Oregon State (9-3, 6-3 Pac-12) ended the season with the school’s best record since 2012, putting a finishing touch on an excellent fall with a comeback win over in-state rival Oregon to send the Ducks out of the Pac-12 Championship game. Two of the Beavers’ three losses were by three points to USC and Washington.
Florida (6-6, 3-5 SEC) started the season with a win over Utah that became more impressive by the week, but lost some inexplicable games alongside the expected losses in their tough schedule. The loss column sees Tennessee and LSU alongside Vanderbilt and Kentucky. Anthony Richardson, their star quarterback, will not be playing with the Gators in this bowl as he prepares for the draft.
Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Oregon State -8
Moneyline: Oregon State -380, Florida +310
Opening line: Oregon State -5.5
Opening total: 55.5
Key players that have opted-out, injuries for Las Vegas Bowl
QB Chance Nolan - Transfer Portal
CB Ron Hardge - Transfer Portal
TE Luke Musgrave - NFL Draft
QB Anthony Richardson- NFL Draft
OL O’Cyrus Torrence - NFL Draft
DT Gervon Dexter - NFL Draft
OL Josh Braun - Transfer Portal
LB Diwun Black - Transfer Portal
DB Kamar Wilcoxso - Transfer Portal
RB Lorenzo Lingard - Transfer Portal
WR Trent Whittemore - Transfer Portal
TE Nick Elksnis - Transfer Portal
Oregon State -8
Without Richardson, an already flailing Florida team will especially struggle against this tough Oregon State defense. The Beavers ended their season on a three-game win streak and are keeping most of their starters on the roster for the bowl game. This shouldn’t be too challenging for Oregon State to cover.