Belk Bowl Betting History

The Charlotte, North Carolina-based Belk Bowl began existence in 2002 as the Continental Tire Bowl. It was later played as the Meineke Car Care Bowl, and since 2011 the Belk Bowl. It’s the only bowl game played in North Carolina, and currently matches teams from the ACC and SEC. The game is played each December between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

This bowl hosted some very entertaining games over the years. Four Meineke Car Care/Belk Bowls in a row from 2008 to 2011 were decided by seven points or less, and the game that broke that streak was Cincinnati’s crazy 48-34 victory over Duke in 2012. Also, the seven Belk Bowls from 2010 to 2016 averaged 63 points.

The Virginia Cavaliers won the first two Charlotte-based bowl games, defeating West Virginia 48-22 in 2002 and Pittsburgh 23-16 in 2003. In 2004 North Carolina made its first appearance in its home-state bowl but lost to Boston College 37-24. The following season North Carolina State made its first appearance and shut out South Florida 14-0.

In 2007 Wake Forest made its first appearance in its home-state bowl and beat Connecticut 24-10. And in 2012 Duke played in the Belk Bowl, losing that memorable battle with the Bearcats 48-34. In all, North Carolina-based teams were 4-5 SU but 5-4 ATS in the Charlotte-based bowl game through 2016.

Other notable Belk Bowls include Boston College’s last-second 25-24 victory over Navy in 2006 and Mississippi State’s 51-28 victory over North Carolina State in 2015 in which Bulldogs quarterback Dak Prescott, now of the Dallas Cowboys, accounted for over 400 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns.

This year’s Belk Bowl features a matchup between the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Virginia Cavaliers. For the latest odds, a free pick and handicapping information, visit our Belk Bowl Game Center

Belk Bowl History
Year Bowl Team Score Team Score Spread ATS Sportsbook SU Sportsbook
2002 Continental Bowl West Virginia 22 Virginia 48 +5.5 VIRGNA VIRGNA
2003 Continental Bowl Pittsburgh 16 Virginia 23 -3 VIRGNA VIRGNA
2004 Continental Bowl Boston College 37 North Carolina 24 -4 BOST.C BOST.C
2005 Meineke Car Care Bowl South Florida 0 NC State 14 -3.5 N.C.ST N.C.ST
2006 Meineke Car Care Bowl Navy 24 Boston College 25 -7.5 NAVY BOST.C
2007 Meineke Car Care Bowl Connecticut 10 Wake Forest 24 -2 WAKE WAKE
2008 Meineke Car Care Bowl West Virginia 31 North Carolina 30 +2.5 UNC WESTV
2009 Meineke Car Care Bowl North Carolina 17 Pittsburgh 19 Ev PITT PITT
2010 Meineke Car Care Bowl South Florida 31 Clemson 26 -5.5 S.FLA S.FLA
2011 Belk Bowl Louisville 24 NC State 31 -1.5 N.C.ST N.C.ST
2012 Belk Bowl Cincinnati 48 Duke 34 +10 CINC CINC
2013 Belk Bowl North Carolina 39 Cincinnati 17 +2.5 UNC UNC
2014 Belk Bowl Louisville 14 Georgia 37 -7 Georgia Georgia
2015 Belk Bowl NC State 28 MISS.ST 51 -6 MISS.ST MISS.ST
2016 Belk Bowl Arkansas 24 Virginia Tech 35 -7.5 VA.TECH VA.TECH
2017 Belk Bowl Wake Forest 55 Texas A&M 52 +3.5 Texas A&M Wake Forest
2018 Belk Bowl South Carolina 0 Virginia 28 +3.5 Virginia Virginia