College football odds, lines, picks, predictions for the 2022-23 bowl season: Simulation backs USC, Washington

No. 13 Florida State will try to give itself a chance to finish the season inside the top 10 in the polls when it faces Oklahoma in the Cheez-It Bowl on Dec. 29 at 5:30pm ET. The Seminoles won their final five games of the regular season, including a 45-38 win over Florida in a shootout. They are 7.5-point favorites against Oklahoma in the latest 2022-23 college football bowl odds at Caesars Sportsbook. The Sooners lost three of their final four games, so should you be fading them with your 2022-23 college football bowl bets?

Elsewhere on the 2022-23 college football bowl schedule, no. 6 Tennessee will face No. 7 Clemson in the Orange Bowl. The Tigers are 6.5-point favorites in the college football bowl spreads. Before making any college football bowl picks on those games or others, be sure to see the latest college football predictions from SportsLine’s advanced computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past six-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $2,500 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. 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 college football bowl picks the model is high on: No. 12 Washington (+4) covers against no. 20 Texas in the 2022 Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29 at 9 pm ET. The Huskies enter the 2022-23 bowl season as one of the hottest teams in college football, having won six consecutive Pac-12 games down the stretch. They won three of those games by double digits and sprung an upset at then-No. 6 Oregon, giving them plenty of confidence coming into this matchup.

Quarterback Michael Penix Jr. was among the nation’s leaders with 4,354 passing yards and 29 touchdowns this season, while running back Wayne Taulapapa rushed for 779 yards and 10 touchdowns. Texas was held under 30 points three times this season and only cracked the 40-point mark on four occasions, so the Longhorns are going to have trouble keeping pace with the high-flying Huskies. SportsLine’s model has Washington covering the spread well over 60% of the time along with winning outright in nearly 60% of simulations.

Another one of the bowl season college football picks from the model: no. 8th U.S.C covers as a 2.5-point favorite in the 2022 Cotton Bowl Classic against No. 14 Tulane on Jan. 2 at 1 pm ET at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. On the game’s face, it’s difficult to bet against a team whose quarterback just won the Heisman Trophy, as Caleb Williams did with USC this season. While Tulane has had strong pass defense all year, the Green Wave have only produced 24 sacks.

Tulane has also been less formidable against the run, and though it has allowed just 3.89 yards per carry, opponents have put up 153.85 rushing yards per game. Trojans running back Austin Jones ran for 274 yards in the two games preceding the Pac-12 Championship, where Williams was hindered with a hamstring injury. After some time off to rest, he should be back to full strength, which should help Jones be more productive as well, as USC controls the game and covers the spread in well over 50% of simulations. See which other teams the model likes here.

How to make college football picks for bowl season

The model has also made the call on who wins and covers in every other FBS matchup during bowl season, and it says several underdogs will win outright. You can only get every pick for every game at SportsLine.

So what college football picks can you make with confidence? And which underdogs will win outright? 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 $2,500 in profit over the past six-plus seasonsand find out.

College football odds for bowl season (via Caesars)

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Tuesday, Dec 20

2022 Idaho Potato Bowl: Eastern Michigan vs. San Jose State (-4.5, 53.5)

2022 Boca Raton Bowl: Liberty vs. Toledo (-3.5, 53)

Wednesday, Dec 21

2022 New Orleans Bowl: Western Kentucky vs. South Alabama (-4.5, 56)

Thursday, Dec 22

2022 Armed Forces Bowl: Air Force vs. Baylor (-4, 46.5)

Friday, Dec 23

2022 Independence Bowl: Louisiana vs. Houston (-7, 57.5)

2022 Gasparilla Bowl: Missouri vs. Wake Forest (-1, 60)

Saturday, Dec 24

2022 Hawaii Bowl: MTSU vs. San Diego State (-7, 49)

Monday, Dec 26

2022 Quick Lane Bowl: New Mexico State vs. bowling green (-2, 49.5)

Tuesday, Dec 27

2022 Camellia Bowl: Buffalo vs. Georgia Southern (-3.5, 67.5)

2022 First Responder Bowl: Utah State vs. memphis (-7, 62.5)

2022 Birmingham Bowl: Coastal Carolina vs. East Carolina (-9.5, 59.5)

2022 Guaranteed Rate Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Wisconsin (-3, 43.5)

Wednesday, Dec 28

2022 Military Bowl: Duke vs. UCF (PC, 62)

2022 Liberty Bowl: Kansas vs. Arkansas (-4.5, 68)

2022 Holiday Bowl: North Carolina vs. no. 15 Oregon (-10.5, 72)

2022 Texas Bowl: texas tech vs. Ole miss (-4, 69.5)

Thursday, Dec 29

2022 Pinstripe Bowl: Syracuse vs. Minnesota (-7.5, 42)

2022 Cheez It Bowl: Oklahoma vs. no. 13 Florida State (-7.5, 65)

2022 Alamo Bowl: No. 12 Washington vs. No. 20 Texas (-4, 68)

Friday, Dec 30

2022 Duke’s Mayo Bowl: No. 23 NC State vs. Maryland (-1, 48)

2022 Sun Bowl: Pittsburgh vs. no. 18 UCLA (-6, 58)

2022 Gator Bowl: No. 19 South Carolina vs. no. 21 Notre-Dame (-3.5, 52)

2022 Arizona Bowl: Wyoming vs. Ohio (-1, 43)

2022 Orange Bowl: No. 6 Tennessee vs. no. 7 Clemson (-7, 64)

Saturday, Dec 31

2022 Sugar Bowl: No. 9 Kansas State vs. no. 5 Alabama (-4, 54.5)

2022 Music City Bowl: Iowa vs. Kentucky (-2.5, 31.5)

2022 Fiesta Bowl: No. 3 TCU vs. no. 2 Michigan (-7.5, 59)

2022 Peach Bowl: No. 4 Ohio State vs. no. 1 Georgia (-6.5, 61.5)

Monday, Jan 2

2023 Relia Quest Bowl: Illinois vs. no. 22 Mississippi State (-1, 46.5)

2023 Cotton Bowl: No. 16 Tulane vs. No. 10 USC (-2.5, 62)

2023 Citrus Bowl: Purdue vs. no. 17 LSU (-8, 58)

2023 Rose Bowl: No. 11 Penn State vs. no. 8th Utah (-2.5, 52)

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