Bahamas Bowl Odds

College Football Bowl Season 2022

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The UAB Blazers (6-6) square off against the Miami-OH Redhawks (6-6) in the 2022 Hometown Lenders Bahamas Bowl. The Bahamas Bowl kicks off the 2022-23 College Football Bowl Season on Dec. 16 at 11:30 a.m. ET at Thomas Robinson Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas. It’s the only international bowl game currently. Below, we’ll look at Bahamas Bowl odds and bowl history.

Bahamas Bowl odds: UAB Vs. Miami-OH

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UAB is a favorite in the Bahamas Bowl against Miami-OH. Among opening lines, the Blazers are the biggest favorite of Bowl Season.

Worth a note: members of the UAB team penned a letter to the university requesting that interim coach Bryant Vincent be retained as the permanent head coach moving forward. UAB did not meet that request, instead opting to hire former NFL QB Trent Dilfer– a move that left many scratching their heads. Vincent will coach his last game with UAB in this bowl.

Miami star QB Brett Gabbert entered the transfer portal shortly after their season ended and he is not expected to play in this game. Without Gabbert, Miami was one of the lowest-scoring teams in the MAC, averaging just a shade over 20 points per game.

Over their last three games, the Redhawks were one of the worst rushing defenses in the country after holding up pretty well all season long. They take on UAB workhorse back Dewayne McBride, who rushed for over 1,700 yards and 19 touchdowns this season. UAB holds the advantage up front on both ends, which explains why they are such large favorites– a number that is also growing.

Miami’s implied team total is set around 16.5 points and the over/under is currently .

Notable Opt Outs

Miami-OH: QB Brett Gabbert

UAB: None

Bahamas Bowl betting

Last year, Toledo was a hefty 10.5-point favorite over 6-6 Middle Tennessee in the first bowl game of the season. Thanks to a Rocket defensive unit that was playing lockdown and an MTSU offense that was inconsistent at moving the ball, college bowl odds carried a 49.5-point over/under.

The Blue Raiders pulled off a stunning upset 31-24 thanks to a 17-point fourth quarter. Starting QB Chase Cunningham was unavailable for the game, instead back up Nicholas Vattiao threw for 270 yards and a pair of touchdowns to orchestrate the win. Toledo also committed 12 penalties for over 100 yards in the game.

With 55 combined points, the game went over the point total.

Previous Years

Favorites and underdogs have traded off covers every other year in this game. Overs and unders have also been evenly split. MAC teams have been the favorite in each of the last four bowl games and six of the total eight matchups since 2014. Those MAC favorites covered the spread three times, with Toledo losing outright as a favorite both times they’ve appeared in the Bahamas Bowl.

History

Below are historical results of the Bahamas Bowl.

The first Bahamas Bowl was played in 2015, where Western Kentucky beat Central Michigan in a 97-point shootout.

DateWinnerScoreLoserScore
December 17, 2021Middle Tennessee31Toledo24
December 20, 2019Buffalo31Charlotte9
December 21, 2018FIU35Toledo32
December 22, 2017Ohio41UAB6
December 23, 2016Old Dominion24Eastern Michigan20
December 24, 2015Western Michigan45Middle Tennessee31
December 24, 2014Western Kentucky49Central Michigan48

FAQ

When is the 2022 Bahamas Bowl?

The 2022 Bahamas Bowl will be played on Dec. 16, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. ET.

Where is the Bahamas Bowl?

Thomas Robinson Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas, plays host to the annual Bahamas Bowl. It is the only international bowl site.

Who is playing in the 2022 Bahamas Bowl?

The matchup for this year’s Bahamas Bowl will be determined on Dec. 4, announced after the reveal of the College Football Playoff. The matchup features teams from the Mid-American Conference (MAC) and Conference-USA.