ended up losing 34-14.

 


Monday, December 18th

Famous Toastery Bowl - 2:30pm ET on ESPN

Western Kentucky vs. Old Dominion


Jerry Richardson Stadium - Charlotte, North Carolina



Date Released: 12/13/2023

 

Very disappointing season for Western Kentucky along with missing a few players towards the portal but on the other side Old Dominion is not much of a fast strike and imposing team.  Truly no opinion on this game as we get started with Bowl season but if forced will take the points with the Hilltoppers. 

 

Official Sportsbook: N/A

Official Play: No Play

Unit Strength: N/A

 


Tuesday, December 19th

Scooter’s Coffee Frisco Bowl - 9pm ET on ESPN

Marshall vs. UTSA


Toyota Stadium - Frisco, Texas



Date Released: 12/19/2023

 

Marshall fired their OC at the end of the season, finished at the bottom in points per dive and lost 6 of their last 8 games. UTSA will have the home field advantage and although they lost one of their defensive stars to the portal this should be a relatively low scoring game.

 

 

Official Sportsbook: MYBookie

Official Play: Under 55

Unit Strength: (1-Unit)

 


Result: (Loser 3-4 | -1.83) This one went according to plan, wth UTSA winning 35-17 to keep the game under the posted number, and get us another win. The one powerful Marshall offense was truly non-existent and helped keep it under the number. 

 

 


Thursday, December 21st

Roofclaim.com Boca Raton Bowl - 8pm ET on ESPN

South Florida vs. Syracuse


FAU Stadium - Boca Raton, Florida



Date Released: 12/21/2023

 

USF has big play ability and have scored over 35 points in half their games this season.  Syracuse has a good defense but that is based on weaker opponents and when playing bowl type teams have given up quite a bit.  Back and forth scoring should send it over. 



Official Sportsbook: MYBookie

Official Play: Over 59

Unit Strength: (1-Unit)


 

Result: (Loser 3-5 | -2.93) Tough game for us. We figured Syracuse would at least be able to put up 2 touchdowns on one of the worst defenses in college football but as we saw, that just didn't happen. 

 


Friday, December 22nd

Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl - 6:30pm ET on ESPN

UCF vs. Duke


Raymond James Stadium - Tampa, Florida



Date Released: 12/22/2023

 

Georgia Tech will be without 2 of their defensive standouts and their defense surrendered a ton of points in four of their final six games. They also finished at the bottom of points per drive allowed while Central Florida finished in the top 30 in the nation in points per drive.

 

Official Sportsbook: MYBookie

Official Play: UCF-4

Unit Strength: (1-Unit)


Result: (Loser 3-6 | -4.03) Well.... it started off as planned, with UCF jumping out to a 14 point lead in the 1st quarter but it was all downhill from there. GT made some adjustments last in the 1st quarter and completely stopped UCF from that point on. We took a loser on that day but it was just 1 unit and our best is yet to come! 

 


Saturday, December 23rd

Camellia Bowl - 12pm ET on ESPN - Arkansas State vs. Northern Illinois

Cramton Bowl - Montgomery, Alabama



Date Released: 12/23/2023

 

Should see a lot of scoring in this game as both offenses have been clicking recently and taking the points seems like the thing to do. 

 

Official Sportsbook: Bookmaker

Official Play: Northern Illinois Huskies +3

Unit Strength: (1-Unit)

Result: (Winner 4-6 | -3.03) We nailed this one, with not even needing the points, as N. Illinois went on to win the game outright 21-19! 

 


Birmingham Bowl - 12 pm ET on ABC - Georgia Tech vs. Troy

Protective Stadium - Birmingham, Alabama



Date Released: 12/23/2023

 

Troy will be without their head coach but their defense will be what will win this game as Duke has quite a few changes happening. It is also a great opportunity for Troy to gain a victory against a Power Five team.

 

Official Sportsbook: BetAnySports

Official Play: Troy Trojans -7

Unit Strength: (1-Unit)

 

Result: (Loser 4-7 | -4.13) This was a tough loss for us, as Troy lost the game outright, 17-10!  Troy had no offense at all in this game, going scoreless in the first half and only scoring a field goal and a touchdown in the 2nd half. We took the loss here but it was only 1 unit.  

