|College Football Week 7 Odds & Spread: Fresno State vs. Boise State|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 10 October 2012 10:30|
Fresno St. vs Boise St. Odds
Boise State is 4-1 overall, 1-0 in the Mountain West and 2-0 at home. Fresno State is 4-2 overall, 2-0 in conference play and 1-2 on the road. The Broncos are 3-2 against the spread while Fresno State is a perfect 6-0 ATS this year. The Broncos have won six straight over the Bulldogs.
Trends show that Fresno State is 1-10 against the spread in its last 11 meetings with Boise State and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 trips to Boise. The Broncos are also 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games in the month of October.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Boise State is favored at home, as the Broncos have odds of -7.5 points against Fresno State. The over/under total for this game has been set at 57 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Boise State as a 6.5-point favorite. The spread reached a low of 6 points before climbing up to 7.5.
Boise State has won four straight since a 17-13 loss at Michigan State to start the year. The Broncos have been very strong on defense, allowing just 15.6 points per game this year, but the offense hasn’t quite been what the Broncos are used to. Boise is averaging just 26.2 points and 378 yards per game this season, which is a big decline from recent years. Quarterback Joe Southwick has thrown for 1,124 yards and 8 TDs to lead the team.
Fresno State has won two straight since a 27-26 loss at Tulsa. The Bulldogs are an offensive power, as they are averaging 39.5 points and just under 500 yards per game. The defense hasn’t been too bad either, allowing only 23.3 points per game. Leading the way this year have been quarterback Derek Carr (1,816 passing yards and 18 TDs) along with running back Robbie Rouse (711 rushing yards and 8 TDs).
In terms of Injuries, Boise State tight end Gabe Linehan is questionable with a hamstring injury. Fresno State linebacker Jeremiah Toma is questionable with an ankle injury while linebacker Jamaal Rose is out with a knee issue.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Boise State. The Broncos are getting 69% of the wagers with odds of -7.5 points against Fresno State on Saturday.