After a memorable 2021-22 regular season, college football fans are hoping for an equally exciting bowl season. One of the most popular ways to add to the enjoyment is participating in college football bowl confidence pools, in which a side of each game is selected and given a weighted point value. Those that choose and allocate their points wisely take home the glory. The 2021-22 college football bowl season gets going in earnest on the weekend of December 17, when nine bowls are played between that Friday and Saturday.
The earlier bowl matchups typically feature lesser-known teams to the general public, but that can offer some great value when making college football picks. Even the most ardent college football fans can use a little help when it comes to making the right college football bowl predictions. Before making any college football predictions for bowl season, be sure to see the bowl confidence pool picks from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,700 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It also enters the 2021-22 college football bowl season on a 43-29 run on all top-rated college football side picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.
Now it has simulated each matchup on the 2021-22 college football bowl schedule 10,000 times and assigned a confidence rating to each game. You can only see all the college football bowl picks over at SportsLine.
Top college football bowl confidence predictions
One of the top 2021-22 college football bowl confidence picks from the model: No. 25 Texas A&M gets the win over No. 17 Wake Forest in the 2021 Gator Bowl on Dec. 31 at 11 a.m. ET. It was a banner year for Dave Clawson and the Demon Deacons, as the program reached 10 wins for the first time since 2006 and won the ACC Atlantic. However, Clawson’s offense sputtered at times down the stretch and even when it was clicking, the defense was mostly bad.
After starting 8-0, Wake Forest lost three of its last five games and the defense gave up 40.6 points per game during that stretch. The Demon Deacons gave up 58 in a loss to North Carolina, 48 in a loss to Clemson and 45 in a loss to Pitt in the ACC Championship Game. Now they’ll be taking on one of the better defenses they’ve played all season and the Aggies have put up at least 34 points on six occasions this year, so they should be able to take advantage of that leaky Wake Forest defense.
The model is predicting Zach Calzada throws for over 200 yards and a couple of touchdowns while Isaiah Spiller and Devon Achane combine for over 170 yards rushing. That’s a big reason why the Aggies win in over 70 percent of simulations with the final score projected at 29-22.
Another one of the bowl confidence predictions the model is high on: No. 7 Ohio State beats No. 10 Utah in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 at 5 p.m. ET. The Buckeyes will await decisions from several key players on if they’ll opt-out to prepare for the NFL Draft. But they have the luxury of knowing that quarterback C.J. Stroud and running back TreVeyon Henderson will be out there, giving the offense a dynamic baseline.
Utah’s late-season sweep of Oregon drew a lot of attention. But the Utes also lost games straight up to BYU, San Diego State and Oregon State this year. SportsLine’s model is calling for a big bounce back for the Buckeyes, who win well over 70 percent of the time.
How to make college football bowl confidence picks
The model has also made the call on who wins every other bowl game. There are four teams that win at least 75 percent of the time, so you need to go big on these matchups, as well as multiple underdogs that win outright. You can get all the model’s picks over at SportsLine.
So who wins every college football bowl game? And which matchups should you assign the most confidence points to? Visit SportsLine to see the full college football bowl confidence picks, all from the model that is up almost $3,700 for $100 players on its top-rated college football spread picks over the past five-plus season, and find out.