2023 Famous Toastery Bowl - W. Kentucky vs. Old Dominion Odds

Famous Toastery Bowl Lines - Western Kentucky vs. Old Dominion Odds

2023 Famous Toastery Bowl College Football Betting

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are one of the top programs in Conference USA. Consider that the Hilltoppers are in a bowl game for the fifth consecutive season and the ninth bowl in their past ten campaigns. Head coach Tyson Helton, the brother of Georgia Southern head coach Clay Helton, has proven to be the perfect fit. Western Kentucky will face the Old Dominion Monarchs, who are in their second bowl game in four years. Old Dominion had to win its final two games of the season to become bowl-eligible.

2023 Famous Toastery Bowl at a Glance

Date: Monday, December 18, 2023

Time (ET) / TV: 2:30 PM / ESPN

Venue: Jerry Richardson Stadium, Charlotte, NC

Matchup: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs. Old Dominion Monarchs

College Football Betting Lines

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers +2.5

Old Dominion Monarchs -2.5

Total: 55.5

Money Line: Western Kentucky +155, Old Dominion -135

Famous Toastery Bowl Preview

Last game, the Old Dominion Monarchs won 25-24 against the Georgia Southern Eagles as 2.5-point home favorites. The game went under the total of 53. Old Dominion has a record of 6-6 straight up, 7-5 against the spread, and 5-7 over/under the total. Old Dominion ranks 93rd for total offense, 97th for passing, 75th for rushing and 101st for scoring. Defensively, they rank 75th overall, 87th against the pass, 58th against the rush, and 66th for points allowed. Also, Old Dominion ranks 66th for fewest turnovers lost and 81st for takeaways.

Last game, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers won 41-28 against the Florida International Panthers as 10.5-point road favorites. The game went over the total of 54.5. Western Kentucky has a record of 7-5 straight up, 5-7 against the spread, and 6-6 over/under the total. Western Kentucky ranks 57th for total offense, 19th for passing, 116th for rushing and 52nd for scoring. Defensively, they rank 117th overall, 88th against the pass, 123rd against the rush, and 88th for points allowed. Also, Western Kentucky ranks 52nd for fewest turnovers lost and 16th for takeaways.

Famous Toastery Bowl Prediction

In this situation, Western Kentucky has the more impressive body of work.

Famous Toastery Bowl Format

The Bahamas Bowl (now the Famous Toastery Bowl) began in 2014 and has tie-ins with Conference USA and the Mid-American Conference and hasn’t wavered from that commitment. The game has the historic significance of being the first bowl to be played outside the United States and Canada between two U.S. teams since the January 1, 1937, Bacardi Bowl in Havana, Cuba. It is held at Thomas Robinson Stadium in the capital of Nassau. While the venue is mostly used for soccer matches, it can be expanded to accommodate 23,000 fans for football games.

Because of stadium renovations, the Famous Toastery Bowl will be played at Jerry Richardson Stadium instead. The venue is the home of the Charlotte 49ers of the American Athletic Conference.

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Famous Toastery Bowl Past Results

2022 UAB Blazers Miami-OH Redhawks 24-20
2021 Middle Tennessee Toledo 31-24
2020 Cancelled due to COVID
2019 Buffalo Charlotte 31-9
2018 FIU Toledo 35-32
2017 Ohio UAB 41-6
2016 Old Dominion Eastern Michigan 24-20
2015 Western Michigan Middle Tennessee 45-31
2014 Western Kentucky Central Michigan 49-48

The Bahamas Bowl couldn’t have started much better. Western Kentucky and Central Michigan faced off in a classic, with the Hilltoppers claiming a wild 49-48 win. WKU led by 35 points late in the third quarter but Central Michigan came storming back. Titus Davis scored a touchdown after multiple laterals on the final play of the game, and the Chippewas went for a two-point conversion to win the game, but a pass fell incomplete.

The 2015 game was close, too, with Western Michigan and Middle Tennessee knotted at 31 in the fourth quarter. The Broncos got a pair of 1-yard touchdown runs from Jamauri Bogan with a few minutes remaining in the contest to get the win.

Old Dominion picked up its first-ever bowl victory with a 24-20 win over Eastern Michigan in 2016. The game was tied heading into the fourth quarter until the Monarchs got a 5-yard touchdown reception from Jonathan Duhart, which ended up being the deciding score.

For the first time in the bowl’s existence, there wasn’t a directional school playing in 2017. Ohio’s Dorian Brown scored a Bahamas Bowl record four touchdowns to lead the Bobcats to a 41-6 win over Alabama-Birmingham. The season wasn’t a total loss for the Blazers, who ended 8-5 in their first season since re-instating the program following a two-year hiatus.

The 2018 edition of the game was a wild one. There were a combined 29 points scored in the fourth quarter (and two touchdowns scored in the final minute) as Florida International beat favored Toledo 35-32.

