Another round of tidings and joy have come our way with the 2019 bowl schedule. There are a lot of games and a lot of things to consider, ranging from motivation to the matchups to the statistical profiles of the teams to the strength of sched... Look, take our word for it. There is a lot that goes into a bowl handicap. In the interest of lead time, we worked hard to get our bowl previews out early in the process. Players will declare for the NFL Draft. Coaches and coordinators will be getting hired to new locations. Players will get suspended. Lines will move. It is a very fluid time of year, but we wanted to get our previews out to you in a timely manner. I'll update this as previews continue to get posted, but the games from December 20 through December 28, including the CFP semifinals, are posted at present and more are coming very shortly. Watch the line movements. They can tell us a lot. There are some shenanigans at this time of the year, as sharp bettors will massage these lines with some lower-limit bets and then come back later in the process with some bigger bets at better numbers. Power ratings and statistical deep dives are a good idea, but you never want to forget about the mindset of a team going into a bowl game. Motivation can be a great equalizer at this time of the year because some teams want to be there and others are less enthused about where they are. Keep it right here at BangTheBook.com, where we'll have a lot of really good bowl content, including these previews and a whole lot of other opinions and takes to help you bang the books this bowl season. Good luck and enjoy the games!
Friday, Dec 20, 2019
Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV Preview
Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl Buffalo vs. Charlotte Thomas Robinson Stadium Nassau, Bahamas 2:00pm ET ESPN Preview
Tropical Smoothie Café Frisco Bowl Utah State vs. Kent State Toyota Stadium Frisco, TX 7:30pm ET ESPN2 Preview
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019
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Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl Alcorn State vs. North Carolina A&T Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta, GA 12:00pm ET ABC Preview
New Mexico Bowl Central Michigan vs. San Diego State Dreamstyle Stadium Albuquerque, NM 2:00pm ET ESPN Preview
FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl Liberty vs. Georgia Southern Orlando City Stadium 2:30pm ET CBSSN Preview
Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl SMU vs. Florida Atlantic FAU Stadium Boca Raton, FL 3:30pm ET ABC Preview
Camellia Bowl FIU vs. Arkansas State Cramton Bowl Montgomery, AL 5:30pm ET ESPN Preview
Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl 19 Boise State vs. Washington Sam Boyd Stadium Las Vegas, NV 7:30pm ET ABC Preview
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl 20 Appalachian State vs. UAB Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, LA 9:00pm ET ESPN Preview
Monday, Dec 23, 2019
Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV Preview
Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl UCF vs. Marshall Raymond James Stadium Tampa, FL 2:30pm ET ESPN Preview
Tuesday, Dec 24, 2019
Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV Preview
SoFi Hawai'i Bowl Hawaii vs. BYU Aloha Stadium Honolulu, HI 8:00pm ET ESPN Preview
Thursday, Dec 26, 2019
Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV Preview
Walk On's Independence Bowl Louisiana Tech vs. Miami (FL) Independence Stadium Shreveport, LA 4:00pm ET ESPN Preview
Quick Lane Bowl Pitt vs. Eastern Michigan Ford Field Detroit, MI 8:00pm ET ESPN Preview
Friday, Dec 27, 2019
Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV Preview
Military Bowl North Carolina vs. Temple Navy-Marine Corps Mem. Stadium Annapolis, MD 12:00pm ET ESPN Preview
New Era Pinstripe Bowl Michigan State vs. Wake Forest Yankee Stadium Bronx, NY 3:20pm ET ESPN Preview
Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl 25 Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M NRG Stadium Houston, TX 6:45pm ET ESPN Preview
SDCCU Holiday Bowl 22 USC vs. 16 Iowa SDCCU Stadium San Diego, CA 8:00pm ET FS1 Preview
Cheez-It Bowl Air Force vs. Washington State Chase Field Phoenix, AZ 10:15pm ET ESPN Preview
Saturday, Dec 28, 2019
Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV Preview
Goodyear Cotton Bowl 17 Memphis vs. 10 Penn State AT&T Stadium Arlington, TX 12:00pm ET ESPN Preview
Camping World Bowl 15 Notre Dame vs. Iowa State Camping World Stadium Orlando, FL 12:00pm ET ABC Preview
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl 4 Oklahoma vs. 1 LSU Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta, GA 4:00pm ET ESPN Preview
PlayStation Fiesta Bowl 3 Clemson vs. 2 Ohio State State Farm Stadium Glendale, AZ 8:00pm ET ESPN Preview
Monday, Dec 30, 2019
Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV Preview
SERVPRO First Responder Bowl WKU vs. Western Michigan Gerald J. Ford Stadium Dallas, TX 12:30pm ET ESPN Preview
Franklin Amer. Mort. Music City Bowl Mississippi State vs. Louisville Nissan Stadium Nashville, TN 4:00pm ET ESPN Preview
Redbox Bowl California vs. Illinois Levi's Stadium Santa Clara, CA 4:00pm ET FOX Preview
Capital One Orange Bowl 9 Florida vs. 24 Virginia Hard Rock Stadium Miami Gardens, FL 8:00pm ET ESPN Preview
Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019
Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV Preview
Belk Bowl Virginia Tech vs. Kentucky Bank of America Stadium Charlotte, NC 12:00pm ET ESPN Preview
Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Florida State vs. Arizona State Sun Bowl Stadium El Paso, TX 2:00pm ET CBS Preview
AutoZone Liberty Bowl 23 Navy vs. Kansas State Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Memphis, TN 3:45pm ET ESPN Preview
NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl Wyoming vs. Georgia State Arizona Stadium Tucson, AZ 4:30pm ET CBSSN Preview
Valero Alamo Bowl 11 Utah vs. Texas Alamodome San Antonio, TX 7:30pm ET ESPN Preview
Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020
Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV Preview
Outback Bowl 18 Minnesota vs. 12 Auburn Raymond James Stadium Tampa, FL 1:00pm ET ESPN Preview
Vrbo Citrus Bowl 14 Michigan vs. 13 Alabama Camping World Stadium Orlando, FL 1:00pm ET ABC Preview
Rose Bowl Game 6 Oregon vs. 8 Wisconsin Rose Bowl Stadium Pasadena, CA 5:00pm ET ESPN Preview
Allstate Sugar Bowl 5 Georgia vs. 7 Baylor Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, LA 8:45pm ET ESPN Preview
Thursday, Jan 2, 2020
Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV Preview
Ticketsmarter Birmingham Bowl Boston College vs. 21 Cincinnati Legion Field Birmingham, AL 3:00pm ET ESPN Preview
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Indiana vs. Tennessee TIAA Bank Field Jacksonville, FL 7:00pm ET ESPN Preview
Friday, Jan 3, 2020
Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV Preview
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Ohio vs. Nevada Albertsons Stadium Boise, ID 3:30pm ET ESPN Preview
Saturday, Jan 4, 2020
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Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Southern Miss vs. Tulane Amon G. Carter Stadium Fort Worth, TX 11:30am ET ESPN Preview
Monday, Jan 6, 2020
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LendingTree Bowl Louisiana vs. Miami (Ohio) Ladd-Peebles Stadium Mobile, AL 7:30pm ET ESPN Preview
Monday, Jan 13, 2020
Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV Preview
CFP National Championship (3) Clemson vs. (1) LSU Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, LA 8:00pm ET ESPN Preview