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 Birmingham Bowl will pit the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (9-3) and East Carolina Pirates (7-5) in what will surely be an intense game.
Here's everything you need to know about the Birmingham Bowl on Tuesday, Dec. 27.
Where is Birmingham Bowl 2022?
The 2022 edition of the Birmingham Bowl will be played at Protective Stadium in Birmingham, AL. Protective Stadium serves as the home of the UAB Blazers college football team. The stadium opened in 2021, seats 47,100 and is hosting this game for the second time.
When is Coastal Carolina vs East Carolina Birmingham Bowl?
The Birmingham Bowl is scheduled during college football's bowl season. The game will be played on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 6:45 p.m. ET and airs live on ESPN.
Birmingham Bowl Coastal Carolina vs East Carolina Prediction and Odds 2022
Our Birmingham Bowl prediction is from The Duel's official Costal Carolina vs East Carolina betting preview.
Coastal Carolina's latest two losses stem from the fact the defense surrendered 605 total passing yards in defeat. Unfortunately, there isn't a chance for any relief at the Birmingham Bowl as East Carolina has averaged a whopping 287.3 passing yards in 2022 (No. 15), including a 314-yard effort in its last outing.
The Pirates also have an advantage since they at least won their last game, whereas the Chanticleers haven't tasted victory since Nov. 12. With East Carolina also owning the slightly better defense and being used to playing tougher opponents as an AAC program, I see the Pirates being victorious at the end of the month.
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: CCU: (+260) | ECU: (-330)
Spread: CCU: +8.5 (-114) | ECU: -8.5 (-106)
Total: 62.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Final Score Prediction: East Carolina: 35 | Coastal Carolina: 26
Coastal Carolina vs East Carolina History
This is the first-ever head-to-head meeting between Coastal Carolina and East Carolina when it comes to college football.
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