Sun Bowl 2022: Pittsburgh vs UCLA Kickoff Time, TV Channel, Betting, Prediction & More

Sun Bowl 2022: Pittsburgh vs UCLA Kickoff Time, TV Channel, Betting, Prediction & More


College football bowl season has arrived as teams across the country are preparing to face their opponents with the hope of ending the year on a high note. The 2022 Sun Bowl will pit the Pittsburgh Panthers (8-4) against the No. 18 UCLA Bruins (9-3) in what will surely be an exciting game.

Here's everything you need to know about the Sun Bowl on Friday, Dec. 30.

Where is Sun Bowl 2022?

The 2022 edition of the Sun Bowl will be played at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, TX. The Sun Bowl serves as the home of the UTEP Miners college football team. The stadium opened in 1963, seats 51,500 and is hosting this game for the 60th time.

When is Pittsburgh vs UCLA Sun Bowl?

The Sun Bowl is scheduled during college football's bowl season. The game will be played on Friday, Dec. 30 at 2:00 p.m. ET and airs live on CBS.

Sun Bowl Pittsburgh vs UCLA Prediction and Odds 2022

Our Sun Bowl prediction is from The Duel's official Pittsburgh vs UCLA betting preview.

Despite Pittsburgh's solid play this season, the Panthers didn't fare too well against ranked schools. After all, they lost a combined 76-51 against Tennessee and North Carolina. While they did secure a victory over Syracuse at the start of November, it's worth pointing out that the Orange are 1-5 in their last six games and the loss to the Panthers was one of five in a row.

UCLA isn't perfect, but it boasts an elite offense that puts up 39.1 points (No. 8) and 510.0 yards (No. 3) per game. UNC proved that the key to beating Pittsburgh is through the air (388 passing yards), which is doable for the Bruins, who average 261.2 aerial yards this season (No. 33).

Throwing in the fact that UCLA has also won 10 of its last 11 games as the favorite, it's easy to see why the Bruins should be victorious at the Sun Bowl.

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: PITT: (+134) | UCLA: (-162)
Spread: PITT: +3.5 (-114) | UCLA: -3.5 (-106)
Total: 54.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Final Score Prediction: UCLA: 41 | Pittsburgh: 33

Pittsburgh vs UCLA History

Pittsburgh and UCLA have met head-to-head on the football field 14 times. The Bruins hold a 9-5 edge in the all-time series and emerged victorious in the most recent matchup as well. They took down the Panthers by a score of 38-28 in 1972.

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