Boise State Broncos vs Washington Huskies Pick, Odds, Las Vegas Bowl Prediction 12/21/2019
Game: Boise State Broncos vs Washington Huskies
Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Las Vegas Bowl
Location: Sam Boyd Stadium in Whitney, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Washington -3
Sam Boyd Stadium is the venue where Jacob Eason and the Washington Huskies will play the Boise State Broncos on Saturday, December 21, 2019 in the Las Vegas Bowl. Boise State opens this matchup as 3-point dogs. The Broncos are 7-5-1 ATS and 6-7-0 when betting on the total. The Huskies are 6-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 7-5-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Boise State Broncos played the Hawaii Warriors and earned the win by a score of 31-10. George Holani paced the team in rushing in the game. He had a long run of 15 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for a total of 67 yards by way of 16 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. Khalil Shakir led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 89 yards on 7 receptions. He had an average of 12.7 yards per reception in the game. Running the show from under center for the Broncos was Jaylon Henderson who went 20/29 with 212 yards through the air and threw 2 touchdowns. He gave away 1 interception during the game. The Broncos ran the ball a total of 37 times and racked up a total of 144 yards giving them an average of 3.9 yards per carry. For the game, they ran 68 plays which added up to 364 yards. For the contest, the Broncos racked up 20 first downs and they had 3 penalties for 21 yards which tells us that we had a very focused team on our hands. In terms of defense, Boise State allowed 20 completions on 36 attempts totaling 241 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.6%. On the ground, the Broncos allowed 79 yards on 26 carries which gave them an average of 3.0 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For this contest, they conceded a total of 320 yards and earned 2 takeaways.
The Broncos step onto the field holding a record of 12-1 for the 2019 season. For total yardage, they sit in 2nd in the Mountain West and 17th in Division 1 with 5,740 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 36.8 points per game, ranking them 14th in Division 1. As a team, they are averaging 174.2 rushing yards per contest which is 4th in the MWC. The Broncos have one of the top tier defenses in D-1, allowing 20.6 points per game putting them 4th in the Mountain West. When it comes to passing yards, the Broncos have allowed 3,476 yards. Opponents are completing 56.4% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.9 yards per attempt. When talking about rushing yards, Boise State is allowing 113.1 yards per game which has them at 4th in the Mountain West and 19th in college football. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.5 yards per rush putting them 4th in the conference and 24th in college football overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,470 rushing yards through 13 contests.
The last time they took the field, the Washington Huskies faced the Washington State Cougars and won 31-13. Salvon Ahmed led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 22 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 85 yards via 16 carries which meant he was running for 5.3 yards per carry. Hunter Bryant was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 96 yards on 6 receptions. He notched an average of 16.0 yards per catch for the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Huskies was Jacob Eason who went 15/22 with 244 yards passing and completed 1 TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Huskies ended up rushing 29 times and racked up a total of 98 yards giving them an average of 3.4 yards per rush. On the day, they ran 51 plays for a total of 342 yards. Overall, the Huskies earned 16 1st downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 50 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. On the defensive side of the ball, Washington gave up 48 completions on 62 throws totaling 308 yards, and a completion percentage of 77.4%. On the day, they conceded 339 yards and forced 3 takeaways. On the ground, the Huskies gave up 31 yards on 20 tries which means they had an average of 1.6 yards per carry allowed.
The Huskies come into this game with a record of 7-5. Washington hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 152.2 yards on the ground per game, putting them 76th in D-1. As a team, they have a total of 1,826 yards rushing through 12 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Huskies average 397.3 yards per game overall ranking them 74th in the country and 8th in the Pac-12. The Huskies are allowing 20.4 points per game which puts them at 3rd in the Pac-12 Conference and 23rd in the country. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road groups in college football. They are giving up 225.1 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Huskies sit in 3rd in the Pac-12 Conference. When it comes to points allowed, they have given up 245 points in total. When it comes to yards rushing, they are allowing 133.3 yards per game ranking them 33rd in college football and 5th in the Pac-12 Conference. For this year, they have allowed a total of 1,600 yards on the ground and 15.6 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Huskies -3
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