2012 Las Vegas Bowl Prediction
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed Boise State as a 5.5-point favorite versus Washington, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 43.5 points. The Huskies enter today’s game with a 7-5 overall record while the Broncos are 10-2.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Broncos opened as a 7.5-point favorite but the line has been bet down to 5.5 at most sports books. As for the total, it opened at 46 but is now down to 43.5 or 44 depending on what sports book you view.
PUBLIC BETTING: Current college football public betting information says that 64% of public bettors are currently backing Boise State. This information is subjected to change leading up to kickoff, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for more detailed information.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOWL PICK: Take Washington. According to latest college football trends, the Huskies are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games following a straight up loss and 4-1 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss. They’re also 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game. The Broncos, meanwhile, are 1-6 against the number in their last seven games versus a team with a winning record and 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a straight up win. This line is a little inflated given Boise State’s recent run in bowl games and due to the fact that everyone remembers Washington’s last game being its shocking loss to Washington State. But look for the Huskies to keep this game close throughout and cover the 5.5.
2012 LAS VEGAS BOWL FREE PICK: WASHINGTON HUSKIES +5.5