College Bowl Predictions 2016-17: Picks Against The Spread For Every Game

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College bowl season is upon us, and even if you have zero interest in some of these matchups, wagering cash on them always is a good way to spice up the action.

Here are NESN.com’s college football bowl picks from Nicholas Goss and Cameron McDonough. As always, the spreads are provided by our friends at OddsShark.

Saturday, Dec. 17
AFR Celebration Bowl: NC Central vs. Grambling State (no line)
NG: Grambling State
CM: NC Central

Gildan New Mexico Bowl: UTSA vs. New Mexico (-7.5)
NG: USTA
CM: UTSA

Las Vegas Bowl: Houston (-3) vs. San Diego State
NG: HOU
CM: SDS

AutoNation Cure Bowl: Arkansas State vs. UCF (-6.5)
NG: UCF
CM: AS

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl: Toledo (-2.5) vs. Appalachian State
NG: TOL
CM: TOL

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: Southern Miss (-2) vs. UL Lafayette
NG: SM
CM: ULL

Monday, Dec. 19 
Miami Peach Bowl: Tulsa (-11) vs. Central Michigan
NG: TUL
CM: TUL

Tuesday, Dec. 20
Boca Raton Bowl: Memphis vs. Western Kentucky (-6.5)
NG: MEM
CM: MEM

Wednesday, Dec. 21
San Diego County CU Poinsettia Bowl: BYU (-7.5) vs. Wyoming
NG: BYU
CM: WYO

Thursday, Dec. 22
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Colorado State (-13) vs. Idaho
NG: CSU
CM: IDA

Friday, Dec. 23
Popeyes Bahamas Bowl: Old Dominion (-4) vs. Eastern Michigan
NG: ODU
CM: ODU

Lockheed Martin Armes Forces Bowl: Louisiana Tech vs. Navy (-1)
NG: NAVY
CM: LT

Dollar General Bowl: Ohio vs. Troy (-5)
NG: TROY
CM: OHIO

Saturday, Dec. 24
Hawaii Bowl: Middle Tennessee vs. Hawaii (no line)
NG: MTU
CM: HAW

Monday, Dec. 26
St. Petersburg Bowl: Miami, OH vs. Mississippi State (-11.5)
NG: MSU
CM: MIA

Quick Lane Bowl: Boston College (-1) vs. Maryland
NG: MARY
CM: BC

Camping World Independence Bowl: N.C. State (-4) vs. Vanderbilt
NG: NCST
CM: NCST

Tuesday, Dec. 27
Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl: Army (-9.5) vs. North Texas
NG: ARMY
CM: ARMY

Military Bowl: Temple (-12.5) vs. Wake Forest
NG: TEMPLE
CM: TEMPLE

National Funding Holiday Bowl: Washington State (-5.5) vs. Minnesota
NG: WAZZU
CM: WAZZU

Motel 6 Cactus Bowl: Baylor vs. Boise State (-10)
NG: BAY
CM: BSU

Wednesday, Dec. 28
New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Northwestern vs. Pittsburgh (-3)
NG: PITT
CM: PITT

Russell Athletic Bowl: Miami, FL (-1.5) vs. West Virginia
NG: WVU
CM: WVU

Foster Farms Bowl: Indiana vs. Utah (-6.5)
NG: UTAH
CM: UTAH

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl: Kansas State vs. Texas A&M (-2.5)
NG: TAMU
CM: TAMU

Thursday, Dec. 29
Birmingham Bowl: USF (-11) vs. South Carolina
NG: USC
CM: USC

Belk Bowl: Virginia Tech (-6) vs. Arkansas
NG: ARK
CM: VT

Valero Alamo Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Colorado (-2)
NG: OKST
CM: OKST

Friday, Dec. 30
AutoZone Liberty Bowl: TCU (-1.5) vs. Georgia
NG: UGA
CM: TCU

Hyundai Sun Bowl: North Carolina vs. Stanford (-2.5)
NG: STAN
CM: UNC

Franklin Amer. Mort. Music City Bowl: Nebraska vs. Tennessee (-3)
NG: NEB
CM: TENN

Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl: Air Force (-14) vs. South Alabama
NG: AF
CM: AF

Capital One Orange Bowl: Florida State vs. Michigan (-6.5)
NG: MICH
CM: FSU

Saturday, Dec. 31
Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl: LSU vs. Louisville (pick’em)
NG: LSU
CM: LOU

TaxSlayer Bowl: Georgia Tech (-5) vs. Kentucky
NG: G-TECH
CM: G-TECH

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl*: Washington vs. Alabama (-14)
NG: BAMA
CM: BAMA

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl*: Ohio State (-3) vs. Clemson
NG: OSU
CM: CLEM

Monday, Jan. 2
Outback Bowl: Florida (-2) vs. Iowa
NG: FLA
CM: FLA

Goodyear Cotton Bowl: Western Michigan vs. Wisconsin (-6.5)
NG: WISC
CM: WMU

Rose Bowl: USC (-6.5) vs. Penn State
NG: PSU
CM: USC

Allstate Sugar Bowl: Auburn vs. Oklahoma (-5.5)
NG: OKLA
CM: OKLA

Monday, Jan. 9
CFP National Championship: Clemson vs. Alabama (-6.5)
NG: BAMA
CM: CLEM
*Denotes national semifinal

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