Written and authored by NCAA Football Bowl Expert Analyst Al Presto.
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The (9-3) Houston Cougars of the American Athletic Conference West Division will make the trip to “SIN CITY” for the Las Vegas Bowl presented by Geico.
Houston will play the (10-3) San Diego State Aztecs of Mountain West, West in 2016 College Football Bowl action.
Game time is at 3:30 PM EST on the ABC Television Network. The teams will play at Sam Boyd Stadium home of the UNLV Rebels in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The game is on Saturday, December 17, 2016. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Houston Cougars must refocus after a subpar ending to the regular season.
The departure of their head coach has players in a somber mood.
The San Diego State Aztecs will be a more than formidable opponent for Houston in the Las Vegas Bowl.
San Diego State plays efficiently on both sides of the football.
The Opening betting line has the Houston Cougars as a Four Point Favorite Against The Spread on a neutral field.
The Betting Odds Total is 51 and a half points Points for the 2016 Las Vegas Bowl.
The Houston Cougars dropped six of their last seven Against The Spread to end the season.
Former Texas Longhorns quarterback Major Applewhite make his debut as the coach of the University of Houston Football program.
Houston has signature wins this season against Oklahoma and Louisville.
Houston finished second in the West Division, behind Navy.
Houston lost to Navy, SMU and Memphis and Saturday they will seek a 10-win season.
Not much will change with the high-powered Cougars offense under the leadership of Applewhite.
Starting quarterback, Greg Ward is playing his final game in a Houston Cougars uniform and wants to go out a winner.
The Tyler, Texas native is a dynamic player who can extend plays with his legs.
Houston also has one of the best young defensive players in the College Football landscape.
Freshman Houston native Ed Oliver is going to be among the best players in the nation next season.
The key to a Houston victory is to play with enthusiasm and move at a fast pace of the offense.
The 2016-17 San Diego State Aztecs beat Wyoming on the road to capture the Mountain West Championship.
San Diego State is 0-3 Against The Point Spread their last three to end the season.
Head Coach Rocky Long possess a ball control offense and a stout defense that will try to dictate the pace of the game.
San Diego State has one of the best offensive players no one knows. Las Vegas native Donnel Pumphrey ranks among the best at his position in the history of College Football.
Pumphrey is undersized but runs with power between the tackles.
The San Diego State football team will not be intimidated and believes they have what it takes to win the 2016 Las Vegas Bowl.
San Diego State does not have the signature victories that Houston has, but they are competitive.
The key to a San Diego State victory is to dominate the line of scrimmage on offense and defense.
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