Bowl Game Confidence Pool Picks, College Football Predictions ATS, Straight Up

What are the most confident bowl picks this season? From 42-to-1, most confident to least, here are the picks both straight up and against the spread for the 2022-2023 college football bowl games, confidence pool style.

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Who will win the bowl games, what are the most confident picks, and who should win against the spread?

Good luck – we’re still waiting for all the opt-outs, transfers, and coaching changes to settle down. The key is to try projecting who’s going to actually play in these things – imagine trying to pick an NFL preseason game three weeks in advance.

However, if you do the bowl poll confidence thing, you need your picks soon. The goal is to get these close, but one quarterback opt-out here and key offensive lineman there could throw these into a spin. These will change if and when needed, and the lines and picks might be different once the final game previews are done, but for now …

Here are the bowl game confidence pool predictions both against the spread and straight up going from 42 (most confident) to 1 (least confident).

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Confidence Bowl Picks Straight Up

42 Frisco Bowl
Boise State vs North Texas
Current Line: Boise State -7.5
Confidence Pick ATS: Boise State

41 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl
Houston vs Louisiana
Current Line: Houston -3.5
Confidence Pick ATS: Houston

40 Pinstripe Bowl
Syracuse vs Minnesota
Current Line: Minnesota -6.5
Confidence Pick ATS: Minnesota

39 Vrbo Fiesta Bowl
Michigan vs TCU
Current Line: Michigan -9.5
Confidence Pick ATS: Michigan

38 Camellia Bowl
Buffalo vs Georgia Southern
Current Line: Georgia Southern -4.5
Confidence Pick ATS: Georgia Southern

37 Birmingham Bowl
East Carolina vs Coastal Carolina
Current Line: East Carolina -7.5
Confidence Pick ATS: East Carolina

36 Duluth Trading Cure Bowl
Troy vs UTSA
Current Line: Troy -2.5
Confidence Pick ATS: UTSA

35 Cheez-It Citrus Bowl
LSU vs Purdue
Current Line: LSU -6.5
Confidence Pick ATS: LSU

34 AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Kansas vs Arkansas
Current Line: Arkansas -4.5
Confidence Pick ATS: Arkansas

33 SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
Memphis vs Utah State
Current Line: Memphis -10.5
Confidence Pick ATS: Utah State

32 Quick Lane Bowl
Bowling Green vs New Mexico State
Current Line: New Mexico State -1.5
Confidence Pick ATS: Bowling Green

31 San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl
Oregon vs North Carolina
Current Line: Oregon -9.5
Confidence Pick ATS: North Carolina

30 Allstate Sugar Bowl
Alabama vs Kansas State
Current Line: Alabama -4.5
Confidence Pick ATS: Alabama

29 Military Bowl
Duke vs UCF
Current Line: UCF -3.5
Confidence Pick ATS: Duke

28 Capital One Orange Bowl
Tennessee vs Clemson
Current Line: Clemson -4.5
Confidence Pick ATS: Clemson

27 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
South Alabama vs WKU
Current Line: South Alabama -2.5
Confidence Pick ATS: South Alabama

26 Cheez-It Bowl
Florida State vs Oklahoma
Current Line: Florida State -7.5
Confidence Pick ATS: Oklahoma

25 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Air Force vs Baylor
Current Line: Baylor -6.5
Confidence Pick ATS: Air Force

24 Guaranteed Rate Bowl
Wisconsin vs Oklahoma State
Current Line: Wisconsin -2.5
Confidence Pick ATS: Oklahoma State

23 TaxAct Texas Bowl
Texas Tech vs Ole Miss
Current Line: Ole Miss -3
Confidence Pick ATS: Ole Miss

22 HomeTown Lenders Bahamas Bowl
UAB vs Miami University
Current Line: UAB -11.5
Confidence Pick ATS: Miami University

21 Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl
Ohio vs Wyoming
Current Line: Ohio -2.5
Confidence Pick ATS: Ohio

20 Valero Alamo Bowl
Texas vs Washington
Current Line: Texas -3.5
Confidence Pick ATS: Washington

19 Rose Bowl
Penn State vs Utah
Current Line: Penn State -1.5
Confidence Pick ATS: Penn State

18 SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl
Florida vs Oregon State
Current Line: Oregon State -7.5
Confidence Pick ATS: Florida

17 ReliaQuest Bowl
Illinois vs Mississippi State
Current Line: Mississippi State -1.5
Confidence Pick ATS: Illinois

16 Duke’s Mayo Bowl
Maryland vs NC State
Current Line: Maryland -2.5
Confidence Pick ATS: NC State

15 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Eastern Michigan vs San Jose State
Current Line: San Jose State -4.5
Confidence Pick ATS: San Jose State

14 New Mexico Bowl
SMU vs BYU
Current Line: SMU -2.5
Confidence Pick ATS: BYU

13 Myrtle Beach Bowl
UConn vs Marshall
Current Line: Marshall -9.5
Confidence Pick ATS: UConn

12 TransPerfect Music City Bowl
Iowa vs Kentucky
Current Line: Kentucky -3.5
Confidence Pick ATS: Iowa

11 Union Home Gasparilla Bowl
Missouri vs Wake Forest
Current Line: Wake Forest -1.5
Confidence Pick ATS: Missouri

10 Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl
Fresno State vs Washington State
Current Line: Washington State -4
Confidence Pick ATS: Washington State

9 Wasabi Fenway Bowl
Louisville vs Cincinnati
Current Line: Cincinnati -1.5
Confidence Pick ATS: Louisville

8 RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl
Toledo vs Liberty
Current Line: Toledo -1.5
Confidence Pick ATS: Liberty

