Military Bowl Odds

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The Military 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 Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md., home of the Navy football team, making it one of 12 bowl stadiums to be the primary home of an FBS team. The Duke Blue Devils (8-4) from the ACC play the UCF Knights (9-4), runners up in the American and it will be the first matchup since 2019. Below, we’ll look at Military Bowl odds and bowl history.

Military Bowl odds: Duke Vs. UCF

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Duke is a short favorite over UCF in the Military Bowl. This line opened favoring UCF by 3.5 points and has seen a massive shift, through both +3 and a PK– two major landmarks– and are still a growing favorite. The Knights are without top receiver Ryan O’Keefe, top linebacker Jeremiah Jean-Baptiste, and starting defensive back Davonte Brown, all of whom hit the transfer portal.

Further, John Rhys Plumlee is dealing with injury that he carried down the back half of the season. He’s expected to play, but might not be at 100%.

Riley Leonard and Duke have an advantage through the air against a UCF defense that ranks 87th in passing success rate allowed and 83rd in pass EPA. As a sophomore, Leonard completed nearly 64% of his passes for almost 2,800 yards and 20 touchdowns; he also added 11 rushing TDs.

UCF, under Gus Malzahn, has a strong bowl coaching experience advantage over first-year Mike Elko at Duke (by eight years). Coaches with an experience advantage win about 59% of games and cover in an equal amount. UCF defensive coordinator Travis Williams left for the same position at Arkansas.

Only 23% of bowl confidence pools have selected Duke nationally. With a 56% expected win rate, the Blue Devils make an excellent contrarian pick this Bowl Season.

Notable Opt Outs

UCF: WR Ryan O’Keefe, LB Jeremiah Jean-Baptiste, DB Davonte Brown

Duke: None

Military Bowl betting

The Military Bowl has been cancelled two years in a row due to having an insufficient number of teams in 2020 and COVID-19 issues last year. The last Military Bowl was played in 2019, where North Carolina (-6) beat Temple 55-13. Favorites and underdogs have traded covers dating back to 2013, with favorites having a 4-3 edge.

The last five bowl games have hit the over, with the only two unders in this game coming in 2013 and 2014.

History

Below are historical results of the Military Bowl.

The first Military Bowl was played in 2008 where Wake Forest beat Navy 29-19. The game’s sponsor changed off EagleBank to the current sponsorless-name “Military Bowl” in 2010.

DateWinning teamScoreLosing teamScore
December 28, 2022Duke30UCF13
December 27, 2019North Carolina55Temple13
December 31, 2018Cincinnati35Virginia Tech31
December 28, 2017Navy49Virginia7
December 27, 2016Wake Forest34# 23 Temple26
December 27, 2012# 24 San Jose State29Bowling Green20
December 27, 2014Virginia Tech33Cincinnati17
December 27, 2013Marshall31Maryland20
December 28, 2015# 21 Navy44Pittsburgh28
December 28, 2011Toledo42Air Force41
December 29, 2010Maryland51East Carolina20
December 29, 2009UCLA30Temple21
December 20, 2008Wake Forest29Navy19

FAQ

When is the 2022 Military Bowl?

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

Where is the Military Bowl?

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md., hosts the Military Bowl. It’s one of 12 bowl stadiums that’s the primary home of an FBS team, in this case Navy.

Who is playing in the 2022 Military Bowl?

Duke plays UCF in the 2022 Military Bowl.