2023 Myrtle Beach Bowl Lines - Georgia Southern vs. Ohio Odds

Myrtle Beach Bowl Lines - Georgia Southern vs. Ohio Odds

2022 Myrtle Beach Bowl NCAA Football Betting

Clay Helton is an interesting study of a coach who lost an elite gig but kept going on to future success. Helton is the former head coach of the USC Trojans, where he was never accepted despite winning a Rose Bowl and producing two top-10 in the nation finishes. Since firing Helton, USC has flopped under his replacement, Lincoln Riley. Meanwhile, Helton has produced two consecutive bowl campaigns at Georgia Southern. Helton will take his Eagles to the Myrtle Beach Bowl to face the Ohio Bobcats and another top Group of Five coach, Tim Albin.

2023 Myrtle Beach Bowl at a Glance

Date: Saturday, December 16, 2023

Time (ET) / TV: 11:00 AM / ESPN

Venue: Brooks Stadium, Conway, South Carolina

Matchup: Georgia Southern Eagles vs. Ohio Bobcats

College Football Betting Lines

Georgia Southern Eagles -4

Ohio Bobcats +4

Total: 49

Money Line: Georgia Southern -170, Ohio +148

Myrtle Beach Bowl Preview

Last game, the Georgia Southern Eagles lost 55-27 against the Appalachian State Mountaineers as 3.5-point road dogs. The game went over the total of 63. Georgia Southern has a record of 6-6 straight up, 5-6-1 against the spread, and 6-6 over/under the total. Georgia Southern ranks 41st for total offense, 14th for passing, 104th for rushing and 47th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 95th overall, 104th against the pass, 78th against the rush, and 97th for points allowed. Also, Georgia Southern ranks 105th for fewest turnovers lost and 22nd for takeaways.

Both Georgia Southern and Appalachian State closed out their regular seasons, with the Mountaineers handing the Eagles a 55-27 beating in a result nobody could have possibly foreseen.

Despite the team’s shortcomings on the road this season, the Eagles jumped out to a quick 14-3 lead after the first quarter, making this author believe he would have to eat crow, which I would have done happily, as I did in last season’s Appalachian State game.

But GS quarterback Davis Brin imploded, finishing the game with three interceptions and no touchdown passes as App State took advantage of nearly every mistake Southern made.

Last game, the Ohio Bobcats won 25-14 against the Akron Zips as 14-point road favorites. The game went under the total of 41. Ohio has a record of 9-3 straight up, 6-6 against the spread, and 3-9 over/under the total. Ohio ranks 97th for total offense, 87th for passing, 93rd for rushing and 100th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 4th overall, 7th against the pass, 9th against the rush, and 5th for points allowed. Also, Ohio ranks 16th for fewest turnovers lost and 25th for takeaways.

Myrtle Beach Bowl Prediction

In this situation, it is the sixth bowl game that Georgia Southern has gone to since moving up to the FBS level, entering with a 3-2 record. It's the second straight year that coach Clay Helton has led the Eagles to a bowl game, but Helton is still looking for his first bowl win in Statesboro. Helton's first season ended with a loss to Buffalo in the Camellia Bowl.

Ohio has the better body of work and is the more consistent team.

Myrtle Beach Bowl Format

Founded in 2020, the Myrtle Beach Bowl has tie-ins with Conference USA, the MAC, and Sun Belt conferences. ESPN Events owns the bowl as a made-for-TV production. The venue is Brooks Stadium in Conway, South Carolina. Brooks Stadium is home to the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, one of the country's top Group of Five programs. The Chants play in the Sun Belt Conference.

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Myrtle Beach Bowl Past Results

2022 Marshall UConn 28-14
2021 Tulsa Old Dominion 30-17
2020 Appalachian State North Texas 56-28

Appalachian State went down in history as the first-ever winner of the Myrtle Beach Bowl. It was the first NCAA bowl game ever played in the state of South Carolina and just the second college bowl game in state history. Appalachian State amassed 638 total yards in the win. Camerun Peoples won Most Valuable Player honors with an astounding 319 yards on 23 carries and five touchdowns.

In 2022, Marshall built a 28-0 lead en route to a 28-14 win against UConn. UConn committed four turnovers and ten penalties. Cam Fancher threw two TD passes for Marshall.

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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