College Football Bowl Picks and Bets for January 1

College Football Bowl Picks and Bets for January 1

The New Year’s Day Bowls are here! It’s one of the best sports days of the year. Here are five college football bowl picks and bets for January 1.

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College Football Bowl Picks and Bets for January 1

ReliaQuest Bowl: LSU vs. Wisconsin

12:00 pm on ESPN2

Wisconsin and LSU to stay UNDER the 56-point total

Heisman winner Jayden Daniels will be sitting this one out – which would have been the only reason to bet the over here. Wisconsin games have gone under four of the last five. 56 points is too high – take the under.

Citrus Bowl: Tennessee vs. Iowa

1:00 pm on ABC

Tennessee and Iowa to stay UNDER the 36-point total

Betting the under on Iowa games has made bettors money all year long – why stop now? There are reasons on the other side of the ball to be the under here as well. Tennessee will be starting a backup quarterback in his first game. For a team that’s been underperforming all year – this shouldn’t make them any better.

Fiesta Bowl: Oregon vs. Liberty

1:00 pm on ESPN

Oregon to COVER the -16.5 point spread over Liberty

Bo Nix will be playing his final college football game here in the Fiesta Bowl. Oregon has blown out opponents better than Liberty all year – there’s no reason not to expect them to do the same here. Expect the Ducks to play to the end here to cap off Bo’s illustrious college football career.

Rose Bowl: Michigan vs. Alabama

5:00 pm on ESPN

Michigan to WIN (-120)

This is a matchup of probably the two best teams in the country. The winner here will certainly be the favorite in the national championship game. Take the Wolverines here – they’ve been playing on a different level all year throughout the accusations leveled at the program. Milroe should lead the Crimson Tide in a good fight, but it won’t be enough.

Sugar Bowl: Texas vs. Washington

8:45 pm on ESPN

Washington to WIN (+158)

It feels like the public, including the betting public, has been discounting the Huskies all year. This team has no blemishes on their resume. Getting plus money here is the best bet to take. This is Michael Penix’s last chance to make a case for his draft stock and cement his college football legacy – he shouldn’t be expected to disappoint.

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