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 Citrus Bowl will pit the No. 17 LSU Tigers (9-4) against the Purdue Boilermakers (8-5) in what will surely be an intense game.
Here's everything you need to know about the Citrus Bowl on Monday, Jan. 2.
Where is Citrus Bowl 2022?
The 2022 edition of the Citrus Bowl will be played at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, FL. Camping World Stadium will serve as home to the XFL's Orlando Guardians and has been home to events such as the NFL's Pro Bowl, the 1994 World Cup and WrestleMania twice. The stadium opened in 1936, seats 60,219 and is hosting this game for the 77th time.
When is LSU vs Purdue Citrus Bowl?
The Citrus is scheduled during college football's bowl season. The game will be played on Monday, Jan. 2 at 1 p.m. ET and airs live on ABC.
Citrus Bowl LSU vs Purdue Prediction and Odds 2022
Our Citrus Bowl prediction is from The Duel's official LSU vs Purdue betting preview.
Though Purdue has won three of its last four games, two of those victories came against Indiana and Northwestern, who have a 5-19 combined record. As soon as the Boilermakers faced tougher competition in the form of the Wolverines, they collapsed, allowing 386 total yards and six offensive touchdowns.
LSU hasn't been perfect, but it has performed well against noteworthy opponents, picking up wins against both Alabama and Ole Miss this season. Even though the Tigers were steamrolled by the Bulldogs in the SEC Championship, LSU head coach Brian Kelly can take solace in the fact that his team at least put up 549 total yards on one of the nation's top defenses.
It's going to be a hard-fought contest between two hungry teams, but LSU's ability to step up in tough situations leads to me siding with the Tigers in the end.
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: LSU: (-600) | PUR: (+430)
Spread: LSU: -14.5 (-110) | PUR: +14.5 (-110)
Total: 55.5 — Over: (-112) | Under: (-108)
Final Score Prediction: LSU: 33 | Purdue: 27
LSU vs Purdue History
This is the first-ever head-to-head matchup between LSU and Purdue.
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