Washington vs. Nebraska – Betting College Bowls

Heading into the 2010-11 bowl season, one of the most lopsided bowls appeared to be the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl, which features the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Washington Huskies.  Presently, the Nebraska Cornhuskers are favored by 14 points and the over / under is set at 52.5 points.

Throughout the 2010-11 regular season, the Cornhuskers looked like one of the best teams in the country and they spent much of the season ranked in the top 10 in the country.  The Cornhuskers played in the weaker Big 12 North conference, but looked extremely dominant at times.  At the end of the year, the Cornhuskers lost the Big 12 Championship game to the Oklahoma Sooners by a score of 23 to 20, which shot their hopes of heading to a BCS championship game.

The Washington Huskies, on the other hand, were a pretty big disappointment throughout the year.  The Huskies, who were led by future NFL quarterback Jake Locker, struggled throughout the regular season.  The Huskies were trounced by several ranked opponents and had a difficult time defeating the weaker ones.  The Huskies finished the year strong by winning their last three games against UCLA, California, and Washington State.  Their last three wins brought them to a record of 6 wins and 6 losses, which was just good enough to be bowl eligible.

Ironically, the Huskers and the Huskies have already met up earlier this year.  In mid September Nebraska head to Washington and beat the Huskies by a score of 56 to 21.  Because of the complete disparity between the two teams, and the fact that Nebraska has already proven that they could beat Washington, the safe bet would be to give up the 14 points and bet on Nebraska.  Considering both teams have the ability to put up significant points, and that they previously combined for 77 points, it would also be wise to bet on the er on this game.  Those looking for the largest return on their bet should combine the two bets into a parlay.

December 30, 2010 by : Posted in College Football, Sportsbook No Comments

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