Texas vs. Washington Valero Alamo Bowl Prediction: Picks & Start Time – December 29, 2022

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The Texas Longhorns will battle the Washington Huskies in the Valero Alamo Bowl.

Texas vs. Washington Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with bookmakers listing Texas as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Texas has -151 odds to pick up the win, while Washington is listed at +124 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 66.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Texas vs. Washington Live?

  • Game Day: Thursday, December 29, 2022
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas
  • Stadium: Alamodome

Betting Preview


Texas ranks 35th in total offense (430.3 yards per game) and 53rd in total defense (362.0 yards allowed per game) this season. Texas owns the 28th-ranked defense this year (21.2 points allowed per game), and has been more effective offensively, ranking 20th-best with 35.7 points per game. Texas is averaging 230.8 passing yards per game on offense (67th in the FBS), and ranks 89th defensively with 239.0 passing yards allowed per game. Texas is compiling 199.5 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 26th in the FBS. The team’s defensive unit ranks 31st, giving up 123.0 rushing yards per contest. Texas is averaging a 38.7% third-down percentage on offense, which ranks them 78th in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, the defense ranks 79th, surrendering a 39.7% third-down percentage. With 13 forced turnovers (98th in the FBS) against 12 turnovers committed (19th in the FBS), Texas’ +1+1 turnover margin ranks 56th in college football.

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Washington’s offensive attack has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks second-best in the FBS with 521.7 total yards per contest. In terms of defense, it is allowing 368.8 total yards per game, which ranks 58th. Washington’s offense has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks fourth-best in the FBS with 40.8 points per contest. In terms of defense, it is surrendering 26.3 points per game, which ranks 64th. Washington’s pass offense has been thriving, piling up 376.7 passing yards per game (best) this season. Defensively, it ranks 92nd by giving up 241.8 passing yards per game. In terms of rushing, Washington ranks 70th in the FBS on offense (145.0 rushing yards per game) and 35th on the other side of the ball (127.0 rushing yards allowed per game). On defense, Washington is a bottom-25 unit on third down, giving up a 44.9% third-down conversion percentage (15th-worst). On the bright side, it is excelling on offense, producing a 44.9% third-down rate (best). Washington has accumulated 11 forced turnovers (120th in the FBS) and committed 10 turnovers (eighth in the FBS) this season for a +1 turnover margin that ranks 56th in the FBS.

Texas vs. Washington Betting Analysis

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Texas Betting Insights

Texas has gone 8-4-0 against the spread this season. In games it is played as 3-point favorites or more, Texas has an ATS record of 7-4. This season, Texas games have hit the over six times. The Longhorns have won seven of the 10 games they were the moneyline favorite this season (70%). When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -151 or shorter, the Longhorns have gone 5-3 (66.7%).

Huskies Betting Insights

Washington has covered the spread in a game seven times this season (7-5-0). In games it has played as 3-point underdogs or more, Washington has a perfect ATS record of 1-0. This year, eight Washington games have gone over the point total. The Huskies won the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season. The Huskies have played as an underdog of +124 or more once this season and won that game.

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Texas vs. Washington Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 59.9 59.6 60.4
Implied Total AVG 36.2 38.0 33.6
ATS Record 8-4-0 5-2-0 3-2-0
Over/Under Record 6-6-0 2-5-0 4-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 7-3 4-1 3-2
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-1 0-1 0-0


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 60.8 60.0 61.9
Implied Total AVG 37.2 38.9 34.8
ATS Record 7-5-0 5-2-0 2-3-0
Over/Under Record 8-4-0 5-2-0 3-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 9-2 7-0 2-2
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-0 0-0 1-0

Players to Watch


  • Jaylan Ford has helped spur the Longhorns’ defense with 94 tackles, nine TFL, two sacks, and four interceptions in 10 games.
  • As part of the Longhorns’ defense, DeMarvion Overshown has recorded three sacks to go with eight TFL and 96 tackles in 11 games.
  • The Longhorns’ defensive unit has been aided by the contributions of Jahdae Barron, who has played 12 games and amassed two interceptions to go along with 61 tackles, nine TFL, one sack, and two passes defended.
  • The Longhorns’ defense has been helped by the contributions of Anthony Cook, who has played 10 games, recording three TFL and 68 tackles.


  • Alex Cook has registered 68 tackles and two TFL in 11 games for the Huskies.
  • Alphonzo Tuputala has been wreaking havoc on defense, posting 61 tackles, six TFL, and three sacks for the Huskies.
  • Cam Bright has collected one sack to go with two TFL, 59 tackles, and one interception in 10 games for the Huskies.
  • With 33 tackles, nine TFL, seven sacks, and one pass defended in 11 games, Jeremiah Martin has been doing his part on defense for the Huskies.

Texas vs. Washington Predictions and Pick

Texas vs. Washington betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Longhorns (-3)

    Pick OU:

    Under (66.5)

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How to Bet on Texas vs. Washington

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Our pick to win this matchup is Texas, and we predict that Texas will cover the spread (Texas -3). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 66.5 points.


Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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