2022 Rose Bowl Predictions, Picks, Teams, and Where to Watch: Utah Utes vs. Ohio State Buckeyes

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2022 Rose Bowl Predictions, Picks, and Best Bets

The 2022 Rose Bowl takes place on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, as the Utah Utes take on the Ohio State Buckeyes at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

Last year the Rose Bowl was part of the College Football Playoff, but this time around it is just a non-playoff marquee matchup. Be sure to check out our full game preview for the Rose Bowl, where our expert has given his best bets on the side and total.

For all the best picks for every college football bowl game, be sure to check out our College Football Picks page, where we have our best bets and predictions on the side and total for each of the NCAAF bowl games.

2022 Rose Bowl FAQs

The below sections will answer any and all questions you might have about the 2022 Rose Bowl. From who is playing in the Rose Bowl, to where it is, to when and why, we have covered.

When is the 2022 Rose Bowl?

The 2022 Rose Bowl takes place this Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:00 pm ET and it will be the 108th edition of the most famous bowl game in college football history.

Where is the Rose Bowl played?

The Rose Bowl is back in Pasadena this year. Last year it took place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas for the first time due to COVID-related restrictions in California at the time.

Now it’s back in its rightful and historic spot at the actual Rose Bowl, home to UCLA. Interestingly, the game was also briefly hosted in Durham, N.C. during World War II before going back to Pasadena.

Who Plays in the Rose Bowl in 2022?

The 2022 Rose Bowl will be contested between the Utah Utes and Ohio State Buckeyes. Utah is ranked No. 11 in the College Football Playoff rankings, while Ohio State is ranked No. 6.

The teams are meeting because of the Pac-12 vs Big Ten tie-ins, and oddsmakers have Ohio State as a modest favorite of about 4.5 points.

Utah went 10-3 this season, and after a disappointing early stretch it finished the year by winning six straight games. Ohio State looked to be headed for the College Football Playoff once again until Michigan stunned the Buckeyes with a 42-27 butt-kicking in the regular-season finale.

What Channel is the 2022 Rose Bowl on?

This year’s Rose Bowl will be broadcast live on ESPN. The game takes place on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022 and kicks off at 5:00 pm ET.

Where can I Stream the 2022 Rose Bowl?

You can stream the Rose Bowl live on the ESPN app. Alternatively, you can also watch the game live on YouTube TV, Hulu, FuboTV, Sling TV, or on AT&T TV Now.

Who won the 2021 Rose Bowl?

Last year, the 2021 Rose Bowl was won by the Alabama Crimson Tide. #1 Alabama knocked off #4 Notre Dame by a score of 31-14 to advance to the title game.

The game took place on Jan. 1, 2021, and was attended by only 18,373 people due to COVID restrictions.

Who is Favorite to Win the Rose Bowl 2022?

Ohio State is a favorite, but certainly not a massive one. The Buckeyes are -4.5 favorites at most sportsbooks. They are also -194 on the money line at FanDuel sportsbook, while you could get +156 to back Utah to win outright. In most years an Ohio State team would likely be a much larger favorite over Utah, so this line shows that oddsmakers think the Utes are legit.

What are the New Year’s Six Bowl games?

As the name implies, there are six NY6 bowl games in total. Be sure to check out the rest of our previews for each of those huge matchups:

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