Or, at least, it hasn't mattered so far in college bowl games. Unless I am mistaken ( frequently a good bet ), of the 15 games played so far, the spread has mattered only in the Notre Dame/Rutgers game. In other words, pick the winner and don't worry about the spread. Obviously, this is easier said than done, but I thought this might suggest considering the money line if you are dogging it. Just for the hell of it, I'm going to do this the rest of the way ( when playing the dog ).
Good luck to all.