Sample of our 2012 college football bowls betting picks

About Our Bowl Betting Picks

Our algorithmic college bowl picks are driven by objective computer models that analyze millions of historical data points.

2016 was a great season for our top-rated college football game winner and betting picks. Among the highlights:

  • 3-star rated point spread picks 30-22-1 (58%) vs. game day lines (data)
  • 3-star rated totals picks 45-36 (56%) vs. game day lines (data)
  • Money line value picks 176-167-0 for +21.2 units of profit (data)
  • Game winner picks 532-187 (74%) for all games (data)

Our models use recent betting lines from Pinnacle Sports, and include confidence odds or a value score for every pick.

Point Spread Pick History (3-Star Picks)

During the 2016 college football regular season, our top-rated (3-star) picks against the point spread went 30-22-1 (58%) against game-day spreads from respected offshore sports book Pinnacle Sports.

We provide a point spread pick and confidence odds for every college football game between FBS teams. We also display point spread cover odds from three underlying algorithmic models that we use as inputs to our pick making process.

Day Status TR Pick Opp/Game Confidence Odds Similar Games Decision Tree Power Rating
8/26 Wrong 291 California -20.5 vs Hawaii 57.5% CAL 50.5% HAW 54.4% CAL +10.9
9/3 Wrong 155 Hawaii +40.0 at Michigan 57.5% MICH 52.7% HAW 52.1% HAW +3.1
9/3 Right 192 Washington -26.0 vs Rutgers 56.4% WASH 50.6% RUTG 50.6% RUTG +11.3
9/3 Right 157 Miami (OH) +27.5 at Iowa 55.1% IOWA 55.9% MIOH 50.3% MIOH +3.9
9/3 Wrong 199 Fresno St +28.5 at Nebraska 57.5% FRES 55.4% FRES 52.3% FRES +4.2
9/10 Right 335 Troy +34.5 at Clemson 57.5% CLEM 56.3% CLEM 55.8% TROY +3.8
9/10 Wrong 333 Tulsa +28.5 at Ohio State 57.5% TULS 53.0% OHST 51.8% TULS +4.0
9/10 Right 354 Notre Dame -28.0 vs Nevada 57.5% NDAM 53.4% NDAM 51.1% NEV +10.3
9/10 Right 330 Wisconsin -22.5 vs Akron 57.5% WISC 53.6% AKR 55.1% AKR +6.2
9/10 Wrong 355 Idaho +37.5 at Washington 57.5% WASH 50.8% WASH 54.3% IDHO +8.0
9/10 Right 344 Texas -31.0 vs TX El Paso 55.7% TEX 55.3% UTEP 51.8% UTEP +9.8
9/10 Right 346 Auburn -21.0 vs Arkansas St 55.8% AUB 61.4% AUB 52.1% ARST +4.7
9/10 Wrong 388 UCLA -27.0 vs UNLV 57.5% UCLA 57.8% UCLA 53.4% UNLV +5.4
9/23 Wrong 306 S Methodist +21.5 vs TX Christian 57.2% SMU 54.6% SMU 51.9% SMU +7.7
9/24 Wrong 343 Charlotte +26.5 at Temple 57.5% CHAR 63.1% TEM 50.4% TEM +1.8
9/24 Wrong 356 Notre Dame -20.5 vs Duke 57.5% NDAM 52.3% NDAM 54.6% DUKE +0.7
9/29 Wrong 105 Connecticut +27.5 at Houston 57.5% HOU 52.9% CONN 52.4% HOU +5.0
10/1 Wrong 197 Baylor -17.0 at Iowa State 56.8% BAY 52.3% IAST 54.3% IAST +6.1
10/1 Wrong 191 Texas A&M -18.5 at S Carolina 56.8% SCAR 51.1% TXAM 51.1% TXAM +5.9
