ReliaQuest Bowl Odds

Live ReliaQuest Bowl odds from top FL sportsbooks

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Tampa has hosted NCAA bowl games since 1947, but it wasn’t until 1986 that it became the permanent home to what is now known as the ReliaQuest Bowl, formerly known until this season as the Outback Bowl. The game, which features teams from the Big Ten and the SEC, almost always takes place annually on Jan. 1.

The regular venue is Raymond James Stadium, which is also home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the University of South Florida Bulls, and the Gasparilla Bowl.

The ReliaQuest Bowl often features nationally ranked teams and is a big draw for NCAA football fans. They aren’t the only ones who are excited about the game in Florida though, especially with the legalization of sports betting. Bettors looking to get in on the Outback Bowl action should take a look at this guide before betting on the game.

ReliaQuest Bowl odds 2022

The feed below has live ReliaQuest Bowl betting odds from a variety of popular sportsbooks. Since the odds won’t become available until the two teams that will be competing are announced, check back when that happens. If you see some odds you like, you can click on them to go to that sportsbook and place a bet.

Best ReliaQuest Bowl bets

Football has long been one of the most popular sports for watching and, now, betting. And it is no different in Florida. From odds on the Miami Dolphins to Tampa Bay Buccaneers odds, to Florida State Seminoles odds, Miami Hurricanes odds, UCF and more, football has a large presence at the sportsbooks.

So it’s no surprise that the bowl games in the state generate a lot of interest. It just so happens, college football betting offers a variety of options. Here are three of the most popular bets you’re likely to come across for the ReliaQuest Bowl :

ReliaQuest Bowl moneyline bets

Place a bet on one team or the other to win the game outright. This simplicity makes the moneyline a popular option with new bettors. However, the betting odds on either side can add some additional considerations.

The odds will determine the potential payout. If a team has negative odds (such as -150), then that team is the favorite. A team with positive odds (like +135) at DraftKings Sportsbook is the underdog.

With negative odds, a moneyline bet of that amount would win a profit of $100 if correct. Using our example above, if you bet $150, you would get back $250 if you won — your initial wager plus the $100 in winnings. For positive odds, you would stand to win that number for every $100 you bet. So a $100 bet at odds of +135 would bring back $235 if you won — your stake plus $135 in profit.

ReliaQuest Bowl point spreads

The point spread aims to even the playing field with regard to bets on two teams, especially those where the favorite is expected to absolutely trounce the underdog.

The sportsbook will assign a spread in points to the game. For a bet on the favorite to win, that side would need to win by more than the spread number. For a bet on the underdog to win, that team would need to lose by fewer points than the spread or win the game by any score. With the spread evening out the two teams, the odds will generally be right around -110 on both sides.

For example, let’s say BetMGM sports betting site has the Florida Gators as a -6.5 favorite over the Michigan State Spartans in an upcoming ReliaQuest Bowl . Both teams have -110 odds.

If Florida wins the game 27-20, then it covered the spread, and a bet on the Gators of $110 would win a profit of $100. Of course, you don’t have to wager that exact amount. You can wager more or less, and your potential payout will reflect the same ratio.

The half-point in the spread number — 6.5 rather than 6 or 7 — is common in such bets. It is there to keep the final score from ending exactly on the spread. In such a situation, the sportsbook would return all bets as neither side “won.”

ReliaQuest Bowl totals

Also known as over/unders, these are bets on the total combined score of a game. It doesn’t matter which team wins. The sportsbook will provide an estimated total score before the game, and you can wager whether the actual total will be over or under that line.

As an example, you might see the total line for an upcoming ReliaQuest Bowl at 61.5 points at Caesars Sportsbook. Let’s say the final score is 35-28. With a final total score of 63, you would win your bet if you had bet “over,” and you would lose if you had bet “under.”

Most of the time, both the over and the under options carry the same odds — again, usually right around -110 on both sides — though they may shift slightly from there.

How to bet on the ReliaQuest Bowl live

Live betting is an increasingly popular way to bet, allowing you to wager on a game as you watch it play out. Common betting options are updated versions of the bets above, as well as various prop bets that can range from things like “Which player is going to score the next touchdown?” to “Will there be over/under three field goals in the game?” to “Will there be a fourth-quarter comeback victory?”

In a game like the ReliaQuest Bowl, you can expect the selection to be pretty robust if for no other reason than the popularity of college bowl games.

Live betting generally requires a sportsbook website or app, as the speed at which the odds change requires an online connection for you to be able to keep up and get a bet in if you see something you like. Plus, if you’re watching the game in person or from a bar, you can use your phone to place a bet if you want to.

As far as signing up at an online sportsbook, keep reading.

