College Football Bowl Predictions

Skyler Carlin
Last Updated: Dec 15, 2023

The regular season for college football may be behind us, but there will be plenty of bowl games to watch over the next few weeks.

Bowl season begins on Saturday and ends early in January with the National Championship, which will see the winner of the Rose Bowl between Alabama and Michigan take on the winner of the Sugar Bowl between Washington and Texas.

Here are our 2023 college football bowl best bets for some of these exciting matchups.

Skyler Carlin’s 2023 CFB Best Bets Record: 26-18

College Football Bowl Predictions

All NCAAF betting odds used for these CFB Bowl predictions are current as of Thursday, Dec. 14, and courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

LA Bowl Prediction

UCLA vs Boise State Prediction: Under 48.5 (-110)

Players entering the transfer portal has been a common trend ahead of bowl games again this year, and UCLA and Boise State have both been affected.

The most notable players not playing in this game are defensive end Laiatu Latu for UCLA and quarterback Taylen Green for Boise State.

With the Broncos not having their usual starting quarterback and the Bruins missing key starters on both sides of the ball, the Under looks enticing in this contest.

UCLA’s games went 10-2 to the Under during the regular season as its defense allowed only 18.08 points per game (15th-fewest in the nation).

Capital One Orange Bowl Prediction

Florida State vs Georgia Prediction: Georgia -14 (-112)

At the moment, it appears that Georgia could have most – if not all – of its usual contributors available in its upcoming showdown versus Florida State.

Quarterback Carson Beck looked more comfortable down the stretch despite losing to Alabama in the SEC Championship to miss out on the College Football Playoff.

Meanwhile, Florida State remains without Jordan Travis at quarterback, putting it at a major disadvantage against a stout SEC opponent.

A Bulldogs defense that surrendered a mere 16.62 points per game (ninth-fewest in the nation) will overwhelm either backup Tate Rodemaker or Brock Glenn en route to a lopsided win for Georgia.

ReliaQuest Bowl Prediction

LSU vs Wisconsin Prediction: LSU -8.5 (-110)

It remains to be seen if Heisman Trophy winner Jayden Daniels elects to suit up for LSU’s bowl game against Wisconsin.

Even if Daniels sits out, the Tigers are the much better team despite their defense bleeding points in bunches to anyone they play.

The Badgers didn’t have the debut season under Luke Fickell they expected, producing only 22.8 points per game.

Wisconsin registered a 4-6-2 ATS record during the season, while LSU went 8-4 ATS. Lay the points with the Tigers regardless of Daniels’ status.

Cheez-It Citrus Bowl Prediction

Tennessee vs Iowa Prediction: Under 36.5 (-112)

Where are the points coming from in this game to put the Over in danger of hitting?

While Tennessee posted a solid 31.5 points per game (40th in the country), Iowa’s defense allowed only 13.23 points per game (fourth-fewest in FBS).

At the same time, the Hawkeyes had one of the worst offenses in college football, notching the fourth-fewest points per game (16.6).

Iowa games were 2-11 to the Over this season, and the Under hit in the Hawkeyes’ last eight games.

TaxAct Texas Bowl Prediction

Oklahoma State vs Texas A&M Prediction: Oklahoma State ML (+114)

Texas A&M has undergone a few changes since the end of the season, including replacing head coach Jimbo Fisher with Mike Elko.

As a result of the coaching change, the Aggies have a handful of players who have elected to enter the transfer portal.

Oklahoma State should have most of its starters available, and you could have made the argument it was already the better team before Texas A&M changed things up.

The Cowboys were 7-6 ATS during the regular season, while the Aggies boasted a 5-6-1 ATS record.