10/1 Right 213 Utah State +23.5 at Boise State 57.0% BSU 60.5% BSU 51.6% BSU +7.9
10/7 Right 311 Clemson -17.0 at Boston Col 56.3% CLEM 55.0% CLEM 54.7% CLEM +5.1
10/8 Right 334 Kansas +28.5 vs TX Christian 57.9% TCU 59.8% KANS 52.1% TCU +1.6
10/8 Wrong 353 Toledo -19.5 at E Michigan 55.9% EMCH 50.6% EMCH 51.6% TOL +1.1
10/15 Right 119 Bowling Grn +31.5 at Toledo 58.1% BGRN 58.1% BGRN 50.6% BGRN +3.9
10/15 Wrong 160 Houston -21.5 vs Tulsa 55.7% TULS 54.5% TULS 50.2% HOU +2.6
10/15 Right 152 LSU -24.5 vs S Mississippi 55.2% LSU 60.1% LSU 51.0% USM +3.2
10/22 Push 332 Kansas +24.0 vs Oklahoma St 56.4% KANS 52.5% OKST 51.6% KANS +7.4
10/22 Right 377 Oregon St +36.5 at Washington 57.5% WASH 50.8% WASH 51.4% ORST +6.0
10/22 Wrong 410 Utah State -19.0 vs Fresno St 56.9% UTST 54.4% UTST 51.0% UTST +0.4
10/29 Right 169 Northwestern +26.0 at Ohio State 57.5% NWST 53.0% NWST 54.8% NWST +13.4
10/29 Wrong 185 Rice +30.5 at LA Tech 55.5% LTEC 57.9% LTEC 55.9% RICE +8.3
11/5 Right 373 GA Southern +28.0 at Mississippi 57.4% MISS 61.8% MISS 53.8% GASO +10.3
11/5 Right 348 Michigan -30.5 vs Maryland 56.4% UMD 58.1% UMD 57.1% UMD +6.6
11/5 Wrong 358 S Mississippi -19.5 vs Charlotte 55.9% USM 52.1% CHAR 55.1% CHAR +6.0
11/5 Right 387 Florida Intl +33.0 at W Kentucky 60.4% FIU 51.7% WKEN 56.4% FIU +10.0
11/5 Right 398 San Diego St -20.0 vs Hawaii 57.5% HAW 54.3% HAW 52.7% HAW +6.9
11/12 Wrong 155 Miss State +28.5 at Alabama 57.5% ALA 50.1% MSST 50.7% MSST +3.0
11/12 Right 150 Arkansas St -18.5 vs N Mex State 55.5% ARST 57.8% NMSU 50.4% NMSU +3.9
11/12 Right 211 Tulane +24.5 at Houston 57.5% TULA 53.0% HOU 51.8% TULA +8.2
11/12 Right 213 Colorado -17.5 at Arizona 57.0% ARIZ 56.9% ARIZ 52.3% COL +1.1
11/19 Right 349 LA Lafayette +23.0 at Georgia 56.5% UGA 50.4% ULLA 55.3% ULLA +8.4
11/19 Right 346 BYU -28.5 vs U Mass 56.0% MASS 51.1% MASS 50.5% MASS +2.4
11/19 Right 398 Kansas +23.5 vs Texas 58.1% KANS 62.1% TEX 52.2% KANS +6.2
11/19 Wrong 356 Michigan -24.5 vs Indiana 56.8% MICH 59.4% IND 55.0% IND +2.6
11/19 Right 402 Tennessee -17.5 vs Missouri 56.6% TENN 53.8% TENN 50.1% MIZZ +2.8
11/19 Right 400 Wake Forest +23.5 vs Clemson 58.9% CLEM 50.4% WAKE 50.9% WAKE +9.4
11/25 Wrong 126 Tulsa -23.0 vs Cincinnati 57.5% TULS 63.0% TULS 52.6% TULS +0.8
11/26 Right 156 Northwestern -17.0 vs Illinois 57.5% ILL 53.5% NWST 51.4% ILL +0.3
11/26 Wrong 158 Indiana -21.0 vs Purdue 55.8% IND 50.9% PURD 51.0% PURD +7.7
11/26 Right 163 Kansas +26.0 at Kansas St 57.5% KSST 57.7% KANS 51.2% KANS +8.1
11/26 Right 185 App State -20.0 at N Mex State 55.5% APST 58.3% NMSU 51.8% NMSU +3.9
11/26 Right 146 Temple -21.5 vs E Carolina 57.5% TEM 64.8% ECAR 51.9% TEM +2.2
12/3 Wrong 308 W Virginia -17.5 vs Baylor 57.5% WVIR 57.1% WVIR 52.1% BAY +2.0