2024 Citrus Bowl Betting Odds, Prediction, Preview

The Citrus Bowl wrapped up on Monday, January 1, 2024 and bettors saw Tennessee shut out Iowa, 35-0 as 4.5-point favorites in Orlando, Florida.

Recap all the 2024 Citrus Bowl Betting Odds, Picks, Predictions and History below and be sure to check back for the 2025 installment.

Citrus Bowl Betting Odds


  • Opening point spread: Tennessee -7.5
  • Opening moneyline: Tennessee -320/Iowa +250
  • Opening total: Over/Under 36.5 points scored
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET Monday, Jan. 1 (ABC)

UPDATE 11:45 P.M. ET MONDAY, JAN. 1: With 75 minutes until kickoff, Tennessee is at -5.5 (-115) in BetMGM's Citrus Bowl odds market. Back on Dec. 3, the Vols opened -7 and advanced to -7.5. On Dec. 13, Tennessee peaked at -8.5 and stayed there until receding to -8 Tuesday.

That started a decline in which the Vols bottomed out at -5.5 (-105) Sunday. Today, Tennessee advanced to -6/-6.5, but just backed up to -5.5 in the past few minutes.

The Vols are taking 54% of spread bets/56% of spread money. Iowa is the play on the moneyline, at 78% of bets/81% of tickets.

"We'd like Iowa [to cover] +5.5, but I wouldn't classify it as a need like Wisconsin," BetMGM trader Seamus Magee said. "Plenty of parlays on the Tennessee moneyline and teasers on Tennessee."

The total, always of interest in Iowa games, opened at 36.5 and spent much of the month bouncing between that number and 35.5. On Thursday, it hit a low of 35. But it rebounded to 35.5 Friday, and 36/36.5 this morning.

Still, tickets and money are in the 2/1 range on the Under.

UPDATE 11 P.M. ET FRIDAY, DEC. 8: Iowa (10-3 SU/6-6-1 ATS) rode its low-scoring ways all the way to the Big Ten championship game. Then the Hawkeyes didn't score at all, losing to Michigan 26-0 as a 21.5-point underdog. The total in that matchup was 35.5, giving the Under an 11-2 mark for Iowa this season.

Tennessee (8-4 SU/6-6 ATS) finished the regular season with a 48-24 home win over Vanderbilt. But the Vols failed to cash as hefty 27-point faves and in fact are on an 0-3 ATS skid.

Caesars has the Iowa-Tennessee line painted to Vols -7.5, with no movement since opening Dec. 3. The total went from 36.5 to 36/35.5 on Dec. 4, then nudged to 36 on Dec. 6.

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Citrus Bowl Pick, Prediction

Action Network college football betting expert Collin Wilson offers this prediction:

Iowa will do as it always does — turn an early New Year's Day bowl game into a special teams and defensive struggle. Iowa is superior in both areas, even with a much improved defense from the Volunteers.

There are minimal portal entries from both teams, player participation for Tennessee is still in question after a large number of contributors were inactive in the season finale against Vanderbilt.

Iowa plays strictly Cover 3 on defense, a secondary package that has limited Tennessee quarterback Joe Milton all season.

Pick: Iowa +7.5

For more college football picks, check out Action Network's College Football Bowl Confidence Pool Rankings: Collin Wilson’s Picks for All 2023 Bowl Games.

Citrus Bowl Betting Resources

  • Date: Monday, January 1, 2024
  • TV-Time: ABC, 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Camping World Stadium
  • Location: Orlando, Florida
Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida is the host of the Citrus Bowl. (Getty)

Citrus Bowl History

The Citrus Bowl is now known as the Cheez it Citrus Bowl and currently features schools from the Big Ten and the SEC. This game takes place at the Citrus Bowl from 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. 

The SEC has captured this bowl nine of the past 10 years. Georgia has had the most appearances in this bowl with six and it's gone 4-1-1 in those games. Along with the Bulldogs, Tennessee is the only other school to win this bowl game more than four times.

