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Fenway Bowl Odds, Betting Trends & FAQs

Rejoice, college football fans. The long-awaited Wasabi Fenway Bowl is finally happening.

After two consecutive years of COVID interruptions, the first-ever college football game at Fenway Park will take place with the Cincinnati Bearcats (9-3 SU, 3-8-1 ATS) taking on the Louisville Cardinals (7-5, 7-5) on Saturday, December 17. 

2022 Fenway Bowl Odds

The Bearcats opened as 1-point favorites, but the line flipped to Louisville as small chalk following the departure of several Cincinnati coaches and players. The total was set at a lowly 44.5 after the Cardinals went UNDER in five of their last six games and Cincinnati stayed UNDER in six of its final eight.

2022 Fenway Bowl Odds
Cincinnati Bearcats+2.0 (-110)+115O 40.0 (-110)
Louisville Cardinals-2.0 (-110)-125U 40.0 (-110)

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Who Is Playing In The Fenway Bowl?

The Cincinnati Bearcats and Louisville Cardinals will play in the first Fenway Bowl. 

2022 Fenway Bowl
TeamsConferenceRecordATSATS FaveATS DogO/U Record
Cincinnati BearcatsAAC9-33-8-13-5-10-35-6-1
Louisville CardinalsACC7-57-54-23-34-8

Cincinnati Betting Trends

  • Cincinnati is 1-6-1 ATS in its last 8 games, but does well otherwise, having gone 21-4 SU in its last 25 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati’s last 8 games.
  • Cincinnati is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Louisville.
  • The Bearcats have covered consistently vs Louisville, but they are 5-11 SU in their last 16 games vs the Cardinals. 

Louisville Betting Trends

  • Louisville is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Louisville’s last 6 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisville’s last 6 games against Cincinnati.
  • Louisville is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games against an opponent in the American Athletic Conference.

What’s Special About The Fenway Bowl?

How many college football players can say they’ve played at a baseball stadium? Not many.

Saturday’s game at the legendary Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, will mark just the fourth active bowl game staged in a baseball stadium, alongside the Pinstripe Bowl (Yankee Stadium), the Holiday Bowl (Petco Park) and Guaranteed Rate Bowl (Chase Field). 

The Fenway Bowl is notable because, as we mentioned before, it’s been in the works for multiple years. The first game was originally scheduled for the 2020-21 bowl season, but the COVID-19 pandemic wiped that out.

In 2021-22, the curse continued, as the game was canceled again due to COVID. This time it was Virginia’s roster that had too many COVID positives, preventing the team from safely competing against SMU. 

But, it looks like the third time’s the charm, as Cincinnati and Louisville will be ready to go on December 17. 

College Football Bowl Games

The Fenway Bowl odds are just the tip of the iceberg this weekend. Bowl season is raging, so check out our other college football bowl game previews: 

How To Bet On The Fenway Bowl

This game offers bettors ample opportunities to place interesting wagers. Gambling on this bowl game can be profitable if you make educated picks – which goes for any college football game whether it’s a regular-season conference matchup or a fancy bowl game.

These are the types of bets we recommend making on the Fenway Bowl:

• A moneyline bet means you simply pick a Sportsbook.

• A totals bet or OVER/UNDER wager involves betting on the total combined score from both teams and deciding if it will be OVER or UNDER the number set by the online sportsbook.

• A point spread bet allows you to wager on whether the favorite or the underdog will win or lose by a set number of points decided by the sportsbook.

• A prop bet is made on individual players (how many rushing yards will a certain player have, how many sacks will another player have, etc.), and non-game factors like which team will win the coin toss.

Can I bet on the Fenway Bowl?

Yes, you can bet on the Fenway Bowl. There are plenty of ways in which to wager on the 2022 Wasabi Fenway Bowl at Fenway Park in Boston. You’ll notice that there are Fenway Bowl odds for straight-up bets like the moneyline, totals (OVER/UNDER bets), point spreads, props and parlays.

When is the Fenway Bowl?

The 2022 Fenway Bowl between the Cincinnati Bearcats and the Louisville Cardinals is scheduled for December 17 at 11 a.m. ET. The game will be played at Fenway Park in Boston.

Where is the Fenway Bowl?

The 2022 Fenway Bowl between the Cincinnati Bearcats and the Louisville Cardinals is scheduled for December 17 at 11 a.m. ET. The game will be played at Fenway Park in Boston, making it just the fourth active college bowl game to be played at a baseball stadium.

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