Boise State vs. Troy Total Prediction
A low total has been set for when Troy plays host to No. 22 Boise State on Saturday at 6PM ET. Will the two hits the over?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, September 1, 2018
6PM ET – Veterans Memorial Stadium
TV: ESPN News
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Boise State is favored on the road, as the Broncos are getting odds of -10.5 points against Troy. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 48.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 60 percent going on Boise State on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Football Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Boise State has another strong 2017
Boise State put up 11 wins against in 2017, including a Mountain West Conference championship. The Broncos also earned a bowl win over Oregon. Boise State was 9-5 against the spread and 8-6 with the under.
The Broncos put up 455 points in the 2017 season over 14 games while allowing 320 on defense. Quarterback Brett Rypien returns for his senior season. He threw for 2,877 yards and 16 touchdowns a year ago. He loses his favorite target in Cedrick Wilson, who posted an impressive 1,511 receiving yards in 2017. Alexander Mattison rushed for 1,086 yards and 12 touchdowns. He returns this year which could see more of a focus on the run game this year.
Troy has triumphant 2017
Troy had a tremendous 2017 season, going 11-2 with a Sun Belt Conference title. They finished the season on a 7-game win streak and a bowl win over North Texas. The Trojans were 6-7 against the spread and 9-4 with the under.
The Trojans put up 410 points last season while allowing 240 points. This year, the team has to replace their strong quarterback. Brandon Silvers threw for 3,290 yards and 17 touchdowns. Junior quarterback Kaleb Barker will start the season. He had just 13 pass attempts in 2017. Troy also lost its leading rusher, Jordan Chunn, but does return receivers Deondre Douglas and Damion Willis. Those two combined for 90 receptions for 1,248 yards and seven touchdowns.
College Football Betting Trends
Boise State is 17-8 with the over in its last 25 road games.
Troy has hit the under in six straight games in September and seven of their last nine games on turf.
These two met last year and played a low-scoring game that Boise State won 24-13. The Trojans are going to need their defense to play very well to compete in this game. They have a lot of new offensive pieces to work in, including a new starting QB. Boise State has the experience at QB and RB, but I could see both struggling on the road against a game Troy defense.
College Football Prediction: Boise State/Troy Under 48.5