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Michigan State vs Washington State - Holiday Bowl Odds

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Holiday Bowl Prediction - Michigan State Vs Washington State Odds

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When: December 28, 2017 - 9 p.m. ET / FOX

Where: San Diego, California - Qualcomm Stadium

Who: Michigan State Spartans vs Washington State Cougars

Mike Leach did a remarkable job this season with his alma mater, and that has caused his name to be brought up for a number of high-profile jobs. Leach won't leave in all likelihood, but just the fact that he was able to get his little ol' team from the dinky town of Pullman into the top-10 in the nation was remarkable.

The Cougars flamed out after a 6-0 start to the year, highlighted by a 30-27 win a Friday night over USC. That said, the team was dropped by Cal, Arizona and Washington, and all three losses were of the devastating variety.

This is the final game in the career of Luke Falk, a man who has thrown for 12,622 yards and 106 touchdowns in his career.

Michigan State was fairly awful last season, but Mark Dantonio isn't going to stay down forever. The Spartans lost to Notre Dame early on and Northwestern in overtime on October 28, but a win over Penn State setup a huge showdown against Ohio State. Sparty was trashed 48-3 at the Horseshoe to end any chances of playing in the College Football Playoff, but just the fact that this team was relevant into the middle of November was a huge accomplishment.

This is the 10th time in 11 seasons that MSU has played in a really high-profile bowl game. The Spartans were in the BCS/New Year's Six/CFP six times in that span, winning just two of the six.

Washington State is making a second-straight trip to the Holiday Bowl after losing to Minnesota 17-12 in this game last season.

Holiday Bowl Prediction - Michigan State Spartans vs Washington State Cougars

Opening Line: Washington State -3.5

Preview: The Michigan State Spartans will look to slow down the high scoring offense of the Washington State Cougars in the Holiday Bowl on Thursday, December 28 on ESPN. The Spartans gave up just 20.3 points per game this season, 23rd best in the country, while the Cougars scored 31.4 points per game, 42nd in the country. Both of these teams are ranked in the Top 25, as the Spartans are ranked No. 16, while the Cougars are ranked No. 18. Oddsmakers don’t believe in those rankings, as they have Washington State listed as the favorite. Continue...

Holiday Bowl Sportsbook Betting Odds

Who will win the Holiday Bowl in 2016?

The annual Holiday Bowl, formerly called the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl, the game kicks off on December 28, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. ET. The betting action will feature a Big 12 and Big Ten in search of bragging rights and a coveted postseason title.

Along with hosting the Holiday Bowl, Qualcomm Stadium is also the home of the San Diego Chargers, SDSU Aztecs football team and the Poinsettia Bowl.

As far as College football bettors are concerned, the annual Holiday Bowl matchup looks like a value-packed venture that gridiron gamblers will have a good chance of cashing in against, no matter whether they like backing the Favorite or Underdog.

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Holiday Bowl Betting Tips

One of the first things to look for when examining the college football bowl odds is the current form of the teams. Some teams are coming into the bowl game playing very well, while others are coming in flat or disappointed.

Motivation is a big key factor when it comes to looking at college football bowl betting lines, we also have to look at other things.

Schedule strength, turnovers, recent form, and overall team power ratings are things to consider as the bowl games begin. You also want to take the individual game odds into consideration.

Holiday Bowl History

From 1978 through 1994, this game always featured the WAC champion against an at-large or Big Ten team. Since 1995, it has matched the WAC champion or a Pac-10 team against a Big 12 team.

It's played in late December. Owned and operated by the city of San Diego, Qualcomm Stadium will blitz you with great football action! The Stadium was built in 1967 in response to the need for a big-league stadium for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL who were moving in from Los Angeles.

The San Diego State University Aztecs also compete here every year to capacity crowds. The Stadium has played host to two Super Bowls, two MLB All-Star games, and has hosted a couple of World Series games as well.

The Holiday Bowl also takes place here on an annual basis. The stadium also has hosted several motocross races and monster truck rallies, too.

2013 Holiday Bowl Champions and Game Score

Texas Tech upset win over Arizona State - Freshman quarterback Davis Webb threw four touchdown passes to end Texas Tech's unsightly five-game losing streak while making sure the Red Raiders' seniors had a great sendoff.

The freshman threw for 403 yards and tied a Holiday Bowl record with four touchdown passes, and Texas Tech raced to a 37-23 victory over No. 14 Arizona State.

Texas Tech managed 403 of its 483 yards of offense through the air against the Sun Devils.

