Bowl Game Opening Lines

We'll begin with the playoff games since that's the only bowl games that all of you will watch.

These lines are all via our friends at OddsShark.  

December 31st:

Clemson vs. Oklahoma -3.5

Alabama - 9.5 vs. Michigan State

Here are the rest of the games in order:

New Mexico Bowl

Arizona -9 vs. New Mexico

Las Vegas Bowl

BYU -3 vs. Utah

Camelia Bowl

Appalachian State -6 vs. Ohio

Cure Bowl

San Jose State -1 vs. Georgia State

New Orleans Bowl

Arkansas State -2.5 vs. Louisiana Tech

Miami Beach Bowl

Western Kentucky -2 vs. South Florida

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl 

Utah State -4 vs. Akron

Boca Raton Bowl

Toledo -1.5 vs. Temple

Pointsettia Bowl

Boise State -3 vs. Northern Illinois

Go Daddy Bowl

Bowling Green -10 vs. Georgia Southern

Bahamas Bowl

Western Michigan -6.5 vs. MTSU

Hawaii Bowl

Cincinnati vs. San Diego State pick'em

St. Petersburg Bowl

Marshall -7 vs. UConn

Sun Bowl

Washington State -1 vs. Miami

Heart of Dallas Bowl

Washington -10 vs. Southern Miss

Pinstripe Bowl

Indiana -3 vs. Duke

Independence Bowl

Virginia Tech -14 vs. Tulsa

Foster Farms Bowl

UCLA -5.5 vs. Nebraska

Military Bowl 

Navy -3 vs. Pittsburgh

Quick Lane Bowl

Minnesota -3 vs. Central Michigan

Armed Forces Bowl

Cal -7 vs. Air Force

Russell Athletic Bowl

UNC -3 vs. Baylor

Arizona Bowl

Colorado State -3 vs. Nevada

Texas Bowl

LSU -8.5 vs. Texas Tech

Birmingham Bowl

Auburn -2 vs. Memphis

Belk Bowl

Mississippi State -5.5 vs. N.C. State

Music City Bowl

Texas A&M -3 vs. Louisville

Holiday Bowl

USC -2.5 vs. Wisconsin

Peach Bowl

FSU -6.5 vs. Houston

Outback Bowl

Tennessee -7 vs. Northwestern

Citrus Bowl

Michigan -3.5 vs. Florida

Fiesta Bowl

Ohio State -6 vs. Notre Dame

Rose Bowl

Stanford -6.5 vs. Iowa

Sugar Bowl

Ole Miss -7 vs. Oklahoma State

Taxslayer Bowl

Georgia -8 vs. Penn State

Liberty Bowl

Arkansas -9 vs. Kansas State

Alamo Bowl

TCU -1.5 vs. Oregon

Cactus Bowl

West Virginia -3 vs. Arizona State


Don't tell Vegas the SEC is having a down year, they don't buy it -- the SEC is favored in nine of its ten bowl games, the only underdog is Florida against Michigan. 

The Pac 12 is favored in six of its nine bowl games, the ACC is projected to go 3-4, the Big Ten 4-6, and the Big 12 3-4. 

It's possible my counting on this is a bit off because I only slept two hours last night. So you can check my math.

But it's fairly clear that Vegas believes the SEC and the Pac 12 are the best top to bottom conferences in the country. And that the SEC is still the best overall by a fairly substantial margin.  







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