|2013 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Odds & Spread: Boise State vs. Oregon State|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Tuesday, 24 December 2013 12:00|
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Odds
Boise State is 8-4 this season, 6-6 against the spread and hit the over 7 times. Oregon State went 6-6 overall, 6-6 against the spread and the Beavers also hit the over 7 times. Boise State has won three of the last four meetings with Oregon State.
Trends show that Oregon State is 1-4 against the spread in its last 5 against Mountain West opponents and 0-4 ATS in its last 4 non-conference games. Boise State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 bowl games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Oregon State is the favorite, as the Beavers have odds of -3 points against Boise State. The over/under total for the game has been set at 63.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Oregon State favored by 2.5 points. The spread quickly moved to 3 and held there. The over/under total opened at 65 points and slowly worked its way down to 63.5.
Oregon State didn’t end the season well, losing their last five games, including a 36-35 loss at Oregon to end the year. The Beavers ended up 4-5 in Pac-12 play. Oregon State is averaging 468.1 yards per game on offense this year while scoring 34.5 points per game. The Beavers’ defense is allowing 32.1 points per contest. Quarterback Sean Mannion has thrown for 4,403 yards and 36 touchdowns this season to lead the team while Brandin Cooks has added 120 receptions for 1,670 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Boise State ended its season with a 45-17 win over New Mexico to move to 6-2 in Mountain West Conference play. After the game, the team lost longtime head coach Chris Petersen, as he left for Washington. The Broncos averaged 470.8 yards and 38.8 points per game on offense this year, while the defense allowed 23.8 points per game. Grant Hedrick will play quarterback as Joe Southwick was suspended during the bowl trip. Hedrick has thrown for 1,443 yards and 15 touchdowns in his time on the field this year. Boise State has been led on offense by Jay Ajayi, who has rushed for 1,238 yards and 17 touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Oregon State receiver J.C. Grim (wrist) and defensive end John Braun (shoulder) are both questionable for the game. Boise State receiver Kirby Moore (undisclosed) and linebacker Ben Weaver (undisclosed) are both questionable for the game.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Oregon State, as the Beavers are getting 76% of the wagers with odds of -3 points against Boise State on Tuesday.