A Game to Kill For: Cougars vs. Aztecs in Sin City Bowl

September 30th, 2019 NCAA College Football Betting

The Houston Cougars are favored by people who bet on football games online to win the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, December 17th at Sam Boyd Stadium in Whitney, Nevada – which is not to say that they’re biased per se against the San Diego State Aztecs. Here are the American football betting odds for the game at SBG online sportsbook:

Houston U -3 (-115) 54½ (-110) -160 
San Diego State +3 (-105) 54½ (-110) +140

The Cougars (9-3) lost 44-48 to the Memphis Tigers on November 25th. Greg Ward Jr. threw 47 of 67 for 487 yards with four TDs and one interception, and ran for 65 yards on 16 carries (4.1 yards per carry). Duke Catalon ran for 60 yards and one TD on 13 carries. Linell Bonner had 235 yards and one TD on 17 receptions while Tyler McCloskey had 86 yards and one TD on seven receptions. Ty Cummings kicked 3 of 3 field goals. Matthew Adams had 10 tackles while Steven Taylor had eight tackles. Khalil Williams had one sack. Brandon Wilson returned two kicks for 44 yards. The Cougars had a three-game winning streak snapped.

The Aztecs (10-3) beat the Wyoming Cowboys 27-24 on December 3rd. Christian Chapman went 6 of 13 for 85 yards with one interception. Rashaad Penny ran for 117 yards and two TDs on 16 carries while Donnel Pumphrey ran for 110 yards and one TD on 25 carries. Mikah Holder had 46 yards on two receptions (28 yards per catch) while Penny had 13 yards on two receptions (6.5 yards per catch). Sergio Phillips had 10 tackles and one sack and Calvin Munson had nine tackles and one sack. Damontae Kazee returned two interceptions 44 yards. Penny returned two kicks for 113 yards. John Baron II made 2 of 2 field goals. The Aztecs snapped a two-game losing streak.

Houston is averaging 459.2 total yards (301.9 passing and 157.3 rushing) and allowing 325.0 total yards (227.1 passing and 97.9 rushing) per game. Ward is 294 of 435 (67.6%) for 3328 yards with 22 TDs and nine picks, and has run for 518 yards and nine TDs on 175 carries. Bonner has 1076 yards on 93 catches while Chance Allen has six TDs on 56 catches. Taylor has 72 combined tackles and 8½ sacks while Adams has 70 combined tackles, and Tyus Bowser has 7½ sacks. Howard Wilson has intercepted five passes.

SDSU is averaging 419.1 total yards (145.8 passing and 273.3 rushing) and allowing 320.8 total yards (208.8 passing and 111.9 rushing) per game. Chapman is 143 of 237 (60.3%) for 1866 yards with 19 TDs and six picks. Pumphrey has run for 2018 yards and 16 TDs on 330 carries while Penny has run for 995 yards and 11 TDs on 126 carries. Holder has 569 yards and five TDs on 26 catches while David Wells has 261 yards and four TDs on 21 catches. Munson has 108 combined tackles and 3½ sacks while Alex Barrett has 49 combined tackles and 6½ sacks. Kazee has intercepted seven passes.

Trends for Houston fans who bet on football games online: 15-7-1 against the spread and 20-3 straight-up in the last 23 games. Trends for San Diego fans who bet on football games online: 1-6 against the spread in the last seven games, and 21-4 straight-up in the last 25 games.

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