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 Holiday Bowl features the No. 15 Oregon Ducks (9-3) vs the North Carolina Tar Heels (9-4).
Here's everything you need to know about the Holiday Bowl on Wednesday, Dec. 28.
Where is Holiday Bowl 2022?
The 2022 edition of the Holiday Bowl will take place at Petco Park in San Diego, CA. Petco Park, famously, is home to MLB's San Diego Padres. The stadium opened in 2004 and holds a capacity of 42,445 seats.
When is Oregon vs North Carolina Holiday Bowl?
The Holiday Bowl is scheduled during college football's bowl season. The game will be played on Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET and airs live on FOX.
Holiday Bowl Oregon vs North Carolina Prediction and Odds 2022
Our Holiday Bowl prediction is from The Duel's official Oregon vs North Carolina betting preview.
This is going to be an exciting game between two teams that know how to reach the end zone. Oregon averages an impressive 36.9 points per game (No. 14 in FBS), while North Carolina puts up 33.3 points per game (No. 23 in FBS). Each team ranks among the top 20 in yards per game as well.
The Tar Heels will be without one of their top offensive players, though. Wide receiver Josh Downs has declared for the NFL Draft and will not suit up for the Liberty Bowl. He had logged 1,029 yards on 94 receptions this season. Ducks quarterback Bo Nix has announced he will play, however, which is a boost.
Look for freshman QB Drake Maye to struggle early on without his top target. That will give Oregon a chance to grab the lead and never look back.
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: ORE: (-500) | UNC: (+375)
Spread: ORE: -13.5 (-110) | UNC: +13.5 (-110)
Total: 71.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Final Score Prediction: Oregon: 38 | North Carolina: 28
Oregon vs North Carolina History
Oregon and North Carolina have never met in a head-to-head matchup. The two sides have a rich bowl history, however. Oregon has a 16–19 all-time record in bowl games while North Carolina is 15–22.
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