2022 Bahamas Bowl Odds - Miami (Ohio) vs. UAB Betting

Bahamas Bowl Odds - Miami (Ohio) vs. UAB

2022 Bahamas Bowl NCAA Football Betting

The UAB Blazers are big favorites against the Miami Ohio Redhawks in the Bahamas Bowl on Friday, December 16 on ESPN. It is a little surprising that UAB is listed as a double-digit favorite considering both Miami and UAB come into this game with identical records of 6-6. The Redhawks went 5-7 ATS this season with three games going over the total and nine going under, while the Blazers went 4-8 ATS with six games going over the total and six going under. UAB does boast the leading rusher in the nation in DeWayne McBride who had 1,713 rushing yards and 19 TDs this season. UAB played their entire season with offensive coordinator Bryant Vincent as interim head coach. The school hired Trent Dilfer as head coach but he will not take over until after the bowl game. UAB is a 10.5-point favorite in Bahamas Bowl odds with a total of 44.5.

2022 Bahamas Bowl at a Glance

Date: Friday, December 16, 2022

Time (ET) / TV: 11:30 AM / ESPN

Venue: Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas

Matchup: Miami (Ohio) RedHawks vs. UAB Blazers

College Football Betting Lines

Miami Ohio RedHawks +9.5

UAB Blazers -9.5

Total: 45

Bahamas Bowl Preview

The Redhawks averaged only 20.3 points per game and put up just 309.3 yards per contest. They were decent on defense, as they gave up just 22.5 points and allowed only 371.7 yards per contest. They were also solid against the run, giving up just 135.8 rushing yards per game. Aevon Smith led the team with 503 rushing yards and he threw for 1,137 yards. Mac Hippenhammer led the team with 726 receiving yards. Miami become bowl eligible with an 18-17 win over Ball State in their regular season finale. Miami is 8-5 all-time in bowl games.

UAB averages 30.6 points per game and puts up 442.3 yards per contest with most of that coming on the ground, as they averaged 243.2 rushing yards per game, 5th in the country. They gave up 23.4 points and allowed 368 yards per game. As noted earlier, DeWayne McBride led the nation in rushing yards. Dylan Hopkins threw for 1,716 yards, while Trea Shropshire had 740 receiving yards. UAB is 2-4 all-time in bowl games.

New head coach Trent Dilfer has said that he will only be providing support for the current coaching staff for the bowl game. “I’m going to get here, I’m going to get my hands dirty, I’m going to meet people, I’m going to love people,” Dilfer said to the media. “I’m going to serve this coaching staff, until they’re gone, and I mean that. I told Coach Vincent today, ‘You have a project, put me on it. You got something you need me to do to help you guys win this bowl game, I’m in.’ I’m here to support them.” Dilfer met with the players and he understand they wanted Vincent to keep his job. “They’re losing a man that they truly, truly believe in,” Dilfer said. “Talking to those players, today, you can see it in their eyes. They love Coach Vincent, they love that staff. I said I want to honor that. I want to help them finish strong. I also hope to earn their trust as we go through this together, because great things are coming.”

Bahamas Bowl Prediction

The Redhawks are fortunate to be playing in a bowl game, but laying double-digits is risky, especially with a team in UAB that is one dimensional. The best choice in this game might be to play the under, as neither offense is explosive and both teams have solid defenses.

Bahamas Bowl Format

The Bahamas 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.

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Bahamas Bowl Past Results

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 out 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 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.

The 2019 game was dominated by Buffalo, as the Bulls routed Charlotte by a score of 31-9. The 2020 game was cancelled 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.

Most All-Time Wins

1 Middle Tennessee 2021
1 Buffalo 2019
1 FIU 2018
1 Ohio 2017
1 Old Dominion 2016
1 Western Michigan 2015
1 Western Kentucky 2014

The Bahamas Bowl is still young and no team has been able to establish its dominance quite yet. There has yet to be a repeat winner of this bowl game.