 

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl - 3:30pm ET on ABC - James Madison vs. Air Force

Amon G. Carter Stadium - Fort Worth, Texas



Date Released: 12/23/2023

 

Two good defenses match up and although Air Force lost their last 4 games, they have been here before and will present a unique challenge to James Madison. Slight lean to the Air Force plus the points as Madison loses their coach and QB.

 

Official Sportsbook: MYBookie

Official Play: Air Force Falcons +3

Unit Strength: (1-Unit)

 

Result: (Winner 5-7 | -3.13) Everyone came into this one thinking James Madison was going to finish off the remarkable season but Air Force proved to be too much. Air Force won 31-21 to get us the win!

 

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl - 3:30 pm ET on ESPN - Utah State vs. Georgia State

Albertsons Stadium - Boise, Idaho



Date Released: 12/23/2023

 

Utah State has the travel advantage in this game.  Georgia State has lost their last 5 games and their top RB has hit the transfer portal as has the backup RB.  Utah State will win this game.0 PM - SPD has one subject detained. They've made contact with the two officers and they are OK. Additional officers are responding at this time.

 

Official Sportsbook: MYBookie

Official Play: Utah St Aggies +3

Unit Strength: (1-Unit)

 


Result: (Loser 5-8 | -4.23) We lost this one, and nearly bumped it to a 3-4 unit play but we laid off and stayed with a 1 unit play.  Bottom line here, Georgia State dominated the game from every aspect and it really wasn't competitive. 

 



68 Ventures Bowl - 7pm ET on ESPN - South Alabama vs. Eastern Michigan

Hancock Whitney Stadium - Mobile, Alabama



Date Released: 12/23/2023

 

This game may be a rocking chair affair after EMU lost their QB to the portal and the Jaguars not only won 10 games, they were very talented and have already defeated a Power Five team earlier in the season. 



Official Sportsbook: BETUS

Official Play: South Alabama Jaguars -15

Unit Strength: (1-Unit)

 


Result: (Winner 6-8 | -3.23) We cashed an easy winner with this one. South Alabama blew out E. Michigan 59-10 to get us an easy win. 

 



SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl - 7:30pm ET on ABC - Northwestern vs. Utah

Allegiant Stadium - Las Vegas, Nevada



Date Released: 12/23/2023

 

Utah is dealing with quite a few changes to their team and although Northwestern is not a team that will keep you up at night they should keep this game close in a low scoring game.



Official Sportsbook: BETUS

Official Play: Northwestern Wildcats +7

Unit Strength: (1-Unit)

 


Result: (Winner 7-8 | -2.23) We cashed an upset winner here on NW, as they beat up on PAC-12 Utah 14-7.  It was a low scoring game, as we expected and in the end, the Wildcats got the outright win. 

 



Easypost Hawai’i Bowl - 10:30pm ET on ESPN - San Jose State vs. Coastal Carolina

Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex - Honolulu, Hawaii



Date Released: 12/23/2023

 

SJ State QB will end his career at home in Hawaii where he started his career.  They have not lost in over 2 months after playing a tough early schedule. Coastal Carolina has lost a few players and will not be able to keep up.



Official Sportsbook: MYBookie

Official Play: San Jose St -9

Unit Strength: (4-Unit)

 




Result: (Loser 7-9 | -6.63) We were big on this play, with San Jose State being nearly a double digit favorite and they ended up losing the game straight up by the score 24-14.  Tough loss for us but we will get it back. 

 


Tuesday, December 26th

Quick Lane Bowl - 2pm ET on ESPN

Bowling Green vs. Minnesota


Ford Field - Detroit, Michigan



Date Released: 12/25/2023

 

Minnesota has more talent and are offensively balanced but they lost their last 4 games, their QB may not play and Bowling Green is not a good defensive team.  But, Bowling Green wants to be here and will match up well and keep this game close.

 

Official Sportsbook: BetOnline  

Official Play: Bowling Green Falcons +4

Unit Strength: (1 Unit)

 


Result: (Loser 7-10 | -7.73) We took the L in this one but it was a close game. Minnesota won the game by 6 points, 30-24, and BG made a run at it in the end, but came up short. The points didn't help us and we get the loss.  

