Cheez-It Bowl Odds

Current Cheez-It Bowl odds at top FL Sportsboooks

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Dating back to its first edition in 1990, the Cheez-It Bowl has gone by many names. What hasn’t changed is the sunny state of Florida playing host to the bowl, which matches teams from the ACC and the Big 12.

The 2021 edition of the game will be the 32nd overall. It will take place on Dec. 29 at Camping World Stadium — the same venue that hosts the Citrus Bowl.

For college football fanatics, the Cheez-It Bowl is just another opportunity to watch two teams square off during bowl season. For sports bettors in Florida, it is another chance to make some wagers, potentially win some money and have a good time while enjoying the hobby.

Below you will find a small guide to betting on the Cheez-It Bowl, complete with an up-to-the-minute odds feed focused on the game, an outline of the most popular wagers you can make, and a smattering of fun facts here and there as well. Read on for more.

Cheez-It Bowl odds

When you’re developing a betting strategy to use at Florida sportsbooks, one of the first things to consider is the current odds situation. Below you’ll find an odds feed for the Cheez-It Bowl, showing the current odds at a variety of legal online sportsbooks.

If you see Cheez-It Bowl betting odds that you are interested in, click on them to head directly to the relevant sportsbook. From there you can sign up for an account if you don’t have one and make your wager.

Popular Cheez-It Bowl bets

NCAA football betting is one of the most popular sports in the industry. Because of that, you, the bettor, will have easy access to all of the standard types of bets. Maybe you like to bet the point spread, or you’re a huge moneyline fan — you can either stick to your favorite bet type or you can branch out and try all of them. Here are three of the most popular ways to bet on the Cheez-It Bowl at top online sportsbooks, such as Hard Rock Florida and BetMGM Sportsbook:

Cheez-It Bowl moneyline

Of all the bets you’ll come across, the “easiest” you’ll encounter is the moneyline. You’re simply placing a bet on one side or the other to win the game. Your payout depends on how much you wagered and what the moneyline odds were for the team you selected.

Let’s say you pick the Miami Hurricanes to win at -125 odds and you wager $125 on the game on the FanDuel sports betting app. If they win, you would win a profit of $100. If, on the other hand, they had odds of +125, a $100 bet on the Hurricanes would claim a profit of $125 if correct.

Cheez-It Bowl point spread

You ever see the matchup for a game and think to yourself that it is going to be a massive blowout in favor of one team over the other? This is why sportsbooks created the point spread.

For a point spread bet, the sportsbook will assign a spread number to the game. You can bet that either the favorite will win the game by more than that number, or that the underdog will lose by less than the number or win the game by any score. Think of the number as a handicap or an estimated margin of victory.

The odds work the same as they do in the moneyline example above, though the actual number will usually be roughly the same on both sides because the point spread essentially makes the game more even. The standard is -110 on each side.

The actual point spread number will often include a half of a point — such as 6.5 — which is to guarantee that the final margin of victory won’t land exactly on the number. If that were to happen, the sportsbook would void all bets and return the money wagered to the bettors.

Cheez-It Bowl total

Unlike our two examples above, a bet on the total doesn’t care which team wins the game. Instead, you are betting on the combined score by both teams. The sportsbook will set a line before the game, and you can wager whether the actual total score will be over or under that line.

Like the point spread example, there are almost always going to be a half-point in the sportsbook’s prediction — such as 65.5 — which, again, ensures there are winners and losers and avoids the possibility of a push and the sportsbook returning all wagers.

A bet on the total, also known as an over/under bet, usually has the same or very similar odds on both sides, generally around -110 like with the point spread.

Let’s say the line for the game is at 65.5 points, and the Florida State Seminoles beat the Texas Tech Red Raiders 38-21. That makes the total 59 points, so if you bet on the under, you’d win your bet.

How to bet on the Cheez-It Bowl live

Live betting lets you wager on a game that’s in progress. As the Cheez-It Bowl plays out, you can continue betting on what will happen. The bets you’ll mostly come across during live betting are going to be prop bets and some over/unders. They range from if a team is going to get an interception this quarter to which kind of play will lead to the next score to individual accomplishments and more.

Prop betting options vary quite a bit, so the choices generally are numerous when participating in live betting, all depending on the sportsbook you are using.

Live betting odds will shift frequently to reflect what’s happening on the field. This is what makes the activity a product for sportsbook websites and apps. You’ll be able to catch a shift in the odds and place a bet if you wish, or decide to pass.

Opening an online sportsbook account in Florida

Opening an account at a Florida sportsbook is free and fairly simple. It allows you to place your bets, make deposits and keep tabs on your account from anywhere within the state. And if you want to shop around for the best Cheez-It Bowl betting lines — and since it costs nothing to sign up — you may want to have accounts at multiple sportsbooks.

