2012 College Football Bowl Betting Lines Posted

The holiday season is nearly upon us, and you know what that means.

Presents you don’t really want, pressure to buy the wife or girlfriend something special, reunions with family you don’t really want to hang out with…. And lots and lots of football.

This year’s college football bowl matchups have already been determined, and oddsmakers weren’t far behind in putting up point spreads and totals for betting.

Below is a look at this year’s college football bowl betting lines and totals. For all you Notre Dame Fighting Irish fans who really believe your team should be ranked No. 1, take note that the Irish is a 10-point underdog to No. 2 Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game.

(If you’re thinking about betting on this year’s college football bowls, Pinnacle Sports will generally offer you the best odds if you like to bet a lot of favourites. Bet365, Bodog and Sports Interaction are great sportsbooks to use if you plan on betting a lot of underdogs, though.)

Saturday, Dec. 15
New Mexico Bowl

Nevada Wolf Pack vs. Arizona Wildcats (-10, 75)
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Toledo Rockets vs. Utah State Aggies (-10, 57.5)

Thursday, Dec. 20
Poinsettia Bowl

BYU Cougars vs. San Diego State Aztecs (+3, 50)

Friday, Dec. 21
Beef O’Brady’s Bowl

Ball State Cardinals vs. UCF Knights (-8, 61.5)

Saturday, Dec. 22
New Orleans Bowl

East Carolina Pirates vs. UL Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns (-5.5, 64)
Maaco Las Vegas Bowl
Washington Huskies vs. Boise State Broncos (-5, 46)

Monday, Dec. 24
Hawaii Bowl
SMU Mustangs vs. Fresno State Bulldogs (-11.5, 59.5)

Wednesday, Dec. 26
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl

Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (-6, 58.5)

Thursday, Dec. 27
Military Bowl
Bowling Green Falcons vs. San Jose State Spartans (-7.5, 47)
Belk Bowl
Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Duke Blue Devils (+7.5, 58)
Holiday Bowl
Baylor Bears vs. UCLA Bruins (-2, 78)

Friday, Dec. 28
Independence Bowl

Ohio Bobcats vs. UL Monroe Warhawks (-7, 60)
Russell Athletic Bowl
Rutgers Scarlet Knights  vs. Virginia Tech Hokies (-2, 41.5)
Meinke Car Care Bowl
Minnesota Gophers vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders (-13, 57)

Saturday, Dec. 29
Armed Forces Bowl

Air Force Falcons vs. Rice Owls (+1, 61)
Fight Hunger Bowl
Navy Midshipmen vs. Arizona State Sun Devils (-16, 57)
Pinstripe Bowl
West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Syracuse Orange (+4, 73.5)
Alamo Bowl
Oregon State Beavers vs. Texas Longhorns (+1.5, 56)
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl
TCU Horned Frogs vs. Michigan State Spartans (+2.5, 41.5)

Monday, Dec. 31
Music City Bowl
North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. Vanderbilt Commodores (-6.5, 52)
Sun Bowl
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. USC Trojans (-10, 64)
Liberty Bowl
Iowa State Cyclones vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane (pk, 51.5)
Chick-Fil-A Bowl

Clemson Tigers vs. LSU Tigers (-4, 58.5)

Tuesday, Jan. 1
Cotton Bowl
Purdue Boilermakers vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys (-17, 70)
Gator Bowl
Northwestern Wildcats vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs (-2, 51.5)
Outback Bowl
Michigan Wolverines vs. South Carolina Gamecocks (-4, 48)
Capital One Bowl
Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Georgia Bulldogs (-10, 57)
Rose Bowl
Wisconsin Badgers vs. Stanford Cardinal (-6.5, 47.5)
Orange Bowl
Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Florida State Seminoles (-13.5, 58)

Wednesday, Jan 2.
Sugar Bowl

Louisville Cardinals vs. Florida Gators (-14, 45.5)

Thursday, Jan. 3
Fiesta Bowl

Kansas State Wildcats vs. Oregon Ducks (-9, 76.5)

Friday, Jan. 4
Cotton Bowl

Texas A&M Aggies vs. Oklahoma Sooners (+5, 71.5)

Saturday, Jan. 5
Compass Bowl

Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Mississippi Rebels (-3.5, 52)

Sunday, Jan. 6
GoDaddy.com Bowl

Arkansas State Red Wolves vs. Kent State Golden Flashes (+5, 61)

Monday, Jan. 7
BCS National Championship Game

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (+10, 42)