 



SERVPRO First Responder Bowl - 5:30pm ET on ESPN

Texas State vs. Rice


Dallas, Texas - Gerald J. Ford Stadium



Date Released: 12/25/2023

 

This game should be one of the tightest matchups in the bowl season.  At this point Texas State has the ability to score but Rica has a solid passing game as well and absolutely makes sense to grab the points with the Owls.

 

Official Sportsbook: BetOnline

Official Play: Rice Owls +4

Unit Strength: (1 Unit)

 

Result: (Loser 7-11 | -8.83) Texas St proved us all wrong with this one, winning 45-21. Rice did not score a point in the second half, and it is hard to win bowl games if you don't score! 

 

Guaranteed Rate Bowl - 9pm ET on ESPN

Kansas vs. UNLV


Chase Field - Phoenix, Arizona



Date Released: 12/25/2023

 

No real opinion on this game at this early stage but UNLV can score and they will be putting up some points in a high scoring game and could get the back door cover.

 

Official Sportsbook: BetOnline  

Official Play: UNLV Rebels +13

Unit Strength: (1 Unit)

 

Result: (Loser 7-11 | -8.83) Kansas won by 13, which is what we were getting. This one was a push for us. 

 


Wednesday, December 27th

Military Bowl Presented by GoBowling.com - 2pm ET on ESPN

Tulane vs. Virginia Tech


Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium - Annapolis, Maryland



Date Released: 12/27/2023

 

Virginia Tech has been scoring points in bunches and Tulane after losing the Conference Championship now loses their head coach.  Va Tech can eliminate turnovers they should win this game rather easily.

Note: When Spooky played this, it was at -7.  The line has moved but we still like it at and up to -10. 

 

Official Sportsbook: BetOnline  

Official Play: Virginia Tech -7

Unit Strength: (1 Unit)

 

Result: (Winner 8-11 | -7.83) This one wasn't really close. We got a easy winner on Va Tech minus the points, over an overrated Tulane squad that was just a mess with losses on both offense, defense, and the coaching staff. 

 

Duke’s Mayo Bowl - 5:30pm ET on ESPN

North Carolina vs. West Virginia


Bank of America Stadium - Charlotte, North Carolina



Date Released: 12/27/2023

 

The entire game will be dictated about what will happen to UNC first-round QB pick Drake Maye. But they also have several notable injuries while the WVU QB is returning and has become a very good dual-threat player this season.

 

Note: This is another game where Spooky played it at -3 but the line has gone up. Use caution here on the number. It has gone up to -7. 

 

Official Sportsbook: BetOnline

Official Play: West Virginia -3

Unit Strength: (3 Units)

 

Official Sportsbook: XBet

Official Play #2: Under 56 

Unit Strength: 4 Units

 

Result: (Winner 10-11 | -0.83) This was a big game for us and we cashed both the side and the total in this one for a combined 7 units! This one didn't get close to the 56 points number and the Mountaineers cruised to a easy win! 

 

DIRECTV Holiday Bowl - 8pm ET on FOX

No. 15 Louisville vs. USC


Petco Park - San Diego, California



Date Released: 12/27/2023

 

Not a game that I am excited about as a Trojans fan but unless I am missing something, USC is losing their QB, WR and RB in this game and Louisville will take advantage of a USC team that has struggled mightily to close the year.  

 

Official Sportsbook: Bookmaker

Official Play: Louisville Cardinals -7

Unit Strength: (1 Unit)

 

Result: (Loser 10-12 | -1.93) This is a loss we shouldn't have but we do and we take it with a grain of salt. Spooky went against his own USC Trojans but even with the backups in, USC proved to be too much for the Louisville Cardinals. 

 

TaxAct Texas Bowl - 9pm ET on ESPN

No. 20 Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M


NRG Stadium - Houston, Texas



Date Released: 12/27/2023

 

A&M is on their 3rd starting QB and have not covered in their last 6 matchups against the Cowboys.  Oke State also has one of the leading rushers in the nation and are a good 4th quarter team.

