The RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl is scheduled to kick off on Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m. ET during the 2022-23 College Football Bowl Season. The game is held at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida, making it one of 12 bowl stadiums to be the primary home of an FBS team. The MAC champion Toledo Rockets (8-5) take on the Liberty Flames (8-4) in their last game as an independent. Below, we’ll look at Boca Raton Bowl odds and bowl history.
Boca Raton Bowl odds
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Toledo is a favorite in the Boca Raton Bowl against Liberty, a departure from opening at -1.5. The market movement likely came in response to Liberty’s coach Hugh Freeze being hired away by Auburn and their subsequent performance against New Mexico State.
Gauging effort in bowl games is tough, but a critical component to handicapping games. Against the Aggies, Liberty had completely phoned it in. A trip to tropical Boca Raton may not be the best place to try and correct team focus. With that said, pretty much all season-long stats and trends with the Flames is out the window.
What should be focused on more when considering this game is the strong movement in favor of the Rockets and, importantly, when the buyback begins.
Quarterback Dequan Finn battled injury down the back stretch of the season, but played in the MAC Championship Game. In a vacuum, his matchup against the Liberty defensive line would be of concern, especially if he’s not playing at 100%. However, Flames DL coach Jeremy Garrett is on his way to Auburn with Freeze.
Watch the weather as the forecast calls for rain during the game.
This Bowl Season, Liberty is a full-on fade. Transfers, coaching moves, and questionable motivation mar this team from competition.
Notable Opt Outs
Liberty: LB Ahmad Walker, DL Dre Butler
Boca Raton Bowl betting
Last year, Bailey Zappe and upstart Western Kentucky were favored by just a point over Appalachian State, who had never lost a bowl game. Behind Noah Whittington’s career-day on the ground (7-150-1), the Hilltoppers easily covered the spread and won the game 59-38. It was the highest-scoring Boca Raton Bowl even in a bowl that’s seen historically-high scoring. The 97 combined points easily went over the point total, which was set at 68.5 points.
Zappe threw for 422 yards six touchdowns in the game, breaking all-time FBS records with 62 passing touchdowns and 5,977 yards in the process.
Favorites have covered in six of eight matchups and this has been a historically-lopsided bowl game. Only once has the game ended inside 20 points (2015, Toledo beat Temple 32-17). Both underdogs to cover the spread also won the game outright, being Toledo (+2.5) in 2015 and FAU (+7) in 2019.
Overs have cashed in three of the last four years and four times in seven total games. The under that interrupted the last four-game stretch was BYU vs. UCF in 2020, which had a total set at an incredible 80 points. The Boca Raton Bowl has also seen a 78.5-point total and has only had two games with over/unders set under 63.5 points.
Below are historical results of the Boca Raton Bowl.
The first Boca Raton Bowl was played in 2014, where Marshall beat Northern Illinois 52-23.
|December 20, 2022||Toledo||21||Liberty||19|
|December 18, 2021||Western Kentucky||59||Appalachian State||38|
|December 22, 2020||13 BYU||49||UCF||23|
|December 21, 2019||Florida Atlantic||52||SMU||28|
|December 18, 2018||UAB||37||Northern Illinois||13|
|December 19, 2017||Florida Atlantic||50||Akron||3|
|December 20, 2016||Western Kentucky||51||Memphis||31|
|December 22, 2015||Toledo||32||24 Temple||17|
|December 23, 2014||Marshall||52||Northern Illinois||23|
When is the 2022 Boca Raton Bowl?
The 2022 Boca Raton Bowl will be played on Dec. 20, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Where is the Boca Raton Bowl?
FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida, hosts the Boca Raton Bowl. It is the primary home for the FAU Owls, making it one of 12 bowl stadiums to also be the primary home of an FBS team.
Who is playing in the 2022 Boca Raton Bowl?
Toledo plays Liberty in the 2022 Boca Raton Bowl.