It is the first time in the history of MAACO Las Vegas Bowl betting that two ranked teams will meet. The Beavers are slight favorites in college football betting in this game that can be seen on ESPN.
MAACO Las Vegas Bowl betting has featured BYU a lot in this game. This is the fifth straight year the Cougars will be playing in the game. BYU has gone 2-2 against Pac-10 teams in the last four instances in MAACO Las Vegas Bowl betting. Oregon State was just a win away from the Rose Bowl but they lost their regular season finale to Oregon. How well the Beavers bounce back from that crushing loss will be a huge factor in who wins this game.
Oregon State and BYU have met eight times in college football betting history and the Beavers have won 5 of the 8. Although the Beavers are the MAACO Las Vegas Bowl betting favorites it should be noted that is almost a home game for the Cougars. BYU has a huge following in Las Vegas and the crowd will be largely Cougar fans. BYU also has the experience of playing on the field every year so they could get some MAACO Las Vegas Bowl betting attention. It doesn’t hurt that BYU is ranked higher and had the better record this season.
A couple of things that could be a concern for those MAACO Las Vegas Bowl betting on BYU is that the Cougars are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games and the Cougars are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog.
Oregon State has some positive college football betting trends. The Beavers are 5-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Beavers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 bowl games. The Beavers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Bowl games as a favorite and the Beavers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. the Mountain West Conference.
Four of the last five BYU bowl games have gone under. Four of the last five Oregon State non-conference games have gone under the college football betting total. Oregon State has gone over though in 7 of their last 10 December games.