 

Official Sportsbook: BetDSI

Official Play: Oklahoma St +4

Unit Strength: (3 Units)

 

Result: (Winner 11-12 | +1.07) This was one of our stronger plays of the year and we cashed beautifully! OK St won by 7 with the final score being 31-23. Got us into the positive on the year and looking to keep it rolling!

 


Thursday, December 28th

Wasabi Fenway Bowl - 11am ET on ESPN

No. 24 SMU vs. Boston College


Fenway Park - Boston, Massachusetts



Date Released: 12/28/2023

 

This could be one of the best bets of Bowl Season as SMU can score and the Eagles cannot defend so that does not bode well.  SMU also has a solid defense so this game could get ugly. 

 

Official Sportsbook: BetOnline  

Official Play: SMU -11 (-107)

Unit Strength: (1 Unit)

 

Result: (Loser 11-13 | +0.00) This was ugly! SMU was favored by double digits and lost the game outright! This "High-powered Offense" did not get up for the game. 

 

Bad Boy Mowers Pinstripe Bowl - 2:15 pm ET on ESPN

Miami vs. Rutgers


Yankee Stadium - New York, New York



Date Released: 12/28/2023

 

Scarlet Knights are in good shape coming into this game while Miami has lost almost a dozen players entering the transfer portal or draft.

 

Official Sportsbook: BetOnline  

Official Play: Rutgers +1.5 (-122)

Unit Strength: (5 Units)

 

Result: (Winner 12-13 | +5.00) This was one of our biggest plays of the bowl season and cashed another winner! 

 

Pop-Tarts Bowl - 5:45 pm ET on ESPN

NC State vs. Kansas State


Camping World Stadium - Orlando, Florida



Date Released: 12/28/2023

 

NC State has a stout defense and one of the best in the league with a veteran team. K State has a new Offensive Coordinator, lost a few players in the transfer portal and one of them being their star cornerback along with a new starting QB.  NC State keeps this close.

 

Official Sportsbook: BetOnline  

Official Play: NC State +3

Unit Strength: (5 Units)

 

Result: (Loser 12-14 | -0.50) Well, after winning a 5 unit play early in the day, we came back and crapped in the apple pie, as we lost NC State as a 5-unit play. Game was close but we just couldn't pull off the win here.  

 

Valero Alamo Bowl - 9:15 pm ET on ESPN

No. 12 Oklahoma vs. No. 14 Arizona


Alamodome - San Antonio, Texas



Date Released: 12/12/2023

 

Arizona is playing for 10 wins this season! They are 9-3 overall and went 7-2 in the PAC-12.  They are playing very well at this time and Oklahoma may not have as much motivation.  They are ranked 12th in the college football playoff picture and they will be playing in their 25th consecutive bowl game. Not really sure they will get up for the Alamo Bowl? 

 

Official Sportsbook: BetOnline  

Official Play: Arizona Wildcats -3 (-107)

Unit Strength: (5 Units)

 

Result: (Winner 13-14 | +4.50) Late game 4th quarter domination secured us the win here, as Arizona defeated Oklahoma 38-24.  


Friday, December 29th

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl - 12pm ET on ESPN

No. 22 Clemson vs. Kentucky


EverBank Field - Jacksonville, Florida



Date Released: 12/29/2023

 

Clemson is going to struggle with their secondary and even though Kentucky does not have a strong passing game it will be the difference in the game.  Take the points

 

Official Sportsbook: BetOnline

Official Play: Kentucky +5

Unit Strength: (4 Units)

 

Result: (Winner 14-14 | +8.50) This was a great game! We needed the points, thanks to some late game heroics from Clemson but a win is a win, we will take it!

 

Tony The Tiger Sun Bowl - 2pm ET on CBS

No. 19 Oregon State vs. No. 16 Notre Dame


Sun Bowl Stadium - El Paso, Texas



Date Released: 12/29/2023

 

Honestly there is no way to select this game at this point in time as Notre Dame's QB and top 3 WR are not playing and the Beavers QB is in the portal and they lost their head coach. Lean towards Notre Dame but TBD.

