Liberty Bowl Odds

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The AutoZone Liberty Bowl is scheduled to kick off on Dec. 28 at 5:30 p.m. ET during the 2022-23 College Football Bowl Season. The game is held at Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium in Memphis, making it one of 12 bowl stadiums primarily home to an FBS team (Memphis). The upstart Kansas Jayhawks (6-6) play the Arkansas Razorbacks (6-6) in this year’s edition. Below, we’ll look at Liberty Bowl odds and bowl history.

Liberty Bowl odds: Arkansas Vs. Kansas

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Arkansas is a favorite over the upstart Kansas Jayhawks in the Liberty Bowl. The line’s come down slightly after opening at 4.5 points and the over/under is set at points.

The Razorbacks will be shorthanded in this game. Defensive coordinator Barry Odom is headed to Las Vegas to coach UNLV and all-conference selections Drew Sanders and Ricky Stomberg as well as receiver Jadon Hasselwood are skipping the bowl for the NFL Draft. The other inside backer Bumper Pool won’t play in the game due to injury. Further, tight end Trey Knox, receiver Ketron Jackson, and defensive back Myles Slusher entered the transfer portal.

Motivation plays a big factor in this game. Lance Leipold led the Jayhawks to their first bowl since 2008 and Kansas will be ready to capitalize on their season. They’ve seriously outplayed expectations this season, blowing away their 2.5 preseason win total. Jalon Daniels will likely be healthy given the lengthy break he gets before this game.

In the battle of “Who wants to be here more?” Kansas has a massive advantage. However, they fizzled out down the back half of the season, losing six of their final seven games. Though their expected win rate is at 44%, Kansas makes a strong contrarian upset pick in bowl confidence pools. They’re on the moneyline, which you’ll be paying plenty of vig for.

Notable Opt Outs

Arkansas: LB Drew Sanders, C Ricky Stromberg, WR Jadon Hasselwood, TE Trey Knox, WR Ketron Jackson, DB Myles Slusher, DL Isaiah Nichols

Kansas: None

Liberty Bowl betting

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Texas Tech continued a run of underdogs covering the Liberty Bowl last season, beating Mississippi State as a 10-point underdog outright. It was a drama-filled matchup as the Red Raiders squared off against former coach Mike Leach, who holds a grudge against them for allegedly owing him money. It was one of the more surprising matchups of Bowl Season in 2021.

The game wasn’t in doubt, either– Texas Tech won 38-7. Due to the lack of offensive output from Mississippi State, under 58.5 points cleared with ease.

Previous Years

Tech is just the latest of a run of underdogs to cover in the Liberty Bowl. Five of the last six bowl games saw the underdog cover, with four of those underdogs winning outright. The lone exception was a tight cover for Navy (-2) over Kansas State, 20-17 in 2019.

Four of the last five Liberty Bowl games saw the under cash, with the 2020 iteration being the exception. The over cashed in that game between Army and West Virginia thanks to the point total being set at 41 points; the Mountaineers would win the game 24-21.

History

Below are historical results of the Liberty Bowl.

The first Liberty Bowl was played in 1959 in Philadelphia (hence the name “Liberty”), where Penn State beat Alabama 7-0. The game was moved to Memphis in 1965 when the construction of Liberty Stadium finished, with the 1964 bowl game held in Atlantic City, NJ.

Date PlayedWinnerScoreLoserScore
December 28, 2022Arkansas55Kansas53 (3OT)
December 28, 2021Texas Tech34Mississippi State7
December 31, 2020West Virginia24Army21
December 31, 201921 Navy20Kansas State17
December 31, 2018Oklahoma State3824 Missouri33
December 30, 2017Iowa State2118 Memphis20
December 30, 2016Georgia31TCU23
January 2, 2016Arkansas45Kansas State23
December 29, 2014Texas A&M45West Virginia37
December 31, 2013Mississippi State44Rice7
December 31, 2012Tulsa31Iowa State17
December 31, 2011Cincinnati31Vanderbilt24
December 31, 2010UCF10Georgia6
January 2, 2010Arkansas20East Carolina17 (OT)
January 2, 2009Kentucky25East Carolina19
December 29, 2007Mississippi State10UCF3
December 29, 2006South Carolina44Houston36
December 31, 2005Tulsa31Fresno State24
December 31, 20047 Louisville4410 Boise State40
December 31, 200325 Utah17Southern Miss0
December 31, 2002TCU1723 Colorado State3
December 31, 200123 Louisville2819 BYU10
December 29, 200023 Colorado State2222 Louisville17
December 31, 199916 Southern Miss23Colorado State17
December 31, 199810 Tulane41BYU27
December 31, 1997Southern Miss41Pittsburgh7
December 27, 199623 Syracuse30Houston17
December 30, 1995East Carolina19Stanford13
December 31, 1994Illinois30East Carolina0
December 28, 199325 Louisville18Michigan State7
December 31, 199220 Ole Miss13Air Force0
December 29, 1991Air Force38Mississippi State15
December 27, 1990Air Force2324 Ohio State11
December 29, 1989Ole Miss42Air Force29
December 28, 1988Indiana34South Carolina10
December 29, 198715 Georgia20Arkansas17
December 29, 1986Tennessee21Minnesota14
December 27, 1985Baylor2112 LSU7
December 27, 198416 Auburn21Arkansas15
December 29, 1983Notre Dame1913 Boston College18
December 29, 1982Alabama21Illinois15
December 30, 198115 Ohio State31Navy28
December 27, 198016 Purdue28Missouri25
December 22, 1979Penn State915 Tulane6
December 23, 197818 Missouri20LSU15
December 19, 197712 Nebraska2114 North Carolina17
December 20, 197616 Alabama367 UCLA6
December 22, 1975USC202 Texas A&M0
December 16, 1974Tennessee710 Maryland3
December 17, 197316 NC State3119 Kansas18
December 18, 1972Georgia Tech31Iowa State30
December 20, 19719 Tennessee1418 Arkansas13
December 12, 1970Tulane17Colorado3
December 13, 1969Colorado47Alabama33
December 14, 1968Ole Miss34Virginia Tech17
December 16, 1967NC State14Georgia7
December 10, 19669 Miami (Florida)14Virginia Tech7
December 18, 1965Ole Miss13Auburn7
December 19, 1964Utah32West Virginia6
December 21, 1963Mississippi State16NC State12
December 15, 1962Oregon State6Villanova0
December 16, 196114 Syracuse15Miami (Florida)14
December 20, 196016 Penn State41Oregon12
December 19, 195912 Penn State710 Alabama0

FAQ

When is the 2022 Liberty Bowl?

The 2022 Liberty Bowl will be played on Dec. 28, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. ET.

Where is the Liberty Bowl?

Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium in Memphis hosts the Liberty Bowl. It’s primarily the home for the Memphis Tigers, making it one of 12 bowl stadiums primarily home to an FBS team.

Who is playing in the 2022 Liberty Bowl?

Kansas and Arkansas play in the 2022 Liberty Bowl.