Boise State vs. Arizona State Pick & Point Spread: Maaco Bowl: December 22nd 2011
2011 Maaco Bowl Las Vegas – The Arizona State Sun Devils could be in big trouble when they take on the angry Boise State Broncos in the MAACO Las Vegas Bowl on Thursday, Dec. 22, live from Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada at 8:00 PM ET. Thanks to this informative bowl game betting breakdown, Touthouse college football bettors will get the edge they’ll need in order to make an informed wager on this anticipated bowl matchup.
2011 MAACO Las Vegas Bowl
Boise State vs. Arizona State
When: Thursday, December 22nd 2011 8:00 PM ET
Where: Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada
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Point Spread: Arizona State Sun Devils (+14) vs. Boise State Broncos (-14) Over/Under 65.5
Arizona State (6-6 SU, 3-8-1 ATS, 10-2 O/U)
Arizona State lost its final four games coming into this contest, including their 47-38 loss to California as a 6-point home favorite. The Sun Devils fired head coach Dennis Erickson not long after and now Arizona State may not even show up for this prime time matchup.
The Sun Devils finished tenth in the nation in passing as junior quarterback Brock Osweiler completed 62.8 percent of his passes for 3,641 yards with 24 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Arizona State struggled to run the ball – and stop the pass in finishing 78th and 107th in those categories respectively.
Here is a look at the Sun Devils’ key trends this season.
The Sun Devils are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games as an underdog of 10.5 or greater.
The Sun Devils are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 bowl games.
The Sun Devils are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in December.
The Over is 16-5 in Sun Devils last 21 games overall.
The Under is 5-2 in Sun Devils last 7 Bowl games.
Boise State (11-1 SU, 4-8 ATS, 7-5 O/U)
The Broncos lost just one game (on a missed field goal, no less) this season and should have never been relegated to this contest instead of a BCS bowl game, but here they are football gamblers.
The Broncos are riding a three-game SU winning streak, including their 45-0 blowout of New Mexico on December 3 as an insane 48.5-point home favorite. Boise State ranked a stellar seventh in scoring (43.2 ppg), including 11th in passing (309.5 ypg) and 40th in rushing (173.6 ypg).
Defensively, Boise State ranked 10th in points allowed (18.2 ppg) while finishing inside the top 25 against the pass and run.
Senior quarterback Kellen Moore had a fine season in completing 73.9 percent of his passes for 3,507 yards with an enormous 41 TD passes and a paltry seven interceptions.
Here is a look at the Broncos key trends this season.
The Broncos are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games.
The Broncos are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 bowl games.
The Broncos are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Pac-12.
The Under is 4-0-1 in Broncos last 5 games in December.
The Under is 7-2-1 in Broncos last 10 non-conference games.
The Over is 6-2 in Broncos last 8 games overall.
The Over is 6-2 in Broncos last 8 games as a favorite of 10.5 or greater.
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