 

Official Sportsbook: BetOnline

Official Play: Notre Dame -6 (-107)

Unit Strength: (Lean Only)

 

Result: (Winner 14-14 | +8.50) This was a lean only so doesn't really affect our numbers but it was a win. Hope you all had it! 

 

Autozone Liberty Bowl - 3:30pm ET on ESPN

Iowa State vs. Memphis


Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium - Memphis, Tennessee



Date Released: 12/29/2023

 

Memphis can definitely score although they certainly cannot defend.  Iowa State on the other hand plays tough Big 12 football and will certainly not make it easy.  No real opinion until we get closer but lean to Memphis taking the points.

 

Official Sportsbook: BetAnySports

Official Play: Memphis +10 

Unit Strength: (Lean)

 


Result: (Winner 14-14 | +8.50) Like the Notre Dame game, this was a lean only so doesn't really affect our numbers but it was a win. Hope you all had it! 

 


 

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic - 8pm ET on ESPN

No. 7 Ohio State vs. No. 9 Missouri


AT&T Stadium - Arlington, Texas



Date Released: 12/29/2023

 

Missouri has had a great season and have beaten some good teams only losing to LSU and Georgia.  OSU will most definitely be missing a few of their stars in this game going to the Draft or portal.  Lots more motivation for the Tigers but the line has moved and too much value with the Buckeyes. 

 

Official Sportsbook: MyBookie

Official Play: Ohio State +2 -118

Unit Strength: (4 Units)

 


Result: (Loser 14-15 | +3.78) Ohio State looked like garbage! This was a disgusting performance, even with half the team out. These games where there are many missing key components are really playing a part on the bowl season. 

 

Saturday, December 30th

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl - 12pm ET on ESPN

No. 10 Penn State vs. No. 11 Ole Miss


Mercedes-Benz Stadium - Atlanta, Georgia



Date Released: 12/30/2023

 

Penn State's defense leads the country and will control the line of scrimmage. They will control the ball and limit turnovers and be able to pressure Jaxson Dart the Ole Miss QB.  Should be a low-scoring game that the Nittany Lions win.  

 

Official Sportsbook: MyBookie

Official Play: Penn St -4

Unit Strength: (1 Unit)

 

Official Sportsbook: MyBookie

Official Play: Under 51

Unit Strength: (1 Unit)

 

Result: (Loser 14-17 | +1.58) This one hurt, as we lost both plays, as Penn St lost in a shockingly high scoring game 38-25.  Still positive units on the season but this one definitely hurt us. 

 

Transperfect Music City Bowl - 2pm ET on ABC

Auburn vs. Maryland


Nissan Stadium - Nashville, Tennessee



Date Released: 12/30/2023

 

This should be another good game as you are dealing with a proficient offense with the Terrapins and a solid defense in the Tigers. I would lean towards Maryland plus the points. 

 

Official Sportsbook: MyBookie

Official Play: Maryland +6.5

Unit Strength: (Lean Only)

 

Result: (Winner 14-17 | +1.58) This was a lean only so doesn't really mean much but the Terps looked good and won the game outright, 31-13. 

 

Capital One Orange Bowl - 4pm ET on ESPN

No. 5 Florida State vs. No. 6 Georgia


Hard Rock Stadium - Miami, Florida



Date Released: 12/30/2023

 

This could have been one of the most exciting matchups of bowl season if not for the injury to QB Jordan Travis of FSU.  Georgia is a huge favorite without Travis and their star WR Johnny Wilson from Florida State.  But defense wins championships and I could actually see a relatively low scoring close game here so take the points at this time. 



Official Sportsbook: MyBookie

Official Play: Florida State +20

Unit Strength: (1 Unit)

 

Result: (Loser 14-18 | +0.48) Ugh, talk about a ugly game. ON one hand, we can say that this wasn't the same FSU team that played he first 3/4's of the season but then again, they got totally steam-rolled 63-3.  

 

Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl - 4:30pm ET on Barstool

Toledo vs. Wyoming


Arizona Stadium - Tucson, Arizona



Date Released: 12/30/2023

 

Not a game that I am overly excited about with Toledo losing their starting QB in the portal that will make a difference in the game. Wyoming has a solid rush defense and they finished the season on a high note.  Slight lean to Wyoming.

