Citrus Bowl Iowa vs. Tennessee NCAAF Betting Lines & Game Odds (01/01/2024)

Citrus Bowl Iowa vs. Tennessee NCAAF Betting Lines & Game Odds (01-01-2024)

The Iowa Hawkeyes will be making their 36th College Football Betting bowl game appearance. And their third Citrus Bowl appearance (formerly the Capital One Bowl). Overall, Iowa is 1-1 all-time at the Citrus Bowl. The 17th-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes will face the No. 21 Tennessee Volunteers in the 2024 Cheez-It Citrus Bowl on January 1 in Orlando, Florida. The Hawkeyes defeated No. 11 LSU, 30-25, on an improbable Drew Tate-to-Warren Holloway 56-yard touchdown pass as time expired on January 1, 2005. Correlate Kentucky scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:48 remaining to edge Iowa, 20-17, on January 1, 2022.

Citrus Bowl Iowa vs. Tennessee NCAAF Betting Information

Date and Time:Monday, January 1, 2024, 1 p.m. ET.
Location:Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL.
TV Coverage:ABC
Odds at SBG Sportsbook
Iowa+7½ -11036 -110+255
Tennessee-7½ -11036 -110-315
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Citrus Bowl Format

The Citrus Bowl currently features schools from the Big Ten and the SEC. Specifically, this game takes place at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. This bowl began in 1947 as the Tangerine Bowl until 1982, when it was called the Florida Citrus Bowl. It was then known as the Capital One Bowl from 2003 through 2014.

Originally titled the Blockbuster Bowl and sponsored by CarQuest and Micron PC, the game was born in Miami in 1990. At the onset, it thrived in its first year with a marquee matchup between Penn State and Florida State, which drew more than 74,000 fans. Over the next 11 years, however, the game’s attendance declined, and it became apparent that it would not survive in South Florida.

Citrus Bowl Past Winners

Three traditional powers, the Georgia Bulldogs, Michigan Wolverines, and Tennessee Volunteers, lead with four all-time wins each at the Citrus Bowl. Also, Michigan has played in the Citrus Bowl six times, including last year. Georgia, the Florida Gators, Auburn Tigers, and Penn State Nittany Lions have also played in six Citrus Bowls.

Citrus Bowl Matchup

Last game, the Iowa Hawkeyes lost 26-0 against the Michigan Wolverines as 21.5-point dogs. The game went under the offshore bookmaker total of 35.5. Iowa has a record of 10-3 straight up, 6-6-1 against the spread, and 2-11 over/under the total. Iowa ranks 133rd for total offense, 130th for passing, 109th for rushing, and 130th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 5th overall, 9th against the pass, 13th against the rush, and 4th for points allowed. Also, Iowa ranks 118th for fewest turnovers lost and 73rd for takeaways.

Last game, the Tennessee Volunteers won 48-24 against the Vanderbilt Commodores as 27-point home favorites. The game went over the total of 56.5. Tennessee has a record of 8-4 straight up, 6-6 against the spread, and 6-5 over/under the total. Tennessee ranks 19th for total offense, 48th for passing, 13th for rushing, and 42nd for scoring. Defensively, they rank 41st overall, 80th against the pass, 24th against the rush, and 40th for points allowed. Also, Tennessee ranks 86th for fewest turnovers lost and 73rd for takeaways.

Citrus Bowl Prediction

The Hawkeyes have won four of their last five bowl games, including a 21-0 shutout of Kentucky in the 2022 Music City Bowl. Iowa is 18-16-1 all-time in bowl games. The Hawkeyes are 1-2 against the Volunteers in program history. Tennessee won the only College Football Betting bowl meeting, winning 45-28 in the 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville. In this situation, Iowa is getting the more favorable price.

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