Lines released on all 35 bowl games

David Payne Purdum
Like it or not, we have a rematch in the BCS National Championship Game.

But more importantly we also have pointspreads on 35 glorious-to-bet bowl games and you can check them out here.

The Las Vegas Wynn, like it has been all year, was first to release spreads on the entire bowl slate. John Avello, sportsbook director at the Wynn, posted the numbers around 11 a.m. Vegas time. Offshore book followed shortly after and had a few differences.

The line on the January 9 National Championship Game can be found anywhere from LSU -2.5 at the Wynn to Pick ‘em at the offshore sportsbook Several other prominent offshore books had the Tigers as 1-point favorites. even had Alabama listed as a 1-point favorite. The total is up at 40 at the majority of shops.

The biggest discrepancy between offshore and Vegas may have been on the Sugar Bowl between Virginia Tech and Michigan. Avello made the Hokies 3-point favorites Sunday night, but most books had Michigan as the favorite by Monday morning.

The Insight Bowl between Oklahoma and Iowa featured the largest bowl line. The Sooners opened as 16-point favorites over the Hawkeyes.

Other eyecatchers include: Houston (-9) vs. Penn State in TicketCity Bowl; Georgia (-2) vs. Michigan State in Outback Bowl; Arkansas (-8.5) vs. Kansas State in Cotton Bowl, and Nebraska (-1) vs. South Carolina in the Capital One Bowl.

Seventeen of the 35 bowls opened with spreads at 3 or less, including a handful of Pick ‘em games like Auburn-Virginia in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Only five had double-digit lines.

Complete Bowl Lineup
(Opening lines from Las Vegas Wynn).

Saturday, Dec. 17               
New Mexico Bowl: Temple (-6) vs. Wyoming, 2 p.m.               
Idaho Potato Bowl: Utah State vs. Ohio (-2), 5:30 p.m.               
New Orleans Bowl: Louisiana-Lafayette vs. San Diego State (-4.5), 9 p.m.               
Tuesday, Dec. 20               
Beef O'Brady's: Florida International (-5) vs. Marshall, 8 p.m.               
Wednesday, Dec. 21               
Poinsettia Bowl: TCU (-12.5) vs. Louisiana Tech, 8 p.m.               
Thursday, Dec. 22               
 MAACO Las Vegas Bowl: Boise State (-13.5) vs. Arizona State, 8 p.m.               

Saturday, Dec. 24               
Hawaii Bowl: So. Miss (-5.5) vs. Nevada , 8 p.m.               

Monday, Dec. 26               
Independence Bowl: Missouri (-3.5) vs. N. Carolina, 5 p.m.               
Tuesday, Dec. 27               
Little Caesars Bowl: Purdue vs. W. Michigan (-1), 4:30 p.m.               
Belk Bowl: Louisville vs. N. Carolina State (PK), 8 p.m.               
Wed., Dec. 28               
Military Bowl: Air Force vs. Toledo (PK), 4:30 p.m.               
Holiday Bowl: Texas (-3) vs. California, 4:30 p.m.               
Thursday, Dec. 29               
Champs Sports Bowl: Florida State (-2.5) vs. Notre Dame, 5:30 p.m.               
Alamo Bowl: Baylor (-10) vs. Washington, 9 p.m.               

Friday, Dec. 30               
Armed Forces Bowl: BYU (-1.5) vs. Tulsa, 12 p.m.               
Pinstripe Bowl: Rutgers (-2.5) vs. Iowa State, 3:20 p.m.               
Music City Bowl: Miss State (-7) vs. Wake Forest, 8:40 p.m.               
Insight Bowl: Oklahoma (-16) vs. Iowa, 10 p.m.               
Saturday, Dec. 31               
Meineke Car Care Bowl: Texas A&M (-11) vs. Northwestern, 12 p.m.               
Sun Bowl: Georgia Tech (-3.5) vs. Utah, 2 p.m.               
Liberty Bowl: Vanderbilt (-2) vs. Cincinnati, 3:30 p.m.               
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: UCLA vs. Illinois (-1.5), 3:30 p.m.               
Chick-fil-A Bowl: Auburn (PK) vs. Virginia, 7:30 p.m.               
Monday, Jan 2               
TicketCity Bowl: Penn State at Houston (-9), 12 p.m.               
Outback Bowl: Michigan St vs. Georgia (-2), 1 p.m.               
Capital One Bowl: Nebraska (-1) vs. South Carolina, 1 p.m.               
Gator Bowl: Ohio State vs. Florida (-1.5), 1 p.m.               
Rose Bowl: Wisconsin vs. Oregon (-6.5), 5 p.m.               
Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma State (-3.5) vs. Stanford, 8:30 p.m.               
Tuesday, Jan. 3               
Sugar Bowl: Virginia Tech vs. Michigan (-1.5, 53), 8:30 p.m.               
Wednesday, Jan. 4               
Orange Bowl: West Virginia vs. Clemson (-3.5, 58.5), 8:30 p.m.               
Friday, Jan. 6               
Cotton Bowl: Arkansas (-8.5) vs Kansas State, 8 p.m.               
Saturday, Jan. 7 
BBVA Compass Bowl: Pitt (-7) vs. SMU, 1 p.m.               
Sunday, Jan. 8               
Go Bowl: Arkansas State (-1) vs. Northern Illinois, 9 p.m.               
Monday, Jan. 9               
BCS National Championship Game: LSU (-1, 40) vs. Alabama, 8:30 p.m.               

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Posted by bostonsoccerpik
5 years ago

Hi everyone 8 champions league matches today, and I have my picks up for everyone to look at on the blog. Go to and check them out, let's all make some money

Posted by earthWake
5 years ago

Thanks a lot David Payne. Can Not wait to pound Houston and Southern Miss

Posted by tmurda666
5 years ago

lsu national champs...

Posted by moegreene
5 years ago

I'm really looking forward to the Rose, Fiesta and Sugar bowls and probably will be for at least another 2 weeks. Then the holidays roll around followed by new years and by the time these games are played I will have forgotten all about college football and most of these players will be in the shape I'm in after the holidays.......ROUND!!! Maybe the season should start later or be extended with less time between the conference championship and the REAL bowl games, sure we'll all watch but wouldn't it make sense to play these games closer together?

Posted by mydogmoe
5 years ago

Actually these games look very competitve. Ok State fans have no one to blame but thenselves for the present BCS mess. There should be a 4 team playoff and their team would have been seeded #3 and played Bama in a semi-final game with LSU playing Stanford. Their commissioner and the Big 10s were satisfied with the status quo and wouldn't budge. Really doesn't matter. Bama and LSU would still be playing in the championship minus all the bitching...

Posted by David_Payne
5 years ago

FYI: Multiple sportsbooks have said they will be posting spreads on all 35 bowl games this afternoon. I'll post ASAP.

Posted by big75dog75
5 years ago

OH BOY, ANOTHER 9-6 GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by tooez
5 years ago

You have Ohio St playing Utah St on Dec. 13th and Ohio St playing Florida on Jan 2nd...

Posted by tep
5 years ago

Add Temple plays Wyoming not Ohio

Posted by David_Payne
5 years ago

My bad, guys. Fixed.
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Posted by moegreene
5 years ago

"I'm really looking forward to the Rose, Fiesta and Sugar bowls and probably will be for at least another 2 weeks. Then the holidays roll around followed by new years and by the time these games are played I will have forgotten all about college footb..."