Expert Sports Picks: The 2015 Sun Bowl Odds have opened Brad Kaaya and the Miami Hurricanes as underdogs against Washington State for Saturday ‘s 2 PM ET match-up. 2015 Miami vs Washington State Odds have Washington -2.5 with 64% of 2015 Sun Bowl Picks on WSU. Miami (8-4 SU 7-5 ATS) finished the season strong with a 4-1 record under interim coach Larry Scott. Scott was even able to beat a top-25 team in Duke, a feat that former coach Al Golden as unable to do in his 4-year tenure. Washington State (8-4 SU 9-3 ATS) was one of the most profitable teams in football with a 75% mark against the spread but floundered in their season finale without star quarterback Luke Falk. Washington throttled Washington State in an embarrsing 10-45 loss as +7.5 road underdogs. Can the Cougars bounce back with star QB back in the fold? ESPN2 News expert handicappers give away their college football predictions. Miami vs Washington State Odds have Miami as +120 Moneyline underdogs (Bet $100 to win $120) at BOVADA.LV
About Miami: Miami’s 65th ranked offense is led accurate sophomore QB Brad Kaaya (144.2 passer rating). UM is talented at the skill positions but thin upfront. Miami’s 83rd ranked defense is above-average against the pass with a speedy secondary ranking 28th in pass yards allowed. The pass-rush has lacked consistency and tackling has been an issue allowing 5.3 yards per carry. Miami’s speed has shown up on special teams and kicking has been a strength.
About Washington State: Washington State sophomore QB Luke Falk (148.8 passer rating) has been outstanding throwing for 36 TD’s against only 8 INT’s. The Cougars 47th ranked offense struggled to run the ball ranking 101st in rushing yards but showed improvement late in the season. WSU’s 84th ranked defense has a leaky secondary and allows 5.0 yards per carry on the ground. Special teams has been a weakness but the Cougars have an adequate kicker. Miami vs Washington State Odds have the Over/Under at 61.0 Points
ESPN2 News College Football Predictions: Coaching favors the Cougars but speed, momentum, special teams and offensive balance favors the ‘Canes. Miami’s offensive line could bully Washington State around in the trenches with an O-line that averages 315 Lbs. to Washington State’s smallish defensive line that averages 286 Lbs. Bet Miami on the spread as short underdogs.
2015 Sun Bowl Picks: Miami +2.5 spread at BOVADA.LV