2023 Guaranteed Rate Bowl Betting Lines - Kansas vs. UNLV Odds

Guaranteed Rate Bowl Lines - Kansas vs. UNLV Odds

2022 Guaranteed Rate Bowl NCAA Football Betting

Making their second bowl appearance in as many seasons, the Kansas Jayhawks will play the UNLV Rebels in the 2023 Guaranteed Rate Bowl in Phoenix, Arizona. The bowl appearance will be Kansas’ 14th in program history, as the Jayhawks make their second consecutive bowl game for just the second time in program history. This year’s Guaranteed Rate Bowl will be Kansas’ second appearance in the bowl, after playing in the 2008 Insight Bowl in Tempe, Arizona, resulting in a 42-21 victory over Minnesota. Kansas and UNLV will meet for the third time in the series history, as the two teams played in a home-and-home series in 2002 and 2003. Kansas won the most recent meeting in 2003, 46-24, while UNLV won the inaugural matchup in Las Vegas in 2022, 31-20.

2023 Guaranteed Rate at a Glance

Date: Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Time (ET) / TV: 9:00 PM / ESPN

Venue: Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona

Matchup: Kansas Jayhawks vs. UNLV Rebels

College Football Betting Lines

Kansas Jayhawks -12.5

UNLV Rebels +12.5

Total: 65.5

Money Line: Kansas -420, UNLV +330

Guaranteed Rate Bowl Preview

Last game, the Kansas Jayhawks won 49-16 against the Cincinnati Bearcats as 7-point road favorites. The game went over the total of 58. Kansas has a record of 8-4 straight up, 7-5 against the spread, and 6-5-1 over/under the total. Kansas ranks 28th for total offense, 69th for passing, 9th for rushing and 30th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 64th overall, 41st against the pass, 96th against the rush, and 63rd for points allowed. Also, Kansas ranks 54th for fewest turnovers lost and 28th for takeaways.

Last game, the UNLV Rebels lost 44-20 against the Boise State Broncos as 2.5-point home dogs in the Mountain West championship game. The game went over the total of 62.5. UNLC has a record of 9-4 straight up, 10-3 against the spread, and 8-4-1 over/under the total. UNLV ranks 47th for total offense, 55th for passing, 40th for rushing and 24th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 96th overall, 90th against the pass, 89th against the rush, and 72nd for points allowed. Also, UNLV ranks 77th for fewest turnovers lost and 18th for takeaways.

Guaranteed Rate Bowl Prediction

In this situation, Kansas has the more impressive metrics and comes from the better league.

Guaranteed Rate Bowl Format

The Guaranteed Rate Bowl began in 1989 when it was known as the Copper Bowl. The matchup currently features schools from the Big 12 and Big Ten conferences. The game takes place at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.

This bowl has also been known as the Cheez-It Bowl, the Cactus Bowl, the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, the Insight Bowl, and the Insight.com Bowl. Originally, the game was played in Tucson from 1989-99 before moving to Chase Field in Phoenix, then a few years at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe from 2006-15, and then back to Phoenix at Chase Field again.

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Guaranteed Rate Bowl Past Results

2022 Wisconsin Oklahoma State 24-17
2021 Minnesota West Virginia 18-6
2020 Cancelled due to COVID
2019 Air Force Washington State 31-21
2018 TCU California 10-7 (OT)
2017 Kansas State UCLA 35-17
2016 Baylor Boise State 31-12
2015 West Virginia Arizona State 43-42
2014 Oklahoma State Washington 30-22
2013 Kansas State Michigan 31-14
2012 Michigan State TCU 17-16
2011 Oklahoma Iowa 31-14
2010 Iowa Missouri 27-24
2009 Iowa State Minnesota 14-13
2008 Kansas Minnesota 42-21
2007 Oklahoma State Indiana 49-33
2006 Texas Tech Minnesota 44-41 (OT)
2005 Arizona State Rutgers 45-40
2004 Oregon State Notre Dame 38-21
2003 California Virginia Tech 52-49
2002 Pittsburgh Oregon State 38-13
2001 Syracuse Kansas State 26-3
2000 Iowa State Pittsburgh 37-29

The second Cactus Bowl was played on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, and was wild. West Virginia posted a 43-42 win over Arizona State, as QB Skyler Howard of the Mountaineers set school and bowl records in passing yardage. The Big 12 won again in December 2016, as Baylor dominated Boise State, 31-12. And in the final installment, the Big 12 won again, as Kansas State outscored UCLA 28-0 in the second half en route to a 35-17 win.

The 2018 installment of the renamed Cheez-It Bowl was memorable and forgettable simultaneously, as TCU and California combined to throw nine interceptions. The Horned Frogs edged the Golden Bears in overtime, 10-7, as TCU grabbed the cover as a short favorite.

In 2019, it was a big contrast between the triple-option rushing attack of Air Force against the Air Raid offense of head coach Mike Leach and Washington State. The run game won out. The Falcons couldn't be stopped, and their defense came up with two huge stops in the red zone to turn the tide.

The 2020 installment was wiped out with an insufficient number of teams able to participate in the postseason due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

The game returned on Dec. 28, 2021, at Chase Field in Phoenix, and Minnesota of the Big Ten pushed around West Virginia of the Big 12 in a lower-scoring affair, cashing as the favorite in an 18-6 victory. The favorite is 4-0 ATS in this venue's previous four bowl games. The 'under' is also a perfect 5-for-5 in the last five Cactus/Guaranteed Rate Bowls.

In 2022, Wisconsin beat Oklahoma State 24-17 as MVP RB Braelon Allen ran for 116 yards and a TD.

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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