2022 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl - E. Michigan vs. San Jose St. Odds

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Odds - Eastern Michigan vs. San Jose State

2022 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl NCAA Football Betting

Eastern Michigan finished second in MAC West standings and are bowl-bound for the second season after falling to Liberty last postseason. This is the program’s sixth bowl game in history. The Eagles saw a 29-year bowl game drought between 1987 and 2016. San Jose State qualified for a bowl game for the 12th time in program history and is back in postseason play after missing out in 2021. At the end of the regular season, San Jose State ranked 108th in yards per rush attempt (3.4) against FBS opponents. While the Spartans did well in stopping the run, where they were 11th in yards per rush attempt defensively (3.3).

2022 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl at a Glance

Date: Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Time (ET) / TV: 3:30 PM / ESPN

Venue: Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho

Matchup: Eastern Michigan Eagles vs. San Jose State Spartans

College Football Betting Lines

Eastern Michigan Eagles +3.5

San Jose State Spartans -3.5

Total: 54

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Preview

Eastern Michigan has a record of 8-4 straight up, 6-5-1 against the spread, and 6-6 over/under the total. Overall, Eastern Michigan ranks 94th for total offense, 86th for passing, 74th for rushing and 65th for scoring. Defensively they rank 54th overall, 39th against the pass, 77th against the rush, and 89th for points allowed. Also, Eastern Michigan ranks 35th for fewest turnovers lost and 62nd for takeaways.

Last game, the Eastern Michigan Eagles won 38-19 against the Central Michigan Chippewas as 1.5-point home dogs. The game went over the total of 53.5.

Eastern Michigan is 6-5-1 against the spread this season. In games it has played as 3.5-point or bigger underdogs, Eastern Michigan has an ATS record of 4-1. Eastern Michigan games have gone over the total six times this season. The Eagles have been underdogs in six games this season and won four of those contests. The Eagles have entered five games this season as the underdog by +142 or more and are 2-1 in those contests.

San Jose State has a record of 7-4 straight up, 4-7 against the spread, and 4-6-1 over/under the total. Overall, San Jose State ranks 96th for total offense, 34th for passing, 125th for rushing and 74th for scoring. Defensively they rank 25th overall, 43rd against the pass, 29th against the rush, and 22nd for points allowed. Also, San Jose State ranks 2nd for fewest turnovers lost and 35th for takeaways.

Last game, the San Jose State Spartans won 27-14 against the Hawaii Warriors as 16-point home favorites. The game went under the total of 58.5.

San Jose State has covered the spread four times this season (4-7-0). San Jose State has an ATS record of 2-5 when playing as at least 3.5-point favorites. This season, San Jose State games have hit the over four times. The Spartans have been favored on the moneyline nine total times this season. They’ve gone 7-2 in those games. When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -174 or shorter, the Spartans have a 4-1 record (winning 85.7% of their games).

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Prediction

Eastern Michigan showed good value this year and is a quality underdog.

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Format

The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl was established in 1997 and has always been played at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Albertsons Stadium is the home of the Boise State Broncos. Speaking of famous, Albertsons Stadium has the famed blue carpet field surface. Concurrently, the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl has tie-ins to the Mountain West Conference and MAC. The payout for this bowl game is $800,000.

Favorites won and covered three straight games in this bowl, which included Ohio’s 30-21 win over Nevada in the 2019 installment. In 2020, Nevada picked up a win as a 1-point underdog against Tulane, winning 38-27 as the 'over' connected.

In 2021, Ken State of the MAC and Wyoming of the Mountain West Conference squared off on Dec. 21, 2021, with the Cowboys winning a 52-38 shootout against the Golden Flashes as the 'over' easily cashed. The 'over' has cashed in five of the past six bowl games played on the Smurf Turf in Boise, with favorites 4-1 ATS across the past five Idaho Potato Bowls.

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Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Past Results

2021 Wyoming Kent State 52-38
2020 Nevada Tulane 38-27
2019 Ohio Nevada 30-21
2018 BYU Western Michigan 49-18
2017 Wyoming Central Michigan 37-14
2016 Idaho Colorado State 61-50
2015 Akron Utah State 23-21
2014 Air Force Western Michigan 38-24
2013 San Diego State Buffalo 49-24
2012 Utah State Toledo 41-15
2011 Ohio Utah State 24-23
2010 Northern Illinois Fresno State 40-17
2009 Idaho Bowling Green 43-42
2008 Maryland Nevada 42-35
2007 Fresno State Georgia Tech 40-28
2006 Miami Nevada 21-20
2005 Boston College Boise State 27-21
2004 Fresno State Virginia 37-34 (OT)
2004 Georgia Tech Tulsa 52-10
2002 Boise State Iowa State 34-16
2001 Clemson Louisiana Tech 49-24
2000 Boise State UTEP 38-23

The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl has offered plenty of offense for fans and gamblers. In ten of the previous 13 Idaho Potato Bowls, the winning team scored 37 or more points.

Most All-Time Wins

3 Boise State 1999, 2000, 2002
3 Idaho 1998, 2009, 2016
3 Fresno State 2004, 2007

Overall, Boise State and Idaho have three wins each at the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Boise State won the bowl in 1999, 2000, and 2002. At the same time, Idaho won in 1998, 2009, and 2016.

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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