With the news that Oregon’s Willie Taggart is bolting to take the job at Florida State, the big question now heading into the 2017 Las Vegas Bowl is which team is offering the best vale when the Ducks take on a Boise State Broncos team that finished the regular season ranked 25th in the AP Poll?
Boise State Vs Oregon Las Vegas Bowl Spread & ATS Pick
Las Vegas Bowl
Boise State (10-3) vs. Oregon (7-5)
When: Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 3:30 PM ET
Where: Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada
NCAAF Odds: Oregon -7.5
Should You Bet On Boise State To Win The Las Vegas Bowl?
The Broncos have won eight of their last nine to close finish the season ranked 25th in the AP poll and hit the postseason playing phenomenal defense having limited seven of their last eight opponents to 19 points or less while holding six of those opponents to 14 points or less.
Boise State averaged a solid 32.1 points per game this season (38th) while limiting their opponents to just 22.5 points per game defensively (36th). After a slow start, quarterback Brett Rypien has thrown 12 TD passes and just one interception over his last six starts while throwing for at least 246 yards in every game.
Should You Bet On Oregon To Win The Las Vegas Bowl?
Oregon won three of their final four games and beat the hell out of overmatched Oregon State 69-10 in their regular-season finale, but they’ll be playing this affair under the leadership of Co-offensive coordinator Mario Cristobal with Taggart bolting to Florida State.
The Ducks put up 36.7 points per game this season (18th) but also gave up 28.2 points per contest defensively (76th) while allowing six opponents this season to top the 30-point plateau. The Ducks got embarrassed by Washington State (33-10), Stanford (49-7), UCLA (31-14) and Washington (38-3).
Boise State Vs Oregon Las Vegas Bowl ATS Pick
Boise State has gone 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight-up win and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game. Oregon, on the other hand, is just 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games, 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 games following a straight-up win and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS win. Simply put, I like Boise State to win and cover!