The Washington Huskies and the Boise State Broncos are going to square off on the Las Vegas Bowl odds and betting lines. Join us here at Cappers Info, as we make our Las Vegas Bowl picks & predictions for football for what should be a great game on Saturday.
Las Vegas Bowl Picks: Washington Huskies vs. Boise State Broncos
Date: Saturday, December 22nd, 3:30 ET
Location: Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Bowl Betting Odds: Boise State -5.5
Washington vs. Boise State Live TV: ESPN
The Broncos have to get tired of the Las Vegas Bowl, knowing that this is the third straight year that they are coming to Sin City. That being said, this have won and covered both of the last two games against Pac-12 teams, and they have a great history of playing against the big conference boys. Washington though, has had a great under Head Coach Steve Sarkisian, as the team stuck around last year against the Heisman Trophy winner, QB Robert Griffin III and the Baylor Bears in the Alamo Bowl, and it pulled off the upset of the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the 2010 Holiday Bowl as double digit underdogs in a dominating performance.
The difference this year with the Broncos is that they aren’t nearly as good as they were in years past. Yes, they won 10 games again this year, but they weren’t nearly as dominating in doing so, especially with the losses to what turned out to be pretty average or above average Michigan State and San Diego State outfits. QB Joe Southwick is definitely not QB Kellen Moore by any stretch of the imagination, and if not for the defense, Southwick probably would have lost his job. It just doesn’t cut it to throw for just 2,466 yards and 17 TDs when you’re playing for a team that could have busted the BCS.
Meanwhile, the Huskies were a 7-5 team this year that played against a truly hellacious schedule. Not only did they play in the Pac-12, where they had to take on a number of fantastic teams, but they scheduled the LSU Tigers in Baton Rouge as well. In spite of all of this, the club allowed just 353 yards and 23.8 points per game. The offense has shown its potential over the years, and RB Bishop Sankey and QB Keith Price could put a lot of points on the board in spite of the fact that the unit only scored 35 total touchdowns on the campaign. We definitely want the points on our side in this one, and we wouldn’t be surprised if this game ends in an upset.
Washington vs. Boise State Pick: Washington Huskies +5.5
Las Vegas Bowl Score Prediction: Washington 24 – Boise State 20