Citrus Bowl Odds

Latest Citrus Bowl odds from top FL sportsbooks

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Founded in 1947 and carrying the prestige of the seventh-oldest college football bowl game, the Citrus Bowl has built a name for itself during bowl season.

Once called the Tangerine Bowl before getting renamed in 1983, the Citrus Bowl is played annually in Orlando, Florida, at Camping World Stadium. Since 1993, the game has featured top teams from the Big Ten and SEC. For NCAA football fans, the Citrus Bowl is a must-watch game every season. For bettors in Florida, it’s a great chance to explore various bet types, deep research and even live betting.

Read on to learn more about betting on the Citrus Bowl here in Florida, including access to our exclusive odds feed, a guide to the most popular bet types and even some fun facts about the game.

Citrus Bowl odds 

Below you’ll find our exclusive odds feed that features the most up-to-date Citrus Bowl betting odds available anywhere. Our feed is tied directly to Florida sportsbooks and updates automatically as soon as new Citrus Bowl betting lines are released.

If you see odds on the Citrus Bowl that you like, simply click on them and you’ll be taken to the corresponding sportsbook. If you haven’t signed up for an account yet, do so using our links and our bonus codes (where required) in order to receive the best promotional bonuses available to new account holders.

Popular Citrus Bowl bets

When it comes to legal college football betting in Florida, you’ll be happy to know that all of the most popular bet types are available to you. From moneylines to point spread to totals and more, you’ll be able to try your hand at any and all of them.

Below we’ve assembled a list of some of the most popular bet types you’ll come across when betting on SEC football in the Citrus Bowl.

Citrus Bowl moneyline

The moneyline is the easiest bet type to understand if you’re a newcomer to the industry. In short, you are given the choice of the two teams playing in the game. You choose which team you think is going to win.

If your choice is correct, then your winnings are based on how much money you bet on the game and what the odds were for the team you chose. For example, if you placed a $130 bet on the Florida Gators to win the Citrus Bowl and they did so with odds of -130, then your payout would be $230 — your original stake plus $100 in profit.

If you’d like to learn more about moneyline betting, you can check out our page dedicated to the bet type by going to this link.

Citrus Bowl point spread

In some college football games, there is often a lopsided favorite vs. underdog scenario. This happens for various reasons, but usually it has to do with the sheer level of talent one team has compared to the other. The good news for those betting on the Citrus Bowl is the teams are usually pretty even. After all, they were both invited for this particular matchup.

However, that doesn’t mean point spreads are any less attractive to bettors. In fact, some data indicates experienced bettors prefer the point spread to other bet types.

With a point spread, a sportsbook will give you the two teams and then a prediction of by how much they believe the favorite will win the game. In order for a wager on the favorite to be a winner, the team has to win the game by that many points or more. Wagers on the underdog are successful if they lose by fewer than the predicted points, or if they win outright.

The point spreads in the most popular sportsbooks tend to have a half-point included in the prediction. For example, Florida State might be favored to win their game by 7.5 points. Since you know a half-point cannot be awarded in a football game, you might be wondering why that is the case. The answer is simply to make the life of the sportsbook operator a bit easier by not allowing situations where no team is the winner. For example, if the spread were seven points, and the Seminoles won by seven points, then that means the other team didn’t lose by fewer than seven either.

If that were the case, then the bets would be considered a “push” and original bets would be returned to the bettor with no winners declared.

For more information specific to point spread betting, you can visit our page right here.

Citrus Bowl totals

This bet type is commonly referred to as the over/under. That’s because when you are betting on totals, you have to decide if the final result will be over or under the predicted amount.

Sportsbooks have oddsmakers who determine what they believe the total combined number of points would be in a game. That number, like the point spread above, often comes with a half-point at the end to prevent a mass push.

As a totals bettor, you don’t have to concern yourself with which team is going to win the Citrus Bowl. Instead, you just need to do some research to discover whether the teams are capable of scoring that many points on one another’s defenses or will falter under the pressure.

You might see an over/under prediction of something along the lines of 44.5 points. If you go with the over, the two teams have to combine for 45 points or more. If you go with the under, then they have to score 44 or fewer points.

If the final score of that hypothetical Citrus Bowl ended up being 23-20, then the under would be the winning bet. More along the lines of 30-21? Then it’s the over that would take home the winnings.

For more info on totals betting, you can go here to see our page dedicated to the over/under.

How to bet on the Citrus Bowl live

The newest addition to the sports betting lineup just happens to be one of the fastest-growing segments. Live betting, also known as in-game betting, allows a more immersive betting experience.

As the action unfolds on your screen — or before your very eyes if you’re at the Citrus Bowl — you can wager on and with the action. These bets are typically props or over/unders, and they can range from who is going to score the next touchdown, to whether there will be a defensive score during the game, to whether there will be a fourth quarter comeback victory. The prop betting options are really only limited by what your sportsbook is offering.

