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College football odds, picks, spreads, predictions for bowl season, 2021-22: Model backing Ole Miss, Oklahoma

The College Football Playoff is on New Year’s Eve again this year, meaning the apex of the 2021-2022 college football bowl schedule will be up against holiday celebrations around the world. No. 1 Alabama (-13) and No. 4 Cincinnati play in the Cotton Bowl at 3:30 p.m. ET, while No. 3 Georgia is a 7.5-point favorite over No. 2 Michigan in the Orange Bowl at 7:30 p.m. ET, according to the latest college football lines at Caesars Sportsbook.

Of course, the College Football Playoff is far from the only thing to get excited about for the sport’s postseason. New Year’s Day is still a showcase for the sport, featuring Ohio State vs. Utah in the Rose Bowl, Ole Miss vs. Baylor in the Sugar Bowl and Oklahoma State vs. Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl. Before making any college football bowl picks or bets, be sure to see the latest college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It also enters the third week of the 2021-22 college football bowl season on a 43-30 run on all top-rated college football side picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, it has turned its attention to the latest bowl season college football odds from Caesars and locked in picks for every FBS matchup. Head here to see every pick.

Top college football predictions for bowl season

One of the top college football picks the model is recommending for the 2021-22 bowl season: No. 16 Oklahoma (-6.5) covers against No. 14 Oregon on Dec. 29 at 9:15 p.m. ET in the Alamo Bowl. With Lincoln Riley leaving Oklahoma for USC and Mario Cristobal leaving Oregon for Miami, each school will be led by an interim head coach. 

Against an Oregon team that was exposed and pushed around by Utah in three of its final two games of the season, Oklahoma and quarterback Caleb Williams should have some room to maneuver. SportsLine’s model projects Williams to have almost 270 yards through the air and over 30 yards on the ground in an Oklahoma win. The model has Oklahoma winning and covering the spread in well over 50 percent of simulations, making the Sooners a strong team to back in your college football bowl picks. 

Another one of the college football predictions from the model: No. 8 Ole Miss covers as a 1.5-point favorite against No. 7 Baylor in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1 at 8:45 p.m. ET. The Rebels feature one the nation’s most prolific offenses, averaging 35.9 points per game this season, which ranks 18th in the nation. Ole Miss is led by quarterback Matt Corral, who enters this matchup with 3,339 passing yards, 31 total touchdowns and just four interceptions.

Ole Miss also features a dynamic rushing attack, averaging 224.2 yards per game on the ground, the ninth-best mark in college football. Running back Jerrion Ealy leads the Rebels with 703 rushing yards, while Snoop Conner leads the team with 13 rushing touchdowns. SportsLine’s model expects the Rebels rush for over 170 yards against the Bears, which helps Ole Miss cover the spread in well over 60 percent of simulations. 

How to make college football bowl picks 

The model has also made the call on who wins and covers in every other game during bowl season, and it’s projecting multiple shocking upsets. You can only get every pick for every game at SportsLine.

So what college football picks can you make with confidence? And which underdogs do you need to jump on now? Check out the latest college football odds below, then visit SportsLine to see which teams win and cover the spread, all from a proven computer model that has returned almost $3,600 in profit over the past five-plus seasons, and find out.

College football odds for bowl season (via Caesars)

Here are the college football lines for bowl season:

Dec. 29:

Alamo Bowl: Oklahoma vs. Oregon (+6.5, 60.5)

Featured Game | Oklahoma Sooners vs. Oregon Ducks

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Cheez-It Bowl: Iowa State vs. Clemson (-1.5, 44)

Featured Game | Iowa State Cyclones vs. Clemson Tigers

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Pinstripe Bowl: Virginia Tech vs. Maryland (-3.5, 55)

Featured Game | Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Maryland Terrapins

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Dec. 30:

Las Vegas Bowl: Wisconsin vs. Arizona State (+6, 42)

Featured Game | Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Wisconsin Badgers

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Music City Bowl: Tennessee vs. Purdue (+6, 64)

Duke’s Mayo Bowl: South Carolina vs. UNC (-9, 58)

Featured Game | South Carolina Gamecocks vs. North Carolina Tar Heels

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TaxSlayer Bowl: Wake Forest vs. Rutgers (line TBD)

Peach Bowl: Pittsburgh vs. Michigan State (-2.5, 56)

Dec. 31

Tony the Tiger Bowl: Washington State vs. Central Michigan (no line)

College Football Playoff semifinal: Alabama vs. Cincinnati (+13.5, 58)

Featured Game | Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Cincinnati Bearcats

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College Football Playoff semifinal: Georgia vs. Michigan (+7.5, 45.5)

Featured Game | Michigan Wolverines vs. Georgia Bulldogs

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Jan. 1:

Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Notre Dame (-2.5, 45.5)

Rose Bowl: Ohio State vs. Utah (+6.5, 65.5)

Sugar Bowl: Ole Miss vs. Baylor (+1, 55)

Featured Game | Ole Miss Rebels vs. Baylor Bears

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Citrus Bowl: Iowa vs. Kentucky (-3, 44)

Featured Game | Kentucky Wildcats vs. Iowa Hawkeyes

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Outback Bowl: Penn State vs. Arkansas (+1, 47.5)

Featured Game | Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Penn State Nittany Lions

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Jan. 4: 

Texas Bowl: Kansas State vs. LSU (+3.5, 48)

Jan. 10:

CFP National Championship Game: Matchup TBD

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