No. 25 UTSA will face No. 24 Troy in the Duluth Trading Cure Bowl in Orlando, Fla., on Friday Dec. 16.
UTSA won Conference USA and will make its third consecutive bowl game and fourth overall after finishing the regular season with an 11-2 record.
Troy also ends its regular season 11-2, and the Trojans claimed the Sun Belt Conference title. They will make their first bowl appearance since 2018.
Here’s everything you need from a betting perspective on the game between UTSA and Troy, from the point spread, moneyline, total Over/Under and expert pick (odds via FOX Bet).
Read RJ Young’s full list of 2022-23 bowl game predictions and odds
No. 25 UTSA vs. No. 24 Troy (3 p.m. ET Friday, Dec. 16, ESPN)
Point spread: Troy -1.5 (Troy favored to win by more than 1.5 points, otherwise UTSA covers)
Moneyline: Troy -133 favorite to win (bet $10 to win $17.52 total); UTSA +105 underdog to win (bet $10 to win $20.50 total)
Total scoring Over/Under: 55.5 points scored by both teams combined
Pick via gambling analyst Sam Panayotovich
Troy’s defense was sensational down the stretch, allowing just one of its last eight opponents to score more than 20 points. The Trojans were allowing just over 100 rushing yards a pop over that span, and there’s no reason to believe that any of those heavy hitters on D won’t be available this Friday.
This game is a tale of two styles. Troy wants to slow the pace and limit big plays while UTSA wants to fling the ball all over the field. The Roadrunners averaged almost 40 points and 500 yards per game, although defense was rather optional in Conference USA. Betting on defense isn’t a bad idea.
Lay the small number with Troy.
PICK: Troy (-1.5 at FOX Bet) to win by more than 1.5 points
Download the FOX Super 6 app for your chance to win thousands of dollars on the biggest sporting events each and every week! Just make your picks and you could win the grand prize. Download and play today!
Get more from College Football Follow your favorites to get information about games, news and more