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 Music City Bowl will pit the Iowa Hawkeyes (7-5) against the Kentucky Wildcats (7-5) in what will surely be a compelling game.
Here's everything you need to know about the Music City Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 31.
Where is Music City Bowl 2022?
The 2022 edition of the Music City Bowl will be played at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN. Nissan Stadium serves as the home of the NFL's Tennessee Titans and NCAA's Tennessee State Tigers. The stadium opened in 1999, seats 69,143 and is hosting this game for the 24th time.
When is Iowa vs Kentucky Music City Bowl?
The Music City Bowl is scheduled during college football's bowl season. The game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 31 at 12:00 p.m. ET and airs live on ABC.
Music City Bowl Iowa vs Kentucky Prediction and Odds 2022
Our Music City Bowl prediction is from The Duel's official Iowa vs Kentucky betting preview.
If Iowa's going to win this game, it's going to be due to its stout defense. Before the loss to Nebraska, the Hawkeyes had allowed 13 or fewer points in four straight games. In fact, their scoring defense ranks sixth-best in the nation (15.5 PPG). They're also allowing the seventh-fewest total yards per game (292.3) as well.
Meanwhile, Kentucky's offense has been far from consistent. Not only do the Wildcats average roughly five fewer points away from home (18.0 PPG) than they do at Kroger Field, but they also have been held to exactly six points twice in the last five games.
I'm expecting Iowa to rely on its defense to slow down and frustrate Kentucky, leading to another low-scoring win for the Hawkeyes.
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: IOWA: (-128) | UK: (+106)
Spread: IOWA: -2.5 (-105) | UK: +2.5 (-115)
Total: 31.5 — Over: (-106) | Under: (-114)
Final Score Prediction: Iowa: 20 | Kentucky: 17
Iowa vs Kentucky History
Iowa and Kentucky have met head-to-head on the football field only once. The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes, 20-17, at the Citrus Bowl in January of 2022.
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