Opening an online sportsbook account in Florida

Opening an account at a legal and regulated Florida online sportsbook is a simple process.

For an in-depth look at your options, you’ll find sportsbook reviews elsewhere on this site. Once you’ve found the sportsbook — or sportsbooks, for that matter — where you want to sign up, head to that website and click the sign-up or register button.

The sportsbook will require you to provide some details, such as your address, phone number, Social Security number and more in order to open an account. Any licensed sportsbook in the state will have security measures in place to keep your information secure.

The site will also require you to accept the terms and conditions before you can finalize your account. At that point, you can download the app to your device, if you plan to bet on the go, but make sure you claim any odds boosts or sports bonuses or promotions that are offered. The device will use geolocation to verify you are within the Florida state lines before allowing you to make a wager.

2023 ReliaQuest Bowl details

This season’s ReliaQuest Bowl will be the 37th edition of the game since its arrival in Tampa , Florida, in 1986. It has had multiple names in that timeframe. Here are the details:

2023 ReliaQuest Bowl

  • Date: Jan. 2, 2023
  • Time: Noon ET
  •  Teams: TBA
  • Stadium (capacity): Raymond James Stadium (65,618)
  • Expected participating conferences: Big Ten and SEC
  • Sponsorship history: Cigar Bowl (1947-1954), Hall of Fame Bowl (1986-1995) and Outback Bowl (1996-2022), ReliaQuest Bowl (2023-current)

Where does the ReliaQuest Bowl take place?

Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. The stadium opened on Sept. 20, 1998, following construction at a cost of $168.5 million ($268 million in 2020 dollars). It is located at 4201 North Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa, and it is owned by Hillsborough County and operated by the Tampa Sports Authority.

How to watch the ReliaQuest Bowl

If you’re looking to catch the broadcast of the ReliaQuest Bowl, you can do so by tuning into ABC. If you can’t get the channel through an HD antenna, it is usually available as a part of your local cable service.

And if you only stream your TV, there are still a few options to catch the ReliaQuest Bowl. You should be able to get access to the game through one of the following online streaming services: YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, Sling or AT&T Now.

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

ReliaQuest Bowl facts & figures

We are a sucker for some fun facts, which is why we hunted down the following information about the ReliaQuest Bowl that you can use to stump your friends on trivia night:

  1. The ReliaQuest Bowl isn’t the first bowl game in Tampa. That honor goes to the Cigar Bowl, which took place at Phillips Field near downtown from 1947-1954.
  2. The first edition of the ReliaQuest Bowl, on Dec. 23, 1986, as the Hall of Fame Bowl, was between Boston College and Georgia. The Eagles defeated Georgia 27-24 in front of approximately 41,000 fans.
  3. The attendance record for the ReliaQuest Bowl is 68,085, which happened on Jan. 1, 1990, when the No. 9 Auburn Tigers defeated No. 21 Ohio State by a score of 31-14.
  4. Two teams are tied for the most ReliaQuest Bowl appearances: Iowa and Michigan have both been to the ReliaQuest Bowl six times, and both teams have 3-3 records as of 2021.
  5. The most combined points in a single edition of the ReliaQuest Bowl came in 2010 when Auburn defeated Northwestern in overtime, 38-35, for a combined 73 points.
  6. In 2010, Northwestern quarterback Mike Kafka set the ReliaQuest Bowl record for the most passing yards in the game with a staggering 532. He also holds the record for most passing touchdowns with four.
  7. The record for the most rushing yards came from running back Melvin Gordon in 2015 when he led his No. 17 Wisconsin Badgers to a 34-31 overtime win over No. 18 Auburn. He rushed for 251 yards and was named MVP for the game.
  8. Tavarres King set the record for most receiving yards with 205 as a member of the Georgia Bulldogs in 2012 when his team fell to Michigan State in triple overtime, 33-30.
  9. There have been some pretty long returns for touchdowns in the ReliaQuest Bowl over the years. Two players share the record for the longest kickoff return at 96 yards (Iowa’s Jordan Cotton in 2014 and Auburn’s Noah Igbinoghene in 2020), and Georgia’s Brandon Boykin set the mark for longest punt return in 2012 with a 92-yard jaunt. For the longest interception return on record, two players have taken a pick back 100 yards (Auburn’s Walter McFadden in 2010 and Tennessee’s Evan Berry in 2016).
  10. Looking at the fewest yards allowed and fewest rushing yards allowed categories for the ReliaQuest Bowl, you would assume Iowa absolutely routed Mississippi State in 2019. The Hawkeyes held the Bulldogs to just 199 total offensive yards and -15 rushing yards. The game, however, was much closer than those stats indicate, as Iowa escaped with a 27-22 victory.