2024 ReliaQuest Bowl Betting Odds, Predictions, Preview

The ReliaQuest Bowl wrapped up on Monday, January 1, 2024 and bettors saw LSU rally past Wisconsin, 35-31 as 10.5-point favorites at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

Recap all the 2024 ReliaQuest Bowl Betting Odds, Picks, Predictions and History below and be sure to check back for the 2025 installment.

ReliaQuest Bowl Betting Odds


  • Opening point spread: LSU -10.5
  • Opening moneyline: LSU -420/Wisconsin +320
  • Opening total: Over/Under 55 points scored
  • Time: Noon ET Monday, Jan. 1 (ESPN2)

UPDATE 11:15 A.M. ET MONDAY, JAN. 1: With kickoff 45 minutes out, LSU is 9.5-point chalk in BetMGM's college football bowl odds market. The Tigers opened -10.5 for the ReliaQuest Bowl, back on Dec. 3. LSU bottomed out at -7.5 (105) on Dec. 18 and over the past few days has toggled between -8.5/-9/-9.5.

Both teams have transfer-portal/opt-out issues, most notable with LSU QB and Heisman Trophy winner Jayden Daniels sitting out.

Spread ticket count is 3/1 and spread money almost 5/1 on the Bayou Bengals. On the moneyline, tickets are dead even, but money is 3/1 on LSU.

"We need Wisconsin big in this game coming up," BetMGM trader Seamus Magee said.

The total mostly toggled between 55.5 and 54.5 this month, then starting climbing over the weekend. It went to 56.5 Saturday, 57.5 Sunday and 58 this morning. But it's two-way action, with 52% of tickets on the Under/59% of money on the Over.

UPDATE 11 P.M. ET FRIDAY, DEC. 8: LSU is easily the best 9-3 SU team in the nation. If Jayden Daniels hadn't gotten hurt in the fourth quarter at Alabama, the Tigers may well have won that Week 10 game. Instead, they lost 42-28.

LSU (8-4 ATS) bounced back by winning and cashing in its last three. The Tigers topped Texas A&M 42-30 laying 11.5 points in the regular-season finale.

Wisconsin (7-5 SU/4-6-2 ATS) won its last two games to land in the ReliaQuest Bowl. In Week 13, the Badgers beat Minnesota 28-14 giving 3 points on the road.

LSU has been fairly stable at -10.5 in Caesars' college football bowl odds market this week. The Tigers spent a few hours Tuesday at -10. The total is up a point to 56.

Click here for Vegas Insider senior reporter Patrick Everson's full College Football Bowl Odds: Spreads, Lines, Trends for Every Bowl Game.

ReliaQuest Bowl Pick, Prediction

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

The Tigers are one of the few teams that can lose a Heisman Trophy winner at quarterback and still have plenty of talent under center. Jayden Daniels is expected to opt out of the bowl game after winning the prestigious award, allowing Garrett Nussmeier to make his first start.

Now in his third season of backup duty, Nussmeier has displayed a cannon arm alongside a 15:7 big-time throw to turnover-worthy play rate.

Even with further opt-outs that include Malik Nabers and Brian Thomas at wide receiver, running back Logan Diggs should still overpower a Wisconsin defense that ranks 62nd in Line Yards.

The Badgers don't have the luxury of depth on offense, as running back Braelon Allen has opted out.

The top options at wide receiver are both in the portal after an uneventful season that saw quarterback Tanner Mordecai find the end zone just six times.

Pick:  LSU -10.5

For more college football picks, check out Action Network's College Football Bowl Confidence Pool Rankings: Collin Wilson’s Picks for All 2023 Bowl Games.

ReliaQuest Bowl Betting Resources

  • Date: Monday, January 1, 2024
  • TV-Time: ESPN2, 12:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Raymond James Stadium
  • Location: Tampa, Florida

ReliaQuest Bowl History

The ReliaQuest Bowl began in 1986 as the Hall of Fame Bowl (later the Outback Bowl, 1995-2022) and the matchup currently features schools from the Big Ten and the SEC. This game takes place at Raymond James Stadium from Tampa, Florida.

