2022 Alamo Bowl prediction, odds, line, spread: Texas vs. Washington picks, best bets from proven model
The top 25 teams look set to end on a high note when the 21st-ranked Texas Longhorns battle the 12th-ranked Washington Huskies on Thursday night in the 2022 Alamo Bowl. Longhorns ( 8-4), who finished third in the Big 12 at 6-3, ended the regular season by winning two straight and six of eight. The Huskies (10-2), who are tied for second in the Pac-12 with Utah and Oregon at 7-2, have won six straight. Washington is making its 41st bowl game appearance and first since 2019, while Texas is playing in its 58th game. The Longhorns beat Colorado 55-23 in last year’s Alamo Bowl.
Kickoff from the Alamodome in San Antonio is set for 9:00 PM ET. Texas leads the all-time series 3-1. The Longhorns are 3-point favorites in the latest Texas vs. Washington odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 67.5. Before you lock in any Washington vs. Texas picks, be sure to check out the college football predictions and betting tips from the SportsLine Projection Model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past six years, the proprietary computer model has generated a staggering profit of almost $2,500 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has locked in Texas vs. Washington and just revealed its Alamo Bowl 2022 predictions. You can head over to SportsLine to see the model’s picks. Here are the CFB betting odds and lines for Washington vs. Texas:
- Texas vs. Washington spread: Texas -3
- Texas vs. Washington Over/Under: 67.5 points
- Texas vs. Washington money line: Texas -165, Washington +140
- TEX: The Longhorns are 4-0 against the spread in their last four bowl games
- WASH: Huskies are 4-1 ATS in their last five Thursday games
- Texas vs. Washington picks: See picks on SportsLine
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Why Texas can cover
Redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers has led the Longhorns to six wins in his first nine career starts. The six wins are tied for the third-most by a freshman in program history. The Ohio State transfer finished the regular season completing 141 of 249 passes (56.6%) for 1,808 yards, 14 touchdowns and six interceptions with a 131.4 rating. He completed 18 of 31 passes for 197 yards and two touchdowns at Kansas State on Nov. 5. It marked the fifth time in his first six starts that he had thrown multiple touchdown passes.
With leading rushers Bijan Robinson and Roschon Johnson skipping the game to declare for the 2023 NFL Draft, the Longhorns will turn to a number of other options, including freshman Jonathon Brooks and junior Keilan Robinson to power their rush attack. Neither has seen significant action, but Brooks recorded four rushing touchdowns this season.
Why Washington can cover
Regardless, the Longhorns aren’t a lock to cover the Texas spread against Washington. That’s because the Huskies have been on a roll and can light up the scoreboard. Washington led by 40 points or more in six games this season, including over 50 in the final two games of the regular season. Junior quarterback Michael Penix Jr. leads the offense and has completed 330 of 500 passes (66%) for 4,354 yards, 29 touchdowns and seven interceptions with a 155.5 rating. He also has rushed for four touchdowns.
The Huskies have a pair of 1,000-yard receivers in sophomores Rome Odunze and Jalen McMillan. Odunze has 70 receptions for 1,088 yards (15.5 avg.) and seven touchdowns, while McMillan has caught 71 passes for 1,040 yards (14.6 avg.) and eight scores. Odunze’s best game was a nine-catch performance for 169 yards and two touchdowns against Arizona. McMillan has caught no less than four passes in every game, including eight receptions three times. He had two catches in the season opener against Kent State on Sept. 3.
How to make Washington vs. Texas picks
The model supports Under in total, projecting a combined 62 points. He also says that one side of the spread affects over 60% of cases. You can see who to support on SportsLine.
So who wins Texas vs. Washington? And which side of the spread hits more than 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread should return, all from the advanced model that printed its top-rated college football picks and find out.