College football picks against the spread: Bruce Feldman’s bowl game picks

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I went 6-4 against the spread during championship week, so I went over .500 in two games during the season. Here are my guesses for the rest of the bowl games:

(All point spreads are sourced from BetMGM. Click here for live odds. All kickoff times are Eastern.)

Music City: Iowa (-2.5) vs. Kentucky, Saturday, Noon, ABC

Both teams have very limited offense at the moment, but the hunch here is that the Iowa staff are more accustomed to this dynamic and will be able to respond better.

Iowa 23, Kentucky 20
Choose: Iowa -2.5

Sugar: No. 5 Alabama (-6.5) vs No. 9 Kansas, Saturday Noon, ESPN

The Wildcats are very well coached and have great coordination, but I don’t think the Tide is going to level out as Alabama’s big stars are focused on closing out this season. There are too many to lose this matchup.

Alabama 34, Kansas 24
Choose: Alabama -6.5

Fiesta: No. 2 Michigan (-7.5) vs. No. 3 TCU, Saturday 4pm ESPN

Jim Harbaugh has the best O-line in the country, and expect the Wolverines to wear down the Horned Toads and pull away in the second half — just like they did against Ohio State.

Michigan 35, TCU 21
Choose: Michigan -7.5

Peach: No. 1 Georgia (-6.5) vs. No. 4 Ohio, Saturday, 8 p.m. ESPN

Expect CJ Stroud to make some big plays, but nothing we’ve seen from OSU this season is enough to convince us they can handle the Bulldogs for four quarters in their Georgia backyard. is.

Georgia 40, Ohio 24
Choose: Georgia -6.5

ReliaQuest: No. 22 Mississippi State (-1.5) vs. Illinois, Monday, Noon, ESPN2

It’s hard to predict how Mississippi State University will manage the emotional pain of the passing of director Mike Leach, but I think they’re well prepared. They have a salty run defense that matches well with the Illini.

Mississippi 23, Illinois 17
Choose: Mississippi -1.5

Citrus: No. 17 LSU (-14.5) vs. Purdue, Monday, 1pm, ABC

Purdue has very limited coaching transitions and opt-outs, so I think LSU can pull away early.

LSU 35, Purdue 14
Choose: LSU -14.5

Cotton: No. 10 USC (-2) vs. No. 16 Tulane, Monday, 1 p.m. ESPN

The Trojans are battered on offense, but still have much more firepower than the Green Wave has seen before, and Lincoln Riley’s team will avoid ending the 2022 season on such a losing streak. is locked for

USC 44, Tulane 31
Choose: USC-2

Rose: No. 8 Utah (-2.5) vs. No. 11 Pennsylvania, Monday, 5 p.m. ESPN

This is one of the hardest games to pick. Kyle Whittingham’s former Sterling Bowl record was his first 12 bowls he had several hits in the game after he won 11-1, with the Utes losing in his last three games. Recorded. I think they will defend the Pac-12 well as they have the best run defense in the league and are tough enough to slow down PSU’s great young backs.

Utah 30, Pennsylvania 24
Choose: Utah -2.5

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