LendingTree Bowl

The LendingTree Bowl is another Division I NCAA prime college football event played as part of the postseason schedule in major college football. The game is played either at Ladd-Peebles Stadium or Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. Although it’s had different sponsors over the last few years, this edition of the LendingTree Bowl is set to be played on December 17 at 5:45 PM ET.

LendingTree Bowl Odds

The 2021 LendingTree Bowl featured the Liberty Flames and the Eastern Michigan Eagles. Given the Flames’ 8-5 season record against the Eagles’ 7-6 mark, Eastern Michigan was set on a -350 moneyline.

This implies that anyone that wagered at least $350 made a $100 profit off the Flames’ 56-20 win over the Eagles. On the other hand, those that bet on the Eagles to win on a +270 moneyline missed the chance to make a profit, since they could have recorded a $270 profit on every $100 wager.

In terms of the spread, those who bet on the +8.5 and the over 58.5 probably made solid earnings, thanks to the Flames winning over the Eagles.

LendingTree Bowl Scores (Playoff)

Before LendingTree sponsored it, the game was under the name and sponsorship of GMAC from 2000 to 2010, GoDaddy from 2011 to 2015, and Dollar General from 2016 to 2018. It officially became the LendingTree Bowl in 2019.

This year will be the 24th edition of the LendingTree Bowl, and much action is expected at this year’s game edition. Scores, as they trend for NCAA Football Bowls, have ranged high and have surpassed the 40, the 50, and even the 60-point mark on several occasions.

To experts, these numbers are solid indicators that this year’s edition of the LendingTree Bowl score charts will also expect to be in the high numbers.

LendingTree Bowl Past Results
SeasonWinning teamLosing teamScore
2021Liberty FlamesMichigan Eagles56-20
2020Georgia StateWestern Kentucky39-21
2019LouisianaMiami (OH)27-17
2018TroyBuffalo42-32
2017Appalachian StateToledo34-0
2016TroyOhio28-23
2015Georgia SouthernBowling Green58-27
2015ToledoArkansas State63-44
2014Arkansas StateBall State23-20
2013Arkansas StateKent State17-13
2012Northern IllinoisArkansas State38-20
2011Miami (OH)Middle Tennessee35-21
2010Central MichiganTroy44-41 (2OT)
2009TulsaBall State45-13
2008TulsaBowling Green63-7
2007Southern MissOhio28-7
2005ToledoUTEP45-13
2004Bowling GreenMemphis52-35
2003Miami (OH)Louisville49-28
2002MarshallLouisville38-15
2001MarshallEast Carolina64-61 (2OT)
2000Southern MissTCU28-21

Betting History Of The LendingTree Bowl

The LendingTree Bowl has had some memorable moments, starting with the 2001 edition of the bowl, which featured the Marshall Thundering Herd facing the East Carolina Pirates. The game’s final score was 64-61 after the game finished in a tie-in regulation and went all the way to the second OT.

Since then, Tulsa became the only school to surpass the 60-point mark by defeating the Bowling Green Falcons in 2008. Throughout the bowl’s history, Arkansas State has been the team with the most appearances.

However, Arkansas State currently has an even 2-2 record. Miami, Toledo, Troy, and Bowling Green follow Arkansas State with three appearances each. That places the MAC as the conference with the most appearances with 20 and the most wins with nine.

Still, the conference with the highest winning percentage is Sun Belt, with an 8-4 record and a .667 winning percentage. The only conference with a perfect record is the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Independent schools, which currently have only one appearance and win, by Liberty in the 2021 edition of the LendingTree Bowl.

Most All-Time Wins
WinsTeamsYears won
2Arkansas State2013, 2014
2Miami (OH)2003, 2011
2Toledo2005, 2015
2Troy2016, 2018
2Marshall2001, 2002
2Southern Miss2000, 2007
2Tulsa2008, 2009

LendingTree Bowl Betting Trends & Tips

When it comes to betting on college bowl games -such as any LendingTree Bowl game- there is much to consider before placing a bet. Yet, it all starts with solid stats and data. Bettors want to first glimpse at everything related to their market, odds, lines, trends, and picks. 

Staying on top of news, updates, and information about rival teams will also help bettors make the most of every wager they place. Also, making sure their desired bets are available on their favorite sportsbook is another top priority on an expert bettor’s list.    

Here are some trends that have become part of the LendingTree Bowl:

  • Arkansas State is the school with the most appearances at the LendingTree Bowl with 4. Currently, Arkansas State stands with a 2-2 record.
  • Mid-American Conference teams have had the most appearances at the LendingTree Bowl, with 20. 
  • Mid-American Conference teams have recorded the most wins at the LendingTree Bowl, with 9. 
  • Mid-American Conference teams have also recorded the most losses at the LendingTree Bowl, with 11. 
  • Marshall, Southern Mississippi, and Tulsa are the only teams that stand undefeated at the LendingTree Bowl, with 2 wins apiece. 

LendingTree Bowl FAQs

Which Team Has Scored the Most Points at the LendingTree Bowl?

The Marshall Thundering Herd recorded the most points at the LendingTree Bowl in 2001. That year, they surpassed East Carolina by a 64-61 score.

Has Any Player Won More Than One MVP Award at the LendingTree Bowl?

Yes. Current offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and former Marshall Thundering Herd quarterback Byron Leftwich won MVP at the LendingTree Bowl in 2001 and 2002.

Which Player Scored the Longest Touchdown Run at the LendingTree Bowl?

Lionel Gates recorded the longest touchdown run in the history of the LendingTree Bowl. In 2003, Gates had an 88-yard touchdown run for the Cardinals.

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