Citrus Bowl Odds

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The Cheez-It Citrus Bowl – not to be confused with the Cheez-It Bowl held in the same stadium – is scheduled to kick off on Jan. 2 at 1:00 p.m. ET during the 2022-23 College Football Bowl Season. The game is held at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., and is played between the No. 17 LSU Tigers (9-4) and the Purdue Boilermakers (8-5). Below, we’ll look at Citrus Bowl odds and bowl history.

Citrus Bowl odds: LSU Vs. Purdue

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LSU is a strong favorite over Purdue in the Citrus Bowl. That number’s grown significantly from LSU -5.5 at opening after Purdue was ransacked for their personnel. The over/under for this game is currently set at points.

First, coach Jeff Brohm left for Louisville and the team hired Ryan Walters to be their head coach. Walters won’t start until after the bowl game. Starting QB Aidan O’Connell announced he will not play in the game after declaring for the NFL Draft along with star receiver Charlie Jones and top corner Cory Trice. Starting offensive lineman Spencer Holstege hit the transfer portal.

The only major name for LSU to opt out of this game thus far is linebacker BJ Ojulari, who’s leaving for the NFL. Otherwise, LSU is deeper and more talented. Brian Kelly, despite a bad track record in major bowl games, is excellent in these mid-level bowls. However, watch for the injury status of Jayden Daniels, who was hurt during the SEC Championship Game. Receiver Kayshon Boutte will not play in this game in a surprising change of events, but supposedly will return to the team in 2023.

LSU is one of the biggest favorites in the Bowl Season for good reason. Purdue was stripped of all their useful parts following the Big Ten Championship Game and will be piecing what they can together, much like LSU did last year in the Texas Bowl.

Notable Opt Outs

LSU: LB BJ Ojulari, WR Jaray Jenkins, CB Mekhi Garner, EDGE Ali Gaye, WR Kayshon Boutte

Purdue: QB Aidan O’Connell, WR Charlie Jones, CB Cory Trice, OL Spencer Holstege, TE Payne Durham

Citrus Bowl betting

In 2021, an upstart Kentucky team took down Big Ten runner-up Iowa 20-17 in an expected defensive battle. The Wildcats were three-point favorites, making it a rare push in bowl play while under 43.5 points cashed. Kentucky’s won two of the last four Citrus Bowls– their first two appearances in the bowl game.

Previous Years

Prior to 2021, favorites covered five of seven bowls dating back to 2014 while the SEC has won nine of the last 12 matchups outright. Favorites are 21-12-3 since 1986 while overs are 20-16 in the same span. Georgia has the most appearances since the Citrus Bowl went Division-I exclusive, posting a 4-1-1 record in those games.


Below are historical results of the Citrus Bowl.

The first Citrus Bowl was played in 1947, where it was a competition between university- and college-level teams. In 1957, the Citrus Bowl turned into a regional championship game of sorts for small colleges in the “East Region.” In 1968, it became a major college division-exclusive bowl, which branched to Division-I in 1973, Division I-A in 1978, and eventually FBS-level in 2007. Ranked teams became common in this matchup starting in 1984.

