2019 Las Vegas Bowl Expert Picks
Find out who likes between Boise State and Washington.
Bowl game picks
Boise State takes on Washington in the Las Vegas Bowl and here are picks from our staff and across the country. The line has the Huskies favored by three points.
Jeremy: SU: Boise State | ATS: Boise State | Score: Boise State 31, Washington 27
Josh F: SU: Boise State | ATS: Boise State | Score: Boise State 38, Washington 27
Matt K.: SU: Boise State | ATS: Boise State | Score: Boise State 24, Washington 20
Ted M: SU: Washington | ATS: Washington | Score: Washington 37, Boise State 34
Brandon T: SU/ATS: Washington Score: Washington 28 Boise State 21
Roger Boise State 34 Washington 18
Erik: ATS/SU: Boise State
Sean: SU: Washington ATS: Washington Score: Washington 28 Boise State 24
Five of the six writers take Washington. The one who voted for Boise State was Dan Wolken.
This is the final game for Washington coach Chris Petersen, who announced his resignation at the start of December. Could the Huskies possibly be as focused as a Boise State team coming off a Mountain West championship with a chance to beat a Pac-12 power? Boise State 20-17
For those on the ground out West, there was no decision but to fight. The enemy had darkened the skies before sunset on the winter solstice; the fires of the burning cities would light the horizon throughout the night. Those who survived came to refer to it as The Longest Night.
This is destiny, right? Petersen is coaching the last game of his Washington career against the Boise State program that launched it. You can’t tempt fate by siding with the Broncos. Aside from destiny, the Broncos’ offense will struggle to move the football against a Huskies defense that’s third in the Pac-12 in scoring defense (20.4 points per game) and defensive yards per play (5.15). Washington will ugly this up, ride with their defense and hit enough big plays to pull away in the fourth quarter. Pick: Washington (-3.5)
Washington 24, Boise State 21
Two of the three take Washington over Boise State. The one to go with the Broncos is Steve Lassan.