( Recent Holiday Bowl Champions )

Listed below are links to each NCAA Football Bowl Game

BOWL DATE TIME / TV LOCATION MATCHUP
CELEBRATION BOWL Dec. 16, 2017 12 p.m. ET on ABC Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia North Carolina A&T vs Grambling State
NEW ORLEANS BOWL Dec. 16, 2017 1 p.m. ET on ESPN Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana Troy vs North Texas
CURE BOWL Dec. 16, 2017 2:30 p.m. ET on CBS Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida Georgia State vs Western Kentucky
LAS VEGAS BOWL Dec. 16, 2017 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada Oregon vs No. 25 Boise State
NEW MEXICO BOWL Dec. 16, 2017 4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, NM Marshall vs Colorado State
CAMELLIA BOWL Dec. 16, 2017 8 p.m. ET on ESPN Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, Alabama  Middle Tennessee vs Arkansas State
BOCA RATON BOWL Dec. 19, 2017 7 p.m. ET on ESPN FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Florida Akron vs Florida Atlantic
FRISCO BOWL Dec. 20, 2017 8 p.m. ET on ESPN Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas SMU vs Louisiana Tech
GASPARILLA BOWL Dec. 21, 2017 8 p.m. ET on ESPN Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida Temple vs Florida International
BAHAMAS BOWL Dec. 22, 2017 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas UAB vs Ohio
FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL Dec. 22, 2017 4 p.m. ET on ESPN Lyle Smith Field at Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho Wyoming vs Central Michigan
BIRMINGHAM BOWL Dec. 23, 2017 12 p.m. ET on ESPN Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama Texas Tech vs South Florida
ARMED FORCES BOWL Dec. 23, 2017 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas Army vs San Diego State
DOLLAR GENERAL BOWL Dec. 23, 2017 7 p.m. ET on ESPN Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama Appalachian State vs Toledo
HAWAI'I BOWL Dec. 24, 2017 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawai'i Fresno State vs Houston
HEART OF DALLAS BOWL Dec. 26, 2017 1:20 p.m. ET on ESPN Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas Utah vs West Virginia
QUICK LANE BOWL Dec. 26, 2017 5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan Duke vs Northern Illinois
CACTUS BOWL Dec. 26, 2017 10 p.m. ET on ESPN Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona Kansas State vs UCLA
INDEPENDENCE BOWL Dec. 27, 2017 1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana Florida State vs Southern Miss
PINSTRIPE BOWL Dec. 27, 2017 5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York Boston College vs Iowa
FOSTER FARMS BOWL Dec. 27, 2017 8:30 p.m. ET on FOX Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California Arizona vs Purdue
TEXAS BOWL Dec. 27, 2017 9 p.m. ET on ESPN NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas Texas vs Missouri
MILITARY BOWL Dec. 28, 2017 1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland Virginia vs Navy
CAMPING WORLD BOWL Dec. 28, 2017 5:15 p.m. ET on ESPN Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida Oklahoma State vs Virginia Tech
ALAMO BOWL Dec. 28, 2017 9 p.m. ET on ESPN Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas Stanford vs TCU
HOLIDAY BOWL Dec. 28, 2017 9 p.m. ET on FOX Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California Michigan State vs Washington State
BELK BOWL Dec. 29, 2017 1 p.m. ET on ESPN Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina  Wake Forest vs Texas A&M
SUN BOWL Dec. 29, 2017 2 p.m. ET on CBS Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas NC State vs Arizona State
MUSIC CITY BOWL Dec. 29, 2017 4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee Kentucky vs Northwestern
ARIZONA BOWL Dec. 29, 2017 5:30 p.m. ET on CBS Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona Utah State vs New Mexico State
COTTON BOWL CLASSIC Dec. 29, 2017 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas USC vs Ohio State
TAXSLAYER BOWL Dec. 30, 2017 12 p.m. ET EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida Louisville vs Mississippi State 
LIBERTY BOWL Dec. 30, 2017 12:30 p.m. ET on ABC Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee  Iowa State vs Memphis
FIESTA BOWL Dec. 30, 2017 4 p.m. ET on ESPN University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona Washington vs Penn State
ORANGE BOWL Dec. 30, 2017 8 p.m. ET on ESPN Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida Wisconsin vs Miami
OUTBACK BOWL Jan. 1, 2018 12 p.m. ET on ESPN2  Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida Michigan vs South Carolina
PEACH BOWL Jan. 1, 2018 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia Auburn vs UCF
CITRUS BOWL Jan. 1, 2018 1 p.m. ET on ABC Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida Notre Dame vs LSU
ROSE BOWL (CFP SEMIFINAL) Jan. 1, 2018 5 p.m. ET on ESPN Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California No. 2 Oklahoma vs No. 3 Georgia
SUGAR BOWL (CFP SEMIFINAL) Jan. 1, 2018 8:45 p.m. ET on ESPN Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana No. 1 Clemson vs No. 4 Alabama 
NCAA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP Jan. 8, 2018 8 p.m. ET on ESPN Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia TBD vs TBD

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