2024 ReliaQuest Bowl: Odds, Lines & Betting Preview

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2024 ReliaQuest Bowl: Odds, Lines & Betting Preview

The 2024 ReliaQuest Bowl will be between the LSU Tigers and Wisconsin Badgers on Monday, Jan. 1, at noon ET. The game will take place in Tampa, Florida, at Raymond James Stadium and will air on ESPN2. With Jayden Daniels opting out for LSU, the Tigers have named Garrett Nussmeier as QB1 for the game. 

In addition to Daniels, 13 Badgers and 10 Tigers have opted out of this bowl game. The Tigers are favorites in this matchup at some of the best college football betting sites. LSU went 9-3 on the season, and Wisconsin was 7-5.

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With Daniels headed to the NFL, the Tigers appear likely to start redshirt sophomore Nussmeier in this bowl game. This season, Nussmeier has attempted 33 passes — completing 51.5% — for 195 yards and a touchdown. He’s been at LSU since 2021, completing 98 passes for 1,324 yards, eight touchdowns, and six interceptions. 

With Daniels at the helm, the Tigers averaged the most points per game in college football at 44.1. The Badgers, with Tanner Mordecai under center, averaged 22.8 points per game. At the moment, it appears as though LSU wide receiver Malik Nabers will play, but that could change. 

Wisconsin opponents averaged 18.9 points per game this season, and LSU allowed 29.4. Wisconsin averaged 163.1 rushing yards and 207.1 passing yards per game.

ReliaQuest Bowl history

The ReliaQuest Bowl — previously the Hall of Fame Bowl and the Outback Bowl — has taken place annually in Tampa since 1986. Here are the results of the five most recent games:

Jan. 2, 2023Mississippi State (19) vs. Illinois (10)
Jan. 1, 2022Arkansas (24) vs. Penn State (10)
Jan. 2, 2021Ole Miss (26) vs. Indiana (20)
Jan. 1, 2020Minnesota (31) vs. Auburn (24)
Jan. 1, 2019Iowa (27) vs. Mississippi State (22)