2017 – 2018 Bowl Projections – Likely Betting Outcomes

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Gambling911.com has your College Football Bowl projections beginning with the Heart of Dallas Bowl December 26, 2017 and concluding with the New Year’s Day marquee bowls.  All projections based on the College Football Betting Power Ratings and do not take into account potential injuries.  Use these projections in determining your bet on each of these games by comparing the actual lines.  

Bowl Game

Team vs Team Line

Power Ratings Line

Heart of Dallas

Utah -6.5 West Virginia


Quick Lane Bowl

Duke -5.5 NIU

Duke -8

Cactus Bowl


KSU -1.5

Independence Bowl



Pinstripe Bowl

Iowa -2.5 BC

Iowa -4

Foster Farms Bowl

Arizona -3 Purdue

Purdue -3

Texas Bowl

Texas +2.5 Mizz

Texas -4.5

Military Bowl

UVA +1.5 Navy


Camping World Bowl

VTech +4 Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State -1.5

Alamo Bowl

Stanford +2.5 TCU


Holiday Bowl

Washington State +1 MSU


Belk Bowl

Wake -3 TAM

Wake -3.5

Sun Bowl

NC State -6.5 ASU

NC State -5

Music City Bowl

UK +7.5 NW

Northwestern -14.5

Arizona Bowl

New Mexico State +4 USU


Cotton Bowl

USC +7.5 OSU

Ohio State -9.5

TaxSlayer Bowl

Louisville -6.5 Mississippi State

Mississippi State -1

Liberty Bowl

ISU +3.5 Memphis

Iowa State -2

Fiesta Bowl

Wash +2 PSU

Penn State -4.5

Orange Bowl

Wisconsin -6 Miami

Wisconsin -6

Outback Bowl

Mich -7.5 SC

Michigan -6.5

Peach Bowl

UCF +9 Auburn

Auburn -8

Citrus Bowl


Notre Dame -4

Rose Bowl

UGA -2 Oklahoma


Sugar Bowl

Alabama -3 Clemson

Alabama -2.5


The line discrepancy in the Heart of Dallas game versus the Power Ratings is due to a quarterback injury for West Virginia.

Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen has ruled out junior Will Grier for the bowl game. That means a drop-off from Grier's 34 touchdown passes to sophomore Chris Chugunov's two.

The original line was Utah -4.5, suggesting that Grief is only a two-point value.

With the Cactus Bowl, UCLA will be missing their top quarterback, valued at close to 6 points on the line.

Likewise, Texas has injuries coming into the Texas Bowl against Missouri.

LSU will be without three defensive starters against Notre Dame for the Citrus Bowl. Pass rusher Arden Key and linebackers Corey Thompson and Donnie Alexander are all hampered with injuries that will keep them out of the Citrus Bowl.

According to the Baton Rouge Advocate, their replacements are young and inexperienced.

This is important as Notre Dame should already be the favorite here according to the College Football Betting Power Ratings and are listed as the underdog. 

With the Sugar Bowl being played in New Orleans, Alabama techically will have home field advantage over Clemson considering the short drive from southern Alabama to New Orleans (just two hours).  This appears to be reflected in the line already.

- Dan Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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