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The most exciting time of the 2015-16 college football season is here. It’s bowl season, which means 80 teams get rewarded for their play throughout the regular season with another game.

But this year there have been some consolation prizes for teams because there weren’t 80 teams that finished with six wins. Only 77 teams had six victories and a .500 record. So, the bowls were forced to pick up a few 5-7 teams to fill out the 40-game schedule.

From 2001 through 2014, a total of four teams went to bowls with losing records. But the bowl committee had to select three 5-7 teams in Nebraska, Minnesota and San Jose State this year. These three were chosen based off a plan approved by the NCAA that rewards five-win teams based off their Academic Progress Ratings for 2013-2014.

Nebraska (985) was tops among those teams and took its spot, but second-place Missouri (976) did not accept a bid. Minnesota (975) was tied with San Jose State for the next two spots, and each accepted bids.

Oddsmakers have posted spreads and totals for all 40 bowl games. These lines are sure to move rapidly based off of early action and could be several points off the opening lines by the time the game rolls around. That’s why it’s important to get your bets in early if you see some value now that might not be there by game time.

The most heavily-bet contests will be the four-team playoff games. No. 1 Clemson is actually a 4-point underdog to No. 4 Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl. No. 2 Alabama is a 10-point favorite over No. 3 Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl. Those two games take place on New Year’s Eve along with the Florida State (-7) vs. Houston Peach Bowl.

But there are three more intriguing games on New Year’s Day. No. 6 Stanford is a 6.5-point favorite over No. 5 Iowa in the Rose Bowl, No. 7 Ohio State is a 6.5-point favorite over No. 8 Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl, and No. 12 Ole Miss is a 6.5-point favorite over No. 16 Oklahoma State in the Sugar Bowl.

Check out the rest of the odds for all 40 bowl games below. I have listed the odds, start times and TV listings. To the far right is a preview link for every game. Just click on that link to get a betting preview and an early lean on which way you should wager.

2015-16 College Bowl Odds (From 5Dimes)

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

Bowl Matchup Spread Total Time/TV Preview
New Mexico Bowl Arizona
New Mexico
-10.5
+10.5
63 2:00pm
ESPN
 Preview
Las Vegas Bowl (22) Utah
BYU
-3
+3
54 3:30pm
ABC
 Preview
Camellia Bowl Appalachian State
Ohio
-9.5
+9.5
55 5:30pm
ESPN
 Preview
Cure Bowl Georgia State
San Jose State
+4
-4
57 7:00pm
CBSSN
 Preview
New Orleans Bowl Arkansas State
Louisiana Tech
+1
-1
67 9:00pm
ESPN
 Preview

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Bowl Matchup Spread Total Time/TV Preview
Miami Beach Bowl South Florida
Western Kentucky
+3.5
-3.5
66 2:30pm
ESPN
 Preview

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Bowl Matchup Spread Total Time/TV Preview
Idaho Potato Bowl Akron
Utah State
+6.5
-6.5
48.5 3:30pm
ESPN
 Preview
Boca Raton Bowl (24) Temple
Toledo
-1.5
+1.5
53 7:00pm
ESPN
 Preview

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Bowl Matchup Spread Total Time/TV Preview
Poinsettia Bowl Boise State
Northern Illinois
-8
+8
55 4:30pm
ESPN
 Preview
GoDaddy Bowl Bowling Green
Georgia Southern
-7.5
+7.5
66 8:00pm
ESPN
 Preview

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Bowl Matchup Spread Total Time/TV Preview
Bahamas Bowl Middle Tennessee
Western Michigan
+3
-3
60.5 12:00pm
ESPN
 Preview
Hawai’i Bowl Cincinnati
San Diego State
-1
+1
58 8:00pm
ESPN
 Preview

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

Bowl Matchup Spread Total Time/TV Preview
St. Petersburg Bowl Marshall
Connecticut
-4.5
+4.5
43 11:00am
ESPN
 Preview
Sun Bowl Miami
Washington State
+2.5
-2.5
63 2:00pm
CBS
 Preview
Heart of Dallas Bowl Southern Miss
Washington
+8.5
-8.5
56.5 2:20pm
ESPN
 Preview
Pinstripe Bowl Duke
Indiana
+1.5
-1.5
66 3:30pm
ABC
 Preview
Independence Bowl Tulsa
Virginia Tech
+13.5
-13.5
60.5 5:45pm
ESPN
 Preview
Foster Farms Bowl Nebraska
UCLA
+7
-7
60 9:15pm
ESPN
 Preview

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Bowl Matchup Spread Total Time/TV Preview
Military Bowl (21) Navy
Pittsburgh
-4.5
+4.5
56 2:30pm
ESPN2
 Preview
Quick Lane Bowl Central Michigan
Minnesota
+5.5
-5.5
49 5:00pm
ESPN
 Preview

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Bowl Matchup Spread Total Time/TV Preview
Armed Forces Bowl Air Force
California
+6.5
-6.5
63 2:00pm
ESPN
 Preview
Russell Athletic Bowl (10) North Carolina
(17) Baylor
+3
-3
69.5 5:30pm
ESPN
 Preview
Arizona Bowl Colorado State
Nevada
-3.5
+3.5
54 7:30pm
ASN
 Preview
Texas Bowl (20) LSU
Texas Tech
-7
+7
73 9:00pm
ESPN
 Preview

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Bowl Matchup Spread Total Time/TV Preview
Birmingham Bowl Auburn
Memphis
-3
+3
63.5 12:00pm
ESPN
 Preview
Belk Bowl Mississippi State
NC State
-5.5
+5.5
59 3:30pm
ESPN
 Preview
Music City Bowl Louisville
Texas A&M
+3
-3
48 7:00pm
ESPN
 Preview
Holiday Bowl (25) USC
Wisconsin
-3
+3
51.5 10:30pm
ESPN
 Preview

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Bowl Matchup Spread Total Time/TV Preview
Peach Bowl (9) Florida State
(18) Houston
-7
+7
53 12:00pm
ESPN
 Preview
Orange Bowl (1) Clemson
(4) Oklahoma
+4
-4
47 4:00pm
ESPN
 Preview
Cotton Bowl (2) Alabama
(3) Michigan State
-10
+10
65.5 8:00pm
ESPN
 Preview

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Bowl Matchup Spread Total Time/TV Preview
Outback Bowl (13) Northwestern
(23) Tennessee
+8.5
-8.5
45 12:00pm
ESPN2
 Preview
Citrus Bowl (14) Michigan
(19) Florida
-4
+4
41 1:00pm
ABC
 Preview
Fiesta Bowl (7) Ohio State
(8) Notre Dame
-6.5
+6.5
53.5 1:00pm
ESPN
 Preview
Rose Bowl (5) Iowa
(6) Stanford
+6.5
-6.5
55.5 5:00pm
ESPN
 Preview
Sugar Bowl (12) Ole Miss
(16) Oklahoma State
-6.5
+6.5
68.5 8:30pm
ESPN
 Preview

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

Bowl Matchup Spread Total Time/TV Preview
TaxSlayer Bowl Georgia
Penn State
-7
+7
43 12:00pm
ESPN
 Preview
Liberty Bowl Arkansas
Kansas State
-11
+11
62.5 3:20pm
ESPN
 Preview
Alamo Bowl (11) TCU
(15) Oregon
PK
PK
75 6:45pm
ESPN
 Preview
Cactus Bowl Arizona State
West Virginia
-1.5
+1.5
65 10:15pm
ESPN
 Preview