The Baylor Bears and Air Force Falcons featured in the 2022 Armed Forces Bowl game

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Odds & Betting History

First played in 2003, the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl is a college football bowl game intended to honor the past and ongoing sacrifices of the American military. This year will mark the 20th anniversary of the postseason bowl game as the Baylor Bears gear up to meet the Air Force Falcons. The annual event is held at Amon G. Carter Stadium, home of Division 1’s TCU Horned Frogs, in Fort Worth, Texas. 

2022 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Odds

The Bears opened as generous 8.5-point favorites but the line has dropped to Baylor -4, likely because OL Micah Mazzccua entered the transfer portal and the program recently dismissed defensive coordinator Ron Roberts. Now, Dave Aranda will serve as both head coach and interim DC in the bowl contest. The total was set at 46.5 points and has fallen to 43.5 points. The total has gone OVER in seven of Baylor’s last nine games, with the scoreboard topping the 43.5 mark in all of them.

Baylor Bears vs Air Force Falcons By The Numbers
TeamConferenceRecordATSATS FavoriteATS UnderdogO/U
Baylor BearsBig 126-67-53-34-28-4
Air Force FalconsMountain West9-36-66-60-05-7


Armed Forces Bowl Betting Trends

In 19 Armed Forces Bowl games, the favorite has covered the spread 10 times (52.6%) while the underdog has kept up by covering nine (47.3%). The largest line was in the bowl’s debut when the Boise State Broncos were favored by 10 points over TCU, a spread they failed to cover when they barely took down TCU in a 34-31 finish.

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Similarly, the UNDER has hit on nine occasions while the OVER has been recorded 10 times. The highest total was set at 71.5 points in 2015 when the OVER cashed in as the California Golden Bears defeated the Falcons 55-36.

Last 5 Armed Forces Bowls

Armed Forces bowl Last 5 Champions
YearSportsbookScoreATS FavoriteOVER/UNDER
2021Army Black Knights24-22-7 (L)54 (UNDER)
2020Mississippi State Bulldogs28-26-1 (W)44.5 (OVER)
2019Tulane Green Wave30-13-7 (W)57.5 (UNDER)
2018Army Black Knights70-14-6.5 (W)56.5 (OVER)
2017Army Black Knights42-35-7 (L)46.5 (OVER)


Baylor Bears

The Bears are appearing in their 27th bowl game, currently carrying a 14-12 bowl record, winning 53.8 percent of their appearances. Baylor closed out the regular season with a 6-6 overall record and a 4-5 mark within the Big 12 Conference. The Bears are 7-5 ATS, with seven of those lines set at 3 points or less. The OVER has hit in eight of Baylor’s 12 contests this year.

Air Force Falcons

The Falcons are soaring into their 29th bowl appearance, carrying a 14-13-1 record under their wings. Air Force earned a 9-3 overall record and went 5-3 in the Mountain West Conference. They went 6-6 ATS this year, with all but three of the lines set at 10 points or higher. The UNDER hit in seven of Air Force’s 12 matchups this season.

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Betting History of the Armed Forces Bowl

2021 Armed Forces Bowl

Last season’s Armed Forces Bowl saw the Army Black Knights (8-4) defeat the Missouri Tigers (6-6) in a tight 24-22 finish. The Black Knights trailed by nine points at the end of the first half but returned stronger by putting up 17 over the final two quarters.

The win didn’t come without some nail-biting. Missouri’s prospects looked good after earning a touchdown with a little over a minute to play. But then third-string QB Jabari Laws led Army down the field and the Black Knights earned the win when Cole Talley kicked a 41-yard field goal as time expired on the clock. 

Armed Forces Bowl Previous Sportsbooks

Since being inaugurated in 2003, the Armed Forces Bowl has seen 19 different victors. The favorites have covered the spread in 10 of those 19 performances. 

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The Army Black Knights have won the most Armed Forces Bowl games with four victories, currently undefeated since their first appearance in 2010. The Air Force Falcons have seen the most Armed Forces Bowl games, playing in five different seasons but only earning a single win in 2009. 

