Memphis Football Bowl Projections: Could a Home Postseason Game be in Play?

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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 — broke down the odds on where Memphis could wind up this postseason. Here’s where we see the Tigers playing this bowl season:

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Latest Tigers Bowl Projections and Odds

Bowl Odds (% chance)
Liberty Bowl+200 (33.3%)
Military Bowl+250 (28.6%)
Gasparilla Bowl+300 (25%)
Fenway Bowl+900 (10%)
Other+900 (10%)
Odds are provided by and not available at Tennessee betting apps.

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.

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Christopher Boan writes for and has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, with experience at, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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