Create FREE Account

Last Updated Dec 22, 2021, 15:39 PM

College Bowl Confidence Pool Picks

Bowl season is officially here, as our college football handicappers are ready to spread holiday cheer with Bowl Game Confidence Pool Picks! For those unfamiliar, Confidence Pools are a very popular style of betting on the College Football Bowl Games. There are 42 bowl games (excluding the Celebration Bowl and the CFP National Championship game).

With 42 total games to pick from, bettors select each pick with a 'Confidence Pick' as well. A Confidence Pick can be any number between 1-42, but you can only use each number one time. If a bettor is most confident in a pick, then the bettor will select '42' in order to win 42 points if the pick is correct. If the bettor is least confident in a pick, the bettor will put a '1' next to the pick. The Confidence Pick Totals are then tallied up, and the highest score wins.

Our expert handicappers have submitted their Confidence Picks for this year's Bowl Games, which we have ranked below! Rankings are determined by the Confidence Rating, which was calculated by averaging the our handicappers Confidence Picks for each Bowl Game.

All picks selected are also against the spread (ATS) - with opening odds that can be found with our line movements on our matchups pages.

42 - North Carolina Tar Heels (-8.5)

  • Bowl Game: Duke's Mayo Bowl
  • Date: Thursday, December 30, 2021
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Venue: Bank of America Stadium
  • Confidence Rating: UNC +34.75

41 - West Virginia (+4)

  • Bowl Game: Guaranteed Rate Bowl
  • Date: Tuesday, December 28, 2021
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 10:15 p.m.
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Venue: Chase Field
  • Confidence Rating: WVU +28

40 - Miami-Florida (-2.5)

  • Bowl Game: Sun Bowl
  • Date: Friday, December 31, 2021
  • Network-Time: CBS - 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: El Paso, Texas
  • Venue: Sun Bowl
  • Confidence Rating: Mia-Fl. +27

39 - Iowa State (-1.5)

  • Bowl Game: Cheez-It Bowl
  • Date: Wednesday, December 29, 2021
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 5:45 p.m.
  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Venue: Camping World Stadium
  • Confidence Rating: Iowa State +21.3

38 - Boise State (-8.5)

  • Bowl Game: Arizona Bowl
  • Date: Friday, December 31, 2021
  • Network-Time: Barstool Sports - 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Tucson, Arizona
  • Venue: Arizona Stadium
  • Confidence Rating: Boise State +19.75

37 - LSU (+1)

  • Bowl Game: Texas Bowl
  • Date: Tuesday, January 4, 2022
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 9:00 p.m.
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Venue: NRG Stadium
  • Confidence Rating: LSU +18

36 - Boston College (-3)

  • Bowl Game: Military Bowl
  • Date: Monday, December 27, 2021
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 2:30 p.m.
  • Location: Annapolis, Maryland
  • Venue: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Confidence Rating: BC +17

35 - Oregon State (-7)

  • Bowl Game: L.A. Bowl
  • Date: Saturday, December 18, 2021
  • Network-Time: ABC - 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Inglewood, California
  • Venue: SoFi Stadium
  • Confidence Rating: Oregon St. +16.33

34 - Liberty (-9)

  • Bowl Game: LendingTree Bowl
  • Date: Saturday, December 18, 2021
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 5:45 p.m.
  • Location: Mobile, Alabama
  • Venue: Hancock Whitney Stadium
  • Confidence Rating: Liberty +16.25

33 - Florida (-6.5)

  • Bowl Game: Gasparilla Bowl
  • Date: Thursday, December 23, 2021
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Tampa, Florida
  • Venue: Raymond James Stadium
  • Confidence Rating: Florida +13

32 - Penn State (-2.5)

  • Bowl Game: Outback Bowl
  • Date: Saturday, January 1, 2022
  • Network-Time: ESPN2 - 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Tampa, Florida
  • Venue: Raymond James Stadium
  • Confidence Rating: Penn State +13

31 - San Diego State (+2.5)

  • Bowl Game: Frisco Bowl
  • Date: Tuesday, December 21, 2021
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Frisco, Texas
  • Venue: Toyota Stadium
  • Confidence Rating: San Diego State +13

30 - Baylor (-1.5)

  • Bowl Game: Sugar Bowl
  • Date: Saturday, January 1, 2022
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 8:45 p.m.
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Venue: Caesars Superdome
  • Confidence Rating: Baylor +13

29 - Louisiana (-5.5)

  • Bowl Game: New Orleans Bowl
  • Date: Saturday, December 18, 2021
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 9:15 p.m.
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Venue: Caesars Superdome
  • Confidence Rating: Louisiana +13

28 - Toledo (-10.5)

  • Bowl Game: Bahamas Bowl
  • Date: Friday, December 17, 2021
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Nassau, Bahamas
  • Venue: Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium
  • Confidence Rating: Toledo +11.75

27 - Coastal Carolina (-10.5)

  • Bowl Game: Cure Bowl
  • Date: Friday, December 17, 2021
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Venue: Exploria Stadium
  • Confidence Rating: Coastal Carolina +11.5

26 - Army (-3.5)

  • Bowl Game: Armed Forces Bowl
  • Date: Wednesday, December 22, 2021
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Texas
  • Venue: Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Confidence Rating: Army +11.5

25 - Virginia Tech (+1)

  • Bowl Game: Pinstripe Bowl
  • Date: Wednesday, December 29, 2021
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 2:15 p.m.
  • Location: Bronx, New York
  • Venue: Yankee Stadium
  • Confidence Rating: Virginia Tech +10.5

24 - Tulsa (-9.5)

