|ESPN Thursday Night College Football Week 4 Odds: BYU vs. Boise State|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 20 September 2012 12:30|
BYU vs. Boise State Odds
Boise State is 1-1 on the year and 1-0 at home while BYU is 2-1 overall and 0-1 on the road. The Cougars are 1-2 against the spread this season while the Broncos are 2-0 ATS. Boise State is 2-0 all-time against BYU.
Trends show that BYU is 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 against Mountain West opponents. Boise State is 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games in September but just 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Boise State is a 7.5-point favorite at home against BYU. The over/under odds for this game have been set at 49 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds had Boise State as a 5.5-point favorite at home. The spread has been on the climb all week, closing out at 7.5 points.
Boise State is coming off a 39-12 win over Miami (Ohio) last Saturday at home. It was their first win of the season after losing, 17-13, to Michigan State, in the season opener. The Broncos are averaging 402.5 total yards per game through two contests while the defense is allowing 344 yards per game. D.J. Harper has 170 rushing yards and 3 TDs through two games.
BYU suffered its first loss of the season last week, falling 24-21 to Utah on the road. The Cougars had a chance to tie the game at the end of regulation, but missed a 39-yard field goal. BYU held Utah to just 245 yards of offense, but the BYU offense had just 312 total yards in the loss and committed two turnovers, one of which went for a TD. Riley Nelson threw for 206 yards and 2 TDs in the loss but was just 17 of 35 passing.
In terms of Injuries, BYU defensive lineman Ian Dulan is doubtful for this game with a back injury while linebacker Zac Stout is expected to miss the game with an Achilles injury. Boise State receiver Geraldo Boldewijn is expected to miss this game due to a suspension.