College football odds, picks, lines for 2018 Bowl Games: Proven computer model loving Virginia, Georgia
There are five games on the 2018-19 college football bowl schedule on Saturday. If you believe the live college football odds, an exciting opening day of bowl season is on tap. Tulane is favored by 3.5 over Louisiana in the Cure Bowl, one of the tightest college football spreads listed, white Utah State is laying a touchdown against North Texas in the New Mexico Bowl after the line opened at 11. Fresno State is favored by six over Arizona State in the latest college football odds, up a field goal from the opening line, while Georgia Southern is giving three points to Eastern Michigan in the Camellia Bowl. In the nightcap from the Superdome, Middle Tennessee is a seven-point underdog against Appalachian State in the New Orleans Bowl. With college football odds and spreads for all 39 games constantly moving, check out the latest college football picks for 2018 bowl games from SportsLine’s Projection Model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times, and those who have followed it have seen massive returns. Over the past three years, this proprietary computer model has generated a jaw-dropping $4,210 profit for $100 bettors on its top-rated point-spread picks.
The model made some huge calls on Championship Week, including nailing Ohio State (-16.5) against Northwestern and Oklahoma (-9.5) against Texas. And when it comes to all top-rated picks, the model has been red-hot, entering the 2018 college football bowl season on a blistering 45-25 run. Anybody who has followed it is way, way up.
Now it has simulated every single play 10,000 times and its 2018 college football bowl picks and predictions are in.
One of the top college football bowl picks the model is extremely high on: No. 6 Georgia (-12.5) covers against No. 14 Texas in the 2019 Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day.
The No. 5 Bulldogs fell just short against top-ranked Alabama in the SEC Championship Game, and some felt they had a compelling case to be included in the playoff field after their strong showing. The committee disagreed, however, forcing the 11-2 Bulldogs to settle for a New Year’s Six matchup against No. 15 Texas, a 9-4 squad that lost its rematch against Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship Game.
The model is calling for 225 yards through the air from Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm and 150 on the ground from a combination of D’Andre Swift and Elijah Holyfield as the Bulldogs cover against the Longhorns in 55 percent of simulations.
Another one of the top college football predictions from the model: Virginia covers as a four-point underdog against South Carolina at the 2018 Belk Bowl.
Always one of the most entertaining bowl games of the year, this season the Belk Bowl matches 7-5 teams that will test the depth in the ACC and SEC. And this should be a story of South Carolina’s offense against Virginia’s defense, with the Gamecocks averaging over 440 yards per game and the Cavaliers giving up fewer than 340. Virginia is 7-4 against the spread versus FBS teams this season, while South Carolina is 6-5.
SportsLine’s advanced bowl simulations say that Virginia’s defense will slow South Carolina just enough for quarterback Bryce Perkins to keep the game within reach. The Cavaliers’ signal caller finishes with nearly 280 yards of total offense and three touchdowns as Virginia stays within the number in 60 percent of SportsLine’s simulations. There’s also strong value backing Under (54.5) since it hits 65 percent of the time.
The model is also calling for multiple favorites to get stunned in bowl season, and has an extremely strong pick for the national semifinal between Alabama and Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, saying one side covers in over 60 percent of simulations.
So what college football picks can you make with confidence during college football bowl season? And which side of Alabama vs. Oklahoma should you be all over? Check out the latest college football bowl game odds below, and then visit SportsLine to see which teams are winning more than 50 percent of simulations, all from a proven computer model that has returned over $4,000 in profit over the past three seasons.