College Football Bowl Schedule

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023

Myrtle Beach Bowl: Ohio vs Georgia Southern, 11 a.m. ET

New Orleans Bowl: Louisiana vs Jacksonville State, 2:15 p.m. ET

Cure Bowl: Appalachian State vs Miami (OH), 3:30 p.m. ET

New Mexico Bowl: Fresno State vs New Mexico State, 5:45 p.m. ET

LA Bowl: Boise State vs UCLA, 7:30 p.m. ET

Independence Bowl: Texas Tech vs California, 9:15 p.m. ET

Monday, Dec. 18, 2023

Famous Toastery Bowl: Old Dominion vs Western Kentucky, 2:30 p.m. ET

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2023

Frisco Bowl: Marshall vs UTSA, 9 p.m. ET

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023

Boca Raton Bowl: Syracuse vs South Florida, 8 p.m. ET

Friday, Dec 22., 2023

Gasparilla Bowl: UCF vs Georgia Tech, 6:30 p.m. ET

Saturday, Dec. 23, 2023

Camellia Bowl: Northern Illinois vs Arkansas State, 12 p.m. ET

Birmingham Bowl: Duke vs Troy, 12 p.m. ET

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Utah State vs Georgia State, 3:30 p.m. ET

Armed Forces Bowl: Air Force vs James Madison, 3:30 p.m. ET

68 Ventures Bowl: Eastern Michigan vs South Alabama, 7 p.m. ET

Las Vegas Bowl: Northwestern vs Utah, 7:30 p.m. ET

Hawaii Bowl: San Jose State vs Coastal Carolina, 10:30 p.m. ET

Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2023

Quick Lane Bowl: Minnesota vs Bowling Green, 2 p.m. ET

First Responder Bowl: Rice vs Texas State, 5:30 p.m. ET

Guaranteed Rate Bowl: UNLV vs Kansas, 9 p.m. ET

Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2023

Military Bowl: Tulane vs Virginia Tech, 2 p.m. ET

Duke’s Mayo Bowl: West Virginia vs North Carolina, 5:30 p.m. ET

Holiday Bowl: USC vs Louisville, 8 p.m. ET

Texas Bowl: Oklahoma St. vs Texas A&M, 9 p.m. ET

Thursday, Dec. 28, 2023

Fenway Bowl: Boston College vs SMU, 11 a.m. ET

Pinstripe Bowl: Miami (FL) vs Rutgers, 2:15 p.m. ET

Pop-Tarts Bowl: Kansas State vs NC State, 5:45 p.m. ET

Alamo Bowl: Oklahoma vs Arizona, 9:15 p.m. ET

Friday, Dec. 29, 2023

Gator Bowl: Kentucky vs Clemson, 12 p.m. ET

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl: Notre Dame vs Oregon State, 2 p.m. ET

Liberty Bowl: Iowa State vs Memphis, 3:30 p.m. ET

Cotton Bowl Classic: Ohio State vs Missouri, 8 p.m. ET

Saturday, Dec. 30, 2023

Peach Bowl: Penn State vs Ole Miss, 12 p.m. ET

Music City Bowl: Maryland vs Auburn, 2 p.m. ET

Orange Bowl: Florida State vs Georgia, 4 p.m. ET

Arizona Bowl: Wyoming vs Toledo, 4:30 p.m. ET

Monday, Jan. 1, 2024

ReliaQuest Bowl: LSU vs Wisconsin, 12 p.m. ET

Fiesta Bowl: Oregon vs Liberty, 1 p.m. ET

Cheez-It Citrus Bowl: Tennessee vs Iowa, 1 p.m. ET

Rose Bowl: Michigan vs Alabama, 5 p.m. ET

Sugar Bowl: Washington vs Texas, 8:45 p.m. ET


Skyler Carlin

Before joining The Game Day, Skyler has written for various sites for 5-6 years and his work has been (or is) currently featured on Bleacher Report, USA TODAY, and SB Nation. Skyler loves to talk about movies, TV shows, and anything sports. He has taken part in multiple well-known fantasy contests like RazzBowl, Scott Fish Bowl, and NFL DFS Wars.

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