The Quick Lane Bowl is scheduled to kick off on Dec. 26 at 2:30 p.m. ET during the 2022-23 College Football Bowl Season. The game is held at Ford Field in Detroit, home of the Lions. The Bowling Green State Falcons (6-6) take on the New Mexico State Aggies (6-6) after NMSU was granted a waiver to be bowl-eligible after Week 14. Below, we’ll look at Quick Lane Bowl odds and bowl history.
2022 Quick Lane Bowl odds
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Bowling Green is a favorite over Diego Pavia and the New Mexico State Aggies in the Quick Lane Bowl. New Mexico State initially opened up as a 1.5-point favorite in this game, but that line flipped and moved four points in favor of the Falcons– a strong indicator of covering. The over/under for this game is set at a modest .
Pavia shined in the Aggies’ last two games, both of which were needed to make them bowl eligible. He scored six combined touchdowns and threw for 241 yards in a decimation of Liberty and followed it up with five more touchdowns against Valparaiso (FCS), all without a single turnover. Multiple sites list Pavia as an opt out due to transfer, but his name isn’t in the portal.
BG excels in forcing havoc plays– sacks, turnovers, etc.– leading to multiple upset wins this season, led by All American candidate Karl Brooks. However, when the defense fails to create those havoc plays, they’re exceedingly beatable. The Falcons are 91st in points per drive allowed and 107th in points per drive scored on the season. However, New Mexico State was a frequenter of the bottom-five in most power ratings systems all season long.
Bowling Green is playing in the postseason for the first time since 2015 while NMSU reached a bowl for the first time since 1961.
Keep in mind, the Aggies had to add an extra FCS game to win their sixth game.
Is New Mexico State A Good Contrarian Pick?
If you just look at pick percent, which sits around 25%, against their expected win rate around 47%, it would appear the Aggies are a good contrarian pick. Further, they have a slight coaching bowl experience advantage (Jerry Kill three bowls, Scot Loeffler zero). However, beware the strong market movement in favor of Bowling Green. It moved through a PK, accounting for four points of movement in their favor.
Going too contrarian is a good way to dig yourself in an inescapable hole.
Notable Opt Outs
Quick Lane Bowl betting
Last year, Western Michigan plastered Nevada 52-24 in the Quick Lane Bowl as seven-point favorites. Nevada was without QB Carson Strong, who skipped the bowl for the NFL Draft, and the game was held at 11:00 a.m. ET, meaning it was 8:00 a.m. for the Nevada players’ internal clocks. The Broncos only had a two-hour commute to Detroit while Nevada was flying cross-country and they were without their coaching staff, who all left for Colorado State.
Western Michigan covering was seen coming from a mile away given all of the circumstances. Their 52 points broke the bowl record for points and the Broncos racked up 514 yards of offense. With 76 points, the 56-point over easily cleared.
Underdogs and overs both hold a slight 4-3 advantage in the seven-year history of the Quick Lane Bowl. Before 2014 existed the Little Caesars Bowl, which was played in the same facility since 2002. The Quick Lane Bowl isn’t just a rebranding of the Little Caesars Bowl, so the technical betting history of this one only dates back to 2014.
Below are historical results of the Quick Lane Bowl.
The first Quick Lane Bowl was played in 2014, where Rutgers upset North Carolina 40-21 in the first game.
|December 26, 2022||New Mexico State||24||Bowling Green||19|
|December 27, 2021||Western Michigan||52||Nevada||24|
|December 26, 2019||Pittsburgh||34||Eastern Michigan||30|
|December 26, 2018||Minnesota||34||Georgia Tech||10|
|December 26, 2017||Duke||36||Northern Illinois||14|
|December 26, 2016||Boston College||36||Maryland||30|
|December 28, 2015||Minnesota||21||Central Michigan||14|
|December 26, 2014||Rutgers||40||North Carolina||21|
When is the 2022 Quick Lane Bowl?
The 2022 Quick Lane Bowl will be played on Dec. 26, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Where is the Quick Lane Bowl?
Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions, hosts the Quick Lane Bowl.
Who is playing in the 2022 Quick Lane Bowl?
Bowling Green from the MAC takes on New Mexico State in their last game as an independent in the Quick Lane Bowl.