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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.

Washington Bowl History

YearBowlTeam1ScoreTeam2ScoreTeam2LineATS win
1995Sun BowlIowa38Washington18-5IOWA
1996Holiday BowlColorado33Washington216COLO
1997Aloha BowlWashington51Michigan State235WASH
1998Oahu BowlAir Force45Washington253.5AIRFOR
1999Holiday BowlWashington20Kansas State2411KAN.ST
2000Rose BowlPurdue24Washington341WASH
2001Holiday BowlWashington43Texas47-13.5WASH
2002Sun BowlPurdue34Washington24-2PURDUE
2010Holiday BowlWashington19Nebraska7-13.5WASH
2011Alamo BowlWashington56Baylor67-9BAYLOR

Boise State Bowl History

YearBowlTeam1ScoreTeam2ScoreTeam2LineATS win
1999Humanitarian BowlLouisville31Boise State344.5BOISE
2000Humanitarian BowlTexas El Paso23Boise State38-7BOISE
2002Humanitarian BowlIowa State16Boise State34-12BOISE
2003Fort Worth BowlTCU31Boise State34-10TCU
2004Liberty BowlBoise State40Louisville44-9.5BOISE
2005MPC Computers BowlBoston College27Boise State213BOST.C
2006Fiesta BowlBoise State43Oklahoma42-7BOISE
2007Hawaii BowlEast Carolina41Boise State38-11.5E.CAR
2008Poinsettia BowlTCU17Boise State163.5BOISE
2009Fiesta BowlBoise State17TCU10-7BOISE
2010Las Vegas BowlUtah3Boise State26-16.5BOISE
2011Las Vegas BowlArizona State24Boise State56-14BOISE

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