The catch? You have to be using either an online or a mobile sportsbook to participate. Brick-and-mortar sportsbooks don’t have the ability to keep up with the instantly changing odds that live betting presents. Online and mobile apps, however, are connected directly to the sportsbook and adjust automatically and without delay.

Creating an account with an online sportsbook is extremely easy, and it’s free. Plus, you can get some nifty sportsbook bonus offers and promotions just by using our exclusive links to access the sportsbooks you’re interested in using to place your bets. Check out our recommended sportsbooks reviews, including for Hard Rock Sportsbook, and Caesars Sportsbook.

Opening a legal betting account in Florida

You can open as many online sportsbook accounts as you want, but you really need to make sure you’re only using legal Florida betting sites to place your wagers. Illegal sportsbooks, known as “offshore,” give you no legal recourse if something were to happen to your funds or they didn’t honor a wager. That’s not the case with regulated sportsbooks in Florida, which fall under the state’s licensing requirements.

When you’ve decided what sportsbook you’d like to open an account with (you can read our reviews on each right here on this site), then follow one of our links and you’ll be taken right to the homepage. From there, you can choose to create an account, which is often referred to as signing up.

Once you enter that portion of the site, you’ll be required to submit information such as your name, address, phone number, Social Security number and more. Don’t worry about providing such personal information because online sportsbooks have some of the best cyber security, created to protect your money and your account information.

Once you’re signed up and agree to the terms and conditions, you’ll be able to download the sportsbook’s app, which makes it available on your mobile device. Use our exclusive promo codes if needed, or just claim your bonuses.

From there, you can deposit funds into your account to make your first wager. Go to the sport you’d like to bet on, choose the game, review your opportunities and then choose which bet you’d like to play and how much you’re willing to wager. Then, submit your bet slip. It really is that easy.

Where is the Citrus Bowl played?  

The Citrus Bowl is hosted at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. The venue has had multiple 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 is owned by the city of Orlando.

2022 Citrus Bowl details 

The 2022 Citrus Bowl marks the 75th edition. On Jan. 1, 2022, the game, which is sponsored by Vrbo, will air on ABC.

Below you will find some basic information regarding the game:

  • Date: January 1, 2022
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET
  • Teams: TBA
  • Stadium/Capacity: Camping World Stadium / 65,194
  • Expected Participating Conferences: Big Ten and Southeastern Conference
  • Sponsorship history: Florida Citrus Growers Association (1983–2002), CompUSA (1994–1999), (2000), Capital One (2001–2014), Buffalo Wild Wings (2015–2017), Overton’s (2018) and Vrbo (2019–present)

What channel is the Citrus Bowl on?

ESPN has the broadcast rights to the 2022 Citrus Bowl, which means it could be aired on ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC.

The broadcast team for the 75th anniversary game has not been announced. However, the last few years have seen some familiar faces returning to call the game.

In 2021, Dave Flemming was calling play-by-play with Rod Gilmore as the color commentary. The year prior, Dave Pasch worked the plays while Greg McElroy was on color. In 2019, Flemming was joined by color commentator Brock Huard, and in 2018 it was Gilmore once again on color commentating with Mark Jones working as the play-by-play announcer.

Citrus Bowl facts & figures

We love fun little tidbits we can pull out at a watch party or while chatting it up at lunchtime in the offices. Below, we’ve put together 10 interesting facts about the Citrus Bowl.

  • The very first Citrus Bowl was actually called the Tangerine Bowl, and it was played on Jan. 1, 1947. In that game, in front of 9,000 fans, Catawba defeated Maryville 31-6.
  • In 1983, the Tangerine Bowl became known as the Florida Citrus Bowl. In that season, the game was played on Dec. 17 and in front of 50,500 fans. Tennessee defeated 16 Maryland 30-23.
  • The teams with the most appearances in the Citrus Bowl all have six: Georgia, Michigan, Florida, Penn State and Auburn. Georgia has the highest win percentage of those teams at .750 with a 4-1-1 record.
  • The most combined points scored in a single game was in 1968 when Richmond defeated Ohio 49-42. Ohio also holds the record for the most points scored by a losing team.
  • The fewest points? That would be Catawba over Marshall—7-0 in 1948.
  • In 1998, Florida running back Fred Taylor set the bowl’s record for rushing yards with 234.
  • The most passing yards came from Richmond quarterback Buster OBrien in 1968 when he passed for 447.
  • Richmond’s Walker Gillette holds the record for most receiving yards, also in 1968, snagging 242.
  • The record attendance for the Citrus Bowl is 73,328, which was set in 1991 when Georgia Tech took on Nebraska.
  • The longest interception return is actually a tie, and it’s an interesting one. Two players snagged a pick off a quarterback and returned it 75 yards. The first was Glynn Johnston in 1953 for East Texas State. The second was in 1957 when Ron Mills repeated the feat. His team? West Texas State.