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Hawaii Bowl betting preview

Oregon State BeaversBoise State Broncos
6-6December 24, 2013, 08:00 | Aloha Stadium8-4


Bowl season will head out to Hawaii for Christmas Eve as Boise State battles with Oregon State in this year's Sheraton Hawaii Bowl at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.

Underdogs are 6-2 ATS in the past 8 Hawaii Bowl games.

Boise State had a down season, but is still 4-1 ATS in its past five bowl games.

Oregon State meanwhile slumped badly to end the season, losing five in a row to 2013 in Pac-12 play.

The Broncos currently sport a record of 8-4, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-6 ATS. The Beavers are 6-6 and 6-6 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Broncos post a 7-5 over under record this season, while the Beavers have gone 7-5 against the number.

View Oregon State Beavers vs Boise State Broncos Odds and Stats.

The Broncos sit at No. 13 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Beavers are at No. 55 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Broncos will win this game 44-32.

Oregon State lost its last outing, a 36-35 result against Oregon on November 29. Oregon State covered in that game as a 24-point underdog, while the 71 combined points took the game OVER the total. Sean Mannion handled the Ducks defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 314 yards, but Oregon State still lost to Oregon 36-35. New Mexico was unable to contain Jay Ajayi in its last action Saturday and the result was a 45-17 Week 14 loss against the Broncos.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boise State's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 38.75 PPG, against a Beavers defense that ranks No. 96 this week at 32.08 PPG. The Broncos aerial game is averaging 269 yards per game, more than the Beavers secondary allows through the air, 235 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Beavers own the league's No. 48-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 160.17 yards per game when on the road. Boise State, on the other hand, rates No. 21 this week in generating rushing yards at home.