2023 Music City Bowl: Odds, Props & Betting Preview

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2023 Music City Bowl: Odds, Lines & Betting Preview

The 2023 Music City Bowl will be between the Auburn Tigers and Maryland Terrapins on Saturday, Dec. 30, at 2 p.m. ET. The game will take place in Nashville, Tennessee, at Nissan Stadium and air on ABC. The Terrapins will be without quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa and 12 other players. 

The Tigers will still have Payton Thorne under center, but 11 of their players have hit the transfer portal. At top online sportsbooks, Auburn is at on the spread for this game, which has an over/under line of . The Tigers finished the year 6-6, while Maryland went 7-5. 

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With Tagovailoa opting out, the Terrapins will likely turn to redshirt sophomore transfer Billy Edwards Jr., who arrived at Maryland last season. Since then, he’s attempted 56 passes — completing 57.1% — for 310 yards (5.5 yards per attempt), three touchdowns, and one interception. 

The Tigers averaged 25.6 points, 196.3 rushing yards, and 140.5 passing yards per game this season. The rushing yards ranked 14th in the country, while the passing yards were eighth-least. In the Iron Bowl, the Tigers were one play shy of taking down the Alabama Crimson Tide. 

They’ll go up against a Terrapins defense that allowed 24.8 points, 127.9 rushing yards, and 214.5 passing yards per game this season. Edwards Jr. will face the 35th-ranked defense in terms of points allowed per game (22.7) in the Tigers. 

Music City Bowl history

The Music City Bowl has taken place in Nashville, Tennessee, since 1998. Here is what happened in the five most recent contests:

Dec. 31, 2022Iowa (21) vs. Kentucky (0)
Dec. 30, 2021Purdue (48) vs. Tennessee (45)
Dec. 30, 2020Canceled due to COVID-19
Dec. 30, 2019Louisville (38) vs. Mississippi State (28)
Dec. 18, 2018Auburn (63) vs. Purdue (14)