7 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl
UCLA vs Pitt
Current Line: UCLA -3.5
Confidence Pick ATS: Pitt

6 Cricket Celebration Bowl
North Carolina Central vs Jackson State
Current Line: Jackson State -12
Confidence Pick ATS: NC Central

5 LendingTree Bowl
Rice vs Southern Miss
Current Line: Southern Miss -5.5
Confidence Pick ATS: Southern Miss

4 Easyport Hawaii Bowl
San Diego State vs Middle Tennessee
Current Line: San Diego State -1.5
Confidence Pick ATS: San Diego State

3 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Georgia vs Ohio State
Actual Line: Georgia -6.5
Confidence Pick ATS: Ohio State

2 TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
Notre Dame vs South Carolina
Current Line: Notre Dame -4.5
Confidence Pick ATS: South Carolina

1 Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
USC vs Tulane
Current Line: Tulane -1.5
Confidence Pick ATS: Tulane

Confidence Bowl Picks Straight Up

NEXT: Bowl Game Confidence Pool Picks: Straight Up

Bowl Game Confidence Pool Picks: Straight Up

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42 Vrbo Fiesta Bowl
Michigan vs TCU
Current Line: Michigan -9.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: Michigan

41 Frisco Bowl
Boise State vs North Texas
Current Line: Boise State -7.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: Boise State

40 Birmingham Bowl
East Carolina vs Coastal Carolina
Current Line: East Carolina -7.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: East Carolina

39 Pinstripe Bowl
Syracuse vs Minnesota
Current Line: Minnesota -6.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: Minnesota

38 Cheez-It Citrus Bowl
LSU vs Purdue
Current Line: LSU -6.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: LSU

37 Camellia Bowl
Buffalo vs Georgia Southern
Current Line: Georgia Southern -4.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: Georgia Southern

36 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl
Houston vs Louisiana
Current Line: Houston -3.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: Houston

35 Allstate Sugar Bowl
Alabama vs Kansas State
Current Line: Alabama -4.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: Alabama

34 Myrtle Beach Bowl
UConn vs Marshall
Current Line: Marshall -9.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: Marshall

33 Cricket Celebration Bowl
North Carolina Central vs Jackson State
Current Line: Jackson State -12
Confidence Pick Straight Up: Jackson State

32 AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Kansas vs Arkansas
Current Line: Arkansas -4.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: Arkansas

31 SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
Memphis vs Utah State
Current Line: Memphis -10.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: Memphis

30 Quick Lane Bowl
Bowling Green vs New Mexico State
Current Line: New Mexico State -1.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: Bowling Green

29 San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl
Oregon vs North Carolina
Current Line: Oregon -9.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: Oregon

28 Cheez-It Bowl
Florida State vs Oklahoma
Current Line: Florida State -7.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: Florida State

27 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
South Alabama vs WKU
Current Line: South Alabama -2.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: South Alabama

26 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Air Force vs Baylor
Current Line: Baylor -6.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: Baylor

25 TaxAct Texas Bowl
Texas Tech vs Ole Miss
Current Line: Ole Miss -3
Confidence Pick Straight Up: Ole Miss

24 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Georgia vs Ohio State
Current Line: Georgia -6.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: Georgia

23 Guaranteed Rate Bowl
Wisconsin vs Oklahoma State
Current Line: Wisconsin -2.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: Oklahoma State

22 HomeTown Lenders Bahamas Bowl
UAB vs Miami University
Current Line: UAB -11.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: UAB

21 Military Bowl
Duke vs UCF
Current Line: UCF -3.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: Duke

20 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Eastern Michigan vs San Jose State
Current Line: San Jose State -4.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: San Jose State

19 LendingTree Bowl
Rice vs Southern Miss
Current Line: Southern Miss -5.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: Southern Miss

18 SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl
Florida vs Oregon State
Current Line: Oregon State -7.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: Oregon State

17 Valero Alamo Bowl
Texas vs Washington
Current Line: Texas -3.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: Washington

16 ReliaQuest Bowl
Illinois vs Mississippi State
Current Line: Mississippi State -1.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: Illinois

15 Rose Bowl
Penn State vs Utah
Current Line: Penn State -1.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: Penn State

14 Duke’s Mayo Bowl
Maryland vs NC State
Current Line: Maryland -2.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: NC State

13 New Mexico Bowl
SMU vs BYU
Current Line: SMU -2.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: BYU

12 Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl
Fresno State vs Washington State
Current Line: Washington State -4
Confidence Pick Straight Up: Washington State

11 Union Home Gasparilla Bowl
Missouri vs Wake Forest
Current Line: Wake Forest -1.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: Missouri

10 Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl
Ohio vs Wyoming
Current Line: Ohio -2.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: Ohio

9 Wasabi Fenway Bowl
Louisville vs Cincinnati
Current Line: Cincinnati -1.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: Louisville

8 RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl
Toledo vs Liberty
Current Line: Toledo -1.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: Liberty

7 Duluth Trading Cure Bowl
Troy vs UTSA
Current Line: Troy -2.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: UTSA

6 Capital One Orange Bowl
Tennessee vs Clemson
Current Line: Clemson -4.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: Clemson

5 Easyport Hawaii Bowl
San Diego State vs Middle Tennessee
Current Line: San Diego State -1.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: San Diego State

4 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl
UCLA vs Pitt
Current Line: UCLA -3.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: Pitt

3 TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
Notre Dame vs South Carolina
Current Line: Notre Dame -4.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: South Carolina

2 TransPerfect Music City Bowl
Iowa vs Kentucky
Current Line: Kentucky -3.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: Iowa

1 Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
USC vs Tulane
Current Line: Tulane -1.5
Confidence Pick Straight Up: Tulane

Confidence Bowl Picks ATS

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