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2022 Bahamas Bowl Odds

The 2022 Bahamas Bowl will be played on Friday, December 16 at 11:30 AM Eastern Time, marking the beginning of Bowl Season for 2022-23. The ninth annual game will take place in Nassau at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, which has a capacity of 15,000 spectators. The game will be broadcast in the U.S. on ESPN. In addition, HomeTown Lenders will become the game’s title sponsor for the first time in 2022, marking the beginning of a new partnership with the company.

Betting odds for the Bahamas Bowl are now available, since the teams have already been announced. The clash between the Miami (Ohio) Redhawks and the UAB Blazers promises to be a major event. Check out the odds above to place your bet.

Last Year's Betting Odds

In betting, however, it’s generally wise to see how the odds were read and their result in past events; checking out how last year’s teams fared in regards to how the odds were read is a good tool to use. Let’s take the 2021 odds as an example:

The 2021 Bahamas Bowl featured the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and the Toledo Rockets. The moneyline listed Toledo as a -400 favorite, with Middle Tennessee as a +310 underdog. This means that, in order to win $100 on your bet, you’d have to risk $400, if picking Toledo to win. Similarly, a $100 bet on Middle Tennessee would win $310, if the Blue Raiders pull the upset.

Against the spread, Toledo was a 10.5-point favorite. Betting on Toledo to win the game by 11 points or more would’ve offered the same payoff on the spread as betting on Middle Tennessee to win the game outright OR lose by 10 points or fewer. Odds against the spread are almost always listed at -110 for football betting.

The game also had an over/under total of 50 points, meaning the combined total between the two teams would’ve needed to be 51 or more for the over to hit (or 49 or fewer for the under to win). If the teams combined for exactly 50 points, the bet would’ve “pushed,” meaning all bets with that line would’ve been refunded.

As it turns out, Middle Tennessee won the game 31-24. This means any bet on Middle Tennessee would’ve paid out, and any bet on Toledo would’ve lost. Additionally, a combined total of 55 points means a bet on the “over” would win as well. 

How would you have fared, had you wagered on this event?

Bahamas Bowl Scores (Playoff)

Betting on college football, particularly on the Bahamas Bowl spread market, has long been a popular activity in the U.S. This popularity extends to the avid fan base that follows the sport. The final scores have always reached the high two-digit mark, with only one or two exceptions.

Bahamas Bowl Past Results
SeasonWinning teamLosing teamScore
2021Middle TennesseeToledo31-24
2020——Cancelled due to COVID——
2016Old DominionEastern Michigan24-20
2015Western MichiganMiddle Tennessee45-31
2014Western KentuckyCentral Michigan49-48

Betting History of the Bahamas Bowl

The Bahamas Bowl has been the longest-running bowl game played outside the United States. One of the favorites among college football bowl games today, the Bahamas Bowl began play in 2014. Taking place in Nassau, the bowl has been tied to both the Mid-American Conference and Conference USA. Teams from those conferences have been involved for each year the Bahamas Bowl has been played.

Since its first iteration, the event has featured teams from both Conference USA and the Mid-American Conference (MAC). The game is played at Thomas Robinson Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas.

Bahamas Bowl: Getting Off to the Best Possible Start. 

Western Kentucky won the first-ever Bahamas Bowl with a win against Central Michigan 49-48. This result was regarded as one of the most devastating “Bad Beats” in the realm of college football’s past. The Hilltoppers had a 42-14 lead going into halftime, which reached as high as 35 points until the Chippewas scored 34 straight to get to within one point of the Hilltoppers. Still, in this classic matchup between Western Kentucky and Central Michigan, the Hilltoppers prevailed 49–48. On the game’s last play, Titus Davis scored a touchdown after several failed attempts, and the Chippewas attempted to win it with a two-point conversion, but the throw was incomplete. The score was tied at 31 in the fourth quarter of the 2015 game between Middle Tennessee and Western Michigan. With a few minutes left in the game, Jamauri Bogan scored twice for the Broncos on 1-yard runs to secure the victory.

Where Did the Action Take Place?

The action of that game day took place at Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium; since then, it has annually played host to some of the most entertaining games among the bowls. In November 2016, the National Stadium Authority of the Bahamas constructed a field made of Celebration Bermudagrass, which significantly improved the stadium.

Most All-Time Wins
Wins Teams Years won
1 Middle Tennessee 2021
1 Buffalo 2019
1 FIU 2018
1 Ohio 2017
1 Old Dominion 2016
1 Western Michigan 2015
1 Western Kentucky 2014

Bahamas Bowl Betting Trends & Tips

By analyzing the patterns and trends in Bahamas Bowl betting, you may better understand how different teams have done historically in certain situations. Although the majority of NCAAF betting trends are great tools for football handicapping, some of them are just interesting pieces of knowledge that you might use for recreational betting. 

Below, some fascinating College Football Bowl Betting Trends for betting on Bahamas Bowl Odds:

  • No team in the history of the Bahamas Bowl has ever won twice
  • Toledo has never won the Bahamas Bowl, despite having two appearances. They lost 31-24 to Tennessee in 2021 and 35-32 to FIU back in 2018
  • Twice, the margin of victory in the final game has been greater than 20, with Buffalo beating Charlotte by 22 in 2019 and Ohio beating UAB by a considerable margin of 35 back in 2017
  • Only twice in the 7 Bahamas Bowl events has the underdog lost the game but covered the spread.

Bahamas Bowl Odds FAQs

Are Spreads the Best Way to Bet in the Bahamas Bowl College Football Events?

Like in the NFL and NBA, there is always a favorite team in college football, but the sportsbook operators try to give each team a point spread to balance things out. For example, Florida would be +10 if Alabama were a massive favorite. Therefore Alabama may be listed at -10. This implies that if Alabama wins, it covers, and if Florida wins, it also covers, but it could have also covered if it lost by ten or fewer points. This balanced betting market is a more thorough way to bet in Bahama Bowl events.

Is Collegiate Athletics Sports Betting on the Bahamas Bowl Legal?

In most states where sports betting is legal, betting on collegiate athletics is also permitted. However, there are some states, such as Illinois, where betting on in-state collegiate teams is not allowed. The legality of the wagering action depends on your state, not on the Bahamas Bowl.

Which Are the Best Bahamas Bowl Betting Strategies?

The best strategy for betting in the Bahamas Bowl is like the one you generally develop for any other bowl, except it’s a good idea to tap into examples of the Bahamas Bowl’s most recent years to see how the odds have been read and fared. This will help you not only make an informed decision, but also get the most out of your bankroll.

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