New Orleans Bowl 2022: Western Kentucky vs South Alabama Kickoff Time, TV Channel, Betting, Prediction & More

Larry Rupp
New Orleans Bowl 2022: Western Kentucky vs South Alabama prediction, kickoff time, TV broadcast info, betting odds and more.
New Orleans Bowl 2022: Western Kentucky vs South Alabama prediction, kickoff time, TV broadcast info, betting odds and more. / AP Photos/Butch Dill
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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 New Orleans Bowl will pit the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (8-5) against the South Alabama Jaguars (10-2) in what will surely be a sensational game.

Here's everything you need to know about the New Orleans Bowl on Wednesday, Dec. 21.

Where is New Orleans Bowl 2022?

The 2022 edition of the New Orleans Bowl will take place at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, LA. Caesars Superdome serves as the home of the NFL's New Orleans Saints. The stadium opened in 1975, seats 74,295 and is hosting for the 21st time.

When is Western Kentucky vs South Alabama New Orleans Bowl?

The New Orleans Bowl is scheduled during college football's bowl season. The game will be played on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 9:00 p.m. ET and airs live on ESPN.

New Orleans Bowl Western Kentucky vs South Alabama Prediction and Odds 2022

Our New Orleans Bowl prediction is from The Duel's official Western Kentucky vs South Alabama betting preview.

Although Western Kentucky's recent run looks solid on paper, it really isn't that special upon further examination. Sure, the Hilltoppers blew out Rice and Charlotte, but those are two sub-.500 programs. Western Kentucky was then blown out, 41-17, by Auburn before needing overtime to beat FAU — another team with a losing record.

South Alabama might not be blowing out opponents left and right, but its well-rounded mix of offense and defense gets the job done. The Jaguars hold opponents to the 12th-fewest total yards (316.0) and 14th-fewest points (20.5) per game while. boasting the No. 22 scoring margin (plus-9.9).

Motivation is at an all-time high for South Alabama to finally win a bowl game. Unless something goes horribly wrong, the Jaguars will get it done in New Orleans.

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: WKU: (+168) | USA: (-205)
Spread: WKU: +4.5 (-110) | USA: -4.5 (-110)
Total: 55.5 — Over: (-112) | Under: (-108)

Final Score Prediction: South Alabama: 33 | Western Kentucky: 25

Western Kentucky vs South Alabama History

Western Kentucky and South Alabama have only met head-to-head on the football field one time. It was during the 2013 regular season, where the Jaguars emerged victorious by a score of 31-24.

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