The Fenway Bowl is set to kick off during the 2022-23 College Football Bowl Season on Dec. 17 at 11:00 a.m. ET. The game is held at historic Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox, in Boston. Malik Cunningham and the Louisville Cardinals (7-5) accepted a bid to play the Cincinnati Bearcats (9-3) in this year’s game. Below, we’ll look at Fenway Bowl odds and bowl history.
Fenway Bowl odds: Louisville vs. Cincinnati
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Someone fire up the Sickos Bowl Game of the Year. In a surprising move, Cincinnati hired Scott Satterfield to place a departed Luke Fickell (Wisconsin). What makes this game a bit awkward is that Cincinnati hired Satterfield away from… Louisville, their bowl game opponent and former Big East conference rival. Cincinnati leads the all-time series 30-22-1.
In place of Fickell, defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs will coach the Bearcats. They will also be without their top two receivers Tyler Scott and Tre Tucker in this game.
After opening as a 3.5-point underdog, Louisville is now a favorite despite their coach being lured away. A likely culprit is a swath of opt-outs and the announcement that injured starting QB Ben Bryant will not be available for the game.
Malik Cunningham opted out of this game after declaring for the NFL Draft. His decision bumped the line again down to a PK. In his place is Brock Domann, who played the majority of the final three games for the Cards. This season in four total starts, Domann has three passing touchdowns to five interceptions and led Louisville to a 2-2 record.
Keep an eye on the weather, which is forecasting highs in the mid-30s with a persistent chance of snow or mixed winter precipitation.
Overall, there’s a ton of unknowns in this game. Bettors on either side are wise to wait for their best number; likely, this number will continue to move and may even flip again closer to kickoff.
Notable Opt Outs
Cincinnati: CB JQ Hardaway, WR Tyler Scott, WR Tre Tucker, TE Josh Whyle, OC Jake Renfro
Louisville: QB Malik Cunningham, RB Ti’Yon Evans, CB Kei’Trel Clark, WR Tyler Hudson
Fenway Bowl betting
There is no betting history in the Fenway Bowl. When the matchup is set for 2022, you’ll be able to find betting insight and odds movement here. Go here for college bowl game odds for every contest this bowl season.
The Fenway Bowl was set to make its debut in 2020, but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, a matchup set to be between SMU and Virginia was also cancelled due to COVID-19 issues on the teams.
When is the 2022 Fenway Bowl?
The 2022 Fenway Bowl will be played on Dec. 17, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. ET.
Where is the Fenway Bowl?
Fenway Park in Boston will play host to the Fenway Bowl.
Who is playing in the 2022 Fenway Bowl?
The matchup for this year’s Fenway Bowl will be determined on Dec. 4, announced after the reveal of the College Football Playoff. The matchup features Louisville from the ACC and Cincinnati from the American Athletic Conference.