The Holiday Bowl is annually one of the most exciting bowl matchups of the year, but this time around, the online sportsbook community doesn't seem too excited all of a sudden.
You would think that wouldn't be the case considering the star power on display in this one, especially at the QB position.
But the Huskers already blew out Washington once this season and now have the no-win situation of needing to beat them again on the table before them heading into the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl.
Does Nebraska have what it takes to win this online sportsbook matchup and get a win against the Huskies for the second time on the season?
Holiday Bowl: Washington vs. Nebraska
Dec. 31, 10 pm ET
College Football Betting Line:
Nebraska favored by -14
Few people are expecting the Huskers to win by a huge margin as they first did in 2010. Washington has improved a bit as the year has gone on but the Huskies still are not nearly on the same level as the Big 12 North Champion Huskers.
The Huskers are led by a strong running attack and a great defense as the Blackshirts are definitely back. This will be their last game as a Big 12 team at least for a long time as they will enter the Big Ten next year.
That gives the online sportsbook favorite Huskers just enough motivation to come through with a big win in this one.
Opposing teams figured out star QB Taylor Martinez a bit and forced him to throw, but Martinez is still young and figures to improve a good amount during the bowl practices.
For Jake Locker, the star Washington QB, this game will be a chance to show off to scouts. But that could mean that he will end up taking a few too many chances against a great Huskers defense, especially in the secondary.
Any turnovers would be disastrous for Washington and Locker doesn't have a lot of help.
That makes the betting favorite Huskers a good favorite to cover this one.
The only chance Washington has is on defense where they might have learned enough to slow down Martinez in the running game but they simply don't have the personnel to make that happen at this point in time.
Go with Nebraska for another big win in the Holiday Bowl.
College Football Online Sportsbook Betting Pick: Nebraska (-14)