2023 Gasparilla Bowl Betting Lines - UCF vs. Georgia Tech Odds

Gasparilla Bowl Lines - UCF vs. Georgia Tech Odds

2022 Gasparilla Bowl NCAA Football Betting

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will face the UCF Knights in the Gasparilla Bowl from Tampa, FL. The bowl invitation is the 46th in Georgia Tech history, which is the 16th-most in college football history and the third-most for a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (behind only Clemson – 50 and Florida State – 49). With a 25-20 record in bowl games, Tech is tied for 13th all-time in bowl victories and stands alone in 13th all-time in bowl winning percentage (.556).

2023 Gasparilla Bowl at a Glance

Date: Friday, December 22, 2023

Time (ET) / TV: 6:30 PM / ESPN

Venue: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Matchup: UCF Knights vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

College Football Betting Lines

UCF Knights -5.5

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +5.5

Total: 64.5

Money Line: UCF -200, Georgia Tech +170

Gasparilla Bowl Preview

Last game, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets lost 31-22 to the then-undefeated and top-ranked Georgia Bulldogs as 24-point home dogs. The game went under the total of 60. Georgia Tech has a record of 6-6 straight up, 7-5 against the spread, and 9-3 over/under the total. Georgia Tech ranks 31st for total offense, 57th for passing, 17th for rushing and 43rd for scoring. Defensively, they rank 121st overall, 44th against the pass, 131st against the rush, and 104th for points allowed. Also, Georgia Tech ranks 24th for fewest turnovers lost and 19th for takeaways.

The Yellow Jackets are making their first-ever appearance in the Gasparilla Bowl, which originated in 2008. The Jackets are also facing UCF for the first time in a bowl but the sixth time overall. Georgia Tech owns a 3-2 against UCF, but the Golden Knights have won the last two games in the series in 2020 and 2022.

Last game, the UCF Knights won 27-13 against the Houston Cougars as 14-point home favorites. The game went under the total of 61.5. UCF has a record of 6-6 straight up, 5-6-1 against the spread, and 6-6 over/under the total. UCF ranks 7th for total offense, 45th for passing, 4th for rushing and 34th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 86th overall, 36th against the pass, 121st against the rush, and 61st for points allowed. Also, UCF ranks 58th for fewest turnovers lost and 51st for takeaways.

Gasparilla Bowl Prediction

In this situation, the Georgia Tech defense is a liability against the UCF offense of coach Gus Malzahn.

Gasparilla Bowl Format

The Gasparilla Bowl began in 2008, and the matchup currently features schools from the American Athletic Conference (AAC), Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), and Conference USA. The game takes place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. This game was previously called the magicJack St. Petersburg Bowl, Beef O' Brady's Bowl, and Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl.

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Gasparilla Bowl Past Results

2022 Wake Forest Missouri 27-17
2021 UCF Florida 29-17
2020 Cancelled due to COVID
2019 UCF Marshall 48-25
2018 Marshall South Florida 38-20
2017 Temple Florida International 28-3
2016 Mississippi State Miami (Ohio) 17-16
2015 Marshall Connecticut 16-10
2014 North Carolina State Central Florida 34-27
2013 East Carolina Ohio 37-20
2012 UCF Ball State 38-17
2011 Marshall Florida International 20-10
2010 Louisville Southern Miss 31-28
2009 Rutgers UCF 45-24
2008 South Florida Memphis 41-14

Favorites have gone 10-2 straight up and 9-3 against the spread in the first 12 years. The 'under' has produced a 7-4 mark during this span. Central Florida and Marshall are tied for the most appearances in this bowl with four apiece.

Marshall kept the 'chalk' streak rolling in the 2018 installment with a 38-20 over South Florida, who was playing in its home venue.

UCF made the short trip from Orlando in 2019 and rolled past Marshall, 48-25, to easily cash in as 15-point favorites. The Thundering Herd suffered its first loss in this bowl in four tries.

The 2020 installment was wiped out due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, but the game returned on Dec. 23, 2021, with a sold-out Raymond James Stadium for UCF against Florida. UCF is starting to enjoy themselves in the home of rival USF, too, as they won their second straight Gasparilla Bowl in front of 63,669 fans with a 29-17 victory over the Gators. UCF is the first underdog to win this bowl game outright since NC State topped UCF in the 2014 game in St. Petersburg.

The closest game occurred in 2016 when Mississippi State rallied for a 17-16 victory over Miami, Ohio. The Bulldogs trailed by nine points in the third quarter and scored a touchdown to pull close. Westin Graves hit a field goal early in the third quarter, and the Mississippi State defense held strong the rest of the way.

In 2022, Wake Forest beat Missouri 27-17. Sam Hartman threw for 280 yards and three TDs to lead the Demon Deacons. Hartman won MVP honors for his 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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