2023 Quick Lane Bowl Lines - Bowling Green vs. Minnesota Odds

Quick Lane Bowl Lines - Bowling Green vs. Minnesota Odds

2022 Quick Lane Bowl NCAA Football Betting

Despite a 5-7 record, Minnesota is going bowling in Detroit. Minnesota will play Bowling Green in the Tuesday, December 26 Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field. Minnesota has played in the Quick Lane Bowl twice before, in 2015 when they defeated Central Michigan and in 2018 when they topped Georgia Tech.  The Gophers are the only five-win team in the country playing in a bowl. There are 41 total bowl games, and that requires 82 teams. Only 81 teams reached six wins to qualify for a bowl automatically, and the Gophers slipped in thanks to the best standing in the Academic Progress Report among the five-win teams in the country.

2023 Quick Lane Bowl at a Glance

Date: Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Time (ET) / TV: 2:00 PM / ESPN

Venue: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

Matchup: Bowling Green Falcons vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers

College Football Betting Lines

Bowling Green Falcons +3.5

Minnesota Golden Gophers -3.5

Total: 38

Money Line: Bowling Green +155, Minnesota -181

Quick Lane Bowl Preview

Last game, the Minnesota Golden Gophers lost 28-14 against the 2.5-point home dogs. The game went under the total of 43.5. Minnesota has a record of 5-7 straight up, 3-9 against the spread, and 5-7 over/under the total. Minnesota ranks 125th for total offense, 126th for passing, 79th for rushing and 116th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 61st overall, 58th against the pass, 75th against the rush, and 71st for points allowed. Also, Minnesota ranks 56th for fewest turnovers lost and 29th for takeaways.

There was some, albeit slim, hope that the storyline for the bowl games would include a PJ Fleck vs. Jerry Kill rematch. But Kill's New Mexico State Aggies, who finished 10-4 and lost to Liberty in the Conference USA title game on Friday, will participate in the New Mexico Bowl against Fresno State.

Last game, the Bowling Green Falcons won 34-10 against the Western Michigan Broncos as 3-point road favorites. The game went under the total of 51.5. Bowling Green has a record of 7-5 straight up, 8-4 against the spread, and 7-5 over/under the total.

Bowling Green ranks 105th for total offense, 108th for passing, 87th for rushing and 73rd for scoring. Defensively, they rank 31st overall, 25th against the pass, 43rd against the rush, and 49th for points allowed. Also, Bowling Green ranks 30th for fewest turnovers lost and 5th for takeaways.

Quick Lane Bowl Prediction

In this situation, despite its poor season, Minnesota still brings a Big Ten pedigree at a discount price.

Quick Lane Bowl Format

The Quick Lane Bowl began in 2014, taking the place of the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. The Little Caesars Bowl started as the Motor City Bowl in 1997 at the Pontiac Silverdome and eventually moved to Ford Field in downtown Detroit in 2002 and pitted schools from the Mid-American Conference (MAC) against a team from the Big Ten or the Sun Belt Conference.

The Little Caesars Pizza Bowl eventually went away as the Quick Lane Bowl took its place in 2014, with teams from the MAC and Big Ten squaring off.

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Quick Lane Bowl Past Results

2022 New Mexico State Bowling Green 24-19
2021 Western Michigan Nevada 52-24
2020 Cancelled due to COVID
2019 Pittsburgh Eastern Michigan 34-30
2018 Minnesota Georgia Tech 34-10
2017 Duke Northern Illinois 36-14
2016 Boston College Maryland 36-30
2015 Minnesota Central Michigan 21-14
2014 Rutgers North Carolina 40-21

Underdogs have done well in Detroit over the years, posting a 10-3 ATS record in the last 13 seasons. Eastern Michigan grabbed the cover in 2019 as hefty 13-point dogs in a 34-30 defeat to Pittsburgh, as MAC schools have lost in nine of the past ten opportunities.

The 2020 installment of the Quick Lane Bowl was wiped out due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, but the game returned on December 27, 2021, with Western Michigan of the MAC facing Nevada of the Mountain West Conference. The Broncos posted a bowl-record 52 points with 514 total yards of offense, and the Wolf Pack had no answers. NFL prospect QB Carson Strong elected to opt-out to prepare for the 2022 NFL Draft, and the offense was hamstrung.

In 2022, New Mexico State beat Bowling Green 24-19 to cap off an incredible renaissance for its program and head coach Jerry Kill. MVP QB Diego Pavia threw for 167 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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