  • Bowl Game: Myrtle Beach Bowl
  • Date: Monday, December 20, 2021
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 2:30 p.m.
  • Location: Conway, South Carolina
  • Venue: Brooks Stadium
  • Confidence Rating: Tulsa +10

23 - Auburn (-3)

  • Bowl Game: Birmingham Bowl
  • Date: Tuesday, December 28, 2021
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Birmingham, Alabama
  • Venue: Protective Stadium
  • Confidence Rating: Auburn +9

22 - Wisconsin (-7)

  • Bowl Game: Las Vegas Bowl
  • Date: Thursday, December 30, 2021
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 10:30 p.m.
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Venue: Allegiant Stadium
  • Confidence Rating: Wisconsin +7.5

21 - N.C. State (-1.5)

  • Bowl Game: Holiday Bowl
  • Date: Tuesday, December 28, 2021
  • Network-Time: FOX - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: San Diego, California
  • Venue: Petco Park
  • Confidence Rating: N.C. State +7.5

20 - Tennessee (-4)

  • Bowl Game: Music City Bowl
  • Date: Thursday, December 30, 2021
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Venue: Nissan Stadium
  • Confidence Rating: Tennessee +7

19 - Mississippi State (-8.5)

  • Bowl Game: Liberty Bowl
  • Date: Tuesday, December 28, 2021
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 6:45 p.m.
  • Location: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Venue: Liberty Bowl Stadium
  • Confidence Rating: Mississippi State +5

18 - Wake Forest (+5)

  • Bowl Game: Gator Bowl
  • Date: Friday, December 31, 2021
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: Jacksonville, Florida
  • Venue: TIAA Bank Field
  • Confidence Rating: Wake Forest +4.5

17 - Iowa (+2.5)

  • Bowl Game: Citrus Bowl
  • Date: Saturday, January 1, 2022
  • Network-Time: ABC - 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Venue: Camping World Stadium
  • Confidence Rating: Iowa +3

16 - Michigan (+7.5)

  • Bowl Game: Orange Bowl
  • Date: Friday, December 31, 2021
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Miami Gardens, Florida
  • Venue: Hard Rock Stadium
  • Confidence Rating: Michigan +3

15 - Ball State (+4.5)

  • Bowl Game: Cameilla Bowl
  • Date: Saturday, December 25, 2021
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 2:30 p.m.
  • Location: Montgomery, Alabama
  • Venue: Cramton Bowl Stadium
  • Confidence Rating: Ball State +2.5

14 - UTEP (+11.5)

  • Bowl Game: New Mexico Bowl
  • Date: Saturday, December 18, 2021
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 2:15 p.m.
  • Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Venue: University Stadium
  • Confidence Rating: UTEP +2.5

13 - Pittsburgh (+1.5)

  • Bowl Game: Peach Bowl
  • Date: Thursday, December 30, 2021
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
  • Confidence Rating: Pittsburgh +2.33

12 - Nevada (+3)

  • Bowl Game: Quick Lane Bowl
  • Date: Monday, December 27, 2021
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Venue: Ford Field
  • Confidence Rating: Nevada +2.3

11 - SMU (+2.5)

  • Bowl Game: Fenway Bowl
  • Date: Wednesday, December 29, 2021
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Venue: Fenway Park
  • Confidence Rating: SMU +2

10 - Cincinnati (+13.5)

  • Bowl Game: Cotton Bowl
  • Date: Friday, December 31, 2021
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Arlington, Texas
  • Venue: AT&T Stadium
  • Confidence Rating: Cincinnati +1

9 - Miami-Ohio (-3)

  • Bowl Game: Frisco Football Classic
  • Date: Thursday, December 23, 2021
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Frisco, Texas
  • Venue: Toyota Stadium
  • Confidence Rating: Miami-Ohio +0.6

8 - Oklahoma State (+2.5)

  • Bowl Game: Fiesta Bowl
  • Date: Saturday, January 1, 2022
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Glendale, Arizona
  • Venue: State Farm Stadium
  • Confidence Rating: Oklahoma State +0.5

7 - BYU (-7)

  • Bowl Game: Independence Bowl
  • Date: Saturday, December 18, 2021
  • Network-Time: ABC - 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Venue: Independence Stadium
  • Confidence Rating: BYU -0.4

6 - Utah (+6.5)

  • Bowl Game: Rose Bowl
  • Date: Saturday, January 1, 2022
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Pasadena, California
  • Venue: Rose Bowl
  • Confidence Rating: Utah -7.3

5 - Hawaii (+7.5)

  • Bowl Game: Hawaii Bowl
  • Date: Friday, December 24, 2021
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Venue: Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex
  • Confidence Rating: Hawaii -9

4 - Kent State (+3)

  • Bowl Game: Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
  • Date: Tuesday, December 21, 2021
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Boise, Idaho
  • Venue: Albertsons Stadium
  • Confidence Rating: Kent State -11.33

3 - Air Force (+1.5)

  • Bowl Game: First Responder Bowl
  • Date: Tuesday, December 28, 2021
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 3:15 p.m.
  • Location: Dallas, Texas
  • Venue: Gerald J. Ford Stadium
  • Confidence Rating: Air Force -14.66

2 - Oklahoma (-4.5)

  • Bowl Game: Alamo Bowl
  • Date: Wednesday, December 29, 2021
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 9:15 p.m.
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas
  • Venue: Alamodome
  • Confidence Rating: Oklahoma -23

1 - Appalachian State (-3)

  • Bowl Game: Boca Raton Bowl
  • Date: Saturday, December 18, 2021
  • Network-Time: ESPN - 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: Boca Raton, Florida
  • Venue: FAU Stadium
  • Confidence Rating: Split 0.00


We may be compensated by the company links provided on this page. Read more

NCAAF News