The 2015 Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl will be played on Saturday, December 26, and features the Washington Huskies taking on the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles. The game at the Cotton Bowl Stadium is scheduled to kick off at 2:20 PM ET, and can be seen on ESPN. Currently, Washington is a strong favorite to win.
The Huskies are 6-6 SU and 7-5 ATS so far this season. Four of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other eight going UNDER. They are coming off of a 45-10 win over Washington State, where they won against the spread as 7 ½ point home favorites. The total went OVER the 52 ½ point line set by the online sportsbook in that one.
The Golden Eagles are 9-4 SU and 10-3 ATS overall this year. Five of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other eight going UNDER. They are coming off of a 45-28 loss to Western Kentucky, where they lost against the spread as 7 ½ point road underdogs. The total went UNDER the 76 point line set by sports gambling experts for that matchup.
Washington is 5-1 ATS in December, and 8-3 ATS when playing on fieldturf. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 6 against non-conference opponents, and UNDER in 6 of their last 8 against teams with a winning record. The total has gone UNDER in 20 of their last 28 overall, and UNDER in 5 of their last 7 at a neutral site.
Southern Mississippi is 6-0 ATS in non-conference play, and 10-3 ATS overall lately. They are 5-2 ATS after a loss spreadwise, and 1-3-1 ATS in December. They are 4-1 ATS after a SU loss. The total has gone UNDER in 7 of their last 10 games overall.
These teams have never met before. For Saturday's Heart of Dallas Bowl, Washington is a 9 point favorite in the betting odds. The over/under is set at 54 ½ points. On the moneyline, Washington is a -330, while Southern Mississippi is listed at +270.