2020 Boca Raton Bowl Odds - BYU vs. UCF Betting

2020 RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl

2020 Boca Raton Bowl Betting

It is hard to imagine a more perfect setting for a bowl than Boca Raton, Florida. Unfortunately, attendance will be limited due to the pandemic. In a “normal” year the BYU Cougars and UCF Knights probably would have come close to selling out the 2020 Boca Raton Bowl. BYU has a massive worldwide fanbase while UCF is from nearby Orlando and draws well too. One promising fact is that the betting handle should be high for this game. BYU is coming off one of its best seasons in years and drew noeriety for its close loss at Coastal Carolina in a nationally televised instant classic. UCF has become a Group of Five power known for having one of the most prolific offenses in college football.

2020 RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl at a Glance

Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Time: 7 p.m. ET

Venue: FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida

TV: ESPN

Matchup: BYU Cougars vs. UCF Knights

Boca Raton Bowl Preview

The Central Florida Knights enter the Boca Raton Bowl with a record of 6-3 straight up, 3-6 against the spread, and 6-3 over the total. Central Florida has national rankings of 2nd for total offense, 2nd for passing, 24th for rushing, 6th for scoring, and 93rd for turnovers. Defensively UCF was much worse with rankings of 117th in the nation, 117th against the pass, 92nd against the rush, 80th for points allowed, and 36th for takeaways.

UCF Knights quarterback Dillon Gabriel had a spectacular season with 3353 yards passing, 9.1 yards per pass, 30 touchdowns, and just 4 interceptions. Gabriel’s favorite target was Marlon Williams, who had 71 catches, 1039 yards, and 10 touchdowns.

The BYU Cougars are 10-1 straight up, 6-4-1 against the spread and 5-6 under the total BYU has national metrics of 9th for total offense, 12th for passing, 42nd for rushing, 8th for scoring, and 61st for turnovers. Defensively BYU ranks 10th in the nation, 24th against the pass, 19th against the rush, 3rd for points allowed, and 42nd for takeaways.

Zach Wilson has restored the BYU tradition of great quarterbacks. Wilson threw for 3267 yards, 10.8 yards per attempt, 30 touchdowns, and just 3 interceptions.

Running back Tyler Allgeier kept defenses honest with 957 yards rushing, 7.3 yards per rush, and 12 touchdowns. While Dax Milne caught 63 passes good for 1118 yards and 8 touchdowns.

Boca Raton Bowl Format

Currently, the affiliated conferences for the Boca Raton Bowl are the American Athletic Conference, Conference USA, and the Mid-American Conference. BYU is independent which made it easy for them and the Bowl. And of course, UCF is from the American Athletic Conference.

Boca Raton Bowl Prediction

In this situation, BYU has a big advantage on defense along with an offense that can take advantage of the bad UCF defense. Look for Zach Wilson to light it up for the Cougars.

Boca Raton Bowl Past Results

SEASON WINNING TEAM LOSING TEAM SCORE
2019 Florida Atlantic SMU 52-28
2018 UAB Northern Illinois 37-13
2017 Florida Atlantic Akron 50-3
2016 Western Kentucky Memphis 51-31
2015 Toledo Temple 32-17
2014 Marshall Northern Illinois 52-23

High scoring games with schools that bring jet fuel offenses has been the norm of the Boca Raton Bowl. This has made it one of the most popular “minor” bowls each season. Due to the high-scoring tradition of the Boca Raton Bowl, the live betting handle has been especially strong.

Most All-Time Wins at Boca Raton Bowl

WINS TEAM YEARS WON
2 Florida Atlantic 2017, 2019

The Florida Atlantic Owls became the first program in history to win the Boca Raton Bowl for the second time as they defeated the SMU Mustangs 52-28 last year. It was a bittersweet win for the Owls as the head coach that led them to the Conference USA title, Lane Kiffin, was already gone to his new job with the Ole Miss Rebels. In his place was the newly hired Willie Taggart, who was fired a couple of months earlier by the Florida State Seminoles. Although it was the hometown team taking its own field for the Boca Raton Bowl, the game attracted just 23,187 fans which was one of the lowest crowds in the history of this game. Chris Robinson threw for 305 yards and 2 touchdowns to pace the Owls and earn MVP honors in the game.

