2023 LA Bowl Betting Lines - UCLA vs. Boise State Odds

LA Bowl Lines - UCLA vs. Boise State Odds

2022 LA Bowl NCAA Football Betting

After a 5-5 start to the 2023 season, the Bosie State Broncos fired head coach Andy Avalos. The former Boise State player had a disappointing three-year run as HC of the Bronco program, which was once a national thing under Dan Hawkins, Chris Petersen, and Bryan Harsin. Defensive coordinator Spencer Danielson was named interim head coach and won the three games that followed, including the Mountain West Conference championship game. As a result, Danielson had the interim tag removed. Boise State will face UCLA in the LA Bowl.

2023 LA Bowl at a Glance

Date: Saturday, December 16, 2023

Time (ET) / TV: 7:30 PM / ABC

Venue: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California

Matchup: UCLA Bruins vs. Boise State Broncos

College Football Betting Lines

UCLA Bruins -3

Boise State Broncos +3

Total: 50

Money Line: UCLA -147, Boise State +126

LA Bowl Preview

Last game, the Boise State Broncos won 44-20 against the UNLV Rebels as 2.5-point road favorites. The game went over the total of 62.5. Boise State has a record of 8-5 straight up, 7-5-1 against the spread, and 8-4-1 over/under the total. Boise State ranks 24th for total offense, 59th for passing, 7th for rushing and 32nd for scoring. Defensively, they rank 63rd overall, 113th against the pass, 32nd against the rush, and 60th for points allowed. Also, Boise State ranks 97th for fewest turnovers lost and 55th for takeaways.

Last game, the UCLA Bruins lost 33-7 against the California Golden Bears as 9-point home favorites. The game went under the total of 51. UCLA has a record of 7-5 straight up, 5-7 against the spread, and 2-10 over/under the total. UCLA ranks 47th for total offense, 61st for passing, 21st for rushing and 80th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 11th overall, 71st against the pass, 3rd against the rush, and 16th for points allowed. Also, UCLA ranks 103rd for fewest turnovers lost and 20th for takeaways.

UCLA outgained Cal 380-302, with 266 of those yards coming on Moore's 23-of-38 passing. The Bruins had three possessions end on turnovers, while another three concluded with UCLA turning the ball over on downs.

Meanwhile, California QB Fernando Mendoza threw a pair of touchdown passes to Jeremiah Hunter. Also, Jaydn Ott returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown. Hence, Cal gained bowl eligibility for the first time since 2019 with its shocking shellacking of UCLA in the Rose Bowl Stadium.

UCLA entered the game riding high from a 38-20 win over USC the previous week. With the heat off him, head coach Chip Kelly’s team was then routed in the Senior Night home finale by the 6-6 Cal Bears. Thus, the season ended with a thud and with doubts about the future.

LA Bowl Prediction

In this situation, Boise State brings more momentum and good form to the LA Bowl. UCLA is dealing with some key outbound transfers to add to its misery.

LA Bowl Format

SoFi Stadium is a new state-of-the-art venue in suburban Los Angeles. It is home to the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers of the NFL. SoFi Stadium is looking for additional bookings beyond its two NFL tenants as a sparkling new host.

Additionally, LA serves as a tourist magnet, especially in December when much of the United States turns cold. All of this made for the ingredients of a new bowl game. The Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl is the result of such opportunism.

The LA Bowl has tie-ins with the Pac-12 and Mountain West Conferences.

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LA Bowl Past Results

2022 Fresno State Washington State 29-6
2021 Utah State Oregon State 24-13

Utah State won the first LA Bowl as they got past Oregon State. Cooper Legas threw for 171 yards and two TDs to lead the Aggies. Calvin Tyler Jr added 120 yards rushing with a TD. And Deven Thompkins had six catches for 115 yards and a score.

In 2022, Fresno State beat Washington State. The Bulldogs were led by Jake Haener’s 280 yards passing with two TDs, and Jordan Mims added 209 yards rushing with two TDs. Fresno State outgained Wazzu 501-182.

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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