First Responder Bowl Odds 2024

The Servpro First Responder Bowl, hosted annually in Dallas, is one of the newest additions to the college football postseason.

Started in 2011, the First Responder Bowl invites big-name teams from the ACC, Big 12 and Conference USA and gives Texas bettors another shot to bet on some in-state college football.

Below, find the current odds for the First Responder Bowl as posted at Texas online sportsbooks.

2024 First Responder Bowl odds

Our odds feed below has the latest First Responder Bowl betting odds direct from legal and regulated Texas online sportsbooks (once legal). The feed is updated as soon as the two teams playing in the upcoming First Responder Bowl are announced. Click on any odds to go straight to that Texas sports betting site and make your bets.

Bet on the First Responder Bowl online in TX

Below, let’s run down all the necessary information about moneylines, point spreads and totals bets.

What is the First Responder Bowl moneyline?  

Newcomers to sports betting keep the moneyline bet popular. It’s the easiest bet type to understand right away, and it doesn’t require as much research as the others.

The basics of the First Responder moneyline betting are:

  • You get two teams to choose from and try to pick the winner.
  • Those teams are likely from the ACC, Big 12 or C-USA.
  • Both teams will have odds posted; negative odds tell you which team is the favorite, and the positive odds show you which is the underdog.

Negative odds also tell you how much you need to bet to win $100; positive odds show how much you stand to win with a $100 bet.

For example, if one team has -110 odds and you bet $110, your payout would be $210, which includes your original stake plus $100 in winnings. In most cases, you can wager as little or as much as you want, but the payout will always be calculated on the odds when you finalize your bet and the amount of money you bet.

What is the First Responder Bowl point spread? 

While the moneyline gets all the attention from newcomers, the point spread draws the most interest from experienced bettors.

In many cases in college football, the game outlook is lopsided, with one side being far more dominant than the other. That typically means there isn’t much value in betting the moneyline.

However, the NCAA football point spread assigns a number of points to the favorite and they must win by that much or more for bets on them to pay out. The underdog needs to lose by fewer than the assigned number of points, or they can win outright.

For example, you might have a favorite that is expected to win by 7.5 points with -115 odds. Bets on the favorite lose if the game’s final is something like 28-21. Those same bets would pay out if the game ended at 29-21 because the favorite would’ve covered the spread.

First Responder Bowl totals bets

This bet type is also known as the over/under, and it is one of the few bets that doesn’t require you to worry about which team will win. Instead, your focus is on the combined final score.

Oddsmakers give a predicted total for points in the First Responder Bowl, and you need to decide if the teams will score over that total or under it. Let’s say the predicted total is 45.5 points and the odds are -110. The over would win if the final score is 30-16. However, a 30-14 score would mean the under would pay out.

Live betting on the First Responder Bowl

Live betting allows you to wager on aspects of the game while it unfolds. This has become possible through the use of online sportsbooks and betting apps. This immersive experience allows bettors to be more connected to the game as they wager on prop bets, over/unders and more. The action is quick, the sports odds shift constantly, and the level of engagement is unlike in any other bet type.

You’ll encounter a wide variety of markets while live betting. Some will be props, such as whether a certain team will score on its next possession or whether there will be a fourth-quarter comeback victory. Others will be totals bets—betting over or under a set line for field goals, interceptions and more.

Each sportsbook has various live betting options, so it’s wise for Texas bettors to shop for the sportsbook that best fits their needs.

Opening a sportsbook account in Texas

The process for signing up for an account at an online Texas sportsbook is straightforward and completely free. When you find the sportsbook you’re interested in, click the register or sign-up button.

You’ll then be asked to provide a few pieces of personal information, such as your address, Social Security number, phone number and more. Once you’ve finished with that, you’ll be asked to agree to the sportsbook’s terms and conditions. We recommend you read them before you agree to anything. But for those who choose not to, you can find them on the sportsbook website whenever you’d like.

From that point, you’ll be able to claim your sports bonus offers, download the Texas sportsbook betting app and make your initial deposit.

And now you’re ready to bet. Texas bettors should also consider using multiple sportsbooks to place their college football bets. Some have better odds than others for the First Responder Bowl, so line shopping can pay off quickly.

Top betting apps you can use to get in on the action post-legalization should include such books as DraftKings Texas, BetMGM, FanDuel TX and the Caesars Sportsbook TX app.

2024 Servpro First Responder Bowl details

Below are the details for the upcoming First Responder Bowl, hosted in University Park, Texas, on Dec. 27, 2022.

2022 Servpro First Responder Bowl

  • Date: December 27, 2022
  • Time: TBA
  • Teams: TBA
  • Stadium/capacity: Gerald J. Ford Stadium / 32,000
  • Expected participating conferences: Since 2020, the Servpro First Responder Bowl has tie-ins with the ACC, Big 12 and C-USA. Plus, it has the American Athletic Conference as an alternate.
  • Sponsorship history: TicketCity (2011-2012), PlainsCapital Bank (2013), Zaxby’s (2014-2017) and Servpro (2018-current)

Where is the First Responder Bowl played?

The Servpro First Responder Bowl is played at Gerald J. Ford Stadium, the home of the Southern Methodist University Mustangs. Below are some details about the stadium.

Gerald J. Ford Stadium

  • Address: 5800 Ownby Drive, University Park, Texas 75205
  • Owner: Southern Methodist University
  • Operator: Southern Methodist University
  • Capacity: 32,000
  • Opened: Sept. 2, 2000
  • Construction cost: $42 million ($66.1 million in 2021 dollars)
  • Other events: Armed Forces Bowl (2010 and 2011) and SMU Mustangs football (2000-present)

How to watch the First Responder Bowl

You can find it on ESPN this year, scheduled for Tuesday, December 27. Typically you can find ESPN with most satellite and cable packages and multiple streaming services.

You’ll find ESPN on:

  • Cable
  • DirecTV
  • Dish Network
  • U-Verse TV
  • Verizon Fios
  • Google Fiber
  • Xfinity

As well as streaming on:

  • YouTube TV
  • Hulu with Live TV
  • fuboTV
  • Sling TV
  • AT&T Now
  • ESPN+.

Please note that streaming services can suffer a slight delay, which could become an issue for bettors trying to participate in live betting while watching the First Responder Bowl. The delay can be between 30 seconds and a minute.

First Responder Bowl trivia

Finally, let’s cover some fun and interesting facts about the Servpro First Responder Bowl, which debuted in 2011.

  • The inaugural edition of the First Responder Bowl featured Texas Tech defeating Northwestern 45-38 in front of a crowd of 40,121. This was also the highest combined score in the bowl’s history.
  • The 2018 game between No. 23 Boise State and Boston College was never played due to weather conditions.
  • The most passing yards, as of the 2021 game, totaled 532 and came from 2012 MVP Case Keenum, who played for Houston.
  • As of summer 2022, two players share the record for most tackles in the First Responder Bowl: Quentin Davie (Northwestern, 2011) and Jeremy Timpf (Army, 2016). Each had 15 tackles in their respective showings.
  • Louisville’s Jawhar Jordan achieved the bowl’s longest kickoff return—100 yards in 2021.
  • As of the 2021 contest, C-USA has the most appearances of any conference with seven (4-3 record), with the Big Ten coming in second with four (0-4).
  • Two defensive players have been named MVP of the First Responder Bowl as of the 2021 game: Houston Bates, a linebacker from Louisiana Tech (2014) and Julian Blackmon, a cornerback for Utah (2018).
  • The game was originally going to be called the Dallas Football Classic before TicketCity became the first title sponsor in 2011.