2023 Music City Bowl Betting Odds, Predictions, Preview

The 2023 Music City Bowl concluded on Saturday December 30, 2023 and bettors watched Maryland blast Auburn, 31-13 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee.

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

Music City Bowl Betting Odds


  • Opening point spread: Auburn -2
  • Opening moneyline: Auburn -130/Maryland +110
  • Opening total: Over/Under 48.5 points scored
  • Time: 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30 (ABC)

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Music City Bowl Pick, Prediction

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

How different would the point spread be for Auburn without its loss to New Mexico State? What if it didn't allow Jalen Milroe to convert a fourth-and-goal from 31 yards out in the Iron Bowl?

There's a discount on the Tigers' side, as Hugh Freeze looks to extend his sizable bowl record of 7-1 against the spread.

Quarterback Payton Thorne and running back Jarquez Hunter ran both inside and outside zone with plenty of success this season. That's bad news for a Maryland defense that was one of the worst in the nation in terms of Success Rate and explosives allowed against inside zone.

Pick: Auburn -2.5

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  • Date: Saturday, December 30, 2023
  • TV-Time: ABC, 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Nissan Stadium
  • Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Music City Bowl History

Music City Bowl Logo

The Music City Bowl debuted in 1998, and the matchup currently features schools from the Big Ten and the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The game takes place at Nissan Stadium from Nashville, Tennessee. This game was previously sponsored by Gaylord Hotels, HomePoint.com, and Franklin American Mortgage Company before TransPerfect. 

Underdogs have won three of the last four matchups, as the 2019 installment watched Louisville capture a 38-28 victory over Mississippi State as a short underdog. The 'over' cashed with a late push, and is on a 3-0 run in this bowl matchup.

Kentucky has made the most appearances in this bowl with six, followed by Minnesota with three visits to Nashville since 2002. 

In 2020, the COVID-19 global pandemic wiped out the game. The bowl returned on Dec. 30, 2021, and it was worth the two-year wait. Tennessee and Purdue played at Nissan Stadium in front of a sold out crowd. Purdue outlasted Tennessee 48-45 in overtime in a wild game with many twists and turns.

The Big 10 marked their third straight win in the Music City Bowl as Maryland cruised past Auburn, 31-13 in 2023 as short underdogs.

Music City Bowl Betting Results

YearMatchupSpreads, TotalsATS Result
2023Maryland 31 Auburn 13Auburn -4.5, 47.5Underdog, Under
2022Iowa 21 Kentucky 0Iowa -3, 31.5Favorite, Under
2021Purdue 48 Tennessee 45Tennessee -7.5, 66.5Underdog, Over
2019Louisville 38 Mississippi State 28Mississippi State -4.5, 64Underdog, Over
2018Auburn 63 Purdue 14Auburn -3.5, 57Favorite, Over
2017Northwestern 24 Kentucky 23Northwestern -8, 51.5Underdog, Under
2016Tennessee 38 Nebraska 24Tennessee -9.5, 59Favorite, Over
2015Louisville 27 Texas A&M 21Louisville -3, 51Favorite, Under
2014Notre Dame 31 LSU 28LSU -8.5, 51Underdog, Over
2013Mississippi 25 Georgia Tech 17Mississippi -3, 55Favorite, Under
2012Vanderbilt 38 N.C. State 24Vanderbilt -7.5, 53.5Favorite, Over
2011Mississippi State 23 Wake Forest 17Mississippi State -7, 49Underdog, Under
2010North Carolina 30 Tennessee 27 (2OT)North Carolina -1, 50Favorite, Over
2009Clemson 21 Kentucky 13Clemson -6.5, 52.5Favorite, Under
2008Vanderbilt 16 Boston College 14Boston College -5, 40Underdog, Under
2007Kentucky 35 Florida State 28Kentucky -7, 56.5Push, Over
2006Kentucky 28 Clemson 20Clemson -11, 58.5Underdog, Under
2005Virginia 34 Minnesota 31Minnesota -6.5, 61Underdog, Over
2004Minnesota 20 Alabama 16Alabama -3, 48Underdog, Under
2003Auburn 28 Wisconsin 14Auburn -3, 46.5Favorite, Under
2002Minnesota 29 Arkansas 14Minnesota -8.5, 46.5Favorite, Under
2001Boston College 20 Georgia 16Georgia -4, 51Favorite, Under
2000West Virginia 49 Mississippi 38Mississippi -4, 51.5Underdog, Over
1999Syracuse 20 Kentucky 13Kentucky -2.5, 52Underdog, Under
1998Virginia Tech 38 Alabama 7Virginia Tech -5, 41.5Favorite, Over

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