With the bowl schedule being finalized late Sunday night, gamblers everywhere were eagerly anticipating the release of the point spreads in Las Vegas.
The lines don't necessarily have to be used for wagering purposes either—it's a good indicator of which games will be the closest and most competitive.
For example, four of the five BCS games have lines that are three points or less. In games like that, it's virtually a coin-flip trying to determine who will come out on top.
Each game will have its own unique and compelling storyline, but it will be tougher to predict the outcome of a few certain games than others. So let's go through each bowl game and make some early predictions—not necessarily who will win but who will cover the Vegas lines.
Starting with the first bowl game...