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Las Vegas Bowl Betting 2023 Odds, Predictions, Preview

The Oregon State Beavers defeated the Florida Gators 30-3 in the 2022 Las Vegas Bowl.

Check out last year's coverage here below and tune back in with us soon for the 2023 Las Vegas Bowl Odds, Picks and Predictions.

The Oregon State Beavers can record a 10-win season for just the third time in program history with a win over the Florida Gators in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday. Jonathan Smith has done an excellent job in Corvallis, and he could give Oregon State its 10th bowl game victory.

These teams will meet in the SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 17, 2022, at 2:30 p.m. ET from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Oregon State Beavers vs. Florida Gators Betting Prediction

There’s a reason that Oregon State is a whopping 10-point favorite in this game by the college football betting odds. The Beavers are extremely motivated to get to 10 wins, while the Florida Gators are simply going through the motions after a subpar season under first-year head coach Billy Napier. Oregon State has the potential to blow Florida out of the water and move to 2-1 in the Las Vegas Bowl.

Score Prediction: Oregon State 41, Florida 20
Best Bet: Oregon State -10 (-110)

Oregon State Beavers vs. Florida Gators Betting Odds

Oregon State Beavers vs. Florida Gators Betting Resources

  • Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022
  • TV-Time: ESPN, 2:30 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Allegiant Stadium
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Expert Picks

Oregon State Beavers Betting Analysis

While many Power Five programs have several players sitting out of “meaningless” bowl games, Oregon State will have almost its full complement of players for this game. Freshman Ben Gulbranson took over for Chance Nolan at quarterback in early October, and he has done an excellent job with this offense.

Gulbranson is completing 61.9% of his passes for 1,290 yards (7.3 YPA) with eight touchdowns and five interceptions. His pass blocking has been excellent, allowing him to progress through reads while only being sacked 10 times on the year.

Tre’Shaun Harrison is the top receiver in this offense, while Anthony Gould has been the big play threat. Gould’s status for this game is unknown though after missing the last two games due to injury. Meanwhile, starting running back Damien Martinez is expected to play through an injury as he is just 30 yards away from eclipsing the 1,000-yard mark.

Oregon State has a very good defense, ranking 24th in SP+. The Beavers won’t have First Team All-PAC 12 cornerback Rejzohn Wright available for this game due to a thumb injury, but they should be able to contain Florida’s offense pretty easily on Saturday.

First Team All-PAC 12 linebacker Omar Speights had a solid year and led Oregon State in tackles. The only thing the Beavers struggle to do on defense is get to the quarterback with a sack rate of 124th in the nation.


Florida Gators Betting Analysis

NFL Draft experts have been pegging Anthony Richardson as a first-round pick for the last year, so it’s no surprise that Richardson decided to turn pro after a lackluster season in Gainesville.

Richardson was a superb runner, but he completed just 53.8% of his passes and struggled with his decision making. Jalen Kitna was in line to start this game until he was kicked off the team two weeks ago for possessing child pornography, so Ohio State transfer Jack Miller III will be the No. 1 quarterback for the Gators. Miller did not throw a pass for Florida this season, and he threw just 14 passes last year with the Buckeyes.

First Team All-SEC offensive lineman O’Cyrus Torrence decided to skip the bowl game to prepare for the NFL Draft, so he will be unavailable. Receiver Justin Shorter is also going to sit out the bowl game, and that means Ricky Pearsall will be the go-to receiver.

Xzavier Henderson looks set to start once again too after missing the Florida State game with an injury. Trevor Etienne and Montrell Johnson Jr. are in line to split carries as the top two running backs.

The Gators were bad on defense this season. Florida ranked 78th in SP+, so we are sure to see some major changes this offseason. Starting linebacker Ventrell Miller was one of the few bright spots, but he will sit out this game. Safety Tre’Vez Johnson is unable to play due to an injury, and that will affect the depth in an already shallow secondary.

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Las Vegas Bowl History

The Las Vegas bowl began in 1992, and the matchup currently features schools from the Pac-12 and either the SEC or Big Ten. This game used to take place at Sam Boyd Stadium through the 2019 game. In 2021, the game moved to Allegiant Stadium, the home of the Las Vegas Raiders.

Brigham Young has made the most appearances in this bowl (6), while Utah and Boise State each own four victories in this bowl. 

Favorites have won and covered in nine of the last 12 matchups, while eight of those games were decided by double-digits. Washington ended the Pac-12's brief two-game skid in this bowl with a 38-7 blowout of Boise State in 2019, marking the first loss for the Broncos in five appearances at the Las Vegas Bowl.

In 2020, the COVID-19 global pandemic wiped out the Las Vegas Bowl. The game returned Dec. 30, 2021, with Wisconsin of the Big Ten facing Arizona State of the Pac-12. It was a low-scoring game, the third consecutive Las Vegas Bowl to hit the 'under', as the Badgers won 20-13.

Las Vegas Bowl Logo
YearMatchupSpread/TotalsATS Result
2022Oregon State Beavers 30 Florida Gators 3ORST -7.5, 51.5Favorite-Under
2021Wisconsin 20 Arizona State 13Wisconsin -7.5, 42Underdog-Under
2019Washington 38 Boise State 7Washington -3.5, 48Favorite-Under
2018Fresno State 31 Arizona State 20Fresno State -6, 54.5Favorite-Under
2017Boise State 38 Oregon 28Oregon -7, 62.5Underdog-Over
2016San Diego State 34 Houston 10Houston -4.5, 51Underdog-Under
2015Utah 35 BYU 28Utah -2.5, 49.5Favorite-Over
2014Utah 45 Colorado State 10Utah -3, 58Favorite-Under
2013USC 45 Fresno State 20USC -5, 66Favorite-Under
2012Boise State 28 Washington 26Boise State -4.5, 44Underdog-Over
2011Boise State 56 Arizona State 24Boise State -14, 65Favorite-Over
2010Boise State 26 Utah 3Boise State -16.5, 58Favorite-Under
2009BYU 44 Oregon State 20BYU -2.5, 58Favorite-Over
2008Arizona 31 BYU 21Arizona -3, 62Favorite-Under
2007BYU 17 UCLA 16BYU -6.5, 46.5Underdog-Under
2006BYU 38 Oregon 8BYU -3.5, 62Favorite-Under
2005California 35 BYU 28California -8, 58.5Underdog-Over
2004Wyoming 24 UCLA 21UCLA -12.5, 59Underdog-Under
2003Oregon State 55 New Mexico 14Oregon State -2.5, 51.5Favorite-Over
2002UCLA 27 New Mexico 13UCLA -9.5, 49Favorite-Under
2001Utah 10 USC 6USC -3.5, 43.5Underdog-Under
2000UNLV 31 Arkansas 14UNLV -1Favorite
1999Utah 17 Fresno State 16Utah -5Underdog
1998North Carolina 20 San Diego State 13North Carolina -7Push
1997Oregon 41 Air Force 13--
1996Nevada 18 Ball State 15--
1995Toledo 40 Nevada 37 (OT)--
1994UNLV 52 Central Michigan 24--
1993Utah State 42 Ball State 33--
1992Bowling Green 35 Nevada 34--

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