The Locksmith Makes His Bowl Picks

The Locksmith, following a 19-11 regular season against the spread, picks all 39 bowl games

After rewarding his followers with a profitable regular season with a 19-11 record against the spread, the Locksmith will now look to add to everyone’s bankroll by tabbing all 39 (FBS) bowl games against the spread.

This stuff used to be “for amusement purposes only” but since so many states now have legalized sports betting we know that’s no longer the case.

So here goes:

(All Times Eastern)

Saturday, Dec. 15

Cure Bowl

Time: 1:30 p.m.

TV: CBS Sports Network

Louisiana (7-6) vs. Tulane (6-6)

Locksmith’s Pick: Louisiana plus 3½

New Mexico Bowl

Time: 2 p.m.

TV: ESPN

North Texas (9-3) vs. Utah State (10-2)

Locksmith’s Pick: Utah State giving 9½

Las Vegas Bowl

Time: 3:30 p.m.

TV: ABC

Arizona State (7-5) vs. Fresno State (11-2)

Locksmith’s Pick: Arizona State plus 4

Camellia Bowl

Time: 5:30 p.m.

TV: ESPN

Eastern Michigan (7-5) vs. Georgia Southern (9-3)

Locksmith’s Pick: Georgia Southern giving 1½

New Orleans Bowl

Time: 9 p.m.

TV: ESPN

Middle Tennessee (8-5) vs. Appalachian State (10-2)

Locksmith’s Pick: Appalachian State giving 7

Tuesday, Dec. 18

Boca Raton Bowl

Time: 7 p.m.

TV: ESPN

Northern Illinois (8-5) vs. UAB (10-3)

Locksmith’s Pick: Northern Illinois taking 2½

Wednesday, Dec. 19

Frisco Bowl

Time: 8 p.m.

TV: ESPN

San Diego State (7-5) vs. Ohio (8-4)

Locksmith’s Pick: Ohio giving 3

Thursday, Dec. 20

Gasparilla Bowl

Time: 8 p.m.

TV: ESPN

South Florida (7-5) vs. Marshall (8-4)

Locksmith’s Pick: Marshall giving 2½

Friday, Dec. 21

Bahamas Bowl

Time: 12:30 p.m.

TV: ESPN

FIU (8-4) vs. Toledo (7-5)

Locksmith’s Pick: Toledo giving 5½

Potato Bowl

Time: 4 p.m.

TV: ESPN

Western Michigan (7-5) vs. BYU (6-6)

Locksmith’s pick: Western Michigan taking 12

Saturday, Dec. 22

Birmingham Bowl

Time: Noon

TV: ESPN

Wake Forest (6-6) vs. Memphis (8-5)

Locksmith’s Pick: Memphis giving 5

Armed Forces Bowl

Time: 3:30 p.m.

TV: ESPN

Houston (8-4) vs. Army (10-2)

Locksmith’s Pick: Army giving 2½

Dollar General Bowl

Time: 7 p.m.

TV: ESPN

Troy (9-3) vs. Buffalo (10-3)

Locksmith’s Pick: Buffalo giving 3

Hawai'i Bowl

Time: 10:30 p.m.

TV: ESPN

Louisiana Tech (7-5) vs. Hawai'i (8-5)

Locksmith’s Pick: Hawai’i giving 1

Wednesday, Dec. 26

First Responder Bowl

Time: 1:30 p.m.

TV: ESPN

Boston College (7-5) vs. Boise State (10-3)

Locksmith’s Pick: Boise State giving 3

Quick Lane Bowl

Time: 5:15 p.m**.**

TV: ESPN

Minnesota (6-6) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5)

Locksmith’s Pick: Georgia Tech giving 4

Cheez-It Bowl

Time: 9 p.m.

TV: ESPN

TCU (6-6) vs. Cal (7-5)

Locksmith’s Pick: Cal in a pick’em

Thursday, Dec. 27

Independence Bowl

Time: 1:30 p.m.