DateBowl nameWinnerScoreLoserScore
January 2, 2023Cirtus Bowl#17 LSU63Purdue7
January 1, 2022Citrus Bowl#25 Kentucky20#17 Iowa17
January 1, 2021Citrus Bowl#15 Northwestern35Auburn19
January 1, 2020Citrus Bowl#9 Alabama35#17 Michigan16
January 1, 2019Citrus Bowl#16 Kentucky27#13 Penn State24
January 1, 2018Citrus Bowl#14 Notre Dame21#17 LSU17
December 31, 2016Citrus Bowl#20 LSU29#13 Louisville9
January 1, 2016Citrus Bowl#14 Michigan41#19 Florida7
January 1, 2015Citrus Bowl#16 Missouri33#25 Minnesota17
January 1, 2014Capital One Bowl#9 South Carolina34#19 Wisconsin24
January 1, 2013Capital One Bowl#6 Georgia45#23 Nebraska31
January 2, 2012Capital One Bowl#9 South Carolina30#20 Nebraska13
January 1, 2011Capital One Bowl#16 Alabama49#9 Michigan State7
January 1, 2010Capital One Bowl#11 Penn State19#15 LSU17
January 1, 2009Capital One Bowl#15 Georgia24#18 Michigan State12
January 1, 2008Capital One BowlMichigan41#12 Florida35
January 1, 2007Capital One Bowl#5 Wisconsin17#13 Arkansas14
January 2, 2006Capital One Bowl#20 Wisconsin24#7 Auburn10
January 1, 2005Capital One Bowl#11 Iowa30#12 LSU25
January 1, 2004Capital One Bowl#11 Georgia34#12 Purdue27 (OT)
January 1, 2003Capital One Bowl#19 Auburn13#10 Penn State9
January 1, 2002Florida Citrus Bowl#8 Tennessee45#17 Michigan17
January 1, 2001Florida Citrus Bowl#17 Michigan31#20 Auburn28
January 1, 2000Florida Citrus Bowl#9 Michigan State37#10 Florida34
January 1, 1999Florida Citrus Bowl#15 Michigan45#11 Arkansas31
January 1, 1998Florida Citrus Bowl#6 Florida21#11 Penn State6
January 1, 1997Florida Citrus Bowl#9 Tennessee48#11 Northwestern28
January 1, 1996Florida Citrus Bowl#3 Tennessee20#4 Ohio State14
January 2, 1995Florida Citrus Bowl#6 Alabama24#13 Ohio State17
January 1, 1994Florida Citrus Bowl#13 Penn State31#6 Tennessee13
January 1, 1993Florida Citrus Bowl#8 Georgia21#15 Ohio State14
January 1, 1992Florida Citrus Bowl#14 California37#13 Clemson13
January 1, 1991Florida Citrus Bowl#2 Georgia Tech45#19 Nebraska21
January 1, 1990Florida Citrus Bowl#11 Illinois31#16 Virginia21
January 2, 1989Florida Citrus Bowl#9 Clemson13#10 Oklahoma6
January 1, 1988Florida Citrus Bowl#14 Clemson35#20 Penn State10
January 1, 1987Florida Citrus Bowl#10 Auburn16USC7
December 28, 1985Florida Citrus Bowl#17 Ohio State10#9 BYU7
December 22, 1984Florida Citrus BowlGeorgia17#15 Florida State17
December 17, 1983Florida Citrus BowlTennessee30#16 Maryland23
December 18, 1982Tangerine Bowl#18 Auburn33Boston College26
December 19, 1981Tangerine BowlMissouri19#18 Southern Miss17
December 20, 1980Tangerine BowlFlorida35Maryland20
December 22, 1979Tangerine BowlLSU34Wake Forest10
December 23, 1978Tangerine BowlNC State30Pittsburgh17
December 23, 1977Tangerine Bowl#19 Florida State40Texas Tech17
December 18, 1976Tangerine Bowl#14 Oklahoma State49BYU21
December 20, 1975Tangerine Bowl#12 Miami (OH)20South Carolina7
December 21, 1974Tangerine Bowl#15 Miami (OH)21Georgia10
December 22, 1973Tangerine Bowl#15 Miami (OH)16Florida7
December 29, 1972Tangerine BowlTampa21Kent State18
December 28, 1971Tangerine Bowl#14 Toledo28Richmond3
December 28, 1970Tangerine Bowl#15 Toledo40William & Mary12
December 26, 1969Tangerine Bowl#20 Toledo56Davidson33
December 27, 1968Tangerine BowlRichmond49#15 Ohio42
December 16, 1967Tangerine BowlTennessee–Martin25West Chester8
December 10, 1966Tangerine BowlMorgan State14West Chester6
December 11, 1965Tangerine BowlEast Carolina31Maine0
December 12, 1964Tangerine BowlEast Carolina14UMass13
December 28, 1963Tangerine BowlWestern Kentucky27Coast Guard0
December 22, 1962Tangerine BowlHouston49Miami (OH)21
December 29, 1961Tangerine BowlLamar Tech21Middle Tennessee14
December 30, 1960Tangerine BowlThe Citadel27Tennessee Tech0
January 1, 1960Tangerine BowlMiddle Tennessee21Presbyterian12
December 27, 1958Tangerine BowlEast Texas State26Missouri Valley7
January 1, 1958Tangerine BowlEast Texas State10Mississippi Southern9
January 1, 1957Tangerine BowlWest Texas State20Mississippi Southern13
January 2, 1956Tangerine BowlJuniata6Missouri Valley6
January 1, 1955Tangerine BowlOmaha7Eastern Kentucky6
January 1, 1954Tangerine BowlArkansas State7East Texas State7
January 1, 1953Tangerine BowlEast Texas State33Tennessee Tech0
January 1, 1952Tangerine BowlStetson35Arkansas State20
January 1, 1951Tangerine BowlMorris Harvey35Emory and Henry14
January 2, 1950Tangerine BowlSaint Vincent7Emory and Henry6
January 1, 1949Tangerine BowlMurray State21Sul Ross State21
January 1, 1948Tangerine BowlCatawba7Marshall0
January 1, 1947Tangerine BowlCatawba31Maryville6


When is the 2022 Citrus Bowl?

The 2022 Citrus Bowl will be played on Jan. 2, 2023 at 1 p.m. ET.

Where is the Citrus Bowl?

Camping World Stadium in Orlando hosts the Citrus Bowl.

Who is playing in the 2023 Citrus Bowl?

No. 17 LSU plays Purdue in the 2023 Citrus Bowl.