2023 Pop-Tarts Bowl Betting Lines - NC State vs. Kansas State Odds

Pop-Tarts Bowl Lines - NC State vs. Kansas State Odds

NCAA Football Pop Tarts Bowl Betting

For the first time in school history, K-State Nation is headed to Florida for a bowl game. Kansas State officials announced the Wildcats accepted an invitation to play No. 18 NC State in the Pop-Tarts Bowl. The Wildcats finished No. 25 in the final College Football Playoff Top 25, a year after ranking No. 9 in the final poll. It marks the first time since 2011 and 2012 that they finished ranked in the BCS or CFP Top 25. K-State, which finished with an 8-4 overall record and a 6-3 mark in Big 12 action to tie for fourth in the conference. NC State finished the regular season with a 9-3 overall record and a 6-2 ACC record to finish third in the conference.

2023 Pop-Tarts Bowl at a Glance

Date: Thursday, December 28, 2023

Time (ET) / TV: 5:45 PM / ESPN

Venue: Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida

Matchup: NC State Wolfpack vs. Kansas State Wildcats

College Football Betting Lines

NC State Wolfpack +3

Kansas State Wildcats -3

Total: 47

Money Line: NC State +137, Kansas State -157

Pop-Tarts Bowl Preview

Last game, the NC State Wolfpack won 39-20 against the North Carolina Tar heels as 2.5-point home dogs. The game went over the total of 55. NC State has a record of 9-3 straight up, 6-5-1 against the spread, and 4-8 over/under the total. NC State ranks 98th for total offense, 101st for passing, 77th for rushing and 70th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 24th overall, 58th against the pass, 16th against the rush, and 26th for points allowed. Also, NC State ranks 13th for fewest turnovers lost and 3rd for takeaways.

Last game, the Kansas State Wildcats lost 42-35 against the Iowa State Cyclones as 10-point home favorites. The game went over the total of 46. Kansas State has a record of 8-4 straight up, 7-4-1 against the spread, and 7-5 over/under the total. Kansas State ranks 23rd for total offense, 52nd for passing, 15th for rushing, and 12th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 59th overall, 73rd against the pass, 47th against the rush, and 32nd for points allowed. Also, Kansas State ranks 8th for fewest turnovers lost and 31st for takeaways.

Pop-Tarts Bowl Prediction

In this situation, NC State makes the most sense, considering K-State is without its star transfer QB Will Howard.

Pop-Tarts Bowl Format

The Cheez-It Bowl, now the Pop-Tarts Bowl, began as the Blockbuster Bowl. It debuted in 1990 and has had various sponsors, notably the Russell Athletic Bowl from 2012 to 2016. The game debuted in 1990 at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, Florida. The first 11 years of this bowl took place in South Florida under various names such as the Blockbuster Bowl, Carquest Bowl, MicronPC Bowl, and MicronPC.com Bowl.

The game moved to the Citrus Bowl in Orlando starting in 2001 as the Visit Florida Tangerine Bowl, then transitioned into the Mazda Tangerine Bowl, followed by the Champs Sports Bowl from 2004 through 2011. Camping World took over sponsorship of this bowl in 2017, as teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and the Big 12 Conference are represented.

In 2020, the bowl was renamed the Cheez-It Bowl, a game name previously used in the former Cactus Bowl in Arizona. Oklahoma State of the Big 12 edged Miami (Fla.) of the ACC by a 37-34 score in a high-scoring affair, covering as 1-point favorites as the 'over' easily hit.

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Pop-Tarts Bowl Past Results

2022 Florida State Oklahoma 35-32
2021 Clemson Iowa State 20-13
2020 Oklahoma State Miami-FL 37-34
2019 Notre Dame Iowa State 33-9
2018 Syracuse West Virginia 34-18
2017 Oklahoma State Virginia Tech 30-21
2016 Miami, Fla. West Virginia 31-14
2015 Baylor North Carolina 49-38
2014 Clemson Oklahoma 40-6
2013 Louisville Miami, Fla. 36-9
2012 Virginia Tech Rutgers 13-10 (OT)
2011 Florida State Notre Dame 18-14
2010 North Carolina State West Virginia 23-7
2009 Wisconsin Miami, Fla. 20-14
2008 Florida State Wisconsin 42-13
2007 Boston College Michigan State 24-21
2006 Maryland Purdue 24-7
2005 Clemson Colorado 19-10
2004 Georgia Tech Syracuse 51-14
2003 North Carolina State Kansas 56-26
2002 Texas Tech Clemson 55-15
2001 Pittsburgh North Carolina State 34-19
2000 North Carolina State Minnesota 38-30

In 2018, Syracuse outscored West Virginia 17-0 in the fourth quarter to record a 34-18 comeback victory, giving the ACC its second win in the past four seasons in this bowl. The combination of the favorite and 'under' has cashed in three straight in this bowl game. The 'under' has also connected in 12 of the last 14 games. While the losing team has scored 14 points or less in eight of the previous 11 games.

The Big 12 lost for the second straight year as Notre Dame blew out Iowa State, 33-9, in the 2019 installment. The Fighting Irish played in this game for the first time since losing to Florida State in 2011.

Clemson of the ACC topped Iowa State of the Big 12 on Dec. 29, 2021, in Orlando in a low-scoring affair, 20-13.

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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