Once you find a sportsbook you want to sign up with, head to that sportsbook’s website. From there, you can begin the registration process. You’ll need to provide personal information, including your Social Security number and address, and then you’ll need to accept the sportsbook’s terms and conditions.

From that point, you can download the app to your mobile device, claim any FL sportsbook bonuses and promotions and make a deposit so you’re ready to start placing bets.

Make sure, however, that you are using only legal and regulated Florida sportsbooks. Illicit offshore sportsbooks do not fall under the legal jurisdiction of the state of Florida. That means if you are the victim of fraud or any other illegal or unscrupulous activity, you generally have no legal recourse.

2021 Cheez-It Bowl details

This year will mark the 32nd edition of the Cheez-It Bowl, which started its life as the Blockbuster Bowl in 1990. Below are the main details for the 2021 contest:

2021 Cheez-It Bowl

  • Date: Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021
  • Time: 5:45 p.m. ET
  • Teams: TBA
  • Stadium (capacity): Camping World Stadium (65,194)
  • Expected participating conferences: Big 12 and ACC
  • Sponsorship history: Blockbuster Bowl (1990-93); Carquest Bowl (1994-97); MicronPC Bowl (1998); MicronPC.com Bowl (1999-2000); Visit Florida Tangerine Bowl (2001); Mazda Tangerine Bowl (2002-03); Champs Sports Bowl (2004-11); Russell Athletic Bowl (2012-16) and Camping World Bowl (2017-19)

Where will the Cheez-It Bowl take place?

The Cheez-It Bowl plays out annually at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. The stadium has held various names over the years, including Orlando Stadium, Tangerine Bowl, Citrus Bowl, Florida Citrus Bowl and Orlando Citrus Bowl.

It is located at 1 Citrus Bowl Place in Orlando, and it is owned by the city of Orlando.

How to watch the Cheez-It Bowl

As usual, ESPN has broadcast rights to the Cheez-It Bowl, which will take place Dec. 29, 2021, at 5:45 p.m.

If you don’t have access to ESPN, there are other options. You can use your cable subscriber information to log in at WatchESPN or by using the ESPN app on your phone or tablet. For those who don’t have a cable service provider, you can get access to ESPN and the Cheez-It Bowl through YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling or AT&T Now.

Streaming services can be slightly delayed in comparison to the live broadcast on television, so keep that in mind if you plan on live betting while watching the game. There can be a delay of between 30 and 60 seconds, which can make a lot of difference when making your in-game wagers.

Cheez-It Bowl facts & figures

Looking for some fun facts to stump your friends with at your Cheez-It Bowl viewing party? Here are 10:

  1. The original name for the Cheez-It Bowl was going to be the Sunshine Classic. However, a sponsorship deal with Blockbuster Video ended up with the first game being known as the Blockbuster Bowl.
  2. That first edition of the contest, on Dec. 28, 1990, still holds the record for attendance at the bowl game. When No. 6 Florida defeated No. 7 Penn State 24-17, it was in front of 74,021 fans.
  3. Miami has the record for most appearances by a team, with six total trips and a 3-3 record. NC State and West Virginia have appeared five times each, with NC State going 3-2 and West Virginia losing all five of its games.
  4. Of teams with two or more appearances, Florida State has the best record at 3-0. Boston College, Oklahoma State and Georgia Tech are also undefeated with 2-0 records.
  5. The most combined points in a single edition of the Cheez-It Bowl came in 2015 when No. 18 Baylor defeated No. 10 North Carolina 49-38 for a total of 87 points.
  6. The fewest points in the bowl game was 23, and it took overtime to make it happen. On Dec. 28, 2012, Virginia Tech defeated Rutgers 13-10. The two teams finished regulation tied at 10-10, but Virginia Tech hit a field goal on its first possession and Rutgers missed a field goal of its own.
  7. The most passing yards by an individual player came in 2003 when Philip Rivers threw for 475 yards for NC State to defeat Kansas 56-26. Rivers also set the record for most passing touchdowns in that game with five, and was named the game’s MVP.
  8. NC State’s Jerricho Cotchery set the record for most receiving yards in the 2003 edition of the bowl game when he collected 171 yards through the air.
  9. On the ground, the most rushing yards is 299 by Johnny Jefferson in 2015. The Baylor running back also set the record for most rushing touchdowns, finding the endzone three times in that game.
  10. The record for most interceptions by an individual is a tie between four players, each with two: Brandon Jones of Rutgers (2012), Jamie Silva of Boston College (2007), Vincent Meeks of Texas Tech (2002) and Ronde Barber of Virginia (1996).