Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Odds - Eastern Michigan vs. San Jose State
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
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.
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Past Results
||San Diego State
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
||1999, 2000, 2002
||1998, 2009, 2016
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.
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