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Mississippi State vs. Illinois Odds, Pick: ReliaQuest Bowl College Football Prediction for Monday (January 2)

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Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images. Pictured: Head coach Bret Bielema of the Illinois Fighting Illini

  • Monday's college football bowl slate gets underway with Mississippi State taking on Illinois in the 2022 ReliaQuest Bowl.
  • Live college football odds show Mississippi State as a short spread favorite against Illinois, with the over/under sitting at 46.
  • Using our college football picks and predictions, we break down the big betting model edge for Mississippi State vs. Illinois in Monday's ReliaQuest Bowl.

Mississippi State vs. Illinois Odds

Mississippi State Odds -3
Illinois Odds +3
Over/Under 46
Date Monday, Jan. 2
Time 12 p.m. ET
Channel ESPN2

*Odds as of Monday morning

Sigh, we’ve reached the final day of the 2022-23 bowl season — except for next week’s national championship game, of course — so let’s make sure we’re taking full advantage.

This doesn’t mean to bet every game or throw together a handful of wild parlays, but to continue staying disciplined and finding the smartest college football picks possible.

While opinions may vary, Monday’s Mississippi State vs. Illinois ReliaQuest Bowl matchup is certainly in the running for the best college football pick, especially when factoring in the Action Network’s PRO Projections.

In fact, according to our college football betting model predictions, Mississippi State vs. Illinois is currently offering the biggest edge of Monday’s slate of bowl games.

Let’s dig in.

Mississippi State vs. Illinois Pick

According to live college football odds, the Mississippi State vs. Illinois total sits at a consensus of 46 across the market.

However, the Action Network’s College Football PRO Projections suggest that this number is too low.