How Toledo Has Fared Against the Spread in Recent Bowl Games

How Toledo Has Fared Against the Spread in Recent Bowl Games
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The Toledo Rockets find themselves in a familiar position as the calendar approaches the holidays, with the MAC stalwart once again making a cross-country trip to take part in bowl season.

The 11-2 Rockets are making their first bowl game trip to Arizona to play in the 2023 Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl in Tucson, facing off against 8-4 Wyoming.

This year’s game kicks off Dec. 30 at 4:30 p.m., with oddsmakers from ESPN BET Ohio giving the Rockets +150 moneyline odds of earning their second straight bowl game victory. Ahead of the game, broke down how the Rockets have fared against the spread in the school’s last 10 bowl games.

Toledo Rockets ATS in Bowl Games

Year Game Result Spread
2023Arizona BowlTBA Toledo +3.5
2022Boca Raton BowlToledo 21, Liberty 19 Toledo -3.5
2021Bahamas BowlMTSU 31, Toledo 24 Toledo -10.5
2018Bahamas BowlFIU 35, Toledo 32 Toledo -7
2017Dollar General BowlApp State 34, Toledo 0 Toledo -6
2016Camelia BowlApp State 31, Toledo 28 Toledo +1
2015Boca Raton BowlToledo 32, Temple 17 Toledo +1.5
2014GoDaddy BowlToledo 63, Arkansas State 44 Toledo -3.5
2012Famous Idaho Potatoes BowlUtah State 41, Toledo 15 Toledo +10.5
2011Military BowlToledo 42, Air Force 41 Toledo -3
2010Little Caesars BowlFIU 34, Toledo 32 Toledo +2

Ohio betting apps list Michigan (+185) as a slight national championship favorite over Alabama (+200). Michigan is a 2-point favorite over the Crimson Tide in the Rose Bowl.

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Rockets Have Struggled in Bowl Games

Overall, the Rockets have gone 4-6 in their last 10 bowl games, 2-7-1 ATS. Toledo’s lone wins came against Liberty in the 2022 Boca Raton Bowl, the 2015 Boca Raton Bowl against Temple, the 2014 GoDaddy Bowl against Arkansas State and the 2011 Military Bowl against Air Force. The Rockets only managed to cover the spread twice, doing so against Temple and Arkansas State.

This year, the number to hit against the Cowboys is +3.5 per Caesars Sportsbook Ohio ESPN BET), while the over/under is 44.5.

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Christopher Boan writes for and has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, with experience at, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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