Bowl Games 2021-22 Printable Schedule, Latest Odds and Picks for Every Matchup

Kristopher Knox@@kris_knoxFeatured ColumnistDecember 7, 2021

Bowl Games 2021-22 Printable Schedule, Latest Odds and Picks for Every Matchup

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    The college football championship week was filled with its fair share of surprises. Baylor knocked off Oklahoma State in the Big 12 title game, while Alabama dominated top-ranked Georgia in the SEC Championship.

    This made for a relatively easy decision-making process for the College Football Playoff (CFP) selection committee. The top four teams stayed in the top four with a little shuffling. Alabama moved to no. 1, with Georgia dropping to No. 3—thus avoiding an immediate rematch. Michigan and Cincinnati are in at No. 2 and No. 4, respectively.

    Of course, this past week also shook up the non-CFP bowl picture. Oklahoma State, for example, fell to No. 9 and will now face fifth-ranked Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl.

    Here, we'll dive into the full bowl schedule and examine the CFP race. A printable bowl schedule listing every upcoming game and broadcast information can be found at NCAA.com. Below, you'll find a look at the schedule with odds and predicted winners in bold. 

    All odds via DraftKings

Non-CFB Bowl Schedule, Odds, Predictions

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    Friday, December 17

    Bahamas Bowl: Middle Tennessee (+10) vs. Toledo

    Cure Bowl: Northern Illinois (+10) vs. Coastal Carolina

      

    Saturday, December 18

    Boca Raton Bowl: Appalachian State (-2.5) vs. Western Kentucky

    Celebration Bowl: Jackson State (n/a) vs. South Carolina State

    New Mexico Bowl: Fresno State (-11) vs. UTEP

    Independence Bowl: No. 13 BYU (-7) vs. UAB

    LendingTree Bowl: Eastern Michigan (+8.5) vs. Liberty

    LA Bowl: Oregon State (-7) vs. Utah State

    New Orleans Bowl: No. 23 Louisiana (-6) vs. Marshall

      

    Monday, December 20

    Myrtle Beach Bowl: Tulsa (-9.5) vs. Old Dominion

      

    Tuesday, December 21

    Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Kent State (+3) vs. Wyoming

    Frisco Bowl: No. 24 San Diego State (+2.5) vs. UTSA

      

    Wednesday, December 22

    Armed Forces Bowl: Missouri (+3.5) vs. Army

      

    Thursday, December 23

    Frisco Football Classic: Miami (Ohio) (-3.5) vs. North Texas

    Gasparilla Bowl: Florida (-7.5) vs. UCF

      

    Friday, December 24

    Hawai'i Bowl: Memphis (-3) vs. Hawai'i

      

    Saturday, December 25

    Camellia Bowl: Ball State (+4.5) vs. Georgia State

      

    Monday, December 27

    Quick Lane Bowl: Western Michigan (+1) vs. Nevada

    Military Bowl: East Carolina (+3.5) vs. Boston College

      

    Tuesday, December 28

    Birmingham Bowl: No. 20 Houston (+3) vs. Auburn

    First Responder Bowl: Air Force (+1.5) vs. Louisville

    Liberty Bowl: Texas Tech (+8) vs. Mississippi State

    Holiday Bowl: No. 18 North Carolina State (-1) vs. UCLA

    Guaranteed Rate Bowl: Minnesota (-4) vs. West Virginia

      

    Wednesday, December 29

    Fenway Bowl: Virginia (-1) vs. SMU

    Pinstripe Bowl: Virginia Tech (-1) vs. Maryland

    Cheez-It Bowl: No. 19 Clemson (-1) vs. Iowa State

    Alamo Bowl: No. 14 Oregon (+4.5) vs. No. 16 Oklahoma

      

    Thursday, December 30

    Duke's Mayo Bowl: North Carolina (-7.5) vs. South Carolina

    Music City Bowl: Tennessee (-3.5) vs. Purdue

    Peach Bowl: No. 10 Michigan State (+3.5) vs. No. 12 Pittsburgh

    Las Vegas Bowl: Wisconsin (-7) vs. Arizona State

      

    Friday, December 31

    Gator Bowl: No. 17 Wake Forest (+6.5) vs. No. 25 Texas A&M

    Sun Bowl: Washington State (+2.5) vs. Miami (FL)

    Arizona Bowl: Central Michigan (+9.5) vs. Boise State

      

    Saturday, January 1

    Outback Bowl: No. 21 Arkansas (+3) vs. Penn State

    Citrus Bowl: No. 15 Iowa (+2.5) vs. No. 22 Kentucky

    Fiesta Bowl: No. 5 Notre Dame (-2) vs. No. 9 Oklahoma State

    Rose Bowl No. 6 Ohio State (-6.5) vs. No. 11 Utah

    Sugar Bowl: No. 7 Baylor (-1.5) vs. No. 8 Ole Miss

      

    Tuesday, January 4

    Texas Bowl: Kansas State (+2.5) vs. LSU

College Football Playoff

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    Friday, December 31

    Cotton Bowl Classic: No. 1 Alabama (-13.5) vs. No. 4 Cincinnati

    Orange Bowl: No. 2 Michigan (+7.5) vs. No. 3 Georgia

      

    Monday, January 10

    College Football Playoff National Championship Game

      

    It would be foolish to discount any of the final four teams this year, but one of them is not like the other. The fourth-ranked Bearcats are the first true Cinderella story we've had during the CFP era. Cincinnati is undefeated and won't be intimidated by what is viewed as superior competition.

    "I told [the players] upstairs afterward they can say what they like to say, we let our play speak for us," head coach Luke Fickell said, per ESPN's Andrea Adelson.

    Can the Bearcats knock off an Alabama team that just ran roughshod over Georgia? Perhaps not, but fans should be treated to a tighter game than they might expect. Cincinnati, after all, won by 11 against a very good Notre Dame squad back in October. That was the only loss by the fifth-ranked Irish and the reason why Notre Dame isn't in this year's playoffs.

    I'd expect the Crimson Tide to advance, but it may not cover.

    An argument could be made that Georgia should have fallen behind the undefeated Bearcats, but that would have set up an early rematch between Alabama and the Bulldogs. Moving Georgia to No. 3 means we get a non-conference showdown between the Bulldogs and the Wolverines.

    Georgia is currently favored by more than a touchdown, but at this point, it's hard to pick against Michigan against any opponent. The Wolverines' only loss came in a tight game against Michigan State, and Michigan has continued to find an offensive rhythm as the season has progressed.

    This is a Wolverines squad that smoked the then-second-ranked Buckeyes on Thanksgiving weekend and then avoided a trap against Iowa in the Big Ten title game.

    After Alabama blasted Georgia in the SEC Championship, the Wolverines probably feel that they should be the No. 1 team in the country. Expect an angry Michigan team to roll into the Orange Bowl and to come out with a close—perhaps an overtime—win.

       


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