Bowl Game Predictions: College Football Picks for Every Bowl Game in 2018-19

Expert predictions for every bowl and playoff game

College football’s bowl season kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 15, and continues until the national championship in Santa Clara, Calif., on Jan. 7. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 15, three writers for Athlon Sports share predictions for every bowl.

 

Five games are slated for the first Saturday of action and nine other matchups are scheduled before Christmas. The bowl slate resumes after Christmas with three games on Dec. 26 and continues with matchups slated on Dec. 27-31. The action resumes on Jan. 1 with five games, including the Outback, Sugar and Citrus Bowls.

 

The fifth College Football Playoff starts on Dec. 29, with undefeated teams Clemson and Notre Dame meeting in the Cotton Bowl. Following the matchup between the Fighting Irish and Tigers, Alabama and Oklahoma square off in the Orange Bowl. This matchup is a showdown between the Heisman winner (Kyler Murray) and the runner-up (Tua Tagovailoa).

 

Note: Number in parentheses indicates confidence in prediction. A No. 39 ranking indicates more confidence in the prediction, while a lower number indicates less confidence in a pick.

 

College Football's 2018-19 Bowl Predictions and Picks
 

Steven

Lassan

Mitch

Light

Mark

Ross

Cure  (5)  (14)  (20)
New Mexico  (18)  (13)  (17)
Las Vegas  (19)  (12)  (11)
Camellia  (13)  (25)  (28)
New Orleans  (7)  (11)  (12)
Boca Raton  (24)  (9) (8)
Frisco  (17)  (10)  (14)
Gasparilla  (20)  (7)  (10)
Bahamas  (9)  (8)  (5)

Famous Idaho

Potato

 (34)  (6)  (6)
Birmingham  (16)  (33)  (33)
Armed Forces  (33)  (24)  (29)
Dollar General  (8)  (5)  (4)
Hawaii  (12)  (4)  (3)
First Responder  (10)  (3)  (13)
Quick Lane  (30)  (36)  (38)
Cheez-It  (3)  (2)  (7)
Independence  (15)  (29)  (24)
Pinstripe  (23)  (1)  (9)
Texas  (26)  (28)  (32)
Music City  (2)  (23)  (19)
Camping World  (31)  (15)  (1)
Arizona  (4)  (30)  (30)
Alamo  (21)  (21)  (21)
Peach  (25)  (16)  (16)
Belk  (22)  (22)  (31)
Military (27)  (19) (22)
Redbox  (1)  (20)  (18)
Liberty  (35)  (35)  (2)
Holiday  (6)  (18)  (25)
Gator  (29)  (32)  (23)
Sun  (32)  (34) (34)
Outback  (11) (21)  (26)
Citrus  (28)  (27)  (37)
Fiesta  (14)  (17)  (15)
Rose  (37)  (26)  (27)
Sugar  (36)  (38)  (36)
Cotton  (39)  (39)  (35)
Orange  (38)  (37)  (39)
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