BYU is going to try to end their four game bowl losing streak in the 2006 Las Vegas Bowl. The Cougars are ranked 19th in the nation and have won 10 of their 12 games this season. John Beck is leading the team on offense as he was named the Mountain West’s offensive player of the year on his way to amassing 3,510 yards and 30 touchdowns to just six interceptions. Last year Beck threw for 353 yards in the Las Vegas Bowl, but BYU still lost to California by a score of 35-28.
While BYU is looking to add another win to their 8 game winning streak, the Ducks are looking to snap a three game skid. Oregon has also dropped three straight bowl games and at one time this season was ranked as high as 11th.
Some interesting trends for you to consider before deciding who to bet on in this game:
BYU is 10-1 ATS in their last 11 away from home against teams allowing less than 310 yards per game.
BYU is also 9-2 ATS on grass this year.
Oregon is 19-8 ATS in their last 27 against teams averaging more than 5.9 yards per play.
Another thing to consider is Pac 10 teams have been good underdogs in bowl games the past 5 years.
For our free pick on this game we are going to take the OVER. BYU is 10-2 OVER in the 2nd half of the last 2 seasons and 11-3 OVER as a favorite in their last 14. Oregon is 8-1 OVER after a loss the last 3 seasons and 6-0 OVER when the total is between 56.5 and 63 the last 3 years.
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2006 Las Vegas Bowl Best odds:
BYU -3 -105 at Bodog
Oregon +3 -105 at Pinnacle
OVER 62 -107 at Pinnacle
UNDER 62 -103 at Pinnacle