Picks for bowls from Dec. 29-31

Selecting winners for LSU-Clemson, Navy-ASU and seven more

Updated: December 27, 2012, 3:21 PM ET
By Will Harris | ESPN Insider
Dabo SwinneyAP Photo/Gerry BroomeDabo Swinney's Clemson Tigers are a good bet versus LSU in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

Every week during the season, Will Harris will check with the computers (using Insider's PickCenter) and wise guys to evaluate the upset possibilities in college football's most compelling games and give his picks for which teams will come out on top.

We had a successful season picking games against the spread this season (81-54 in the regular season and conference championship games) and have now set our sights on picking every bowl game.

For a look at our previous bowl picks, click here for Week 1 and here for Week 2 (which includes games up through Dec. 28). In this edition, we'll pick the winners for the nine games spanning Dec. 29-31. And keep checking back for our selections all bowl season long.


LSU Tigers versus Clemson Tigers

Chick-fil-A Bowl (Dec. 31)
LSU is favored by 5 points

We're usually looking to back LSU in bowl games, as Les Miles is an elite preparer of teams, especially in the postseason. Miles' 2012 edition of the Tigers is by no means a dominant team, though, having won just one conference game by more than a touchdown. That makes it hard to justify laying points to a Clemson team that really wants to win this game and actually matches up pretty well.


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