2020-21 College Football Bowl Games

Monday, Dec 21, 2020

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV

Myrtle Beach Bowl
Appalachian State vs. North Texas

Brooks Stadium
Conway, SC
2:30 PM ET
ESPN

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2020

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Tulane vs. Nevada

Albertsons Stadium
Boise, ID
3:30 PM ET
ESPN

RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl
UCF vs. BYU

FAU Stadium
Boca Raton, FL
7:00 PM ET
ESPN

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2020

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Georgia Southern vs. Louisiana Tech

Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans, LA
3:30 PM ET
ESPN

Montgomery Bowl
Memphis vs. Florida Atlantic

Cramton Bowl
Montgomery, AL
7:00 PM ET
ESPN or ESPN2

Thursday, Dec 24, 2020

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV

New Mexico Bowl
Hawaii vs. Houston

Toyota Stadium
Frisco, TX
3:30 PM ET
ESPN

Friday, Dec 25, 2020

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV

Camellia Bowl
Buffalo vs. Marshall

Cramton Bowl
Montgomery, AL
2:30 PM ET
ESPN

Saturday, Dec 26, 2020

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV

Cure Bowl
Liberty vs. Coastal Carolina

Camping World Stadium
Orlando, FL
12:00 PM ET
ESPN

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
Louisiana vs. UTSA

Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Dallas, TX
3:30 PM ET
ABC

LendingTree Bowl
Western Kentucky vs. Georgia State

Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Mobile, AL
3:30 PM ET
ESPN

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2020

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV

Cheez-It Bowl
Oklahoma State vs. Miami

Camping World Stadium
Orlando, FL
5:30 PM ET
ESPN

Valero Alamo Bowl
Texas vs. Colorado

Alamodome
San Antonio, TX
9:00 PM ET
ESPN

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2020

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV

Duke's Mayo Bowl
Wake Forest vs. Wisconsin

Bank of America Stadium
Charlotte, NC
12:00 PM ET
ESPN

TransPerfect Music City Bowl
Iowa vs. Missouri

Nissan Stadium
Nashville, TN
3:30 PM ET
ESPN

Goodyear Cotton Bowl
Oklahoma vs. Florida

AT&T Stadium
Arlington, TX
7:15 PM ET
ESPN

Thursday, Dec 31, 2020

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Tulsa vs. Mississippi State

Amon G. Carter Stadium
Fort Worth, TX
12:00 PM ET
ESPN

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
West Virginia vs. Army

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Memphis, TN
4:00 PM ET
ESPN

Arizona Bowl
Ball State vs. San Jose State

Arizona Stadium
Tucson, AZ
4:00 PM ET
CBSSN

Texas Bowl
Arkansas vs. TCU

NRG Stadium
Houston, TX
8:00 PM ET
ESPN

Friday, Jan 1, 2021

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
Cincinnati vs. Georgia

Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Atlanta, GA
12:30 PM ET
ESPN

Vrbo Citrus Bowl
Auburn vs. Northwestern

Camping World Stadium
Orlando, FL
1:00 PM ET
ABC

Rose Bowl Game (Semifinal Game)
Alabama vs. Notre Dame

AT&T Stadium
Arlington, Texas
5:00 PM ET
ESPN

Allstate Sugar Bowl (Semifinal Game)
Clemson vs. Ohio State

Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans, LA
8:45 PM ET
ESPN

Saturday, Jan 2, 2021

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
NC State vs. Kentucky

TIAA Bank Field
Jacksonville, FL
12:00 PM ET
ESPN

Outback Bowl
Ole Miss vs. Indiana

Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, FL
12:30 PM ET
ABC

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
Oregon vs. Iowa State

State Farm Stadium
Glendale, AZ
4:00 PM ET
ESPN

Capital One Orange Bowl
Texas A&M vs. North Carolina

Hard Rock Stadium
Miami Gardens, FL
8:00 PM ET
ESPN

Monday, Jan 11, 2021

Bowl Location Time (ET) / TV

CFP National Championship
Semifinal Games Winners

Hard Rock Stadium
Miami Gardens, FL
8:00 PM ET
ESPN
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