2023 Myrtle Beach Bowl Betting Odds, Predictions, Preview

The 2023 Myrtle Beach Bowl concluded on Saturday December 16, 2023 and bettors watched the Ohio Bobcats run past the Georgia Southern Eagles 41-21 as 1.5-point underdogs.

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

Myrtle Beach Bowl Betting Odds


  • Opening point spread: Ohio -1.5
  • Opening moneyline: Ohio -125/Georgia Southern +105
  • Opening total: Over/Under 54.5 points scored
  • Time: 11 a.m. ET Saturday, Dec. 16 (ESPN)

UPDATE 9:30 A.M. ET SATURDAY, DEC. 16: As noted below, the transfer portal is leading to significant line movement in this matchup and several others. DraftKings Sportsbook opened Ohio -1.5 back on Dec. 3 and got as high as Ohio -3 on Dec. 4. Then on Dec. 5, the line rapidly moved through several numbers while jumping the fence to Georgia Southern -3.

Georgia topped out at -4 Dec. 5 and has since slowly backed up. The Eagles are now -2.5 (-115), while taking 67% of spread bets/84% of spread money.

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DraftKings opened the total at 54 and by Dec. 5 had cratered to 49. Monday brought another dip to 48, but the line rebounded to 49 by Friday. The Under is taking 56% of bets/71% of cash.

UPDATE 2 P.M. ET FRIDAY, DEC. 15: This line has seen a huge swing since opening back on Dec. 4. That's due in no small part to a few Ohio players hitting the transfer portal, including quarterback Kurtis Rourke.

BetMGM opened Ohio -2.5 in its college football bowl odds market, and the Bobcats got to -3 shortly thereafter. But Dec. 4 brought Rourke's announcement, moving the number straight to Georgia Southern -1, then -3/-3.5, all on Dec. 5. The Eagles are now -3.5 (-105).

Spread ticket count is almost 2/1 and spread money 3/1 plus on Georgia Southern.

The total opened at 54.5 and by Dec. 5 plunged all the way to 48.5. Wednesday brought a rebound to 49.5, but it's now at 48.5 again. Tickets are almost 4/1 and money 8/1 on the Under.

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Myrtle Beach Bowl Pick, Prediction

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

Ohio opened as a favorite in this game after defeating three straight teams that did not make a bowl. Then, the floodgates of the transfer portal opened, and Ohio lost its biggest contributors at the offensive skills position.

Quarterback Kurtis Rourke, running back Sieh Bangura and two of the top targets are not expected to play in this game. Georgia Southern, meanwhile, had very few transfer portal losses.

Quarterback Davis Brin should thrive with short passing against the Bobcats' Cover 3 defense. This is a great opportunity for Eagles head coach Clay Helton to pick up his first cover in his sixth bowl game.

Pick: Georgia Southern -3.5

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Myrtle Beach Bowl Betting Resources

  • Date: Saturday, December 16, 2023
  • TV-Time: ESPN, 11:00 a.m. ET
  • Venue: Brooks Stadium
  • Location: Conway, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach Bowl History

Myrtle Beach Bowl Logo

One of the newest bowls in 2020 took place in South Carolina as the Myrtle Beach Bowl debuted. This bowl has conference tie-ins with Conference USA, the Mid-American Conference (MAC), and the Sun Belt Conference.

The first edition of the Myrtle Beach Bowl was a blowout in December 2020, as Appalachian State routed North Texas 56-28 to easily cash as 21.5-point favorites. In 2021, Tulsa defeated Old Dominion 30-17 to cover as nine-point favorites.

Ohio, the 2023 Myrtle Beach Bowl winner, became the first underdog to cash in the history of the bowl with its dominating victory over Georgia Southern.

Myrtle Beach Betting Results

YearMatchupLine, TotalATS Result
2023Ohio 41 Georgia Southern 21Georgia Southern -1.5, 47.5Underdog-Over
2022Marshall 28 UConn 14Marshall -12, 42Favorite-Push
2021Tulsa 30 Old Dominion 17Tulsa -9, 55Favorite-Under
2020Appalachian State 56 North Texas 28Appalachian State -21.5, 68.5Favorite-Over

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