2022-23 College Football Bowl Games

Dec. 16 Bahamas Bowl 11:30 AM / ESPN Miami (Ohio) vs. UAB
Dec. 16 Cure Bowl 3:00 PM / ESPN Troy vs. UTSA
Dec. 17 Fenway Bowl 11:00 AM / ESPN Cincinnati vs. Louisville
Dec. 17 Celebration Bowl 12:00 PM / ABC Jackson State vs. North Carolina Central
Dec. 17 New Mexico Bowl 2:15 PM / ESPN BYU vs. SMU
Dec. 17 LA Bowl 3:30 PM / ABC Fresno State vs. Washington State
Dec. 17 Lendingtree Bowl 5:45 PM / ESPN Southern Miss vs. Rice
Dec. 17 Las Vegas Bowl 7:30 PM / ESPN Florida vs. Oregon State
Dec. 17 Frisco Bowl 9:15 PM / ESPN Boise State vs. North Texas
Dec. 19 Myrtle Beach Bowl 2:30 PM / ESPN UConn vs. Marshall
Dec. 20 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl 3:30 PM / ESPN San Jose State vs. Eastern Michigan
Dec. 20 Boca Raton Bowl 7:30 PM / ESPN Toledo vs. Liberty
Dec. 21 New Orleans Bowl 9:00 PM / ESPN South Alabama vs. Western Kentucky
Dec. 22 Armed Forces Bowl 7:30 PM / ESPN Air Force vs. Baylor
Dec. 23 Independence Bowl 3:00 PM / ESPN Houston vs. Louisiana
Dec. 23 Gasparilla Bowl 6:30 PM / ESPN Missouri vs. Wake Forest
Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl 8:00 PM / ESPN Middle Tennessee vs. San Diego State
Dec. 26 Quick Lane Bowl 2:30 PM / ESPN New Mexico State vs. Bowling Green
Dec. 27 Camellia Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN Georgia Southern vs. Buffalo
Dec. 27 First Responder Bowl 3:15 PM / ESPN Utah State vs. Memphis
Dec. 27 Birmingham Bowl 6:45 PM / ESPN East Carolina vs. Coastal Carolina
Dec. 27 Guaranteed Rate Bowl 10:15 PM / ESPN Wisconsin vs. Oklahoma State
Dec. 28 Military Bowl 2:00 PM / ESPN Duke vs. UCF
Dec. 28 Liberty Bowl 5:30 PM / ESPN Arkansas vs. Kansas
Dec. 28 Holiday Bowl 8:00 PM / FOX Oregon vs. North Carolina
Dec. 28 Texas Bowl 9:00 PM / ESPN Texas Tech vs. Ole Miss
Dec. 29 Pinstripe Bowl 2:00 PM / ESPN Syracuse vs. Minnesota
Dec. 29 Cheez-It Bowl 5:30 PM / ESPN Florida State vs. Oklahoma
Dec. 29 Alamo Bowl 9:00 PM / ESPN Washington vs. Texas
Dec. 30 Duke's Mayo Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN Maryland vs. NC State
Dec. 30 Sun Bowl 2:00 PM / CBS Pitt vs. UCLA
Dec. 30 Gator Bowl 3:30 PM / ESPN Notre Dame vs. South Carolina
Dec. 30 Arizona Bowl 4:30 PM (Barstool) Ohio vs. Wyoming
Dec. 30 Orange Bowl 8:00 PM / ESPN Clemson vs. Tennessee
Dec. 31 Music City Bowl 12:00 PM / ABC Kentucky vs. Iowa
Dec. 31 Sugar Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN Alabama vs. Kansas State
Dec. 31 Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl 4:00 PM / ESPN No. 1 Georgia vs. No 4. Ohio State
Dec. 31 VRBO Fiesta Bowl 8:00 PM / ESPN No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 3 TCU
Jan. 2 ReliaQuest Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN2 Illinois vs. Mississippi State
Jan. 2 Cotton Bowl 1:00 PM / ESPN USC vs. Tulane
Jan. 2 Citrus Bowl 1:00 PM / ABC LSU vs. Purdue
Jan. 2 Rose Bowl 5:00 PM / ESPN Penn State vs. Utah
Jan. 9 CFP National Championship Game TBD / ESPN CFP Semifinals Winners

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