The Washington State Cougars are the favorites, but by less than a field goal (-1), in this year’s Sun Bowl, where they will oppose the Miami Hurricanes. The game kicks off at 12:00 PM ET on December 31, 2021 from the Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas. The over/under for the contest is 59 points.
Washington State vs. Miami Predictions
Washington State vs. Miami Odds
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Washington State vs. Miami: Last 3 Games
- Washington State has two wins against the spread, and is 2-1 overall, over its past three games.
- Washington State’s past three contests have hit the over.
- The Cougars have averaged a total of 51.7 combined points in their last three games, 7.3 less than this matchup’s over/under of 59.
- Miami has covered the spread twice, and is 2-1 overall, over its last three contests.
- In Miami’s past three games, it has gone over the total once.
- The Hurricanes total over the last three games is 2.3 points greater than the 59 over/under listed for this matchup.
Washington State vs. Miami Betting Trends
- Washington State is 8-4-0 against the spread this season.
- In games they were favored in by 1 point or more so far this season, the Cougars went 3-2 against the spread.
- Washington State games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under six times this season.
- The Cougars have compiled a 3-1 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 75% of those games).
- Washington State has not yet played a game with moneyline odds of or shorter.
- Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Cougars’ implied win probability is 0.0%.
- Miami has put together a 6-6-0 record against the spread this season.
- The Hurricanes are 3-1 ATS when playing as at least 1-point underdogs.
- This year, Miami’s games have hit the over five times.
- The Hurricanes have won two of the four games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
- This season, Miami has won seven of its 12 games, or 58.3%, when they’re the underdog by at least on the moneyline.
Washington State vs. Miami: Over/Under Trends
- Washington State and its opponents have combined to outscore Friday’s total of 59 points five times this season.
- Seven of Miami’s games ended with a combined score higher than 59 points this season.
- The Cougars average 28.4 points per game against the Hurricanes’ 34.1, totaling 3.5 points over the game’s total of 59.
- This matchup’s total is 6.3 fewer points than the 52.7 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2021.
- This season the average total for Cougars games is 56.3 points, 2.7 fewer than the over/under of 59 points for this contest.
- Hurricanes’ games have a total points bet of 59.9 points this season, 0.9 points more than the over/under for this game.
Washington State Players to Watch
- Jayden de Laura has thrown for 2,757 yards (229.8 ypg) to lead Washington State, completing 64.5% of his passes and collecting 23 touchdown passes and nine interceptions this season.
- The team’s top rusher, Max Borghi, has carried the ball 160 times for 880 yards (73.3 per game), with 12 touchdowns this year.
- This season Deon McIntosh has rushed for 538 yards (44.8 per game) on 111 carries with three touchdowns.
- Calvin Jackson Jr.’s 955 receiving yards (79.6 yards per game) lead the team. He has 63 receptions with seven touchdowns.
- Travell Harris has reeled in 73 passes for 801 yards (66.8 yards per game) and nine touchdowns this year.
- De’Zhaun Stribling’s 42 catches have netted him 458 yards (38.2 ypg) and four touchdowns.
Miami Players to Watch
- Tyler Van Dyke has thrown for 2,931 yards (244.3 ypg) to lead Miami, completing 62.3% of his passes and collecting 25 touchdown passes and six interceptions this season.
- The team’s top rusher, Jaylan Knighton, has carried the ball 145 times for 561 yards (46.8 per game), with eight touchdowns this year. He’s also caught 20 passes for 280 yards (23.3 per game) and three touchdowns.
- This season Cam’Ron Harris has taken 71 carries for 409 yards (34.1 per game) and five touchdowns.
- Charleston Rambo’s 1,172 receiving yards (97.7 yards per game) lead the team. He has 79 receptions with seven touchdowns.
- Mike Harley has totaled 543 receiving yards (45.3 yards per game) and five touchdowns, reeling in 57 passes this year.
- Keyshawn Smith’s 33 grabs have yielded 405 yards (33.8 ypg) and three touchdowns.
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