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Fight Hunger Bowl betting: Washington vs BYU

Washington Huskies BYU Cougars
8-4 December 27, 2013, 09:30 | AT&T Park 8-4

BYU is 3-0 SU and 2-1 ATS in its past three games against Washington as those schools prepare to meet in the Fight Hunger Bowl at AT&T Park on December 27.

The UNDER is 5-1 in the past six Fight Hunger Bowls for bettors studying bowl trends.

BYU has won and covered four straight bowl games, while the OVER is 4-1 past five Huskies bowl games.

Head to head, the Huskies have lost three straight to BYU since 1999.

The Cougars are 8-4 so far on the season, and 5-6-1 ATS vs. the number. The Huskies, meanwhile, are 8-4 and 6-6 ATS. Over under bettors have seen BYU go 4-8 and the Huskies go 6-6 on the totals.

View Washington Huskies vs BYU Cougars Odds and Stats.

The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 31-rated Huskies taking on the No. 37-rated Cougars in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 40-36 win for the Huskies on Friday.

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Last time out for Washington, they were a 27-17 winner as they battled Washington State at home. Washington failed to cover in the match as a 16.5-point favorite, while 44 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Jamaal Williams ran through the Nevada defense for 219 yards in BYU's last game, handing the Wolf Pack a 28-23 setback on Saturday at Mackay Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up BYU's No. 52-ranked offense (31.33 PPG) against a Huskies defense that ranks No. 35 at 23.42 PPG. The Cougars passing attack has averaged 220.75 yards per game, less than the Huskies give up through the air (221.75 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Huskies feature the league's No. 80-rated road run defense, allowing 191.4 yards per game. BYU, meanwhile, ranks No. 6 in rushing offense at home.