TV: ESPN

Duke (7-5) vs. Temple (8-4)

Locksmith’s Pick: Duke taking 3½

Pinstripe Bowl

Time: 5:15 p.m.

TV: ESPN

Wisconsin (7-5) vs. Miami (7-5)

Locksmith’s Pick: Wisconsin taking 4

Texas Bowl

Time: 9 p.m.

TV: ESPN

Baylor (6-6) vs. Vanderbilt (6-6)

Locksmith’s Pick: Vanderbilt giving 4

Friday, Dec. 28

Music City Bowl

Time: 1:30 p.m.

TV: ESPN

Purdue (6-6) vs. Auburn (7-5)

Locksmith’s Pick: Auburn giving 3½

Camping World Bowl

Time: 5:15 p.m.

TV: ESPN

Syracuse (9-3) vs. West Virginia (8-3)

Locksmith’s Pick: Syracuse taking 1½

Alamo Bowl

Time: 9 p.m.

TV: ESPN

Iowa State (8-4) vs. Washington State (10-2)

Locksmith’s Pick: Iowa State taking 3½

Saturday, Dec. 29

Peach Bowl

Time: Noon

TV: ESPN

Florida (9-3) vs. Michigan (10-2)

Locksmith’s Pick: Florida taking 7½

Belk Bowl

Time: Noon

TV: ABC

Virginia (7-5) vs. South Carolina (7-5)

Locksmith’s Pick: South Carolina giving 4

Arizona Bowl

Time: 1:15 p.m.

TV: CBS Sports Network

Nevada (7-5) vs. Arkansas State (8-4)

Locksmith’s Pick: Nevada taking 1½

Cotton Bowl Classic

Time: 4 p.m.

TV: ESPN

Notre Dame (12-0) vs. Clemson (13-0)

Locksmith’s Pick: Notre Dame taking 11½

Orange Bowl

Time: 8 p.m.

TV: ESPN

Oklahoma (12-1) vs. Alabama (13-0)

Locksmith’s Pick: Oklahoma taking 14

Monday, Dec. 31

Military Bowl

Time: Noon

TV: ESPN

Virginia Tech (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (10-2)

Locksmith’s Pick: Cincinnati giving 5

Sun Bowl

Time: 2 p.m.

TV: CBS

Pittsburgh (7-6) vs. Stanford (8-4)

Locksmith’s Pick: Pittsburgh taking 6½

Redbox Bowl

Time: 3 p.m.

TV: FOX

Michigan State (7-5) vs. Oregon (8-4)

Locksmith’s Pick: Michigan State taking 3

Liberty Bowl

Time: 3:45 p.m**.**

TV: ESPN

Oklahoma State (6-6) vs. Missouri (8-4)

Locksmith’s Pick: Oklahoma State taking 8

Holiday Bowl

Time: 7 p.m.

TV: FS1

Northwestern (8-5) vs. Utah (9-4)

Locksmith’s Pick: Utah giving 7

Gator Bowl

Time: 7:30 p.m.

TV: ESPN

N.C. State (9-3) vs. Texas A&M (8-4)

Locksmith’s Pick: Texas A&M giving 6

Tuesday, Jan. 1

Outback Bowl

Time: Noon

TV: ESPN2

Iowa (8-4) vs. Mississippi State (8-4)

Locksmith’s Pick: Mississippi State giving 7

Fiesta Bowl

Time: 1 p.m.

TV: ESPN

UCF (12-0) vs. LSU (9-3)

Locksmith’s Pick: LSU giving 7½

Citrus Bowl

Time: 1 p.m.

TV: ABC

Kentucky (9-3) vs. Penn State (9-3)

Locksmith’s Pick: Kentucky taking 6

Rose Bowl Game

Time: 5 p.m.

TV: ABC

Washington (10-3) vs. Ohio State (12-1)

Locksmith’s Pick: Ohio State giving 6½

Sugar Bowl

Time: 8:45 p.m.

TV: ESPN

Texas (9-4) vs. Georgia (11-2)

Locksmith’s Pick: Georgia giving 11½

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