2023 Duke’s Mayo Bowl Betting Odds, Prediction, Preview

The Duke's Mayo Bowl wrapped up on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 and bettors saw West Virginia top North Carolina, 30-10 as 4.5-point favorites.

Recap all the 2023 Duke's Mayo Bowl Betting Odds, Picks, Predictions and History below and be sure to check back for the 2024 installment.

Duke's Mayo Bowl Betting Odds

UNC @ WVU Odds

  • Opening point spread: West Virginia -3
  • Opening moneyline: West Virginia -170/North Carolina +143
  • Opening total: Over/Under 55.5 points scored
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, Dec. 27 (ESPN)

UPDATE NOON ET WEDNESDAY, DEC. 27: North Carolina (8-4 SU/6-6 ATS) won't have standout QB Drake Maye, who declared for the NFL Draft. Maye leads a host of Tar Heels either in the transfer portal, opting out or injured.

As such, West Virginia opened -3.5 at BetMGM on Dec. 4, advanced to -5/-5.5 Dec. 11, -6 Dec. 13 and -6.5 Dec. 14. This morning, there was some backtracking to Mountaineers -6/-5.5 in the Duke's Mayo Bowl odds market.

West Virginia is now -6 (-115), with ticket count 2.5/1 and money 4/1-plus on the Mountaineers. Opinion is split on the moneyline, with 66% of tickets on UNC and 70% of cash on West Virginia.

The total opened at 55.5 and has been all over the map since. Early in the month, the first couple moves took the number to 57.5, but it backed up to 55.5 by Dec. 11. On Dec. it dipped to 54.5, and it bottomed out Tuesday morning at 54.

But it's been on a huge surge the past 18 hours, making several stops on the way to the current 59.5 (Over -115). Tickets and money are 2/1 on the Over.

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Duke's Mayo Bowl Betting Resources

  • Date: Wednesday, December 27, 2023
  • TV-Time: ESPN, 5:30 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Bank of America Stadium
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Duke's Mayo Bowl Pick, Prediction

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

The strongest unit in this game is the rushing attack of West Virginia after facing the 19th-toughest schedule in the country.

Quarterback Garrett Greene is expected to have Brandon Yates slide over from guard to center, blocking for the thunder-and-lightning combo of CJ Donaldson and Jahiem White.

The Mountaineers rank top-25 in terms of Rushing Success Rate and explosives — a bad mix for a North Carolina defense that ended the season 120th in Stuff Rate.

The Tar Heels must also look to find stability in the wake of Drake Maye declaring for the NFL Draft.

The offense failed to produce down the stretch, losing four of its final five FBS games on the schedule.

West Virginia should see head coach Neal Brown go from the hot seat to the mayo dump seat.

Pick: West Virginia -5.5

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Duke's Mayo Bowl History

The Belk Bowl started in 2002 and the matchup currently features schools from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The game takes place at Bank of America Stadium from Charlotte, North Carolina. This game was previously called the Meineke Car Care Center Bowl and the Continental Tire Bowl before Belk obtained sponsorship rights in 2011. 

Favorites had won seven straight times from 2011-2017 until Virginia wiped out South Carolina, 28-0 in 2018, followed by Kentucky rallying past Virginia Tech, 37-30 in 2019.

Six of the past eight Belk Bowls have been decided by double-digits, including the infamous Cincinnati cover against Duke in 2012 when the Bearcats scored two late touchdowns to cash as nine-point favorites, 48-34. 

In 2020, Duke's Mayo took over the sponsorship rights to the annual bowl game in Charlotte, retiring the Belk Bowl name. The sponsorship deal is for six years, keeping this bowl game going through 2025.

In the 2020 installment, Wisconsin picked up a 42-28 victory over Wake Forest in a Big Ten vs. ACC matchup, as the favorite cashed with an 'over' result.

On Dec. 29, 2021, the game featured a border war between North Carolina of the ACC and South Carolina of the SEC. The Gamecocks pulled off the big upset at 12.5-point underdogs, stunning the Tar Heels 38-21 as the 'over' connected.

The underdog is 4-2 ATS across the past six bowls at this venue, with the 'over' also 4-2 during the six-game span.

West Virginia scored on the opening offensive play in the 2023 Duke's Mayo Bowl and rolled to a 30-10 victory over North Carolina, marking the fifth straight loss by an ACC team in this bowl.

Duke's Mayo Bowl Betting Results

YearMatchupLine, TotalATS Result
2023West Virginia 30 North Carolina 10West Virginia -4.5, 62.5Favorite, Under
2022Maryland 16 N.C. State 12N.C. State -2, 45Underdog, Under
2021South Carolina 38 North Carolina 21North Carolina -12.5, 57.5Underdog, Over
2020Wisconsin 42 Wake Forest 28Wisconsin -10, 51.5Favorite, Over
2019Kentucky 37 Virginia Tech 30Virginia Tech -2, 46Underdog, Over
2018Virginia 28 South Carolina 0South Carolina -3.5, 54Underdog, Under
2017Wake Forest 55 Texas A&M 52Wake Forest -3.5, 62.5Underdog, Over
2016Virginia Tech 35 Arkansas 24 Virginia Tech -7.5, 61.5Favorite, Under
2015Mississippi State 51 N.C. State 28Mississippi State -6, 61.5Favorite, Over
2014Georgia 37 Louisville 14Georgia -7, 54.5Favorite, Under
2013North Carolina 39 Cincinnati 17North Carolina -2.5, 58Favorite, Under
2012Cincinnati 48 Duke 34Cincinnati -9, 62.5Favorite, Over
2011N.C. State 31 Louisville 24N.C. State -1.5, 44Favorite, Over
2010USF 31 Clemson 26Clemson -5.5, 40.5Underdog, Over
2009Pittsburgh 19 North Carolina 17Pick-em, 44.5Under
2008West Virginia 31 North Carolina 30West Virginia -2.5, 47Underdog, Over
2007Wake Forest 24 Connecticut 10Wake Forest -2, 46.5Favorite, Under
2006Boston College 25 Navy 24Boston College -7.5, 48Underdog, Over
2005N.C. State 14 USF 0N.C. State -3.5, 41Favorite, Under
2004Boston College 37 North Carolina 24North Carolina -4, 51Underdog, Over
2003Virginia 23 Pittsburgh 16Virginia -3, 56.5Favorite, Under
2002Virginia 48 West Virginia 22West Virginia -5.5, 54Underdog, Over

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