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Las Vegas Bowl Betting Preview: Boise State Loves Going Bowling

Boise State and Oregon are set to shine under the bright lights of Sin City in the 2017 edition of the Las Vegas Bowl, and sports bettors looking to gain an edge will find no shortage of wagering opportunities.

MyBookie opened the Broncos as 8-point favorites with a total of 63.

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  • Oregon is 7-0 SU in its last seven games in December.
  • Boise State is 4-1 ATS in its last five games after a win.
  • Oregon is 2-9-1 ATS in its last 12 games after a win.

The postseason contest will be played at Sam Boyd Stadium. Oregon had a great bounce-back year from last season’s 4-8 SU debacle to end 2017 with a record of 7-5 SU. The 2016 campaign marked the first time the program had missed bowl season since 2004 and the Ducks have only failed to make the postseason two times since 1994.

Oregon has won three of its past four heading into this one, and quarterback Justin Herbert has been key since returning from injury two weeks ago. The Ducks are averaging 52.1 points per game with him on the field compared with just 15 PPG without him.

Boise State is in prime position to beat a Power Five conference team after losing to Washington State and Virginia this season. The Broncos ended 2017 with a sparkling 10-3 SU record and a Mountain West title, which is especially impressive considering they were 2-2 SU at one point. This is the 16th straight bowl appearance for the program.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at OddsShark picked a 36-30 result in favor of the Broncos. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Oregon Ducks vs Boise State Broncos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oregon Ducks will look to cover ATS vs their opponents on Saturday, as they are 6-6 versus the spread this season, while the Boise State Broncos are 8-5 ATS. Oregon is 5-7 against the OVER/UNDER total, while Boise State is 5-8 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boise State vs Oregon injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Broncos at No. 19 and the Ducks at No. 59 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Boise State Broncos' No. 34-ranked offense (33.33 PPG) against a Oregon Ducks defense that ranks No. 77 at 28.25 PPG. The Boise State passing attack has averaged 254.42 yards per game, more than the Ducks give up through the air (229.92 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Ducks own the league's No. 71-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 179.2 yards per game when on the road. Boise State, on the other hand, rates No. 116 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oregon State was unable to contain Kani Benoit in its last action Saturday and the result was a 69-10 Week 13 loss against the Ducks.

In their last gridiron battle, Cedrick Wilson did much of the damage, producing 148 receiving yards as Boise State beat the Bulldogs 17-14 at Albertsons Stadium.