The SEC has gone 16-13 while the Big Ten owns an 13-17 record in the 32-year history of the bowl. The SEC had won three straight in this matchup but the Big Ten has captured the last two meetings, including the 2019 edition when Minnesota upset Auburn 31-24 as a seven-point underdog.

In 2021, the SEC picked up a 26-20 win, as Ole Miss upset Indiana as a touchdown 'dog while the 'under' connected. The SEC made it four straight wins in 2024 as LSU rallied to top Wisconsin, 35-31.

ReliaQuest Bowl Betting Results

YearMatchupSpread/TotalsATS Result
2024LSU 35 Wisconsin 31LSU -10.5, 59.5Underdog, Over
2023Mississippi State 19 Illinois 10Mississippi State -4, 46.5Favorite, Under
2022Arkansas 24 Penn State 10Penn State -2.5, 47.5Underdog, Under
2021Ole Miss 26 Indiana 20Indiana +9.5, 67Underdog, Under
2020Minnesota 31 Auburn 24Auburn -7, 53.5Underdog, Over
2019Iowa 27 Mississippi State 22Mississippi State -7, 40Underdog, Over
2018South Carolina 26 Michigan 19Michigan -9, 41.5Underdog, Over
2017Florida 30 Iowa 3Florida -1.5, 40.5Favorite, Under
2016Tennessee 45 Northwestern 6Tennessee -9.5, 48.5Favorite, Over
2015Wisconsin 34 Auburn 31 (OT)Auburn -6, 65Underdog, Push
2014LSU 21 Iowa 14LSU -8, 48Underdog, Under
2013South Carolina 33 Michigan 28South Carolina -5.5, 47.5Underdog, Over
2012Michigan State 33 Georgia 30 (3OT)Georgia -2.5, 48Underdog, Over
2011Florida 37 Penn State 24Florida -7, 48Favorite, Over
2010Auburn 38 Northwestern 35 (OT)Auburn -9, 54.5Underdog, Over
2009Iowa 31 South Carolina 10Iowa -3.5, 42Favorite, Under
2008Tennessee 21 Wisconsin 17Tennessee -2.5, 56Favorite, Under
2007Penn State 20 Tennessee 10Tennessee -4, 41.5Underdog, Under
2006Florida 31 Iowa 24Iowa -1, 50Underdog, Over
2005Georgia 24 Wisconsin 21Georgia -7, 40Underdog, Over
2004Iowa 37 Florida 17Florida -4, 46.5Underdog, Over
2003Michigan 38 Florida 30Michigan -1.5, 46.5Favorite, Over
2002South Carolina 31 Ohio State 28Pick-em, 40.5Over
2001South Carolina 24 Ohio State 7Ohio State -6.5, 43.5Underdog, Under
2000Georgia 28 Purdue 25 (OT)Georgia -5.5, 62.5Underdog, Under
1999Penn State 26 Kentucky 14Penn State -8.5, 62.5Favorite, Under
1998Georgia 33 Wisconsin 6Georgia -8.5, 47.5Favorite, Under
1997Alabama 17 Michigan 14Alabama -1, 36.5Favorite, Under
1996Penn State 43 Auburn 14Penn State -2.5, 53Favorite, Over
1995Wisconsin 34 Duke 20Wisconsin -8, 52Favorite, Over
1994Michigan 42 NC State 7Michigan -14.5, 48.5Favorite, Over
1993Tennessee 38 Boston College 23Tennessee -3.5, 47.5Favorite, Over
1992Syracuse 24 Ohio State 17Syracuse -3.5, 38Favorite, Over
1991Clemson 30 Illinois 0Clemson -2, 35.5Favorite, Under
1990Auburn 31 Ohio State 14--
1989Syracuse 23 LSU 10--
1988Michigan 28 Alabama 24--
1986Boston College 27 Georgia 24--

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