Boise State vs. New Mexico Pick
Will No. 19 Boise State continue to rack up the points when it hits the road to face New Mexico this Friday at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Boise State is favored on the road in this game, as the Broncos are getting odds of -17 points against New Mexico. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 61 points. Boise State has won six of the last seven meetings with the Lobos and the two have hit the under in three of their last five meetings.
Boise State is off to a 4-0 start following a 21-10 win over Utah State last week. The Broncos have hit the under in three of their last four games. Boise State is giving up just 18 points and 358 yards per game on defense. The Broncos are allowing just 72 rushing yards per game. When it comes to offense, Boise is putting up 33.8 points and 475 yards per game. Jeremy McNichols has been the leading force behind the offense with 504 rushing yards and seven touchdowns while Brett Rypien has thrown for 1,024 yards and six scores.
New Mexico is coming off a 48-41 win over San Jose State last week to improve to 2-2 on the season. The Lobos have hit the over in all four games this year as they are producing 38.8 points and 476 yards per game on offense while giving up 32.8 points and 355.8 yards per game. New Mexico has one of the top rushing attacks in the country, averaging 347 yards per game on the ground. However, leading rusher Teriyon Gipson is battling a hamstring injury that has him listed as questionable to play. He has run for 399 yards and five touchdowns while Tyrone Owens has run for 308 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Austin Apodaca has thrown for just 372 yards and three touchdowns this year.
This is an interesting matchup as New Mexico needs to run the ball, yet it is facing a team that has been able to stop the run consistently. The Broncos have done a great job at limiting better offenses than New Mexico thus far. Offensively, Boise State has been pretty consistent, but New Mexico actually has a defense that is better than it shows. They are giving up limited yards despite a lot of points because of being put in poor field position. Look for this game to go under as both defenses have their moments at keeping the opposing offense from breaking loose.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 6 PICK: BOISE STATE/NEW MEXICO UNDER 61