Hawaii Bowl: Boise State vs. Oregon State Preview and Pick
It may be winter time, but the college football bowl season will warm up when the Hawaii bowl kicks off on Christmas Eve. The Boise State Broncos and the Oregon State Beavers don’t mind traveling for the holidays as they hit the island in hopes of a bowl victory just in time for Christmas.
Hawaii Bowl: Boise State vs. Oregon State Preview
The college football bowl odds for this game opened up with the Boise State Broncos listed as (-2.5) point favorites. When news broke about former head coach Chris Petersen leaving the program to become the new head man at Washington, the betting was effected. Over 82 percent of the wagering is coming in on the Beavers and the betting line has had a major shift as the current point spread is now Oregon State (-3). Before placing a wager on the Hawaii Bowl make sure to shop around for the best line, regardless of what team you will be taking.
This game should have plenty of scoring as both teams can put up points in droves. For the beavers it all starts with quarterback Sean Mannion who is the leader to Oregon State’s offense, throwing for over 4,400 yards and 36 touchdowns this season for a pass attack that ranks 19th in the country. If Boise State struggles to get him off the field it could be a long day for the Broncos.
The latest college football bowl betting trends indicate that both teams have some negative wagering angles in this game. The Broncos are 2-5 against the spread (ATS) in their last 7 games following a straight up win of more than 20 points, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up win and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game.
The Beavers are in a similar state leading up to this game. The Beavers are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a win against the spread, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against the Mountain West Conference and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games.
Hawaii Bowl: Boise State vs. Oregon State Pick
When it comes to handicapping this game, the departure of Chris Petersen must be taken into account. This guy was the heartbeat of this program and reports out of Boise are that the team is crushed. Oregon State is 5-2 in the postseason under coach Mike Riley and they will have the focus and the edge in the Hawaii bowl.
Oregon State -3