Buffalo dominated the 2019 game, as the Bulls routed Charlotte by a score of 31-9. The 2020 game was canceled due to COVID-19.

The 2021 game saw Middle Tennessee rally to defeat Toledo. The Blue Raiders trailed 17-14 at the half, and that was the score at the end of the third quarter. Middle Tennessee scored three times in the fourth quarter to win 31-24.

In 2022, Dylan Hopkins threw for 204 yards with a TD, Jermaine Brown Jr ran for 116 yards and two TDs, and Trae Shropshire caught six passes for 183 yards and a TD to lead the UAB Blazers to a 24-20 win over Miami-OH.

2023-24 College Football Bowl Games

Saturday, December 16
Myrtle Beach Bowl 11:00 AM / ESPN Georgia Southern vs. Ohio
Celebration Bowl 12:00 PM / ABC Florida A&M vs. Howard
New Orleans Bowl 2:15 PM / ESPN Jacksonville State vs. Louisiana
Cure Bowl 3:30 PM / ABC Miami (Ohio) vs. Appalachian State
New Mexico Bowl 5:45 PM / ESPN Fresno State vs. New Mexico State
LA Bowl 7:30 PM / ABC UCLA vs. Boise State
Independence Bowl 9:15 PM / ESPN Texas Tech vs. California
Monday, December 18
Bahamas Bowl (Temporarily Famous Toastery Bowl) 2:30 PM / ESPN Western Kentucky vs. Old Dominion
Tuesday, December 19
Frisco Bowl 9:00 PM / ESPN Marshall vs. UTSA
Thursday, December 21
Boca Raton Bowl 8:00 PM / ESPN USF vs. Syracuse
Friday, December 22
Gasparilla Bowl 6:30 PM / ESPN Georgia Tech vs. UCF
Saturday, December 23
Birmingham Bowl 12:00 PM / ABC Troy vs. Duke
Camellia Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN Arkansas State vs. Northern Illinois
Armed Forces Bowl 3:30 PM / ABC Air Force vs. James Madison
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl 3:30 PM / ESPN Georgia State vs. Utah State
68 Ventures Bowl 7:00 PM / ESPN Eastern Michigan vs. South Alabama
Las Vegas Bowl 7:30 PM / ABC Northwestern vs. Utah
Hawai'i Bowl 10:30 PM / ESPN San Jose State vs. Coastal Carolina
Tuesday, December 26
Quick Lane Bowl 2:00 PM / ESPN Bowling Green vs. Minnesota
First Responder Bowl 5:30 PM / ESPN Texas State vs. Rice
Guaranteed Rate Bowl 9:00 PM / ESPN Kansas vs. UNLV
Wednesday, December 27
Military Bowl 2:00 PM / ESPN Tulane vs. Virginia Tech
Duke's Mayo Bowl 5:30 PM / ESPN North Carolina vs. West Virginia
Holiday Bowl 8:00 PM / ESPN (15) Louisville vs. Southern Cal
Texas Bowl 9:00 PM / ESPN (20) Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M
Thursday, December 28
Fenway Bowl 11:00 AM / ESPN (24) SMU vs. Boston College
Pinstripe Bowl 2:15 PM / ESPN Rutgers vs. Miami
Pop-Tarts Bowl 5:45 PM / ESPN (18) NC State vs. (25) Kansas State
Alamo Bowl 9:15 PM / ESPN (12) Oklahoma vs. (14) Arizona
Friday, December 29
Gator Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN (22) Clemson vs. Kentucky
Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl 2:00 PM / CBS (16) Notre Dame vs. (19) Oregon State
Liberty Bowl 3:30 PM / ESPN Memphis vs. Iowa State
Cotton Bowl 8:00 PM / ESPN (7) Ohio State vs. (9) Missouri
Saturday, December 30
Peach Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN (10) Penn State vs. (11) Mississippi
Music City Bowl 2:00 PM / ABC Auburn vs. Maryland
Orange Bowl 4:00 PM / ESPN (5) Florida State vs. (6) Georgia 
Arizona Bowl 4:30 PM (Barstool) Wyoming vs. Toledo
Monday, Jan. 1, 2024
ReliaQuest Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN2 (13) LSU vs. Wisconsin
Citrus Bowl 1:00 PM / ABC (17) Iowa vs. (21) Tennessee
Fiesta Bowl 1:00 PM / ESPN (8) Oregon vs. (23) Liberty
Rose Bowl (CFP Semifinal) 5:00 PM / ESPN (1) Michigan vs. (4) Alabama
Sugar Bowl (CFP Semifinal) 8:45 PM / ESPN (2) Washington vs. (3) Texas
Monday, Jan. 8, 2024
CFP National Championship Game 7:30 PM / ESPN Semifinals Winners

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