Armed Forces Bowl Past Sportsbooks 
YearSportsbookScoreATS FavoriteOVER/UNDER
2021Army Black Knights24-22-7 (L)54 (UNDER)
2020Mississippi State Bulldogs28-26-1 (W)44.5 (OVER)
2019Tulane Green Wave30-13-7 (W)57.5 (UNDER)
2018Army Black Knights70-14-6.5 (W)56.5 (OVER)
2017Army Black Knights42-35-7 (L)46.5 (OVER)
2016Louisiana Tech Bulldogs48-45-7.5 (L)68 (OVER)
2015California Golden Bears55-36-5.5 (W)71.5 (OVER)
2014Houston Cougars35-34-5.5 (L)54 (OVER)
2013Navy Midshipmen24-6-6.5 (W)57 (UNDER)
2012Rice Owls33-14-1 (L)60.5 (UNDER)
2011BYU Cougars24-21-2.5 (L)59.5 (UNDER)
2010Army Black Knights16-14-7 (L)50.5 (UNDER)
2009Air Force Falcons47-20-4.5 (L)65 (OVER)
2008Houston Cougars34-28-5.5 (W)65 (UNDER)
2007California Golden Bears42-36-4.5 (W)57 (OVER)
2006Utah Utes25-13-2.5 (W)48.5 (UNDER)
2005Kansas Jayhawks42-13-4 (W)49.5 (OVER)
2004Cincinnati Bearcats32-14-1 (W)53 (UNDER)
2014Boise State Broncos34-31-10 (L)58 (OVER)


Armed Forces Bowl MVPs

Each college football bowl game names an MVP after the final whistle. The decision is based on which athlete had the most notable performance on the field. The Most Valuable Player has been given to a player on the winning team each year in the Armed Forces Bowl; the runner-up has been from the losing group each season. 

Armed Forces Bowl Past mVP Sportsbooks 
YearMVPRunner-Up MVP
2021LB Arik Smith (Army)QB Brady Cook (Missouri)
2020WR Lideatrick Griffin (Mississippi State)S Cristian Williams (Tulsa)
2019QB Justin McMillan (Tulane)WR Quez Watkins (Southern Mississippi)
2018QB Kelvin Hopkins Jr. (Army)TE Romello Brooker (Houston)
2017QB Ahmad Bradshaw (Army)RB Rashaad Penny (San Diego State)
2016WR Trent Taylor (Louisiana Tech)QB Zach Abey (Navy)
2015QB Jared Goff (California)QB Karson Roberts (Air Force)
2014RB Kenneth Farrow (Houston)QB Chad Voytik (Pittsburgh)
2013QB Keenan Reynolds (Navy)LB T.T. Barber (Middle Tennessee)
2012WR Jordan Taylor (Rice) LB Austin Niklas (Air Force)
2011WR Cody Hoffman (BYU)DB Dexter McCoil (Tulsa)
2010LB Stephen Anderson (Army)WR Darius Johnson (SMU)
2009RB Asher Clark (Air Force)WR Tyron Carrier (Houston)
2008RB Bryce Beall (Houston)RB Jared Tew (Air Force)
2007QB Kevin Riley (California)QB Shaun Carney (Air Force)
2006P/PK Louie Sakoda (Utah)QB Paul Smith (Tulsa)
2005QB Jason Swanson (Kansas)QB Kevin Kolb (Houston)
2004QB Gino Guidugli (Cincinnati)WR Josh Davis (Marshall)
2003Ryan Dinwiddie (Boise State)QB Brandon Hassell (TCU)


2022 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Bites

  • MVPs include Ryan Dinwiddie, the current head coach of the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts and this season’s Grey Cup champions, and Cincinnati Bearcats offensive coordinator Gino Guidugli.
  • Air Force has the most appearances with 5, going 1-4.
  • The 2018 season marked the first time the game sold out in the bowl’s 16-year history, in a matchup between the Army Black Knights and Houston Cougars.
  • The new Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Trophy is fabricated with pieces of Lockheed Martin aircraft, spacecraft and weapons that are typically used in combat.

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Armed Forces Bowl FAQ

Can I bet on the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl?

Yes, you can bet on the Armed Forces Bowl. In fact, there are a number of ways in which to wager on the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl at the Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. You can find Armed Forces Bowl odds for moneyline bets, totals bets, point spread bets, prop bets, and parlays bets at a variety of our recommended online sportsbooks.

Where is the Armed Forces Bowl played?

The Armed Forces Bowl is played at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. The field is home of college football's TCU Horned Frogs.

When is the Armed Forces Bowl?

This season the Armed Forces Bowl is scheduled on December 22, 2022, at 7:30 PM ET when the Baylor Bears meet the Air Force Falcons.

Who won the 2021 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl?

The Army Black Knights won the 2021 Armed Forced Bowl. The Knights defeated the Missouri Tigers 24-22 after a 41-yard field goal attempt with no time left on the clock. 

Who was won the most Armed Forces Bowls?

The Army Black Knights have won the most Armed Forces Bowl games with four victories. The Black Knights are currently undefeated (4-0) since their first appearance in 2010.