2023 Las Vegas Bowl Betting Lines - Utah vs. Northwestern Odds

Las Vegas Bowl Lines - Utah vs. Northwestern Odds

2022 Las Vegas Bowl NCAA Football Betting

After an impressive 7-5 season and second-place Big Ten West finish, Northwestern football’s hot streak is headed to an atmosphere that thrives off just that. The Wildcats will take on Utah in the 2023 SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl in Las Vegas on December 23. The game will be held in Allegiant Stadium, while kickoff is set for 6:30 PM Central Time. The ‘Cats trip out west will be the program’s first bowl appearance since the 2020 season, where they defeated Auburn 35-19 in the Citrus Bowl. NU enters with a four-game bowl winning streak — the second-longest in the Big Ten and fourth in the nation.

2023 Las Vegas Bowl at a Glance

Date: Saturday, December 23, 2023

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

Venue: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada

Matchup: Utah Utes vs. Northwestern Wildcats

College Football Betting Lines

Utah Utes -7

Northwestern Wildcats +7

Total: 41.5

Money Line: Utah -255, Northwestern +211

Las Vegas Bowl Preview

Last game, the Northwestern Wildcats won 45-43 against the Illinois Fighting Illini as 6-point road dogs. The game went over the total of 48. Northwestern has a record of 7-5 straight up, 8-4 against the spread, and 6-6 over/under the total. Northwestern ranks 124th for total offense, 98th for passing, 120th for rushing and 104th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 43rd overall, 24th against the pass, 83rd against the rush, and 52nd for points allowed. Also, Northwestern ranks 1st for fewest turnovers lost and 49th for takeaways.

Last game, the Utah Utes won 23-17 against the Colorado Buffaloes as 22.5-point home favorites. The game went under the total of 51. Utah has a record of 8-4 straight up, 6-5-1 against the spread, and 5-7 over/under the total. Utah ranks 86th for total offense, 117th for passing, 29th for rushing and 85th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 16th overall, 64th against the pass, 4th against the rush, and 23rd for points allowed. Also, Utah ranks 4th for fewest turnovers lost and 16th for takeaways.

Las Vegas Bowl Prediction

In this situation, Utah is the deeper team with a tradition of winning.

Las Vegas Bowl Format

The Las Vegas Bowl was played at Sam Boyd Stadium from 1992 to 2019. It moved to Allegiant Stadium for the 2021 season, and it has featured a team from the Pac 12 since 1996 and will continue to for the foreseeable future. After a longstanding agreement with the Mountain West, the Las Vegas Bowl is now a Power Five bowl. A Pac-12 team will play a Big Ten team in 2021, 2023, and 2025, and an SEC team will be the opponent in 2022 and 2024.

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Las Vegas Bowl Past Results

2022 Oregon State Florida 30-3
2021 Wisconsin Arizona State 20-13
2020 Cancelled due to COVID
2019 Washington Boise State 38-7
2018 Fresno State Arizona State 31-20
2017 Boise State Oregon 38-28
2016 San Diego State Houston 34-10
2015 Utah BYU 35-28
2014 Utah Colorado State 45-10
2013 USC Fresno State 45-20
2012 Boise State Washington 28-26
2011 Boise State Arizona State 56-24
2010 Boise State Utah 26-3
2009 BYU Oregon State 44-20
2008 Arizona BYU 31-21
2007 BYU UCLA 17-16
2006 BYU Oregon 38-8
2005 California BYU 35-28
2004 Wyoming UCLA 24-21
2003 Oregon State New Mexico 55-14
2002 UCLA New Mexico 27-13
2001 Utah USC 10-6
2000 UNLV Arkansas 31-14

Wisconsin took care of Arizona State in the 2021 Las Vegas Bowl. The game was all about running back Braelon Allen, who ran for 159 yards and was named MVP. The Badgers had an 18-play drive in the fourth quarter that took nearly 10 minutes off the clock, and the Badgers sealed the win.

In 2022 Oregon State routed Florida 30-3 behind MVP QB Ben Gulbranson’s 165 yards passing with a TD. Florida committed 11 penalties in a sloppy performance.

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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