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See Tennessee-Iowa Game Line As Citrus Bowl Kickoff Approaches

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Tennessee football is just over 24 hours away from kicking off its 2023 season finale against Iowa in the Cheez-It Citrus Bowl.

The Vols are currently five-point favorites over Iowa according to Draft Kings. The over/under is set at 35.5.

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Tennessee opened as 7.5-point favorites over Iowa after the bowl matchup was announced in early December. The line briefly moved up to eight points before moving down to five-points this week after Joe Milton III opted out of the bowl game. The over/under has also dropped one point from 36.5 to 35.5.

Iowa is 6-4-1 against the spread this season and went 3-6 against the spread in Big 10 games. The over has hit in two Hawkeyes games this season while the under has hit nine times.

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Tennessee is 5-6 against the spread this season. The Vols went 3-4 against the spread in SEC games, failing to cover against Florida, Missouri, Georgia, Alabama and Vanderbilt but doing so at home against South Carolina and Texas A&M and at Kentucky. The over has hit in six Tennessee games this season, the under has hit five times and pushed once.

Iowa enters the Citrus Bowl with a 10-3 (7-2 Big 10) record and winners of the Big 10 West. The Hawkeyes suffered lopsided losses to Penn State and Michigan in the Big 10 Championship game while also falling in a tight game to Minnesota. Iowa’s best wins came over Wisconsin and Rutgers.

The Vols are looking to cap off their 2023 season strong after a mildly disappointing 8-4 season that saw them lose to rivals Florida, Alabama and Georgia with their best wins coming over Texas A&M and Kentucky.

It’ll be a new look Tennessee team against Iowa in the Citrus Bowl, most notably on the offensive side of the ball where freshman quarterback Nico Iamaleava is making his first career start as will sophomore running back Dylan Sampson.

Kickoff at Camping World Stadium in Orlando is at 1 p.m. ET on New Years Day. ABC is broadcasting the bowl game.

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