Alabama defeated Michigan 35-10 in the 2019 edition, which was the third Citrus Bowl win for the SEC school.

In 2021, the Big Ten scored a victory with a 35-19 win by Northwestern over Auburn. But in 2022, Kentucky scored revenge for the SEC with a 20-17 victory over Iowa as the 'under' cashed.

Favorites have won five straight Citrus Bowls, capped off by Tennessee blanking Iowa, 35-0 in 2024.

Citrus Bowl Betting Results

YearMatchupLineATS Result
2024Tennessee 35 Iowa 0Tennessee -4.5, 37.5Favorite, Under
2023LSU 63 Purdue 7LSU -15, 53.5Favorite, Over
2022Kentucky 20 Iowa 17 Kentucky -3, 43.5Push, Under
2021Northwestern 35 Auburn 19 Northwestern -4, 45Favorite, Over
2020Alabama 35 Michigan 10 Alabama -7.5, 60Favorite, Under
2019Kentucky 27 Penn State 24 Penn State -4.5, 47.5Underdog, Over
2018Notre Dame 21 LSU 17 LSU -2, 53Underdog, Under
2017LSU 29 Louisville 9LSU -3, 59.5Favorite, Under
2016Michigan 41 Florida 7Michigan -3.5, 40Favorite, Over
2015Missouri 33 Minnesota 17Missouri -3, 46Favorite, Over
2014South Carolina 34 Wisconsin 24Wisconsin -1.5, 51Underdog, Over
2013Georgia 45 Nebraska 31Georgia -9.5, 61.5Favorite, Over
2012South Carolina 30 Nebraska 13South Carolina -3, 45Favorite, Under
2011Alabama 49 Michigan State 7Alabama -8, 51Favorite, Over
2010Penn State 19 LSU 17Penn State -2, 40Push, Under
2009Georgia 24 Michigan State 12Georgia -9, 57Favorite, Under
2008Michigan 41 Florida 35Florida -10.5, 60.5Underdog, Over
2007Wisconsin 17 Arkansas 14Arkansas -2.5, 45.5Underdog, Under
2006Wisconsin 24 Auburn 10Auburn -10, 53.5Underdog, Under
2005Iowa 30 LSU 25LSU -6, 41Underdog, Over
2004Georgia 34 Purdue 27Georgia -3.5, 41.5Favorite, Over
2003Auburn 13 Penn State 9Penn State -7.5, 48.5Underdog, Under
2002Tennessee 45 Michigan 17Tennessee -3.5, 46.5Favorite, Over
2001Michigan 31 Auburn 28Michigan -8, 48.5Underdog, Over
2000Michigan State 37 Florida 34Florida -1, 47.5Underdog, Over
1999Michigan 45 Arkansas 31Michigan -2.5, 44.5Favorite, Over
1998Florida 21 Penn State 6Florida -15, 54Push, Under
1997Tennessee 48 Northwestern 28Tennessee -9.5, 51.5Favorite, Over
1996Tennessee 20 Ohio State 14Ohio State -4.5, 57Underdog, Under
1995Alabama 24 Ohio State 17Alabama -3.5, 37Favorite, Over
1994Penn State 31 Tennessee 13Penn State -10, 54Favorite, Under
1993Georgia 21 Ohio State 14Georgia -4, 42Favorite, Under
1992California 37 Clemson 13California -1.5, 45Favorite, Over
1991Georgia Tech 45 Nebraska 21Nebraska -1.5, 40.5Underdog, Over
1990Illinois 31 Virginia 21Illinois -3, 45Favorite, Over
1989Clemson 13 Oklahoma 6Clemson -1, 36.5Favorite, Under
1988Clemson 35 Penn State 10Clemson -3, 36Favorite, Over
1987Auburn 16 Southern California 7Auburn -8, 38.5Favorite, Under

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