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College football bowl picks, odds, best bets for Dec. 29, 2021: This three-leg parlay returns 6-1

More action is on the way Wednesday as the 2021-22 college football bowl schedule rolls on with three more games. The Fenway Bowl was cancelled, but three matchups remain on the slate. The Pinstripe Bowl featuring Maryland and Virginia Tech kicks the action off at 2:15 p.m. ET. That’s followed by No. 19 Clemson vs. Iowa State in the Cheez-It Bowl at 5:45 p.m. ET, and the day concludes with a top-20 matchup between No. 16 Oklahoma and No. 14 Oregon in the Alamo Bowl at 9:15 p.m. ET.

The latest college football odds for bowl season at Caesars Sportsbook list the Terrapins at -3.5 in the opener. The Tigers are -2.5 and the Sooners are the largest favorite of the day at -6.5. Which college football spreads and totals should you be targeting for your bets and parlays? Before locking in any college football picks for Wednesday’s action, be sure to see the college football bowl predictions and best bets for Dec. 29 from Barrett Sallee.

Sallee is a true insider — a CBS Sports analyst, SiriusXM host, Heisman voter and consistently one of the top CBS Sports experts picking games against the spread — and his best bets have helped bring in huge returns. He debuted with SportsLine in 2017 and has delivered in a big way on his college football picks

Over the past two-plus years, he is 100-85 in his popular best bets column at SportsLine. Anybody who has been following him is way up.

Now, he has turned his attention to the college football odds from Caesars for bowl action on Wednesday and is sharing his top three best bets over at SportsLine. If you parlay them together, you could be looking at a return of around 6-1. Get his top college football picks now

Top college football expert predictions for Dec. 29, 2021

One of Sallee’s top college football picks for bowl action on Wednesday: He’s backing the under (60) to hit in the 2021 Alamo Bowl matchup between No. 16 Oklahoma and No. 14 Oregon.

These teams were both playoff contenders until late in the season, but a lot has changed in just a few weeks. Lincoln Riley left Oklahoma for USC, while Mario Cristobal moved from Oregon to Miami (Fla.). That leaves both teams with an interim head coach.

Transfers, opt outs and some reported COVID-19 concerns for Oregon could all contribute to this being a sloppy matchup as well. Sallee looked at the trends and the rosters for these two teams and sees a game that will struggle to hit the 60-point plateau. 

“Both of these teams are transitioning to new coaches, which means you might see some sloppiness and some auditions throughout the game,” Sallee told SportsLine. “What’s more, the under has hit in the majority of the games for both teams, and a 60-point total seems a bit aggressive for a game that should be sloppier than advertised.”

How to make college football picks for Dec. 29, 2021

Sallee has also found two other college football picks he’s high on, including a strong play on a small favorite who he expects to win big. You can only see his picks at SportsLine.

What are the best bets for college football bowl action on Wednesday? And which college football picks need to be part of your parlays? Visit SportsLine now to see Barrett Sallee’s college football best bets, all from one of the top analysts in the nation who has crushed his picks for SportsLine.

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