Las Vegas Bowl Prediction: Boise State vs. Washington Odds

Andrew Rogers | Updated Dec 20, 2019

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The Boise State Broncos are quite comfortable as an underdog as they face the Washington Huskies in Saturday’s Las Vegas Bowl.

December 21, 2019, 7:30 PM ET
Sam Boyd Stadium
Pointspread +4 -110
Moneyline +146
Over / Under o +48


Betting Action


Pointspread -4 -110
Moneyline -175
Over / Under u +48


Betting Action


The Broncos rolled to a 12-1 record and top spot in the Mountain West Conference standings, and have covered each of their previous seven games as an underdog. The Huskies, meanwhile, will be looking to end their season – and head coach Chris Petersen’s Washington tenure – on a winning note.

Las Vegas Bowl Betting Analysis

The Huskies are favoured by just over a field goal, marking the first time since their season opener that the Broncos are receiving points. And that could lead to plenty of action on Boise State, which has gone 5-1 ATS in its last six appearances as a bowl game underdog and 7-2 in its past nine when getting points in a neutral-site locale. Washington is 6-2 ATS in its last eight games as a favourite and 5-2 against the spread in its previous seven vs. MWC foes.

With the total for this one likely to sit around 50 by kickoff, both sides come in with compelling Under trends. Boise State comes in having gone below the total in four of their previous five games, while the Under is an incredible 9-2 in its past 11 vs. teams with winning records. Washington is on a similar run of low-scoring games, having gone 5-1 to the Under in its last six neutral-site games and an identical 5-1 in its past six as a favourite.

Boise State Broncos

Few teams could handle the Broncos’ incredible offence, as Boise State averaged a Mountain West-high 36.3 points per game. And they spread the wealth around, racking up 30 passing touchdowns while adding another 27 scores on the ground. Running back George Holani will be critical to Boise State’s offensive success; he averaged 5.4 yards per carry on 181 attempts but could be in tough against Washington’s No. 33 run defence (133.3 yards per game).

Washington Huskies

How can the Huskies send Petersen off with one final W? By maintaining the same defensive intensity they used to go 2-1 SU and ATS in their final three games of the season. Washington limited Oregon State, Colorado and Washington State to a combined 40 points while limiting them to just 269 rushing yards on 83 attempts (3.2 YPC). But strangely, the Huskies are just 2-7 ATS in their last nine after allowing fewer than 100 rushing yards last time out.

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