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 Gasparilla Bowl will pit the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (7-5) against the Missouri Tigers (6-6) in what will surely be a great game.
Here's everything you need to know about the Gasparilla Bowl on Friday, Dec. 23.
Where is Gasparilla Bowl 2022?
The 2022 edition of the Gasparilla Bowl will take place at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. Raymond James Stadium serves as the home of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the NCAA's South Florida Bulls. The stadium opened in 1998, seats 65,890 and is hosting for the fifth time.
When is Wake Forest vs Missouri Gasparilla Bowl?
The Gasparilla Bowl is scheduled during college football's bowl season. The game will be played on Friday, Dec. 23 at 6:30 p.m. ET and airs live on ESPN.
Gasparilla Bowl Wake Forest vs Missouri Prediction and Odds 2022
Our Gasparilla Bowl prediction is from The Duel's official Wake Forest vs Missouri betting preview.
Wake Forest might have the better record here, but don't let that distract you from its awful defense. The Demon Deacons haven't been able to keep the ball out of their end zone lately, allowing 30-plus points in each of their last five games, averaging out to a 36.6 PPG rate.
Missouri's offense isn't elite, but it should be able to generate some numbers against Wake Forest's defense. After all, the Tigers are averaging 40 more passing yards over their last three games (240.0) compared to their season average (204.7).
Those numbers are encouraging as they're set to take on a Demon Deacons' secondary that surrenders the fifth-most passing yards (285.0), which has only increased to a 398.7-yard rate over their last three games.
Though Wake Forest is decent enough to win, I smell a Missouri upset win in the cards.
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: WAKE: (-111) | MIZ: (-108)
Spread: WAKE: -1.5 (-105) | MIZ: +1.5 (-115)
Total: 60.5 — Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)
Final Score Prediction: Missouri: 38 | Wake Forest: 35
Wake Forest vs Missouri History
Wake Forest and Missouri have never met head-to-head on the football field. The Demon Deacons are 10-6 across 16 bowl appearances, while the Tigers are 15-19 across 34 bowl appearances.
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