Alamo Bowl Pick: Baylor vs Washington
Washington Huskies vs Baylor Bears Odds
Robert Griffin III will hope to remember the Alamo fondly as the Baylor Bears' Heisman Trophy winning QB takes the field against Washington in the Alamo Bowl.
If recent history repeats itself, the Bears from the Big 12 will defeat the Huskies from the pac 12. The Big 12 is 4-1 SU in the past 5 Alamo Bowl games.
He faces the No. 111 ranked defense in the country, which makes the highest bowl total of the year (79) in danger.
Six of the past 8 Alamo Bowls played also played UNDER the total, so check out the best UNDER line at shops such as BetOnline.
The Bears sport records of 9-3 and 7-4-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Huskies sit at 7-5 and 7-5 ATS on the season. The over under records are 10-2 for the Bears and 6-5-1 for the Huskies. [ More Alamo Bowl Odds Preview Data and trends ]
Betting Line: The Bears were listed as 8.5-point favorites at sportsbooks on the opening college football line.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Baylor's No. 6-ranked offense (43.5 PPG) against a Huskies defense that ranks No. 99 at 33.3 PPG. The Bears passing attack has averaged 356.2 yards per game, more than the Huskies give up through the air (283.8 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Huskies feature the league's No. 108-rated road run defense, allowing 233.8 yards per game. Baylor, meanwhile, ranks No. 12 in rushing offense at home.
Washington won its last outing, a 38-21 result against Washington State on November 26. Washington covered in that game as a 8.5-point favorite, while the 59 combined points took the game UNDER the total.
In their last action, Baylor was a 48-24 winner at home against Texas. They covered the 2–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (72) was profitable news for OVER bettors.
Washington Huskies Trends:
When playing in December are 4-6
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When an underdog on the road are 3-7
Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing in December are 1-1
When playing on turf are 8-2
After being outgained are 2-8
When favored at home are 9-1
A few Huskies at Bears trends to consider:
Washington is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
Washington is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Baylor is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Baylor's last 10 games