2023 Fenway Bowl Betting Lines - SMU vs. Boston College Odds

Fenway Bowl Lines - SMU vs. Boston College Odds

2022 Fenway Bowl NCAA Football Betting

The Boston College Eagles won't have to travel very far for their bowl game this year. The Eagles will take a quick trip down Comm. Ave in late December to take on Southern Methodist University in the Wasabi Fenway Bowl at Fenway Park. The second annual Wasabi Bowl will be held on Thursday, December 28. Boston College has played 76 games at Fenway Park over the school's history, going 55-16-5 in those contests. This year's Eagles head into their bowl game at 6-6, having won five of their last eight games to gain bowl eligibility for the third time in four seasons under head coach Jeff Hafley. SMU heads into the Wasabi Bowl ranked No. 24 after going 11-2 this season and capturing the AAC Championship.

2023 Fenway Bowl at a Glance

Date: Thursday, December 28, 2023

Time (ET) / TV: 11:00 AM / ESPN

Venue: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts

Matchup: SMU Mustangs vs. Boston College Eagles

College Football Betting Lines

SMU Mustangs -11.5

Boston College Eagles +11.5

Total: 51

Money Line: SMU -450, Boston College +351

Fenway Bowl Preview

Last game, the SMU Mustangs won 26-14 in the AAC championship game against the Tulane Green Wave as 3-point road dogs. The game went under the total of 47.5. SMU has a record of 11-2 straight up, 8-5 against the spread, and 6-7 over/under the total. SMU ranks 13th for total offense, 20th for passing, 35th for rushing and 6th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 12th overall, 21st against the pass, 19th against the rush, and 12th for points allowed. Also, SMU ranks 38th for fewest turnovers lost and 50th for takeaways.

Last game, the Boston College Eagles lost 45-20 against the Miami Hurricanes as 10-point home dogs. The game went over the total of 48.5. Boston College has a record of 6-6 straight up, 4-8 against the spread, and 9-3 over/under the total. BC ranks 67th for total offense, 103rd for passing, 22nd for rushing and 83rd for scoring. Defensively, they rank 84th overall, 28th against the pass, 125th against the rush, and 96th for points allowed. Also, Boston College ranks 42nd for fewest turnovers lost and 102nd for takeaways.

Fenway Bowl Prediction

In this situation, ACC-bound (next season) SMU has a great chance to make a strong first impression against a weaker Boston College team.

Fenway Bowl Format

The Fenway Bowl has tie-ins with the American Athletic Conference and the ACC. This bowl was supposed to be launched in 2020, but the pandemic forced the game's cancellation, and it was canceled yet again in 2021 when Virginia’s team came down with COVID.

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Fenway Bowl Past Results

2022 Louisville Cincinnati 24-7
2021 Cancelled due to COVID

Maurice Turner rushed for 160 yards, and Jawhar Jordan added 115 yards on the ground with two long touchdown runs to help Louisville to a 24-7 victory over Cincinnati in the first Fenway Bowl at Boston.

Brock Domann started at quarterback in place of Malik Cunningham (opt-out) and completed 10 of 18 passes for 92 yards, one touchdown, and one interception for the Cardinals. Marshon Ford caught a touchdown pass, and Louisville recorded seven sacks while claiming the Keg of Nails trophy in the first battle since 2013 between schools located roughly 100 miles apart.

Yasir Abdullah and YaYa Diaby each had 1.5 sacks as the Cardinals outgained the Bearcats in yards 419-138.

Cincinnati's Evan Prater was 7-of-15 passing for 83 yards and one touchdown while starting in place of Ben Bryant (foot). Wyatt Fischer caught a touchdown pass for the Bearcats.

Despite the loss, Cincinnati leads the series 30-23-1.

Both teams played under interim coaches -- Deion Branch for Louisville and Kerry Coombs for Cincinnati. Coombs filled in for Luke Fickell, who departed for Wisconsin. Branch served due to Scott Satterfield leaving for the Bearcats' job.

Jeff Brohm, recently of Purdue, has returned to his alma mater as Louisville's new coach.

Jordan's two long scoring runs helped the Cardinals take a 21-7 halftime lead.

He provided the game's first points when he darted right on a 49-yard scoring run with 21 seconds left in the opening quarter.

This was the first Fenway Bowl actually to be played. The inaugural 2020 bowl was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and last year's game between Virginia and SMU was wiped out when the Cavaliers had a COVID-19 outbreak.

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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