Memphis wrapped up the program’s most successful regular season in four years Saturday, routing Temple on the road to finish the year 9-3.
It’s the Tigers best record since going 12-2 in 2019 under then coach Mike Norvell. Memphis enters the bowl season winners of six of its last eight games, with losses to SMU (38-34) and Tulane (31-21) the only blemishes against coach Ryan Silverfield’s squad of late.
Ahead of Sunday’s bowl announcements — a day that will certainly spark significant Tennessee sports betting interest — BetTennessee.com broke down the odds on where Memphis could wind up this postseason. Here’s where we see the Tigers playing this bowl season:
Latest Tigers Bowl Projections and Odds
Could Tigers Play Home Bowl Game?
The top landing spot for Memphis this bowl season is the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, which comes in at +200 to host the home team. It would be the Tigers’ first bowl game in their home stadium since 2017.
Other potential bowl game destinations for Memphis include Annapolis’ Military Bowl, which clocks in at +250, while Tampa’s Gasparilla Bowl (+300) and Boston’s Fenway Bowl (+900) round out the list this week. Memphis has never played a bowl game in Maryland or Massachusetts, while the Tigers’ last trip to the Sunshine State for a bowl game came in 2016 when Norvell led the school to a 51-31 loss to Western Kentucky in the Boca Raton Bowl.
The Tigers two most recent losses are from the teams playing in Saturday’s AAC Championship Game. Oddsmakers from ESPN BET Tennessee list Tulane as a 5.5-point favorite over SMU with an over/under of 48.5 points.
Memphis Tigers Bowl Projection FAQs
As of late November the Memphis Tigers' bowl projection is the Liberty Bowl with +200 (33.3%) odds. The Military Bowl is fairly close behind in our projections with +250 odds and a 28.6% chance. The Gasparilla Bowl is third on the list.
The Memphis Tigers have a bowl record of 6-8 entering the 2023 college football season. Their last bowl win came just last year in 2022 vs. Utah State in the First Responder Bowl. Their last loss came against Penn State in the Cotton Bowl, losing 53-39 in AT&T Stadium.