Where Can I Bet the ReliaQuest Bowl Game Online From Illinois?

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Don Shapiro
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BetOnline allows betting on Monday's ReliaQuest bowl game from Illinois remotely without having to register in person at one of the state casino sportsbooks.  Likewise, those in Mississippi can bet remotely with BetOnline.

This bowl game will pit Mississippi State against the Illinois Fighting Illini.


This bowl game has been played since 1986 and was formerly known as the Hall of Fame Bowl from 1986 to 1995 and the Outback Bowl from 1996 to 2022.  It has tie-ins with the Big Ten and SEC.  The payout is $6.4 million.

The Bulldogs come into this game with an 8-4 Straight Up record and 6-5-1 Against The Spread.

Illinois played above expectations this season, finishing 8-4 SU and ATS.

Who Do the Line Trends Favor?

Mississippi State was originally the +2.5 underdog.  By Friday December 30, they were a -2.5 favorite.  We get a number of Bulldogs 0.58. 

Hot Reliaquest Bowl Betting Trends

Bulldogs are 10-4-1 Against The Spread in their last 15 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.

Fighting Illini are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.

Fighting Illini are 9-2-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.

Illinois is 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall.

Fighting Illini are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game.

Important to Know Before Placing a Bet

Mike Leach, the Mississippi State head coach, passed away on December 12 due to complications from a heart condition.  Defensive coordinator Zach Arnett will coach this bowl game for the Bulldogs.

"We have tremendous guys in this program," Arnett said at the team's Signing Day news conference. "They are excited for this opportunity ... it has been expressed and they understand that we are doing exactly what Coach Leach would have wanted. There is no better way for us to honor him and show respect to him and his family than to go out there and play a complete game and compete like he would have expected us to."

"Mike and I were really, really good friends," Illinois head coach Bret Bielema said on SiriusXM. "And this whole dynamic of this bowl game is at a level that no one can really describe. I can't imagine the players' emotions and coaches' emotions on their side of the ball."

Ryan Walters, Illinois' defensive coordinator in 2022, has been hired to coach Purdue.  He directed the nation's No. 1 scoring defense (12.3 points per game).  He took a number of coaches along with him.

Likewise, All-American Illini cornerback Devon Witherspoon and All-Big Ten safety Sydney Brown have declared for the NFL draft.

Miss State vs. Illinois Prop Bets

Rot     First Scoring Play of the Game     Moneyline
2009     Mississippi St. TD         +175
2010     Mississippi St. FG         +425
2011     Mississippi St. Any Other Score         +5000
2012     Illinois TD         +180
2013     Illinois FG         +380
2014     Illinois Any Other Score         +5000
Rot     Winning Margin     Moneyline
2019     Mississippi St. to win by 1-6 pts         +330
2020     Mississippi St. to win by 7-12 pts         +600
2021     Mississippi St. to win by 13-18 pts         +850
2022     Mississippi St. to win by 19-24 pts         +1600
2023     Mississippi St. to win by 25-30 pts         +2500
2024     Mississippi St. to win by 31-36 pts         +4000
2025     Mississippi St. to win by 37-42 pts         +5500
2026     Mississippi St. to win by 43 or more pts         +7000
2027     Illinois to win by 1-6 pts         +330
2028     Illinois to win by 7-12 pts         +550
2029     Illinois to win by 13-18 pts         +800
2030     Illinois to win by 19-24 pts         +1400
2031     Illinois to win by 25-30 pts         +2200
2032     Illinois to win by 31-36 pts         +3500
2033     Illinois to win by 37-42 pts         +5000
2034     Illinois to win by 43 or more pts         +6600
Rot     Double Result     Moneyline
2035     Mississippi St./Mississippi St.         +170
2036     Mississippi St./Tie         +3500
2037     Mississippi St./Illinois         +600
2038     Tie/Mississippi St.         +1600
2039     Tie/Tie         +4000
2040     Tie/Illinois         +1600
2041     Illinois/Mississippi St.         +700
2042     Illinois/Tie         +3500
2043     Illinois/Illinois         +175

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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