 

Official Sportsbook: MyBookie

Official Play: Wyoming  ML-145

Unit Strength: (Lean Only)


 

Result: (Winner 14-18 | +0.48) Another game that we only had as a lean, but it was a winner so if you played it, you cashed!  

 

Monday, January 1st

ReliaQuest Bowl - 12pm ET on ESPN2

No. 13 LSU vs. Wisconsin


Raymond James Stadium - Tampa, Florida



Date Released: 12/31/2023

 

Unfortunately, another game that is going to be anticlimactic with Heisman Trophy winner Jayden Daniels probably not playing.  Wisconsin can run the ball but I do not see them being able to withstand LSU at the end.  Slight lean to LSU right now until we know more.



Official Sportsbook: BetAnySports

Official Play: LSU Tigers -9

Unit Strength: (Lean Only)

 

Result: (Winner 14-18 | +0.48) LSU won this game but didn't cover the 9 points. Final score was 35-31.  We only gave this one as a lean so no harm - no foul. 

 

Cheez-It Citrus Bowl - 1pm ET on ABC

No. 17 Iowa vs. No. 21 Tennessee


Camping World Stadium - Orlando, Florida



Date Released: 12/31/2023

 

Iowa's defense against the world.  Tennessee has been solid defensively all year and I just cannot see how Iowa can keep up if the Vols can put up a few big play scores.  Slight lean to Tennessee.



Official Sportsbook: Bookmaker

Official Play: Tennessee -8

Unit Strength: (Lean Only)

 

Result: (Winner 14-18 | +0.48) This was a total blowout, with Tennessee winning 35-0! Again, we didn't have the confidence to give this out so it was just a lean. 

 

VRBO Fiesta Bowl - 1pm ET on ESPN

No. 8 Oregon vs. No. 23 Liberty


State Farm Stadium - Glendale, Arizona



Date Released: 12/31/2023

 

Surprisingly Bo Nix will play for Oregon and there is no chance Liberty will be able to keep this game close if that is the case.  Of course, it is too early to make that determination but for now Liberty gives up quite a few points, Oregon has a solid rush defense and this game could get ugly if Nix does play.



Official Sportsbook: Bookmaker

Official Play: Oregon -16

Unit Strength: (5-Units)

 

Official Sportsbook: Bookmaker

Official Play: Over 66

Unit Strength: (1-Unit) 

 

Result: (Winner 15-19 | +4.38) We won one and we lost one but we won that big one, and that is what counts. We loved Oregon, gave them out as a 5 unit play and they won 45-6.  The problem is we also gave out the over, not thinking they would blank the Liberty Flames. 

 

Rose Bowl Presented by Prudential - College Football Playoff Semifinal - 5pm ET on ESPN

No. 1 Michigan vs. No. 4 Alabama


Rose Bowl Stadium - Pasadena, California



Date Released: 12/31/2023

 

Both teams ran the ball a lot and while Michigan defense was strong in every aspect Alabama has absolutely exceeded expectations but I see Michigan winning. Should be a close, low scoring game.



Official Sportsbook: Bookmaker

Official Play: Michigan Wolverines ML (-118)

Unit Strength: (3-Units)

 

Result: (Winner 16-19 | +7.38) We won this one on the moneyline, as the Michigan Wolverines defeated Alabama 27-20. Another 3 unit winner for us! 

 

Allstate Sugar Bowl - College Football Playoff Semifinal - 8:45pm ET on ESPN

No. 2 Washington vs. No. 3 Texas


Caesars Superdome - New Orleans, Louisiana



Date Released: 12/31/2023

 

Washington keeps on surprising and will face a Texas team that blew out Oklahoma State. Both teams are explosive offensively and Texas is vulnerable in the secondary and Washington will keep this close and never be out of it.



Official Sportsbook: Bookmaker

Official Play: Washington Huskies +4.5

Unit Strength: (1-Unit)

 

Result: (Winner 17-19 | +8.38) We closed out the bowl season with a win last night on the Huskies! They won the game outright, 37-31, and will now face the Michigan Wolverines in the National Championship!