2022 Gasparilla Bowl Odds - Missouri vs. Wake Forest Betting

Gasparilla Bowl Odds - Missouri vs. Wake Forest

2022 Gasparilla Bowl NCAA Football Betting

Wake Forest ranked 16th in scoring against FBS opponents this season and will play in their 17th bowl game in school history. Wake Forest finished 49th in yards per play versus FBS opponents while also giving up an average of 29.2 points per game this season. The Demon Deacons will look to rebound from a late 34-31 loss to Duke in their season finale. Missouri used a two-point victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks to reach a bowl game for the 35th time in program history. Brady Cook threw for 242 yards with a touchdown and rushed for 138 yards and a score on the ground. The Tigers’ biggest strength comes on the defensive side of the ball, where they rank 32nd in yards per play against FBS opponents.

2022 Gasparilla Bowl at a Glance

Date: Friday, December 23, 2022

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

Venue: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Matchup: Missouri Tigers vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons

College Football Betting Lines

Wake Forest Demon Deacons -2.5

Missouri Tigers +2.5

Total: 60.5

Gasparilla Bowl Preview

Last game, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons lost 34-31 against the Duke Blue Devils as 3-point road favorites. The game went under the total of 67. Wake Forest has a record of 7-5 straight up, 7-5 against the spread, and 5-7 over/under the total. Wake Forest ranks 29th for total offense, 10th for passing, 92nd for rushing and 16th for scoring. Defensively they rank 94th overall, 116th against the pass, 45th against the rush, and 95th for points allowed. Also, Wake Forest ranks 47th for fewest turnovers lost and 107th for takeaways.

Last game, the Missouri Tigers won 29-27 against the Arkansas Razorbacks as 3-point home dogs. The game went over the total of 55.5. Missouri has a record of 6-6 straight up, 7-5 against the spread, and 4-8 over/under the total. Mizzou ranks 83rd for total offense, 91st for passing, 63rd for rushing, and 83rd for scoring. Defensively they rank 28th overall, 42nd against the pass, 35th against the rush, and 58th for points allowed. Also, Missouri ranks 106th for fewest turnovers lost and 63rd for takeaways.

Gasparilla Bowl Prediction

In this situation, Demon Deacons have shown more this season. Missouri barely made this bowl and ducked its rival Kansas in the Liberty Bowl.

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

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.

Most All-Time Wins

3 UCF 2012, 2019, 2021
3 Marshall 2011, 2015, 2018
1 Temple 2017
1 Mississippi State 2016
1 North Carolina State 2014
1 East Carolina 2013
1 Louisville 2010
1 Rutgers 2009
1 USF 2008

Notable MVPs in past Gasparilla Bowl games include Rutgers wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, Marshall wide receiver Aaron Dobson, Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles and North Carolina State quarterback Jacoby Brissett.

2022-23 College Football Bowl Games

Dec. 16 Bahamas Bowl 11:30 AM / ESPN Miami (Ohio) vs. UAB
Dec. 16 Cure Bowl 3:00 PM / ESPN Troy vs. UTSA
Dec. 17 Fenway Bowl 11:00 AM / ESPN Cincinnati vs. Louisville
Dec. 17 Celebration Bowl 12:00 PM / ABC Jackson State vs. North Carolina Central
Dec. 17 New Mexico Bowl 2:15 PM / ESPN BYU vs. SMU
Dec. 17 LA Bowl 3:30 PM / ABC Fresno State vs. Washington State
Dec. 17 Lendingtree Bowl 5:45 PM / ESPN Southern Miss vs. Rice
Dec. 17 Las Vegas Bowl 7:30 PM / ESPN Florida vs. Oregon State
Dec. 17 Frisco Bowl 9:15 PM / ESPN Boise State vs. North Texas
Dec. 19 Myrtle Beach Bowl 2:30 PM / ESPN UConn vs. Marshall
Dec. 20 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl 3:30 PM / ESPN San Jose State vs. Eastern Michigan
Dec. 20 Boca Raton Bowl 7:30 PM / ESPN Toledo vs. Liberty
Dec. 21 New Orleans Bowl 9:00 PM / ESPN South Alabama vs. Western Kentucky
Dec. 22 Armed Forces Bowl 7:30 PM / ESPN Air Force vs. Baylor
Dec. 23 Independence Bowl 3:00 PM / ESPN Houston vs. Louisiana
Dec. 23 Gasparilla Bowl 6:30 PM / ESPN Missouri vs. Wake Forest
Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl 8:00 PM / ESPN Middle Tennessee vs. San Diego State
Dec. 26 Quick Lane Bowl 2:30 PM / ESPN New Mexico State vs. Bowling Green
Dec. 27 Camellia Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN Georgia Southern vs. Buffalo
Dec. 27 First Responder Bowl 3:15 PM / ESPN Utah State vs. Memphis
Dec. 27 Birmingham Bowl 6:45 PM / ESPN East Carolina vs. Coastal Carolina
Dec. 27 Guaranteed Rate Bowl 10:15 PM / ESPN Wisconsin vs. Oklahoma State
Dec. 28 Military Bowl 2:00 PM / ESPN Duke vs. UCF
Dec. 28 Liberty Bowl 5:30 PM / ESPN Arkansas vs. Kansas
Dec. 28 Holiday Bowl 8:00 PM / FOX Oregon vs. North Carolina
Dec. 28 Texas Bowl 9:00 PM / ESPN Texas Tech vs. Ole Miss
Dec. 29 Pinstripe Bowl 2:00 PM / ESPN Syracuse vs. Minnesota
Dec. 29 Cheez-It Bowl 5:30 PM / ESPN Florida State vs. Oklahoma
Dec. 29 Alamo Bowl 9:00 PM / ESPN Washington vs. Texas
Dec. 30 Duke's Mayo Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN Maryland vs. NC State
Dec. 30 Sun Bowl 2:00 PM / CBS Pitt vs. UCLA
Dec. 30 Gator Bowl 3:30 PM / ESPN Notre Dame vs. South Carolina
Dec. 30 Arizona Bowl 4:30 PM (Barstool) Ohio vs. Wyoming
Dec. 30 Orange Bowl 8:00 PM / ESPN Clemson vs. Tennessee
Dec. 31 Music City Bowl 12:00 PM / ABC Kentucky vs. Iowa
Dec. 31 Sugar Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN Alabama vs. Kansas State
Dec. 31 Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl 4:00 PM / ESPN No. 1 Georgia vs. No 4. Ohio State
Dec. 31 VRBO Fiesta Bowl 8:00 PM / ESPN No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 3 TCU
Jan. 2 ReliaQuest Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN2 Illinois vs. Mississippi State
Jan. 2 Cotton Bowl 1:00 PM / ESPN USC vs. Tulane
Jan. 2 Citrus Bowl 1:00 PM / ABC LSU vs. Purdue
Jan. 2 Rose Bowl 5:00 PM / ESPN Penn State vs. Utah
Jan. 9 CFP National Championship Game TBD / ESPN CFP Semifinals Winners

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