2023 Famous Idaho Bowl Betting Odds, Predictions, Preview

The Famous Idaho Bowl wrapped up on Saturday, December 23, 2023 and bettors saw Georgia State rout Utah State, 45-22 as 2.5-point underdogs.

Recap all the 2023 Famous Idaho Bowl Betting Odds, Picks, Predictions and History below and be sure to check back for the 2024 installment.

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Betting Odds


  • Opening point spread: Georgia State -3
  • Opening moneyline: Georgia State -155/Utah State +130
  • Opening total: Over/Under 63.5 points scored
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday, Dec. 23 (ESPN)

UPDATE 8 P.M. ET FRIDAY: Georgia State (6-6 SU and ATS) opened as 2.5-point chalk at DraftKings for the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. But the Panthers endured key transfer-portal losses, including standout running back Marcus Carroll and wideout Robert Lewis.

By Dec. 6, the line flipped to Utah State -1, and it got as high as Aggies -3 on Monday. Utah State (6-6 SU and ATS) is now -1.5, with spread ticket count 4/1 and spread money 6/1 on the Aggies. On the moneyline, it's 2/1 tickets snd 2.5/1 money on the Aggies.

DK's total opened at 63 and slowly made its way down to 59.5 by Tuesday. The Under is getting a modest majority 55% of tickets, but a far more solid 86% of dollars.

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Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Pick, Prediction

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

The Panthers are trending in the wrong direction, losing their last five games of the season.

The offense was centered around the explosiveness of the run game, which now travels to frigid Boise, Idaho, with star running back Marcus Carroll headed to Missouri.

There are bigger problems for Georgia State on the defensive side of the ball, as the Panthers rank 128th in allowing pass explosives.

Whether McCae Hillstead, Cooper Legas or Levi Williams get the start, each will have a full cabinet of explosive targets in Terrell Vaughn, Jalen Royals and Micah Davis.

Pick: Utah State -1

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Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Betting Resources

  • Date: Saturday, December 23, 2023
  • Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. ET
  • TV: ESPN
  • Venue: Albertsons Stadium
  • Location: Boise, Idaho

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl History

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Logo

The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl bowl began in 1997, and the matchup currently features schools from the Mountain West Conference and Mid-American Conference (MAC). The game takes place at Albertsons Stadium from Boise, Idaho. This game was previously called the Humanitarian Bowl and MPC Computers Bowl.

Favorites won and covered three straight games in this bowl, which included Ohio's 30-21 win over Nevada in the 2019 installment. In 2020, Nevada picked up a win as a 1-point underdog against Tulane, winning 38-27 as the 'over' connected.

In 2021, Kent State of the MAC and Wyoming of the Mountain West Conference squared off on Dec. 21, 2021, with the Cowboys winning a 52-38 shootout against the Golden Flashes as the 'over' easily cashed.

The 'over' has cashed in seven of the past eight bowl games played on the Smurf Turf in Boise, but underdogs have won the last two outright, including Georgia State rolling past Utah State in 2023.

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Betting Results

YearMatchupSpread, TotalsATS Result
2023Georgia State 45 Utah State 22Utah State -2.5, 58.5Underdog-Over
2022Eastern Michigan 41 San Jose State 27SJ State -3.5, 54Underdog-Over
2021Wyoming 52 Kent State 38Wyoming -3, 60.5Favorite-Over
2020Nevada 38 Tulane 27Tulane -1, 56.5Underdog-Over
2019Ohio 30 Nevada 21Ohio -10, 62Favorite-Under
2018BYU 49 Western Michigan 18BYU -10.5, 52Favorite-Over
2017Wyoming 37 Central Michigan 14Wyoming -2.5, 47Favorite-Over
2016Idaho 61 Colorado State 50Colorado State -16, 65Underdog-Over
2015Akron 23 Utah State 21Utah State -7.5, 44.5Underdog-Under
2014Air Force 38 Western Michigan 24Air Force -2, 59Favorite-Over
2013San Diego State 49 Buffalo 24Buffalo -1, 49 ½Underdog-Over
2012Utah State 41 Toledo 15Utah State -10.5, 60Favorite-Under
2011Ohio 24 Utah State 23Ohio -1, 61.5Push-Under
2010Northern Illinois 40 Fresno State 17Northern Illinois -1.5, 57Favorite-Push
2009Idaho 43 Bowling Green 42Idaho -1, 69Push-Over
2008Maryland 42 Nevada 35Nevada -2.5, 61Underdog-Over
2007Fresno State 40 Georgia Tech 28Georgia Tech -5.5, 54Underdog-Over
2006Miami, Fl. 21 Nevada 20Miami -3.5, 42Underdog-Under
2005Boston College 27 Boise State 21Boston College -3, 55.5Favorite-Under
2004Fresno State 37 Virginia 34Virginia -5, 52.5Underdog-Over
2003Georgia Tech 52 Tulsa 10Georgia Tech -7, 46.5Favorite-Over
2002Boise State 34 Iowa State 16Boise State -12, 65Favorite-Under
2001Clemson 49 La. Tech 24La. Tech -6.5, 60Underdog-Over
2000Boise State 38 UTEP 23Boise State -9, 67Favorite-Under
1999Boise State 34 Louisville 31Louisville -1, 63Underdog-Over
1998Idaho 42 So. Mississippi 35So. Mississippi -17.5, 58Underdog-Over
1997Cincinnati 35 Utah State 19Cincinnati -1.5, 48Favorite-Over

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