The Myrtle Beach Bowl is set to kick off on Dec. 19 at 2:30 p.m. ET during the 2022-23 College Football Bowl Season. The game is held at Brooks Stadium in Conway, South Carolina, making it one of 12 bowl stadiums that primarily hosts an FBS team. This season, the UConn Huskies (6-6) take on the Marshall Thundering Herd (6-6). Below, we’ll look at Myrtle Beach Bowl odds and bowl history.
Myrtle Beach Bowl odds
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Marshall is a big favorite in the Myrtle Beach Bowl against UConn. At on the moneyline (>75% win expectancy), Marshall will be one of the favorite high confidence pool bowl picks. However, the exciting nature of Jim Mora and UConn may make the Huskies a popular casual underdog pick.
Aggregate power ratings favor the Thundering Herd by 15.5 points on a neutral field. Stud running back Rasheen Ali returned to the team late in the season after sitting out due to personal reasons. Ali is a 1,000-yard rusher and ran for 181 yards on 32 carries (5.7 ypa) in two games.
The ground game is a viable crutch against UConn’s defense. Teams ran often and found success against the Huskies’ defense this year, with 43.6% of all yardage given up by UConn’s defense coming on the ground (39th most). What UConn’s defense did well this year was forcing turnovers and havoc plays, ranking inside the top 25 nationally in both categories.
The Huskies are remedial both offensively and defensively, making them one of the lowest-rated bowl teams this season. They’re 99th in points per game and 75th in points per game allowed. Conversely, Marshall is sixth nationally in points per drive allowed.
Market movement and odds suggest Marshall will win this game handily.
Notable Opt Outs
UConn: RB Nate Carter
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Last year, Tulsa (-7.5) squared off against Old Dominion in the second-ever Myrtle Beach Bowl. The Golden Hurricanes won 30-17, covering as favorites and the point total went under 54.5 points. After starting 0-6, ODU switched QBs to Hayden Wolf and rattled off six straight wins to get bowl eligible.
In the first Myrtle Beach Bowl (2020), Appalachian State upended North Texas 56-28, covering a 21.5-point spread. It was projected to be one of the most lopsided bowls in the rotation and that proved to not be enough. With 84 combined points, the over easily hit. So far, both favorites have covered.
Below are historical results of the Myrtle Beach Bowl.
The first Myrtle Beach Bowl was played in 2020, where Appalachian State beat North Texas 56-28.
|December 19, 2022||Marshall||28||UConn||14|
|December 20, 2021||Tulsa||30||Old Dominion||17|
|December 21, 2020||Appalachian State||56||North Texas||28|
When is the 2022 Myrtle Beach Bowl?
The 2022 Myrtle Beach Bowl will be played on Dec. 19, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Where is the Myrtle Beach Bowl?
Brooks Stadium in Conway, South Carolina, plays host to the annual Bahamas Bowl. It is one of 12 stadiums that primarily houses an FBS team to also host a bowl game.
Who is playing in the 2022 Myrtle Beach Bowl?
Jim Mora and UConn take on Marshall in the 2022 Myrtle Beach Bowl.