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Las Vegas Maaco Bowl betting

Boise State, tri-champs in the Mountain West this season, play in a bowl for the 11th-straight season when they run with Washington in the Las Vegas Bowl Saturday, Dec. 22 (3:30 pm ET, ESPN).

The early Las Vegas Bowl betting odds showed the 10-2 Broncos favored by five points over the 7-5 Huskies, who went 5-4 in the Pac-12 this year.

Overall, 9 of past 13 Maaco Las Vegas Bowls have played UNDER total, so watch for over-under line details before kickoff. [ More Maaco Las Vegas Bowl betting preview and picks ]

View Washington vs Boise State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Boise State were sitting as 6-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was 46 earlier at BetOnline for those preferring wagers on the over-under.

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Washington Bowl History


Year Bowl Team1 Score Team2 Score Team2Line ATS win
1995 Sun Bowl Iowa 38 Washington 18 -5 IOWA
1996 Holiday Bowl Colorado 33 Washington 21 6 COLO
1997 Aloha Bowl Washington 51 Michigan State 23 5 WASH
1998 Oahu Bowl Air Force 45 Washington 25 3.5 AIRFOR
1999 Holiday Bowl Washington 20 Kansas State 24 11 KAN.ST
2000 Rose Bowl Purdue 24 Washington 34 1 WASH
2001 Holiday Bowl Washington 43 Texas 47 -13.5 WASH
2002 Sun Bowl Purdue 34 Washington 24 -2 PURDUE
2010 Holiday Bowl Washington 19 Nebraska 7 -13.5 WASH
2011 Alamo Bowl Washington 56 Baylor 67 -9 BAYLOR

Boise State Bowl History


Year Bowl Team1 Score Team2 Score Team2Line ATS win
1999 Humanitarian Bowl Louisville 31 Boise State 34 4.5 BOISE
2000 Humanitarian Bowl Texas El Paso 23 Boise State 38 -7 BOISE
2002 Humanitarian Bowl Iowa State 16 Boise State 34 -12 BOISE
2003 Fort Worth Bowl TCU 31 Boise State 34 -10 TCU
2004 Liberty Bowl Boise State 40 Louisville 44 -9.5 BOISE
2005 MPC Computers Bowl Boston College 27 Boise State 21 3 BOST.C
2006 Fiesta Bowl Boise State 43 Oklahoma 42 -7 BOISE
2007 Hawaii Bowl East Carolina 41 Boise State 38 -11.5 E.CAR
2008 Poinsettia Bowl TCU 17 Boise State 16 3.5 BOISE
2009 Fiesta Bowl Boise State 17 TCU 10 -7 BOISE
2010 Las Vegas Bowl Utah 3 Boise State 26 -16.5 BOISE
2011 Las Vegas Bowl Arizona State 24 Boise State 56 -14 BOISE

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boise State's No. 55-ranked offense (30.4 PPG) against a Huskies defense that ranks No. 37 at 23.8 PPG. The Broncos passing attack has averaged 216.9 yards per game, more than the Huskies give up through the air (188.9 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Huskies own the league's No. 85-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 196 yards per game when on the road. Boise State, on the other hand, rates No. 46 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Washington lost its last outing, a 31-28 result against Washington State on November 23. Washington failed to cover in that game as a 14-point favorite, while the 59 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Huskies suffered a Week 13 loss against Washington State in their last game, falling 31-28 at Martin Stadium.

Boise State was a 27-21 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Nevada. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (48) made winners of UNDER bettors. D.J. Harper tore up the turf for 130 rushing yards in the latest Broncos game, a 27-21 win over the Wolf Pack at Mackay Stadium.

Washington Huskies Trends:
When playing in December are 3-7
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 6-4
When an underdog on the road are 3-7

Boise State Broncos Trends:
When playing in December are 6-4
When playing on turf are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When favored at home are 8-2

A few Huskies at Broncos trends to consider:
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Boise State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
Boise State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games